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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a HEAT?
HEAT is the abbreviated name for Higher Education Admission Test. These are tests that are used by some universities as scores for admission. They are also used by your school to give you grades for certain subjects.
Why is a HEAT useful?

AT HEATS we aim to ensure that each person attempting a HEAT has a level playing field with all other students. We have no affiliation with any schools, Tafe’s, universities, or other RTO’s. All HEAT’s are sat at the same time for the same course across the country. This means that no matter where you go to school there is a level playing field when it comes to going to university.

Who can sit HEAT's?
Any student who has finished their current course and wanting to continue to study in the higher education sector should sit a HEAT. Some schools have made it compulsory to sit a HEAT as it counts towards your over all grades for some units.
What score do I need to get in a HEAT?

Each university is different, and each has their own selection criteria and scores needed for entry. It is advised to familiarise yourself with each university’s requirements.

What if I don't want to continue studying?

HEAT’s are not just used for admission to other institutions but also to give you grades in selected units in your course. Future employers may want to see your academic transcript, or you may change your mind and want to study in the future. It is always advisable to sit a HEAT after completing your course.

What if I finished my course in the past?
Each HEAT can be sat by anyone who has completed the course for that HEAT. You simply register and follow the instructions. The HEAT scores are only used for the admission specified by the university but there is no restriction on how many times you can sit a HEAT.
Where are HEAT's held?
Each HEAT is held electronically on the same date and time online as everyone nationally that is eligible to sit that HEAT.

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