Casper Test

All applicants to initial teacher education programs must complete a selection task assessing non-academic attributes as part of the application process.

Applicants to the following accredited initial teacher education programs at RMIT must sit the Casper test in addition to meeting the academic entry requirements.

What is Casper?

Casper is an online test which assesses non-cognitive skills and attributes and interpersonal characteristics important in the teaching profession. 

The Casper test takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. It is comprised of 12 sections. Each section contains a video-based or written scenario followed by 3 open-ended questions. All three questions must be answered within a total of 5 minutes. There is an optional 10-minute break halfway through the test.

Each response is anonymised and graded by a different assessor, giving a robust, reliable and unbiased view of your personal and professional characteristics important to our teaching programs. Grammar and spelling mistakes are not factored into the evaluation of responses.

 

How do I prepare for Casper?

You do not need to study for Casper. You can familiarise yourself with the structure of the test and view some example scenarios on the Casper website.  

In order for you to successfully complete the online Casper test, you will need a computer, stable Internet connection, keyboard, speakers or headphones, and a webcam. 
 

How do I sit Casper?

You need to register for a Casper test on the Casper website. The Casper test fee is $80 and is paid when you register for a test date.  

For semester 1 2022 applications, Casper sittings are scheduled on the below dates and times. Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Casper website

If you are applying direct to RMIT you may sit Casper on any of the following dates. If you are applying via VTAC you should check the VTAC deadline for each VTAC round. Regardless of which date you select, it is advisable that you register for the test at least two days beforehand.

Date

Times

VTAC Round deadline

July 2, 2021

7:00 PM AEST

 

August 13, 2021

10:00 AM AEST

 

September 17, 2021

10:00 AM AEST

 

October 13, 2021

11:00 AM AEDT

Last test date to be considered for VTAC November round (non-year 12 domestic) offers

November 14, 2021

1:00 PM AEDT

Last test date to be considered for VTAC December round (international current year 12) offers

December 7, 2021

8:00 PM AEDT

Last test date to be considered for VTAC January round (domestic) and January rounds 1, 2 & 3 (international) offers

January 6, 2022

10:00 AM AEDT

Last test date to be considered for VTAC February rounds 1, 2 & 3 (domestic) and January rounds 4 & 5 (international) offers

January 18, 2022

8:00 PM AEDT

Last test date to be considered for VTAC February round 4 (domestic) offers

February 3, 2022

8:00 PM AEDT

 

How will Casper be used for admission?

You must meet the academic entry requirements for the program you are applying to. Casper is an additional requirement to assess your suitability for teaching and will be considered together with your ATAR or academic results. Entry into teacher education programs at RMIT is competitive and applicants are selected in order of merit.

Casper test results are valid for one admissions cycle (1 year). Applicants who have already taken the test for a previous admission cycle will need to re-sit the test for the current year.

Your Casper score will be sent directly to the institutions that you list in your Casper registration. If you do not include RMIT we will not receive your score and will not be able to assess your application. You can add RMIT programs to your distribution list even after you have taken the test.

You will not receive your Casper score, in the same way you would not expect to get “results” for a personal statement.

 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.