Special Testing Conditions

Candidates who have an impairment, temporary illness or special circumstance which may affect their performance (or others' performance) in the test should apply for Special Test Conditions. Circumstances may be physical (e.g. hearing, visual, motor skills); psychiatric (e.g. anxiety); medical (e.g. diabetes); or a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Examples of special test accommodations include: alternative test format such as large print test booklet, extra time, rest breaks, permission to take in food, wheelchair access etc.

ACER is committed to equity of access for all candidates, and strives to ensure that candidates with disabilities are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged in relation to other candidates who sit for STAT.  Careful consideration is given to all requests, and all reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate test conditions for approved candidates.

There is no possibility of special consideration being given to test results. In no circumstances will scores be adjusted to account for any perceived disadvantage.

The process for applying for Special Test Conditions in each state may differ slightly. Please check with the relevant for NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA.

Queensland QTAC 1300 467 822

South Australia & Northern Territory SATAC (08) 8224 4000

Western Australia TISC (08) 9318 8000

Victoria & Tasmania VTAC 1300 364 133

To apply for Special Test Conditions for NSW, ACT and outside Australia:

  1. Complete your STAT test booking with ACER first.
  2. Organise your supporting document/s from a registered health practitioner (no more than one year old for a medical condition; no more than three years old for a learning disability; that gives clear information on your condition as it affects your ability to sit STAT).
  3. Log in to your ACER user account and use the purple ‘Manage test booking’ button.
  4. Use the blue ‘Apply’ button under ‘Special Testing Conditions’. Complete the required information then use the purple ‘Submit Application’ button.

The STAT Office will email you regarding your application status and what you need to do next.

Please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications for Special Test Conditions cannot be accepted after close of test bookings.