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As always, we aimed and we succeeded in producing the best exam preparation available.

Course KAPLAN Q.BankKAPLAN BookKAPLAN Online CoursePractice Questions NIE Sim. UCAT Day Workshop (SUD)Interview WorkshopInterviews TextbookPrice
UCAT-Classroom Course Until exam date UCAT Strategies Book Yes 5200+

Advanced UCAT skills 2-day workshop

No No 499
UCAT Online Live Classroom Course Until exam date UCAT Strategies Book Yes 5200+

Advanced UCAT skills Live-Online Program

No No 359
UCAT-Starter 3 months 3 months No No 2600+ No No No $69
UCAT-Starter 6 months 6 months No No 2600+ No No No $79
UCAT-Starter 12 months 12 months No No 2600+ No No No $89
UCAT-Essential 3 months 3 months No 3 months 5200+ No No No $109
UCAT-Essential 6 months 6 months No 6 months 5200+ No No No $159
UCAT-Essential 12 months 12 months No 12 months 5200+ No No No $199
UCAT Advanced 3 Months  3 months Yes 3 months 6950+ Yes No No $419
UCAT Advanced 6 Months 6 months Yes 6 months 6950+ Yes No No $459
UCAT Advanced 12 Months 12 months Yes 12 months 6950+ Yes No No $499
UCAT Comprehensive  3 months Yes  3 months 6950+ Yes Yes Yes $819 
UCAT Comprehensive   6 months Yes  6 months  6950+  Yes Yes   Yes $859 
UCAT Comprehensive  12 months Yes  12 month 6950+ Yes Yes Yes $889
Simulated UCAT Day Workshop No  No  No 250+ Yes No   No $279
Medical Interview Workshop No  No  No Yes    No Yes  Yes  $490
1-on-1 Interview Training  No No   No  Yes  No   No Yes   $749


For over 20 years, NIE has been referred to as the leaders in UMAT and Medical Interviews preparation. With nearly two decades of experience in research, development, and aptitude test training, we have now turned our focus to the UCAT! In effort to provide our UCAT candidates with the absolute best training platform we have partnered with the best brand in the game!

Henceforth, we would like to announce that NIE is now a KAPLAN Certified Education Providers!

  • As the leading provider of preparation courses for the UKCAT (from which the UCAT Australia and New Zealand is derived), we now offer our score-raising courses for students taking the identical UCAT ANZ. Study with Kaplan and benefit from a course created by experts and refined over 12 years of teaching and testing. 

  • Students are provided with all the guidance and tools needed to get great scores on the UCAT exam and stand out on their medical school applications. Don't just take our word for it

NIE UCAT preparation course enrolments for UCAT 2019 and UCAT 2020 already started and workshop dates are filling up fast. Students can choose to utilise the UCAT KAPLAN training platform on its own, or coupled with our famous face-to-face UCAT workshop, and for an all-inclusive training attend the full day Medical Interviews Training & Advanced Communication Skills Workshop as well.

Benefit of Becoming NIE-Registered Student

  • Signing up for ANY of the NIE UCAT Courses will automatically allow you to access support from NIE Teachers and receive assistance when you need it. Please note, if you will require support in terms of 1-on-1 personalised UCAT or Interview tuition, you will need to book this as a separate service. But if your inquiry is general and regarding UCAT, interviews, university applications, pathways into medicine, career in health, or any other general question, you can always call or email our office and speak to one of our expert teachers in the field. 
  • Being an NIE-registered student will also provide you with a choice of upgrading to our other courses at a reduced cost.
  • During the time of university applications and interview preparation, NIE students will receive first priority to sign up for the relevant 'high-in-demand' training services. 

NIE UCAT KAPLAN Courses include:

Expert UCAT teachers

Kaplan teachers score in the top 10% of the UCAT exam and are typically current medical students or practising doctors. They go through a rigorous training program of auditions, observations and on-going feedback surveys to ensure they meet Kaplan's high standard of teaching.

UCAT Strategy Book

The Kaplan UCAT Strategy Book will follow along with your lessons so you can make notes as you go along. It will take you through the different question types, strategies and tips for test day.

UCAT Lesson eBook

This workbook will provide an extra hour-long lesson for each section of the UCAT test. You will use this book to work through more guided practice, and sharpen your techniques to approach the test.

