Special Tertiary Admissions Test

If you are an Australian student, but did not complete Year 12, you can meet the admission requirements for UWA by taking the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

To use the test for admission to UWA you must:

  • be at least 20 years of age by March 1 of the year you are entering University (or 1 August if applying for Semester Two/mid-year entry)
  • not have a school leaving qualification that makes you eligible for admission.

The STAT is administered through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).  Testing sessions are held regularly from May to January each year. You can sit STAT only once between May and the following January.


You can use the STAT to gain admission to the following courses:

You must also meet any prerequisites for your intended major(s).

* All majors in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science currently recommend at least 'WACE Mathematics 2C/2D' or 'Mathematics Applications ATAR.' You may be able to satisfy this requirement through previous high-school study, or by successfully completing an introductory mathematics unit (currently MATH1720) as part of your enrolment.

Minimum requirements to be considered for admission

The minimum level of achievement required for consideration through this entry route is

  • 140 in the multiple-choice verbal component (or 150 if sat before May 2010) and
  • 160 in the written English section (or 155 if sat before May 2010).

Next steps

  1. Refer to the TISC website for applicable STAT session dates.
  1. Contact TISC to register for your preferred STAT session once bookings open.
  1. Submit an application for your preferred course via TISC for Semester One entry, or UWA's Online Applications System (OASys) for Semester Two entry. Note: it is not necessary to wait for your results before applying.
  1. Optional: Once you obtain your results, contact Admissions to confirm they have been received and/or to discuss your options if you are not sure you meet the minimum requirements.