Online testing

Online STAT tests are conducted over the internet under live supervision. Schedule your test(s) for any time, day or night, during available test windows.


Online testing is only available to candidates within the ACT, NSW, TAS and VIC or located outside Australia. For information on age requirements and which test you need to sit, see FAQs.

Candidates in NT, QLD, SA or WA must book venue-based tests through the Tertiary Admissions Centre for your state/territory.


State Centre name Website Phone
Queensland Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) 1300 467 822
South Australia & Northern Territory SATAC (08) 8224 4000
Western Australia Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) (08) 9318 8000
Victoria & Tasmania VTAC 1300 364 133

Online Test Windows 2018 & 2019

Bookings and Testing Open Bookings and Testing Close Results Available
Midday AEST, 3 October 2018 Midday AEST, 10 December 2018
*You must sit your test by no later than 14 December
Usually within 10 business days of completing your test.
Written English results may take longer.
Midday AEST, 4 February 2019 Midday AEST, 25 March 2019
*You must sit your test by no later than 29 March
Usually within 10 business days of completing your test.
Written English results may take longer.

Future STAT Online testing windows will be available from mid-June 2019.
ACER reserves the right to vary or cancel a test window.

Test fees

STAT Multiple Choice AUD$225; STAT Written English AUD$200 (incl. GST)
VISA and Mastercard credit/debit cards only accepted for payment. Concessions or payment by instalments are not available.
For refund terms and conditions please go to the refunds and deferrals webpage.

STAT Online Test Step-by-Step Guide

ESSENTIAL READING: Please download and read the STAT Online Test Step-by-Step Guide.

Before booking your test

To sit your test online, you MUST ensure that you have:

  • a functioning web camera and microphone connected to the computer (or inbuilt) you plan to use for the test
  • a stable, strong internet connection
  • a suitable, private room to sit the test, free from noise and distraction (public locations such as universities and libraries often have network firewalls in place which may block your connection to the online proctoring service and prevent you from sitting STAT)
  • the equipment specified by the online proctoring service in their minimum ‘Technical Requirements’ specification
  • completed the equipment test using the computer you plan to sit the test with in the location you will be doing the test from
  • 'connected to a live person' to check your equipment (even if your computer passes the equipment test). Click the 'Allow' button when a message requesting access to your camera and microphone appears, in order to complete the live check of your computer. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements before you book your test with ACER or schedule your test time with the online proctoring service.

Booking your test

  1. First, ensure that you have completed and passed the required Technical Readiness checks.
  2. Next, register and pay for your STAT test with ACER.
  3. After successful registration with ACER, you will receive an immediate email detailing how to schedule your STAT test with the online proctoring service. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam or junk folder.
  4. Schedule your preferred time and date within the current STAT online test window on the online proctoring service booking site. This must be completed up to 72 hours ahead of your chosen date.

Book online STAT test

After booking your test

Your Admission Ticket will be available in your ACER user account. You need to print your Admission Ticket for the test. It contains your test username for the session you have booked.

You will be required to show appropriate photo-bearing identification prior to your test session being activated by your online proctor.

Technical issues

Please be aware that occasionally through the online test delivery method, significant and/or unforeseeable technical problems may occur during your test session. Where issues cannot be resolved by your online proctor, your session may need to be rescheduled. Your test session MUST be rescheduled with the online proctoring service.

Please note: it is not possible to reschedule online test session(s) from one STAT online test window to a subsequent STAT online test window. You will forfeit your registration and payment if you do not complete your test sitting(s) during the test window you registered for. For this reason, you are strongly advised to complete all of the necessary equipment checks and to allow enough time for rescheduling your test session within the test window (if necessary) due to genuine misadventure or unforeseeable technical problems. Test sessions can be rescheduled up to 72 hours before the end of the STAT online test window.