If you don’t meet the minimum admission requirements via ATAR, TAFE or university study, you can apply by submitting a portfolio of your work and achievements, or by taking the Special Admissions Tertiary Test (STAT).
You can apply to any course that accepts ‘portfolio entry’ as an option under its admissions criteria.
To be eligible for portfolio entry, you will need to have:
- completed high school with a WACE or equivalent
- studied or developed knowledge and work skills in the course you’re applying for.
Depending on your chosen course and your related experience, you may also be eligible for credit for recognised learning.
The STAT is a test designed to assess your aptitude for learning at a university level. It focuses on critical thinking and reasoning skills more so than knowledge. There are two sections: a two-hour multiple-choice (MC) test covering a range of subjects and a one-hour written English (WE) test.
To use the test to gain entry to university, you must be at least 20 years of age before 1 March in the year of entry to university, if applying for the first semester. If applying for second semester, you must be at least 20 years of age before 1 August in the year of entry.
Please be aware that not all courses accept the STAT as an admission pathway. Make sure you check the ‘Admission criteria’ of your chosen course before applying.