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 test takes between 75 and 90 minutes to complete. It is comprised of 12 sections. Each section begins with a video (1-2 minutes long) or written scenario followed by 3 questions. All three questions must be answered within a total of 5 minutes. There is an optional 15 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 sign-up for a test date.
For semester 1 2020 applications, CASPer sittings are scheduled on the below dates and times*.
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.
|Date||Times||VTAC Round deadline|
|September 6, 2019 (Friday) (undergraduate programs only)||10am AEST|
|September 25, 2019 (Wednesday)||7pm AEST|
|October 15, 2019 (Sunday)||11am AEDT||Last test date to be considered for VTAC November round (non-year 12 domestic) offers|
|November 17, 2019 (Sunday||11am AEDT||Last test date to be considered for VTAC December round (domestic and international), January round 1 (international) and January round 2 (international) offers|
|December 10, 2019 (Tuesday)||8pm AEDT||Last test date to be considered for VTAC January round (domestic), January round 3 (international), January round 4 (international) and January round 5 (international) offers|
|January 7, 2020 (Tuesday)||8pm AEDT||Last test date to be considered for VTAC February round 1 (domestic), February round 2 (domestic) and February round 3 (domestic) offers|
|January 23, 2020 (Thursday)||8pm AEDT||Last test date to be considered for VTAC February round 4 (domestic) offers|
|February 23, 2020 (Thursday)||8pm AEDT|
*Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the CASPer website.
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 in previous years 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 will not receive you CASPer score, in the same way you would not expect to get “results” for a personal statement.
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