UCAT ANZ

The University Clinical Aptitude Test is used in the selection process by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand

COVID-19 (coronavirus) latest update

Update 4 August 2020
Melbourne lockdown test centre update

Online IT Academy - Melbourne
The Online IT Academy is closed from Wednesday 5 August. Candidates with bookings to sit the test on 5 - 8 August have been sent an email notification from Pearson VUE. Please disregard the information in the email about rescheduling as this does not apply to UCAT ANZ candidates. Candidates who are affected by the closure will receive an email with information about their test sitting.

Aviation Training Services - Airport West
The test centre at Airport West is continuing to operate on Wednesday 5 August. Candidates should attend their test sitting. Candidates booked on Friday 7 August at this test centre will be emailed about whether or not the test sitting is going ahead on Friday. Please check your registered email address on Thursday (6 August) for the update.

Pearson Professional Centres - Melbourne and Box Hill
These test centres are continuing to test and candidates booked on Wednesday 5 August should attend their test sitting. The 5th of August is the last date of testing at the PPC Melbourne and Box Hill test centres.

we4us Pty Ltd - Footscray
The we4us Pty Ltd test centre closed on Monday 3 August and all candidates booked to sit the test there this week have received a cancellation email. Please disregard the information in the email about rescheduling as this does not apply to UCAT ANZ candidates. Candidates affected by the closure will be emailed with further information about their test sitting.

 

Update 3 August 2020
Melbourne stage 4 lockdown

Pearson Professional Centres - Melbourne and Box Hill
Online IT Academy - Melbourne
Aviation Training Services Victoria - Airport West

Melbourne test centres are continuing to operate until further notice.

Candidates booked at these test centres today (3 August), Tuesday 4 August and Wednesday 5 August should attend their test appointment. Candidates can travel for educational purposes beyond the 5km radius restriction from their residential address. Ensure to take a printed or electronic copy of your appointment details. Please check your registered email address and this COVID-19 page for any further updates or changes.

Candidates who are booked to sit the test from Thursday 6 August until Saturday 8 August at these test centres will be emailed with further details as soon as possible.

Footscray - we4us Pty Ltd
The Footscray test centre has closed until September and candidates who are booked to sit the test there have been notified by email that their test has been cancelled. Candidates will be emailed with further details as soon as possible.

We will provide daily updates at this page about testing in Melbourne.

 

Update 20 July 2020
Face coverings mandatory for Melbourne

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July, the Victorian government has made face coverings mandatory when in public. This means you will need to wear a face covering at all Melbourne test centres.

You must bring and wear your own face mask while you are at the test centre and throughout your exam. Any surgical or cloth face mask, including a homemade face mask, is acceptable as long as your nose and mouth are fully covered.

 

Update 17 July 2020
Gloves are mandatory at Airport West (VIC) test centre

It is now mandatory for candidates to wear disposable gloves and face masks at the Airport West (VIC) test centre. Candidates should bring their own disposable gloves to the test centre however the test centre will provide them to candidates who have not brought their own.

 

Update 8 July 2020
Melbourne metropolitan lockdown restrictions

From 11:59pm on 8 July, Stage 3 restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire VIC. Education is exempt from these restrictions and the Melbourne test centres will remain open.

Candidates should attend their scheduled test as usual. Ensure to take a printed or electronic copy of your appointment details to prove you are leaving your residence for educational purposes.

Note that social distancing and health and safety measures are implemented at Pearson VUE test centres.

For further information about the Melbourne lockdown restrictions, please this statement from the Premier dated 7 July: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-49/

Face masks are mandatory at the following test centres:
Online IT Academy in Melbourne (3000)
Aviation Training Services Victoria in Airport West (3042)
we4us Pty Ltd in Footscray (3011)

It is mandatory to wear a face mask at these test centres and candidates should bring their own.

If you do not bring a face mask you can request one at the test centre however we encourage you to bring your own. You can also bring gloves if you wish to use them.

Face masks at Pearson Professional Centres-Melbourne and Box Hill
It is not currently mandatory to wear a face mask at the Pearson Professional Centres-Melbourne and Box Hill. However we recommend that candidates do bring a face mask to the test centre. You can also bring gloves if you wish to use them. The test centre will not provide face masks to candidates.

NOTE: face masks may become a mandatory requirement at the Pearson Professional Centres in Melbourne and Box Hill in the coming days or weeks and candidates will be notified if this is implemented at the test centre.

All candidates scheduled to sit at test centres in the Melbourne metropolitan area have been sent an email notification.

Please check this COVID-19 update page for any updates before your test appointment.

Candidates experiencing COVID-19 associated symptoms, or who live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19, should not attend the test centre and should reschedule their test to a later date. See this link for information about rescheduling and the timelines to do so: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/registration-booking/rescheduling-and-cancelling/

 

Update 7 July 2020
Melbourne metropolitan lockdown

From 11:59pm on 8 July, Stage 3 restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire VIC. Education is exempt from these restrictions. We will provide an update at this COVID-19 page tomorrow, 8 July with further information.