Teacher support until your test

You will have email access to our entire bench of UCAT teachers right up until your UCAT test date. They will be available to answer any academic questions that arise after the course has finished.

Online Study Centre:

Future Doctors Channel

Free recordings of extra section-specific UCAT sessions from a range of Kaplan experts, including practicing doctors and current medical students.

10 hours of recorded lesson videos

You will be provided with the recorded lesson videos of your course. These will help you to recap on anything you need to review, as you work through your practice materials.

Decision making material

All students will receive a 1-hour recorded video lesson outlining this new section of the exam. We will guide you through the different question and the Kaplan methods and strategies designed to approach them, through worked examples and sample questions.

6 practice tests

You will have access to 6 online practice tests that will increase your familiarity with UCAT exam questions and build your testing stamina. All our tests can be adapted to fit additional time required by students taking UCATSEN.

500 mastery questions

You will receive 500 mastery practice questions. These will help you practice each of the Kaplan methods in an untimed format, helping you work on your general understanding of the material before you begin timed practice.

30 section-focused quizzes

Structure your practice with 30 quizzes: 6 quizzes for each assessed section of the UCAT with over 700 questions. You will be able to sharpen your skills on specific test sections in order to improve your overall score.

Personalised reports

Instantly track your progress on your practice tests and quizzes, view your average pace, performance by question type and access detailed explanations for every question. Your home screen will provide your test statistics for instant retrieval.

Access until test day

Giving you all the time you need to work through the material before your tests.

* Please note: As the UCAT ANZ will be the same test as the UKCAT in 2018, students who enrol and get their resources before June 2019 will receive the 2018 UKCAT Strategy Book. Student bookings after this point will receive the 2019 UCAT Strategy Book.

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Each UCAT NIE Course includes an unrestricted access to a revolutionary UCAT KAPLAN training online platform which closely mimics the UCAT-style questions and the exam layout. The platform is now live and enrolments are filling up fast. Start your UCAT training today!


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I obtained scores of 98% (70 raw), 96% (63 raw), 96% (65 raw). My overall percentile was 99%. Thank you very much for all your support throughout my UMAT preparation.

My parents are... Read More


Just thought I'd let you know how I went in UMAT. I got in the 97th percentile which I'm really happy with!! I just want to say thanks for the course and the materials, they were very useful.


Hi Simon,

Kasun got very good results for his UMAT. He got 99th , 87th and 88th percentiles respectively for the three sections. His overall percentile is 97th.

These results will lead him... Read More


Hi, I scored 100 in section 1, and 96 in section 3, I'm absolutely stoked with these marks and couldn't have done it without NIE.

Still can't believe that 1st section mark, and that third section... Read More


My percentiles were 100, 67, and 89 and I got an interview for NSW. There is no way I could have done it without your NIE program. Out of curiosity, what sort of UMAT results are needed to get an... Read More


Thank you so much for your help with the UMAT preparation. I have got my results back and have done quite well, my percentiles were:

Section 1 …98 Section 2 …98 Section 3 …79.

I am very... Read More


Hi Simon,

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Hi Simon and Miranda!!

just wanted to say the BIGGEST thankyou for all your help with the interview prep. One thing that i certainly did find at the Adelaide interview was that they really made... Read More


Hey Simon,

its Nadine here, and I have just got my umat results back. but due to living in china (and the loss of contact with actual, sane reality that inevitably follows that, lol) i dont know... Read More


Hi, my name is Miri.

You probably don’t remember me, but I was the girl at the Adelaide UMAT prep course this year 'who just couldn’t see the shapes in the puzzles' and insisted it was... Read More


Dear Simon and Miranda Christie,

My Name is Samuel Hall and I undertook the NIE UMAT Preparation Course and Mock Interview Course in 2005.

I am pleased to let you know that the wonderful advice... Read More



Your program was excellent for preparation for the UMAT, and many thanks to you and NIE. The interview booklet has also been of great help in preparation for next week's UNSW... Read More


I now have my UMAT scores, and here they are: Raw: 1: 88 2: 84 3: 67 Percentiles: 1: 100 2: 100 3: 96

So that's really good, and I want to thank you again for your course.


Dear Simon, Miranda & Daniella,

On Friday I received my UMAT results and was very happy with them. I scored well in all sections, getting on the 100th percentile in the first section, which I... Read More


Thanks NIE!

