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CASper Test

What is the CASper Test?

https://youtu.be/Miq9fobvd0s

It’s a Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASper), designed to demonstrate the strength of your people skills.

Test-takers are given a series of realistic, hypothetical scenarios and asks them to type out what they would do if they were to be in that particular situation.

It tests for things like your communication, teamwork,  and conflict resolutions skills, as well as your compassion, empathy and professionalism.

It’s used as additional admission criteria for the benefit of the institution you’re applying to, similar to how an interview might be used for employment. They want to know that you are really well suited to the career you’re applying for.

In the same way you wouldn’t expect to receive ‘results’ from an interview or reference check, you won’t receive your CASPer results.

 

What’s involved?

Applicants will need to complete 12 sections – each containing a video-based or written scenario, followed by three questions.

For each scenario, all three questions must be answered within a total of 5 minutes.

Your responses won’t be checked for things like spelling and grammar, instead you’ll be assessed on how you tackle the ethical and professional situations put forward.

Your results are forwarded directly to the institutions you’ve elected in the distribution section.

 

Can you fail?

There are no right or wrong answers – just answers that reflect your personal attributes that indicate how suitable you are for teaching / medicine / veterinary science etc. You can’t ‘fail’, but your responses could mean that you won’t be offered a place on the degree.

 

How much does it cost?

The CASPer test costs $80, and is non-refundable. The distribution fee is included.

 

Do you need to do it?

If you are a domestic student planning on applying to do one of the following courses at the listed institutions then YES.

Undergraduate Teaching courses that require CASper:

ACU VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

Deakin Direct Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: Deakin Application ID

 

Deakin University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher

ID requirements: Deakin Application ID

 

Federation University – Direct Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: Federation Application ID

 

Federation University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

La Trobe University – Direct or UAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: La Trobe Application Reference No. +/ UAC ID

 

La Trobe University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

Monash University – Direct Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: Monash Application ID  or Monash Student ID

 

Monash University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

RMIT University – Direct Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: RMIT Application ID

 

RMIT University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

Swinburne University – Direct Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: None

 

Swinburne University Online, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: None

 

Swinburne University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

Victoria University – Direct Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

For mid-year entry only.

ID requirements: VU Student ID

 

Victoria University – VTAC Applicants, Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID requirements: VTAC ID

 

Undergraduate Veterinary Science courses that require CASper:

The University of Queensland, Veterinary

ID requirements: QTAC ID

 

Postgraduate Teaching courses that require CASper:

Australian Catholic University

Deakin University

Federation University

La Trobe University

Monash University

RMIT University

Swinburne University

Victoria University

 

Postgraduate Medicine courses that require CASper:

University of Wollongong

 

When can you sit the tests?

Test dates for 2020 applications haven’t all been updated yet.  Check here for updated dates.

CASPer can only be written once for Australian Education between August 1st and July 31st of any given year. Note: deadlines vary for each university and depending on your application method e.g. direct or through VTAC.

Set test dates can be each month between September and the following Feb or June (depending on the institution).

It’s also worth noting the distribution deadline for each course or institution. It’s the final date that you can a school to your CASPer score distribution list.

 

What next?

If you’ll need to sit the test:

  1. Go to takecasper.com
  2. Register for an account
  3. Make sure you have the ID required
  4. Reserve your test date
  5. Pay
  6. Sit the test

 

What you’ll need:

  1. Valid ID (see the requirement for each University – listed above)
  2. A working webcam
  3. A computer in a quiet place that is able to host the test.

 

 




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