Our UMAT Courses

2 Day Intensive Workshop

(one weekend – complete 2 days including all materials)

Covers ALL 3 sub – tests (Test Types) of the Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Understanding People
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Course Dates

  • Courses run for 2 full days (Sat and Sun), once a month from February to July
  • Full day mornings to late afternoon (9.00 am to 4.30 pm)

$ 380.00

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Interview Training Session

(Half a day)

Saturdays – 9.30am to 1.30 pm

  • includes common questions asked in a medical/dental school entry interview and how to approach answering them
  • invaluable information on interview technique and advice on how to perform at your best
  • This course is developed by a team of experts on interview technique, psychologists and current medical/ dental students who have been successful
  • includes group practice and observation (several trial interviews) and a 1 to 1 (private) trial interview with feedback

$ 150.00

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Our Online UMAT Videos

Teaching Video

(contains all 3 sections)

$ 249.00

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Our Online UMAT Practice Tests

Full UMAT Tests 1-2

Includes – 2 Full UMAT Tests (each test is an online test containing all sections)

$ 99.00

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Full UMAT Tests 3-4

Includes – 2 Full UMAT Tests (each test is an online test containing all sections)

$ 99.00

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FAQ UMAT

About UMAT

What is UMAT?

UMAT is a high stake test, developed by the Australian Council for educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium for selection of students into Medicine, Dentistry and other health science program at an undergraduate university level. You can take the UMAT just once a year, usually in July. Your UMAT test score is valid for just one year. If you want to apply to university in the following year, you have to do the UMAT again.

What does the UMAT test for?

The UMAT is a skills based exam, designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, understanding people as well as abstract and Non-verbal reasoning.

The Test does Not rely on curriculum or any other learned knowledge. Doing well at school does Not guarantee success. Therefore, the best way to prepare is to have extensive exposure to specific UMAT questions and guided training on how to tackle them.

What do I learn?

This course will explain 1/ the structure of the test, 2/ test taking strategies for each of the 3 sub-tests ( 3 test types, 3/ practice material in class, 4/ exam simulation and feedback ( how did you do ?) plus review ( how could you do better next time)

Who can take this course?

The classes are suitable for prospective students of the following university courses professions: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Occupational therapy, Optometry, Speech pathology and other professional health courses. Please check with your university if UMAT is required to apply for your desired course.

Students should have either already completed year 12 or currently be in year 12. Year 11 students are welcome, however, please Note that your UMAT score is only valid for one year.

If you have already completed a degree in Australia (a science degree or any other degree), UMAT is Not suitable as you need to apply for Graduate Entry. For information go to FAQ and to Links.

Course Content

The exam board (ACER) produces the material and the test candidate has to analyse, understand and answer correctly. Skills you must master are timing, specific skills according to the 3 sub types and accuracy in completing the answer sheet.

Also please Note:

a/ The UMAT is the SAME test for ALL professions.

b/ The UMAT used to be divided into 3 distinct sub sections, comprising of 3 very different question types.

These 3 different question types are still part of the UMAT, however, they are Not presented as 3 different sections anymore. All questions are mixed. This makes the UMAT harder as the 3 different sub tests require different skills and different ways of thinking.

About our courses

How often is your UMAT course offered?

Once a month for one complete weekend – Saturday and Sunday, from February to July.

Do I have to pre-book?

Yes, you should pre-book and make payment one week before the course starts to secure your place.

How big are the classes? Will I get eNough attention from the teacher?

We aim to keep class sizes small. We have limit of just 12 students.

Can I just do 1 or 2 days of the course?

No, you have to do the complete weekend. This is a closed course and very intense. If new students joined during the weekend, the teacher would have to explain parts again. This is unfair to the other students and this 2 day intense course does Not allow time for this.

I just want to do Non-verbal Reasoning. Is this possible?

No, you have to do the complete course. It is Not possible to do just one sub-skill.

However, we do offer private lessons. These are usually recommended after you have completed the complete course and you feel you require more lessons in a particular skill.

I can only come on 1 of the 2 days. What should I do?

We recommend that you make the time to come to all the classes as this is an intense weekend and you should try and make this course a priority or come to the next course instead ( the following month), when you might have more time. If you however can’t make it for a class, the teacher will give you the material for the lessons you missed. If time, the teacher may be able to give you an extra 10 min, however, please Note that make-up lessons or refunds are Not available for the UMAT course. You need to make this your priority.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

There are No official entry requirements. However, to really benefit from the course you should have already completed or currently be in year 12 at an Australian high school. Year 11 and students from overseas are welcome to attend. Please check with your intended university and your intended course if you need UMAT.

How do you recommend I prepare for the UMAT?

