If you did not achieve a competitive result from year 12, TAFE/RTO or previous university study, you may qualify for special entry into your preferred program by choosing to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
The STAT is a two-hour test made up of 70 multiple choice questions designed to test your aptitude for tertiary level study. Your STAT results will be used to create a ranking that you can use to compete for entry against other special entry applicants into your chosen program. STAT tests are conducted by the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) in May-July and November-January each year. Fees apply.
To be eligible for special entry, you must be aged over 18 by 1 February (or 1 July for midyear) in the year you wish to commence your study. If you have been enrolled at higher education level in the last 2 years, contact the Future Student Enquiries team to discuss your eligibility.
Some programs may also consider employment experience or a personal competencies statement with a special entry application. Visit the SATAC website to check eligible programs.
The University also offers full-day workshops to help you prepare for the STAT.