Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The low down on sitting the STAT

In this video, the lovely Nazli from our Student Centre gives you what you need to know about sitting the STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test). 

The STAT is used to apply for uni when you don't have a year 12 certificate (or other qualifications such as a Tafe certificate IV or Diploma).

Here is a quick recap of the key points from the video:

  • You can sit the STAT test if:
    • You are over 20 years old. 
    • You don’t have any other qualifications or you didn’t finish high school.
  • You do NOT need to sit the STAT test if:
    • You have a TAFE certificate IV or more. 
    • You’ve completed at least two or more units at any uni. 
    • You sat your high school exams longer ago than you care to admit. 
  • You sit the STAT test by:
    • Booking through TISC  (check their site for test dates in Perth - they hold them through May to January each year).
  • Don’t worry if you feel like you’ve been out of the system for a while as there are STAT prep courses you can do and plenty of example questions on Google.
  • You can also just sit the English component of the STAT test. So if you have a decent ATAR score but you failed English in year 12 you can just do this part of the test and it’s way easier than the Year 12 curriculum exams! (FYI this is only on ONE day in January, so make sure you are around then if you need to sit this).
  • If you are applying for Semester 1 you apply through TISC – even if you are not a school leaver!
  • The STAT test won’t get you directly into some of our courses, such as Vet, Chiro, Law and Psychology Honours.

If you have any more questions and would like to chat to someone like Nazli about getting into Murdoch uni – come visit us in the Student Centre or give us a call!

You may also be interested in these videos and articles:

    Breaking up with your ATAR and finding a new pathway into uni
      The top question we get asked when ATAR results are released

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