Everybody is different, however students who use the following approaches do very well.

Method one – pre-study by yourself THEN do the 2 day weekend course

Look at the practice test material published by the test centre, buy additional test material, brush up on your basic skills and timing THEN come to us and complete the 2 day intensive course and do the UMAT in the same month.

Method two – Do our course first, THEN study by yourself for 4 weeks, THEN do aNother 2 day course with us.

The first 2 day course gives you an idea what the test is like, where your strengths and weaknesses are, what you need to practice and how to practice. During the 4 weeks self-study you study at your own pace. Final step, attend the second 2 day course with us for intense, serious test preparation just before your real test.

Other methods such as just coming to our 2 day UMAT course without having prepared and then do the real test or completing the 2 day course and then waiting several weeks before attempting the real test without extra study do also work out for some students but are Not recommended by us. However, everybody is different and you have to decide what works best for you.

I’ve completed the 2 day course with you, but feel I need more lessons. What can I do?

You could either take another 2 day intensive weekend UMAT course with us or you could study slower by taking private UMAT lessons.

I want to take another weekend intensive UMAT course. Will it be the same material as the course I did before?

No, the material will be different. We offer two weekends. They teach the same methods and strategies, however, they use COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MATERIAL for exactly this reason – to give students the opportunity for more practice.

Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 have different material. Neither of the two modules is superior to the other. They are purely designed to give students more practice with new questions. You can do the weekends in either order.

I’ve completed the 2 day course and would Now like to take some private lessons before my test. Is this possible?

Yes, we do offer private lessons for students who have completed a 2 day weekend course with us and have purchased the premium package.

These private lessons are limited to students who have bought the premium package and yo also  need to book your time early to avoid disappointment.

Do you have any extra tests I can buy? Or can I do any online?

From Jan 2016, you will be able to purchase all our 2015 UMAT papers online. That represents 2 complete UMAT tests with fully worked solutions.

If I do the MasterCourse UMAT weekend course next year, will it be the same?

No, absolutely Not. Our question developers are currently busy with creating more UMAT questions for 2017. Hopefully, you will have passed your UMAT and be a happy Medical, Dentistry or Vet Student in 2017 and you don’t need us anymore. However, students in 2017 will be able to purchase our 2015  and also the 2016 program – 4 full UMAT tests online as well as be able to take one or two weekends of new UMAT tests.

Is UMAT the same as GAMSAT?

No, they are quite different. UMAT is the test required if you want to apply for an undergraduate course. GAMSAT is required for Graduate entry to Medicine. The test is quite different. GAMSAT DOES require prior kNowledge in its ‘Science’ section. The GAMSAT is a 6 hour test. UMAT takes only 3 hours to complete. We currently do Not offer GAMSAT preparation courses.

Is it worth studying for the UMAT?

Firstly consider this: Performing well in the UMAT is critical for students wishing to enter medicine or other health science courses. If your UMAT score is Not particularly good, you will Not gain entry into your desired course.

Even high achieving students stumble in the UMAT. Some students with perfect year 12 scores (99.95 / OP 1) have missed out on a place in medicine and due to their low UMAT scores. Depending on the course and your personal circumstances, your UMAT score may more important than your year 12 score in securing a place in the health sciences.

Specific and targeted training can significantly improve your UMAT score by familiarizing you with the types of questions that will be asked and developing strategies to tackle them and then building up a test routine and working on your timing.

It is of course possible to perform well in the UMAT without any preparation in the same way as some lucky students do well at school without studying. However, studying for anything usually results in success rather than Not studying. By analysing the test, the various question types and most importantly sub-styles and by analysing how ACER has designed the questions and answers( traps, pit falls), we have developed kNowledge that we would like to pass on to individuals who are serious about getting into medicine, dentistry etc.

It is better do well at school and in the UMAT and get into an undergraduate course, than to do a degree (3 or 4 years) plus GAMSAT and take the graduate entry route into medicine.

Studying gives you a better chance to succeed. Studying with the help of someone who has done it all before and knows the test really well is even better

Useful UMAT Links

UMAT Test Centres

ACER (To register for UMAT)

UMAT office at ACER

Post : Private Bag 55, Camberwell, VIC 3124, Australia

Phone: (03) 8508 7643       International: (+613) 8508 7643

Fax: (03) 9277 5757      International: (+613) 9277 5757

Email: umat@acer.edu.au

Website: http://umat.acer.edu.au

Professional Registration Boards


www.ahpra.gov.au

Further job qualifications / healthcare

www.CareCollege.com.au

To get a health care assistant job qualification whilst you are preparing for UMAT or when you are at uni ( Do a Certificate III in Aged Care/ Disability or Home and Community Care)

