Admissions Tests

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The STAT Multiple Choice is an aptitude test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The test is designed to assess a range of competencies considered important for success in tertiary study

La Trobe University will consider STAT Multiple Choice results from Non-Year 12 applicants and Recent Year 12 (2016 or 2017) when selecting most of its undergraduate courses. The relevant course entries contain specific details regarding whether the STAT will be considered.

Note: STAT Multiple Choice will not be considered from current (2018) Year 12 applicants.

For more information about STAT, including relevant dates, visit the ACER website.

Initial Teacher Education course applicants - CASPer test requirements

CASPer is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant’s personal and professional attributes.
Sitting the CASPer test is a requirement for all those applying for the following Initial teaching education courses at La Trobe:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Technology Education
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)

To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit the CASPer Test website.

Undergraduate medicine and Health Sciences Admission test (UMAT)

The UMAT test has been developed by the Australia Council for Educational Research (ACER) and is held only once a year.

At La Trobe University, the test is used specifically to assist with the selection of Non-Year 12 applicants for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and Master of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Science

Each of the course entries contain specific details regarding the UMAT requirements for each course.