UCAT ANZ Test Day
You must arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time to complete the check-in process.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your appointment time you will not be allowed to take the test and will have to book and pay for a new test appointment on another day, (subject to availability of test appointments). This applies in cases of family emergency, accident, transport problems and security alert as well as forgetfulness and lateness.
Identification and Documentation
You must bring BOTH of the following documents with you:
A printed or electronic copy of your appointment confirmation email from Pearson VUE
One piece of photographic identification from the list below which meets the requirements of the country where you are testing. You must present the original ID (not a photocopy, photo or digital ID) and it must be valid (unexpired).
An original, valid passport that contains a recognisable photo.
A government issued original, valid licence that contains a recognisable photo will ONLY be accepted at test centres in the country of issue. You may present a learner's permit, probationary or full licence. A digital licence will not be accepted.
Australian Keypass Card
An original, valid Keypass Card / Keypass Under 18 Card that contains a recognisable photo.
A digital Keypass will not be accepted. The Keypass is issued by Australia Post.
Australian Proof of Age Card
A government issued original, valid Australian Proof of Age Card that contains a recognisable photo.
Only the following Proof of Age Cards from each state or territory are accepted:
- ACT Proof of Identity Card
- NSW Photo Card
- NT Evidence of Age Card
- QLD Photo Identification Card
- SA Proof of Age Card
- TAS Personal information Card
- VIC Proof of Age Card
- WA Photo Card
New Zealand 18+ / Kiwi Access Card
An original, valid 18+ / Kiwi Access Card that contains a recognisable photo.
The Kiwi Access Card has replaced the 18+ Card and is issued by NZ Post.
No other form of identification is accepted under any circumstances.
Important information about ID
We take the security of the test very seriously, therefore test centre staff have no discretion to waive or vary the ID rules. If you cannot obtain acceptable ID before your test date, you will need to reschedule to a later date when you will have the correct form of ID, subject to availability of test appointments.
If you need to update your name on your account to match your ID, you must call Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 business days before your test appointment to seek advice.
Your name and date of birth on your ID MUST exactly match the name and date of birth you provided when you registered otherwise your ID will not be accepted. If it does not match you must contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 business days before your appointment in order that this can be addressed.
Student ID cards/ employer ID cards, bus/ train passes and library cards will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.
If you arrive without the correct ID, or the name on your account and identification do not match, you will not be able to test. You will lose your test fee and you will have to pay for a new test appointment on another day. This will be difficult towards the end of testing when availability of test appointments will be limited.
During the check-in process:
Your ID will be checked.
You will be asked to read the UCAT ANZ Consortium Examination Rules and sign to confirm that you understand them. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with these rules before your appointment as they explain what you need to do if you experience any issues during your test.
Staff will take a digital photograph of you.
All personal belongings (including bags, coats, hats or head coverings, jewellery, calculators, papers, books, pens, watches, wallets, keys, mobile phones, food/water/drinks) must be placed in the lockers provided before you enter the test room. The only exceptions permitted are religious apparel, head wear that is worn for medical reasons and small hair clips/hairbands (less than 1/2 inch wide). For clarity, nothing is allowed into the test room apart from the indoor clothes worn and any permitted comfort aids. If you need to access medication or medically necessary food/drink during your test you should refer to the Access Arrangements page for more details.
Staff will conduct a routine visual inspection of your clothing, hands/arms and any comfort aids. This is to ensure that you do not take any non-permitted items into the test room.
Face masks and gloves
Australia and New Zealand
Candidates sitting the test in Australia and New Zealand can bring 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.
Airport West and Footscray (VIC)
Due to local lockdown restrictions in Victoria, face masks are now mandatory for candidates sitting the test at the Airport West and Footscray test centres. Candidates should provide their own face masks. Refer to our COVID-19 page for further information.
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.
Earplugs can be requested at most test centres. At test centres where earplugs are available, candidates must use the earplugs provided and cannot use their own. Some test centres do not provide earplugs and candidates who wish to use them will need to bring their own. See this link for test centres that do NOT provide earplugs.
Headphones are not permitted.
Please note that due to security, test centre receptions are restricted to test takers only. We do not provide waiting areas for anyone accompanying you to the test centre so you should make other arrangements to meet them when your appointment is over.
The duration of the standard test is 2 hours and care should be taken when making return travel arrangements to allow adequate time at the test centre in case of unforeseen delays.
If you have any concerns over the check-in process or have a medical condition / disability that you think our test centre staff should be aware of please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 business days before your test.
After the check-in process has been completed you will be taken into the testing room and allocated a desk space at which you will find a PC, keyboard and space for a note book. You will be provided with a laminated notebook and marker pen. If you are not given a laminated notebook and pen when you enter the test room, you should request them by raising your hand. There will be other people taking tests in the same room and there may be some limited disturbance as other test takers arrive and leave the room. The test centre will endeavour for such disturbance to be kept to a minimum.
Please note that once started the test cannot be paused. If you need to take medication or use the toilets, please raise your hand to notify the invigilator who will assist you in leaving the test room. However the test will continue running and you will lose test time whilst you are out of the test room.
Refer to the Practice Tips section for information about the on-screen calculator, keyboard shortcuts, and laminated note booklet and marker pen.