 

Update 6 July 2020
Local lockdown in VIC - postcodes 3031 AND 3051

From 11:59pm AEST on 4 July, local lockdown restrictions have also been imposed on suburbs in postcodes 3031 and 3051. Education is exempt from these restrictions. Candidates can leave these postcodes for the purpose of sitting the UCAT ANZ test. Ensure to take a printed or electronic copy of your appointment details to prove you are doing so for education purposes.

Lockdown restrictions have also been imposed on a number of apartment blocks in these suburbs for a period of at least 5 days from 11:59pm AEST on 4 July. Tenants in these apartment blocks are not able to leave their residence during this time. Candidates whose test sittings will be affected by this lockdown should reschedule their appointment. See this link for information about rescheduling and the timelines to do so: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/registration-booking/rescheduling-and-cancelling/ 

If you require further assistance or advice due to the lockdown restrictions, please email the UCAT ANZ Office.

NSW - VIC border closure 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the New South Wales border with Victoria will be closed from 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday 7 July 2020. Candidates who will be prevented from attending their test due to this border closure will be contacted by Pearson VUE to reschedule their test and have been sent an email notification about this.

See this link for the list of test locations: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/registration-booking/test-centre-locations/

Candidates who require further assistance or advice, please email the UCAT ANZ Office in advance of your test date.

 

Update 1 July 2020
Local lockdown in VIC - Attention candidates booked at Airport West and Footscray test centres
Face masks are now mandatory at Airport West and Footscray

From 11:59pm on 1 July, the Victorian Government has imposed local lockdown restrictions on Melbourne suburbs in the following postcodes: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064.

Education is exempt from these restrictions. Candidates can leave or enter these postcodes for the purpose of sitting the UCAT ANZ test. Ensure to take a printed or electronic copy of your appointment details to prove you are doing so for education purposes.

The Airport West (3042) test centre is in a postcode with local lockdown restrictions. Face masks are now mandatory at this test centre and candidates should bring their own face mask. 

The Footscray (3011) test centre is not in a postcode with local restrictions. However due to the proximity to Footscray West (3012), which is in local lockdown, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask at the Footscray test centre and candidates should bring their own.

If you do not bring a face mask you can request one at the test centre however we encourage you to bring your own. You can also bring gloves if you wish to use them. Note that social distancing and health and safety measures are implemented at Pearson VUE test centres.

Check this COVID-19 update page for any updates before your test sitting.

For general information about the local lockdown restrictions in Victoria, please this statement from the Premier dated 30 June: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-47/

Reminder about earplugs:
If you wish to use earplugs at Airport West and Footscray test centres you must provide your own. The earplugs must be disposable and in unopened packaging and they will be visually inspected by test centre staff.

Update 30 June 2020
Melbourne postcodes in local lockdown

From 11:59pm on 1 July, the Victorian Government has imposed local lockdown restrictions on Melbourne suburbs in the following postcodes: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064.

Please refer to this link to the statement from the Premier for information: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-47/

Education is exempt from these restrictions. Candidates can leave or enter these postcodes for the purpose of sitting the UCAT ANZ test. Candidates leaving or entering these postcodes to sit the test should ensure to take a printed or electronic copy of their appointment details to prove they are doing so for education purposes.

Candidates experiencing COVID-19 associated symptoms, or who live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19, should not attend the test centre and should reschedule their test to a later date. See this link for information about rescheduling and the timelines to do so: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/registration-booking/rescheduling-and-cancelling/

 

Update 23 June 2020
Earplugs

Candidates can request earplugs at the test centre if they wish to use them. At test centres where earplugs are available, candidates must use the earplugs provided and cannot use their own.

NOTE: The following test centres DO NOT provide earplugs to candidates. Candidates who wish to use earplugs at these test centres will need to bring their own. 

  • The earplugs must be disposable and in unopened packaging
  • Test centre staff will ask candidates to open the packaging and will visually inspect the earplugs
  • Only the earplugs are allowed inside the test room
AUSTRALIA
NSW
Parramatta - Parkus Technologies Pty Ltd
Queanbeyan West - 4Data
Sydney - ITIC PTY LTD
QLD
Brisbane - WARDY IT Solutions Pty Ltd
SA
Thebarton - Adelaide Test Centre
TAS
Hobart - The Quill Consultancy Pty Ltd
VIC
Airport West - Aviation Training Services Victoria
Footscray - we4us Pty Ltd
Geelong - Gordon Institute of TAFE
Melbourne - Online IT Academy
 
NEW ZEALAND
Auckland
ACE Training
Auldhouse Computer Training
Christchurch - Auldhouse Computer Training
Wellington - ACE Training
OVERSEAS
Abu Dhabi - Eduquest Education Consultancy L.L.C.
Colombo - Net Assist International
Daejeon - IT School
Dubai - SELEM DMCC
Fukuoka-shi - Hakataeki Nishiguchi Test Center 2
Portland - VTEC
Shanghai - Easthome
Taechung - Systex-STC
 

 

Update 19 June 2020
Face masks and gloves

Candidates sitting the test in Australia and New Zealand can take a face mask and gloves to the test centre if they wish however this is not mandatory. These will be inspected by test centre staff. Test centres do not provide face masks and gloves.