I got an interview at my first choice New South Wales! I’m delighted! Without your help I'm certain that i wouldn’t have done half as good! Although i haven't got my UMAT results... Read More


Hi Simon and Miranda,

Our children just received their UMAT results half an hour ago. They have both done quite well and we thank you for all your assistance.

Scores were 94, 67 and 96 and 99,... Read More

Beow Leng


My umat results were 56, 56, 54; with percentile of 76, 76, 74.

A bit disappointing, but when doors close others always open. Either way I wouldn’t have scored anywhere near that... Read More


Hi Simon,

Good news at my end in London:

Section 1: 59% Section 2: 98% Section 3: 96%

I'm hopeful that this might be enough to sneak in for an interview. Will let you know if I get an... Read More


Hey Simon,

Just letting you know, my percentiles were 91, 95, 65.

Thankyou very much for your assistance in the course, without the assistance in (especially in section three) I think I may... Read More


Thanks NIE, my scores did earn me an interview at UNSW.

I'm really happy with the overall quality of the preparation materials.

Without NIE I may not even earn a place for interview at... Read More


Hi, my results were (percentiles) 94, 100, 99. My raw scores were 65, 84 and 76.

It's hard exactly to say how much doing the course helped me actually get better marks but the big thing was the... Read More


Hey guys!

Just thought I should let you know that I got into Medicine at Monash (My first preference). I would just like to say thanks for the UMAT and interview help you guys gave. By the way, I... Read More


Thanks for your email, just to let you know I did make it into medicine at Hobart, which is what I wanted. Maybe my efforts weren’t that bad after all.

Thanks again.


Dear Simon,

I was one of the many students that participated in your workshop last year, and I have to say it was a great help. The UMAT workbooks and information you provided were more than... Read More


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Hello to the (really nice) people at NIE UMAT preparation...This is Barbara, I don't know if you remember me, but I undertook your course on preparation for the UMAT exam, as well as the mock... Read More


Dear Simon/Miranda

How are you guys going?

It's V here, I'm not sure if you remember me but I attended a couple of your workshops.

Just letting you know that I did end up making Med at UNSW... Read More


Hi Simon & Miranda,

I have received all the study material and books through mail today, thanks very much. Sunday's workshop was very impressive and very helpful. I would never regret... Read More


I would like to thank you guys once again for your valuable coaching. I would recommend to all future students sitting the UMAT! Thanks,


Hi, it’s Amuthan here, you did interview training with me for the JCU interview. I thought I should let u know, that I got a first round CSP offer into Griffith dentistry and I just got offered a... Read More


Thanks to your course I was able to place in the 100 percentile for this year’s UMAT.

My raw scores were 74, 61, 82 which was roughly 100, 90, 100 in percentile terms. The NIE books were... Read More


I did the NIE course for two years.

I struggled at the start with the easiest questions in the book. I thought I could not improve my performance in the UMAT and I was never going to become a... Read More


Dear Miranda and Simon,

I am writing to thank you for helping me with my interview for Physiotherapy at Monash University. I received and have enrolled into the course. I will influence anyone I... Read More


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Dear Simon,

I am sure you could remember me. I came for interview practice to attend an interview in the UK, Hull York Medical School(HYMS). I am very pleased to say that I have been given an... Read More



Thank you for a very informative and interesting workshop! May I please have a copy of the answers (and explanations) to the UMAT Trial Test completed today?

Thanks again,


Thank you for a very informative and interesting workshop! May I please have a copy of the answers (and explanations) to the UMAT Trial Test completed today?

Thanks again,



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Dear Miranda,

Normally i have been getting 30's in the online course for section 2. However, after i did the NIE test at the workshop, i only got 18, which was of great concern to me. So i decided... Read More


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Hi Simon,

Thank you so much for the reassurance. The test actually went well, I know that the NIE preparation helped me enormously and really matched well with the exam question types. I... Read More


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I recently attended the UMAT workshop and it provided me with such an insight into the exam. I was quite unprepared and being there made me realise that I do need to boost my preparation, thank you.


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Paul Lee


I attended the UMAT lecture in Brisbane on Sunday and I feel like I gained a lot of benefit from the workshop and would like to thank all the teachers for their help.



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