Online testing

Online STAT tests are conducted over a secure internet connection under live (webcam) supervision. Schedule to take your test in the comfort of your own home at a convenient time, day or night, during available test windows.

2020 online test windows

Due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and the cancellation of ACER venue-based testing, STAT online sittings have been increased to meet demand.

10 - 17 May 
22 - 29 June
13 - 29 July
7 - 17 September
23 - 30 November 

The next test window is:
Sunday 10 May 9 am AEST – Sunday 17 May 5 pm AEST

Bookings open Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 9 am AEST
Bookings close Sunday 10 May 2020 at 5 pm AEST
RESULTS released

STAT Multiple Choice - Thursday 4 June 

STAT Written English - Friday 12 June

ACER reserves the right to vary or cancel a test window.

Am I eligible?

Online testing is only available to candidates within the ACT, NSW, TAS, 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.

How much does it cost?

STAT Multiple Choice: AUD$225 (2 hrs and 10 min test duration)

STAT Written English: AUD$210 (1 hr and 5 min test duration)

Only VISA and Mastercard credit/debit cards are accepted for payment. Concessions or payment by instalments are not available. For refund and deferral terms and conditions please go to the refunds and deferrals webpage.

These prices are subject to change.

Before booking your test

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

  • a functioning web camera and microphone connected to (or built into) the computer you plan to use for the test
  • a stable, strong internet connection (Wi-Fi or hardwired)
  • a suitable, private room to sit the test, free from noise and distraction (public locations often have network firewalls in place which may block your connection to the online proctoring service and prevent you from sitting STAT)
  • completed the equipment test using the computer you plan to sit the test with in the location you will be doing the test from. Once complete, scroll to the bottom of the page to “connect to a live person” to check your equipment (even if your computer passes the equipment test). 
  • Operating System requirements: For PC users, Windows Vista or higher (Windows 10 S is not supported). For Mac users OS X 10.5 or higher. Chromebooks are only supported for the G Suite Certification and G Suite Administrator exams. Linux/Unix/Android/Windows RT tablets, computers or phones are not compatible with your session.

    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 equipment test.
  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 at least 72 hours prior to your chosen date.
Book online STAT test

After booking your test

Your Admission Ticket will be available in your ACER user account. You must print your Admission Ticket for the test. It contains your test username for your test session.

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.

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.

ESSENTIAL READING: STAT Online Test Step-by-Step Guide

STAT Online is conducted via remote proctoring. Remote proctoring involves sitting the test under live supervision using your own computer in a suitable location with internet connectivity. Please watch this short video to understand how remote proctoring works.

Please download and carefully read the STAT Online Test Step-by-Step Guide. It is expected that you read, follow and understand this guide as part of your agreement to book a STAT online test.

For information on how to register, schedule your test session(s) and sit your test via remote proctoring, watch the test-taker walkthrough made by ProctorU.