Employment Agencies (mostly for healthcare)

www.FirstChoiceCare.com.au

www.mediserve.com.au

www.hcagroup.com.au

www.workpac.com.au

www.nursingaustralia.com.au

www.continentaltravelnurse.com

Major universities offering health courses

University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales

Faculty of Medicine

Phone: (02) 9385 8765

Fax: (02) 9385 0485

Email: medicine.info@unsw.edu.au

Website: www.med.unsw.edu.au

School of Optometry

Phone: (02) 9385 4639

Fax: (02) 9313 6243

Email: optometry@unsw.edu.au

Website: www.optom.unsw.edu.au

 

University of Newcastle/ University of New England

University of Newcastle/ University of New England

The Enquiry Centre

Phone: (02) 4921 5000

Enquire Online: https://askuon.custhelp.com/

Website: www.newcastle.edu.au

 

School of Rural Medicine

Phone: 1800 818 865

 Fax: 02 9678 7160

Email: ruralmed@une.edu.au

Website: www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-rural-medicine

 

University of Western Sydney

University of Western Sydney

School of Medicine

Phone: (02) 4620 3600

Fax: (02) 4620 3888

Email: medstudent@uws.edu.au

Website: www.uws.edu.au/medicine/som

 

University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Sydney Medical School reception:

Phone: 02 9351 3132

Fax: 02 9351 3196

Web: //sydney.edu.au/medicine/

Email: medicine.info@sydney.edu.au

Monash University

Monash University

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Phone: (03) 9905 4301

Fax: (03) 9905 4302

Email: enquiries@med.monash.edu.au

Website: www.med.monash.edu.au

 

La Trobe University

La Trobe University

School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Phone: (03) 9479 5815

Fax: (03) 9479 2507

Email: health@latrobe.edu.au

Web: www.latrobe.edu.au/health

 

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Phone: (03) 8344 5892

Fax: (03) 9347 7854

Web: www.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au

  

University of Queensland

University of Queensland

School of Medicine

Phone: (07) 3346 4780

Fax: (07) 3365 5433

Email: enquiries@som.uq.edu.au

Website: www.som.uq.edu.au

School of Dentistry

Phone: (07) 3365 8022

Fax: (07) 3365 8199

Email: dentistry@uq.edu.au

Website: www.dentistry.uq.edu.au

 

James Cook University

James Cook University

School of Medicine & Dentistry

Tel: (07) 4781 6232

Fax: (07) 4781 6986

Email: medicine@jcu.edu.au or med.dean@jcu.edu.au

Website: www.jcu.edu.au/smd/medicine

Faculty Student Officer, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences

Tel: (07) 4781 4409

Fax: (07) 4781 4655

Email: ug.mhms@jcu.edu.au

 

Bond University

Bond University

Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Phone: (07) 5595 4469

Email: hsm@bond.edu.au

Website: www.bond.edu.au/hsm/medicine

 

Griffith University

Griffith University

School of Medical Science

Phone: (07) 5552 8087

Fax: (07) 5552 8908

General Enquiries Email: MSCSec@griffith.edu.au

Admissions Enquiries Email: medicine@griffith.edu.au

School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Phone: (07) 5678 0793

Fax: (07) 5678 0708

Email: doh@griffith.edu.au

Website: www.griffith.edu.au/health/school-dentistry-oral-health

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Faculty of Health Sciences

Phone: (08) 8313 5536

Fax: (08) 8313 3788

Email: health.sciences@adelaide.edu.au

Website: www.health.adelaide.edu.au

 

Flinders University

Flinders University

Admissions/Prospective Students Office

Phone: (08) 8201 3074 or 1300 657 671

Fax: (08) 8201 2580

Email: admissions@flinders.edu.au

Website: www.flinders.edu.au/courses/undergrad/bclsbmbs/

www.flinders.edu.au/medicine

www.flinders.edu.au/optometry

 

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Phone: (08) 6488 4646

Fax: (08) 6488 4848

Email: meddentadmissions@uwa.edu.au

Website: www.meddent.uwa.edu.au

 

The University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania

Faculty of Health Sciences

Phone: 1300 363 864

Fax: (03) 6226 4747

Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au

Website: www.utas.edu.au/healthsci

 

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

CDU Information Centre

Phone: 1800 061 963 or 1800 654 865 

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au or courses@cdu.edu.au

Website: www.cdu.edu.au/pcs/clinical-sciences

 

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Phone: (09) 923 4888 or outside NZ – 0800 61 62 63

Fax: (09) 308 2380

Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Website: www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/

 

University of Otago

University of Otago

Division of Health Sciences

Phone: (03) 479 7428

Fax: (03) 479 5058

Email: health-sciences@otago.ac.nz

Website: www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences