The CASPer test

All applicants applying for entry into an initial teacher education course must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.

Institutions offering initial teacher education courses are required to select their students based on academic and non-academic criteria to determine suitability for teaching.

What is CASPer?

CASPer is an opportunity for students applying for an initial teacher education course, to demonstrate their suitability for a teaching career.

For more information about the test, dates and sample test content can be found on the CASPer website.

When do I need to sit the CASPer test?

If you are applying for the Bachelor of Education (Early Years), Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Master of Applied Learning and Teaching or Master of Teaching you will need to sit the CASPer test on one of the following dates:


Tuesday 25 September 2018

8.00pm (AEST)

Sunday 14 October 2018

1.00pm (AEDT)

Thursday 29 November 2018

6.00pm (AEDT)

Sunday 9 December 2018

1.00pm (AEDT)

Friday 4 January 2019

10.00am (AEDT

Tuesday 22 January 2019

6.00pm (AEDT)

Thursday 7 February 2019

6.00pm (AEDT)

How does CASPer work?

CASPer (computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics) is an online, video scenario based situational judgment test.

CASPer is comprised of 12 sections:

  • eight video-based scenarios
  • four text-based scenarios.

Each scenario is followed by:

  • three open ended questions
  • five minutes to respond.

The CASPer test is assessing the following non-academic attributes:

  • communication
  • collaboration
  • ethics
  • empathy
  • problem solving
  • professionalism
  • equity
  • motivation.

Sample CASPer scenarios

You really don’t need to prepare for the CASPer test however you may like to look at examples and the types of questions to help you understand how CASPer works.

Visit the Sample CASPer content here.

Important note

Please be advised the cost of the CASPer test is a responsibility borne by individual applicants. