UMAT Preparation Workshops 2016 - NSW, ACT, SA, VIC, QLD, WA - Enrol Today!
Are you in Year 10, 11 or 12 and considering career in medicine, dentistry, or optometry? Due to high demand NIE and UMAT Australia will continue to run the ‘The Simulated UMAT Day"program in 2016 . Please note, places for this event are strictly limited and registration is required. Click here to register if you are committed to doing your best on the UMAT.
This event will be conducted by UMAT Australia and The National Institute of Education, the only UMAT preparation organisations which use teachers accredited by the Department of Education and Training to prepare students for this critical test. NIE is also a member of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), and NIE teachers are accredited by the ATA, and are holders of the Working with Children Checks (WWCC). If you do your research you will find that this is very important, and is also recommended by the Department of Fair Trading when hiring a tutor.
Our workshops are designed to cover every section, the various types of UMAT-style questions to be encountered and how to tackle them, and then to check where you are at with respect to UMAT-specific study, throwing a full-blown UMAT NIE practice test at you. How will you fare? How have you been going? Which UMAT style questions still need work?
In the intensive one day course you will spend time with our teachers as they go through Logical Reasoning, Understanding People and Non-verbal Reasoning sections, as well as Medical Interviews.
Just after lunch comes the challenge - a sitting of the UMAT under strict UMAT conditions, for the full three hours. Are you ready for the big day yet?
A post-test short breath-catching break is then allowed, just prior to our teachers going over the exam with you. Worked answers are elucidated, misunderstandings cleared up.
Our face-to-face UMAT workshop is an excellent chance for you to assess yourself (while being assessed!) and discover what areas need the most attention.
Make sure you take the opportunity to meet and discuss the UMAT with our expert teachers, and ask any questions you may have.
We are here to help you with your preparation and ensure your best UMAT performance!
UMAT 2016 courses are now available
If you, your child, or your student will be sitting UMAT in 2016 or 2017, early test preparation is a must! Strategic and determined students start their UMAT preparation in Years 10 and 11 to ensure they are well-prepared for the test before the final year of school commences. Remember, that in order to be in a competitive position for the university placement, students need to have a high ATAR as well as a sufficient UMAT score. Students should not risk their ATAR by leaving UMAT preparation until year 12. Click here to view the UMAT Preparation Courses and UMAT Books.
Personalised GAMSAT Medical Interview Training 2016
NIE is the only UMAT and GAMSAT interview preparation and training organisation in Australia and New Zealand that is managed by the Department of Education and Training registered and accredited teachers. NIE is also a member of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), and NIE teachers are accredited by the ATA, and are holders of the Working with Children Checks (WWCC). We work closely with UMAT Australia as well as elite VCE training organisations to ensure that our students are well prepared for these critical tests.
Our reputation and strong relationship with schools and universities is based on the results achieved by our students. No other provider comes close to the NIE preparation courses, its content or success. We challenge you to find a lower priced program that can offer comprehensive hard copy books with brand new practice questions every year, works with smaller class sizes, has been conducting prep since 1999, is partnered with elite tutoring organisations, offers final practice exams as hard if not harder than the real UMAT, and is managed by the Department of Education and Training accredited teachers. We do not market or advertise like others, preferring to let our success stories do the talking. Our students come through word-of-mouth referrals, recommendations by schools, parents and friends of the previously successful UMAT candidates. Do not be fooled into thinking that an online course or a program run by students will be helpful for the UMAT.
There is a reason why we spend thousands of dollars on developing, printing and posting hundreds of book sets each year…because it works! UMAT is a paper test sat at a desk and that is exactly how you should prepare for it.
GAMSAT Interview Training and Preparation
If you would like an extra edge and complete preparation for your GAMSAT Interview, NIE offers personal one-on-one mock GAMSAT interviews, intensive training and personalised feedback sessions.
Sit through a strenuous simulated 3 hour interview with two experienced interviewers followed by a full written and verbal feedback session that covers body language, eye contact, etiquette, posture, animation, grammar, language, vocabulary, pronunciation, annunciation and speech, clothing and presentation, your individual answers to each question asked and personalised hints, tips and strategies.
UMAT and GAMSAT Interview Training and Preparation 2016
If you would like an extra edge when it comes to your UMAT or GAMSAT interview preparation, NIE offers personal one-on-one mock interviews, intensive training and personalised feedback sessions.
Our UMAT and GAMSAT interview preparation involves sitting through a strenuous simulated 3 hour interview with two experienced interviewers. This is followed by a full written and verbal feedback session that covers:
- your individual answers to each question asked
- revolutionary interview formula that allows you to answer any question thrown at you
- body language
- eye contact
- annunciation and speech
- clothing and presentation
- personalised hints, tips and strategies
UMAT preparation workshops 2016
- Sydney - December 2015 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - January 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - February 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - March 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - April 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - May 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - June 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - July 2016 (Saturday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Sydney - July 2016 (Sunday) - UNSW, Kensington Campus
- Canberra - January 2016 (Saturday) - Canberra Grammar School
- Canberra - May 2016 (Saturday) - Canberra Grammar School
- Melbourne - January2016 (Saturday) - St Vincent's Hospital
- Melbourne - March 2016 (Saturday) - St Vincent's Hospital
- Melbourne - May 2016 ( Saturday) - St Vincent's Hospital
- Melbourne - July 2016 (Saturday) - St Vincent's Hospital
- Adelaide - February 2016 (Saturday) - University of South Australia
- Adelaide - April 2016 (Saturday) - University of South Australia
- Adelaide - June 2016 (Saturday) - University of South Australia
- Adelaide - July 2016 (Saturday) - University of South Australia
- Brisbane - February 2016 (Saturday) - University of QLD, St Lucia Campus
- Brisbane - April 2016 (Saturday) - University of QLD, St Lucia Campus
- Brisbane - July 2016 (Saturday) - University of QLD, St Lucia Campus
- Perth - February 2016 (Saturday) - University of Western Australia
- Perth - June 2016 (Saturday) - University of Western Australia
Important UMAT Dates
- UMAT 2015 Information Booklet - available via umat.acer.edu.au
- UMAT 2015 Registration - closed.
- UMAT 2015 was held on the 29th July 2015 - Wednesday
- UMAT 2015 Results released - Late September
- Medical Interview Offers - Late October 2015 Onwards
UMAT 2015 feedback
Click here to leave a comment or review the relevance of the attempted UMAT to the completed NIE UMAT Preparation Course
Hi NIE! I thought I would drop a quick testimonial. I am so glad I enrolled into your Platinum course earlier this year. UMAT was very tough, and few novelties in all sections, especially section 3. I was also enrolled into another course, but I really feel that your platinum pack 1 and 2 books got me to think outside the box. Initially I was a little frustrated when using those books as it took me a hwile to figure out each question, but when similar difficulty and style questions turned up in the UMAT I finally got to rip the benefits from my UMAT preparation. Thank you NIE. Keep your good work. (comment: 03.08.2015, 1.16pm)
Dear NIE, I sat UMAT two days ago, and glad that it is over now. The test was difficult, but I managed to get through and finished on-time. I would like to thank NIE for your continues support in helping me with my preparation for the last couple of years. I had Platinum package, and I feel like it saved me especially for section 3 this year. While I did learn different rules to solve the questions with patterns and pick the middle, but especially platinum books allowed me to think broadly in terms of looking at non-verbal reasoning questions that did not have an obvious pattern to it. Once again thank you, and hopefully I will see you for the interviews training session later in the year!(comment: 31.07.2015, 3.25pm)
Hi everyone! I just wanted to say thank you heaps for the great UMAT preparation course. I think the test went really well, and I found your practice questions to be very similar and so close to the questions in the test yesterday. With majority of the non-verbal reasoning questions, I almost felt like I have done those questions before, and hence solved them very fast. Your books and the strategies I learned during the workshop helped me immensely. Once again, thank you so much for everything!
(comment: 31.07.2014, 7.47pm)
Hi . The questions in your books and the timed tests really helped me to get ready for the UMAT today" Thank you for your support, Alex.
(comment: 31.07.2014, 11.02pm)
UMAT is over!!!!!!!!!! Now I can get back to my trials....Amanda, thank you for sending me book 3 on such short notice before the test. I think that's the only section I did really well in, I didn't get a chance to study for anything else. I need to buy your complete course for UMAT next year.
(comment: 31.07.2014, 7.47pm)
Hi Sasha, my son is very happy with the UMAT yesterday, we are all very anxious to find out what score he will get. As you know our daughter also want to study medicine. I would like for her to take your UMAT course in 2015, when can we enrol and buy the 2015 books? Thank you, Suzanna
Very stressful day once again, but I think I've done well this time much better than last year when I left preparation till the last minute. Thanks heaps for all the strategies you suggested, I think your course is heaps good and relevant for this test.
(comment: 01.08.2014, 1.08pm)
All good, thanks for the workshop and the books. I was in your premium course, and I think it is very relevant and helpful for the test preparation.
