ISAT is a 3-hour online multiple-choice assessment independently developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
ISAT - Applicant quick reference
ISAT is a mandatory requirement for international applicants to the following courses:
Monash University, MelbourneUndergraduate Medicine
Monash University, Malaysian campusUndergraduate Medicine
University of LimerickOccupational Therapy
University of LimerickSpeech and Language Therapy
University of New South Wales (UNSW)Undergraduate Medicine
University of TasmaniaH3X Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine - Courses & Units
University of Western Australia (UWA)International Student Direct Pathway to graduate-entry Medicine & Dentistry
Western Sydney University (WSU)Undergraduate Medicine (Apply via the International Office)
ISAT is administered as a remote computer-based test through ProctorU. Candidates can sit ISAT from any suitable location that meets the technical requirements of the test.
ProctorU is a leading global provider of comprehensive testing & assessment services.
The registration fee for ISAT is AUD413. Payment is made to ACER at the time of registration.
Payment must be submitted online by credit card (MasterCard, Visa).
Designed to accelerate the intake of high-ability university students
Simple and easy to implement and use
Results are available to universities quickly
Four testing cycles per year to help align with your schedule
Valid & reliable indicators of student capability
Simplified entry processes for international & online students
Specifically designed for an international school context
Assess critical and quantitative reasoning skills
- 3 hour computer-based test
- 100 multiple choice questions
- Four testing cycles per year
Involves comprehending and analysing information; understanding, applying and extending ideas; drawing appropriate conclusions; and evaluating arguments. These questions use material from the humanities and social sciences.
Involves analysis and application of information; drawing conclusions and making decisions; and solving problems. These questions use material from the mathematics and sciences.
Gain valuable insight into candidates’ critical and quantitative reasoning skills
ACER and ProctorU
ACER is a not-for-profit independent organisation and one of the world's leading providers of educational advice, products and services. ACER develops ISAT and provides results to candidates and participating universities.
ProctorU is a leading global provider of comprehensive testing and assessment services.
Perfectly designed for International Students. ISAT aims to assess a candidate’s ‘critical’ and ‘quantitative’ reasoning skills.
Understanding ISAT scores
ISAT is an admission test required as one component of entry applications to a selection of high-stakes university courses. ISAT is specifically designed to rank a highly competitive and intelligent population of candidates, so it is important to look at the scores received within this context.
Equity and Fairness
ISAT is developed to rigorous professional and technical standards. Test questions are designed by a team of ACER test writers who are expert in their subject areas. The content, style and duration of the test are determined to ensure the testing program is relevant, fair, valid and reliable.
ACER brings international expertise to tertiary level
ACER is a not-for-profit educational research organisation with a mission to improve learning. ACER has an excellent international reputation and track record in the development, management and research of selection tests for undergraduate medical and health related programs.