Rules and misconduct

The STAT test is a high stakes test; the results of the test have the potential to make a major impact on the future study plans of the candidate. For this reason, ACER has established security procedures which will be strictly enforced at all times.

It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that they understand that the following behaviours are considered to be breaches of test rules:

  • the giving of false or misleading information during the registration process
  • attempting to sit the test more than once per annual test cycle (eg 15 April 2018 – 14 April 2019)
  • attempting to gain access to test questions prior to the test
  • attempting to take the test on behalf of another person
  • allowing another person to attempt to take the test on your behalf
  • attempting to remove a test book or part thereof, an answer sheet, or any notes, from the test room
  • attempting to take a recording/image of the test materials
  • failure to follow test supervisor’s/remote proctor's instructions at all times
  • giving or receiving assistance during the test
  • creating a disturbance at a test centre
  • using unauthorised aids (including notes, note paper, calculator, mobile phone, tape recorder, etc.)
  • attempting to navigate away from the test screen during an online test
  • leaving the test room without permission.

The penalty for any of the above breaches will be the cancellation of the candidate’s test and a ban from registering to sit the STAT test on a future occasion.