Contingency plans for candidates in areas where test centres have closed and who have been unable to sit the test:
Lockdowns in many places around the world have caused delays and disruption to the smooth conduct of the UCAT ANZ 2021. Most notably this disruption has been in New South Wales, Victoria and New Zealand, although other Australian states and territories and some international centres have been impacted. Some candidates have had their test rescheduled a number of times and this has been a stressful and uncertain time, especially for those people yet to undertake the test.
The UCAT ANZ office and Pearson VUE have been working towards a contingency plan to ensure that all candidates who have been unable to undertake the test this year are able to do so. As a result, UCAT ANZ will be conducted as an online test (UCAT ANZ OnVUE) and all candidates will be tested by the end of September. The online test is supervised by remote online proctors under strict conditions. Whilst this form of testing has been used by our counterparts in the UK, it has not been available for UCAT ANZ. The technical requirements for the OnVUE test are quite different from those in a test centre and the period needed for the setup is extensive for both UCAT ANZ and Pearson VUE.
UCAT ANZ regularly communicates updates to candidates' email addresses. Please check your email filter rules to ensure communications from us are not being diverted to spam.
UCAT ANZ 2021 is an essential part of selection into medicine and dentistry for Consortium universities in Australia and New Zealand for the 2022 academic year. The universities are aware of this extension to the timeline. Please proceed with your application to medicine or dentistry according to the universities' application deadlines.
Who will take the UCAT ANZ OnVUE test?
Candidates booked for the UCAT ANZ test who have not yet had the opportunity to sit the test in a test centre. Only candidates who have been approved to sit the OnVUE test are eligible to do so.
Candidates can only sit the test once in any test cycle and instances of multiple testing in the same year will be treated as an example of unprofessional behaviour and all results will be withdrawn.
When will testing take place?
Between September 23 and September 30, 2021. The Consortium universities are aware of this timeline. You do not need to contact them about this.
Please proceed with your application to medicine or dentistry according to the universities' application deadlines.
What happens now?
Eligible candidates have been sent a series of emails regarding the OnVUE test.
Emails have been sent overnight on the following dates:
- Friday 10 September
- Tuesday 14 September
- Friday 17 September (booking instructions)
- Monday 20 September (final email)
Please check for these emails and make sure that they haven't gone to your junk mail folder.
- Candidates were emailed booking instructions on 17 September.
- Booking will take place on Wednesday 22 September.
- Testing will be held between Thursday 23 September and Thursday 30 September. The test dates that are available online are the only dates available.
Some preliminary points about online proctored testing:
To sit the online proctored UCAT ANZ you will need:
- the correct technical equipment and to run a System Test to check your equipment meets minimum requirements.
- access to a quiet room where you will not be disturbed for the duration of your test.
- a stable internet connection.
- for under 18s only, a parent/guardian (with approved ID) to be present when you begin your online proctored UCAT.
You should sit the test in your home and not in a school or office, where firewalls may exist, which impede the conduct of the exam.
UCAT ANZ OnVUE test information:
Please refer to this link for all information about the UCAT ANZ OnVUE test.
Information about the Booking Process was emailed to eligible candidates on 17 September.