Hello NIE. I am so glad UMAT is over. I have a good feeling I will get a good score this year again. I missed out on your UMAT interview prep last time and hence didn't get into the university of my choice. Will you be taking more students for interview training this year? I really need to make sure to get a place with you for this year if I do get interview offer. How can I make sure to get a spot with you this year? I attended another course interview workshop last year, and I didn't learn much. I really want to be part of your one-on-one interview training. Can I somehow pre-book a spot to make sure I don't miss out.(comment: 01.08.2014,3.41pm)
Thank you to all the NIE tutors, and the books you sent me...your prep course is very good, and like you said attending your UMAT workshop prep day was like to attempt the actual UMAT before the real test...ow it will be a painful waiting game to get the scores (comment: 02.08.2014, 9.11am)
2016 UMAT Courses - Message to Parents, Students and Teachers
If you, your child, or your student will be sitting UMAT in 2015, 2016, or 2017 early test preparation is a must! Strategic and determined students start their UMAT preparation in Years 10 and 11 to ensure they are well-prepared for the test before the final year of school commences. Remember, that in order to be in a competitive position for the university placement, students need to have a high ATAR as well as a sufficient UMAT score. Students should not risk their ATAR by leaving UMAT preparation until year 12.
UMAT Preparation Courses and Workshops - reviews & feedback
If you already attended our UMAT workshop, we would kindly appreciate if you could click here to submit your feedback about your experience on the day!
"Very thorough explanations of the pattern questions in section 3 helped me solve the questions much faster, also looking at the questions and answers in section 1 and section 2 was helpful. Interview training was extremely beneficial, would definitely without a doubt come to NIE for training if offered an interview. Very friendly teachers who knew exactly what they were talking about and had genuine interest in helping the students to score well in the UMAT."
"Thank you for the workshop yesterday. I am so glad I went. Was a great eye-opener for me. I am in year 11 now, should I come to your next workshop again?"
"The workshop was fun, and it was nice to have three different teachers, I never got bored and the day went very fast. I signed up my younger son for your Sydney June workshop. Thanks again!"
"The talks about strategy and how to approach questions, especially construct 3 techniques and also the psychology behind construct 2."
"I wish I knew about your organisation last year, extremely satisfied with what I got out of the day."
"The mock exam was very beneficial as you are able to experience what an actual UMAT is like. However, I also found the feedback during the practical activities (interviews and scenarios) very helpful."
"Hi NIE, I just would like to say thank you to Zob, Luan and Sasha for providing me with this learning opportunity. I was going to give up on UMAT as after completing my ACER booklets I felt like there is no way I can get a good score in the UMAT, now I actually believe I am going to be just fine :) Thank you."
"I did UMAT last year and scored very low. After attending your workshop this year, I felt that your mock test paper was just as difficult if not more. It was fantastic to have very similar questions in your practice UMAT test as the questions I had in last year's UMAT. I felt like I sat UMAT all over again, and can really see now the areas where I am struggling and require improvement."
"Thank you to all of the teachers at the workshop who stayed behind answering my questions, I did not realise that I took over an hour of your time. Thank you!"
"Great workshop, very beneficial, gave myself a good pat on the back for attending."
"I have been to all your workshops since 2011, and every time I learn something new. My scores in 2011 were around 12th percentile, then they were around 50th last year, and this year I came first in the class for all three sections. I feel very confident to sit the UMAT this year! I appreciate your support and dedication."
"Section 1 - clarified some things for me, just need to practice more to get better at it. Section 2 - was very informative, and I thought it was useful to have a Psychology lecturer going over this section, and now that I know the reasoning behind section 2 testing my approach to solving the questions took 360 degree turn. Section 3 - brilliant! I could not even do one question at the beginning of the workshop, now it's my most favourite section of the UMAT. I actually stayed up until 3am doing practice questions for this section after your workshop, very motivated now when I know what I am doing. Thank you to all the teachers."
"My friend told me that you can't get ready for UMAT and that it is a general knowledge test. I actually feel relieved that I enrolled into your UMAT training course, otherwise I would have been very angry at myself on the 30th of July this year for listening to my friend. Thanks NIE and the teachers."
"I was warmly surprised when I dropped my daughter off in the morning and saw that this course was run by three teachers in a relatively small group of students. This is very uncommon these days. Great to see that your organisation takes teaching seriously. Money well spent, my daughter was very tired after the workshop, but very happy that she attended."
"My eldest son did your course in 2010 and now he is in UNSW doing Medicine, my second son did your course last year and he got accepted into UWS, my daughter did your UMAT course this year and hopefully she is on the way to Med as well. I would like to buy your new 2014 UMAT books though, could you please advise how to get them. Thank you."
The AGE VCE, SMH and FACTS HSC CAREERS EXPOS
Congratulations to all students who made time to attend our UMAT seminar at The AGE VCE, SMH, and FACTS HSC CAREERS EXPO in Melbourne, Sydney and Bathurst. It is always a pleasure seeing students, parents and teachers who take UMAT preparation seriously.