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.

  • Prepare for STAT workshops

    Prepare for STAT workshops

    Increase your chances of getting into UniSA by attending one of our Prepare for STAT workshops. The full day workshop enables you to develop confidence in sitting the STAT by providing you with strategies to maximise your results. Contact Future Student Enquiries for further details. 

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  • Book a 1:1 appointment

    Book a 1:1 appointment

    For more information about UniSA, you can book a phone or face to face appointment with our Future Student Enquiries team. 

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  • Apply for the STAT

    Apply for the STAT

    You can apply to sit the STAT at the same time as you complete your SATAC application.

    Apply through SATAC