Attention Year 12 students and parents: UMAT
Important information for students considering applying for medical and related tertiary courses for 2014.
The UMAT is a series of tests that are required as a pre-requisite for a number of medical and allied health tertiary courses in Australia. Applications are now open and close on June 6, 5pm. The exam day is July 30. There are 3 sections in the 180 minute exam.
UMAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on the website.
For further information about the UMAT and application procedures go to:
Students who are considering applying for medical or related courses for 2014 must check whether they need to sit the UMAT. There is a $240 (concession $140) fee to register for the UMAT. This fee includes preparation materials and practice papers.
Please note that PHSC does not administer the UMAT, so students must ensure they investigate whether they need apply.
For your information:
There are a number of UMAT preparation courses available, however UMAT (ACER) states that they are not necessary. Many of these UMAT preparation courses are questionable at best. Medentry http://www.medentry.edu.au is the only preparation course about which we have had reasonable feed back, however it is very expensive. PHSC does not endorse this course.