Candidates sitting the test overseas must bring a face mask
with them to the test centre. It is mandatory at some overseas test centres to wear a face mask to sit the test therefore we advise candidates to take one in case this is a requirement at their test centre. Candidates can bring gloves if they wish. Test centres do not provide face masks or gloves.

 

Update 3 June 2020

An email reminder has been sent to the candidates who are required to reschedule their test but have not yet done so. 

Attention candidates who received the email:
Please log in to your Pearson VUE account and reschedule your test by this Friday 5 June at 11:59pm AEST. This deadline will not be extended.
 
Note that you do not have a valid appointment to sit the test until you have rescheduled.

You must select an appointment from those available in the booking system. Some test centres offer appointments in the first week of August.

After 5 June you will need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services and have them carry out the reschedule for you. There are currently delays when contacting Pearson VUE due to COVID-19 therefore we encourage you to reschedule through your account as soon as possible.

Update 29 May 2020

Rescheduling notification
Attention candidates booked at these locations:

Auckland
Bendigo
Bunbury
Newcastle 
Sydney
Wagga Wagga

NOTE: this does not affect all candidates at these locations.
Please refer to the information given in our rescheduling notification below from 20 May. The details about rescheduling given there also applies to these locations. 


Update 20 May 2020

Rescheduling notification
Attention candidates booked at these locations:
Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Canberra
Christchurch
Darwin
Geelong
Hobart
Melbourne
Parramatta
Perth
Wellington

NOTE: this does not affect all candidates at these locations.

Due to the evolving situation created by COVID-19 Pearson VUE need to make some adjustments to the way test centres are set up to allow for social distancing seat spacing. This is to ensure the health and safety of you and test centre staff.   

To meet social distancing requirements, Pearson VUE need to allow extra spacing between workstations, which means that some workstations where candidates are currently booked will be closed to create the extra spacing.  

Any candidate booked at a closed workstation at these test centres will be asked to reschedule their test. In many cases the new appointment will be at the same test centre, but in some cases, additional test centres have been set up to ensure there is enough capacity for all candidates. It is important to understand that not every candidate is affected.  

If your appointment is at a closed workstation you will receive a reschedule notice from Pearson VUE. Please follow the instructions provided, login to your Pearson VUE account and reschedule your appointment.

You will be able to reschedule yourself online until Wednesday 3 June (11:59pm AEST). If you do not take action by that date you will need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services and have them carry out the reschedule for you.

If your appointment is not at a closed workstation you will not receive any further notification and do not need to do anything. You can confirm your appointment has not changed by logging into your Pearson VUE account and checking that your booking details still match your original booking. If there are any discrepancies, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while Pearson VUE put arrangements in place to protect everyone’s health and well being.

 


Update 14 April 2020

Pearson VUE Customer Services wait times are considerably impacted due to the high volume of calls and the fact that many staff members are having to work from home, hence under less than ideal circumstances. Please avoid contacting them regarding COVID-19 as they have no further information other than what is detailed at this page of our website (see below).

If you have a question related to your booking or require other assistance, please refer to our website and FAQs before contacting Customer Services as the information there may answer your query. Alternatively, candidates may wish to use the Pearson VUE email form provided here. Please allow up to 5 business days to receive a response.

These are difficult times for all concerned, so please be patient. Updates will be posted on this page when more information becomes available. 

Please refer to the Contact Us page for queries that the UCAT ANZ Office can assist with via email.

Update 24 March 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a pandemic. The UCAT ANZ Consortium is continuing to monitor the global situation as it relates to the delivery of UCAT ANZ in 2020 (for entry to university in 2021).  Working alongside our business partner Pearson VUE, we will act in accordance with all government mandates and official recommendations to safeguard our candidates around the world. Some international test centres are currently closed, but we expect this to change before July.

We do expect testing to go ahead in 2020. However, candidates will appreciate that in the current climate we cannot predict when our test centres in Australia, New Zealand and internationally will be operating normally.  It is possible that timelines for testing will shift from those which usually apply. Registration and booking is open and we encourage candidates to proceed as normal under the current timeline. Please refer to the booking deadlines. A decision regarding testing times will be made closer to July and communicated to ALL our candidates.

Many schools are closed and universities are working remotely. It is important that candidates continue to work towards their academic goals and to prepare for the UCAT ANZ using the considerable amount of preparation materials available on our website. There is a suggested timetable for preparation given in our Preparation Plan video and we encourage candidates to follow this. Refer to the preparation advice and practice tests at our website.

We are liaising closely with our Consortium medical and dental schools; any changes to the delivery of the UCAT ANZ 2020 test will be made in consultation with these universities. 

We will update our website as soon as we are able with any new information regarding delivery of the UCAT ANZ in 2020.

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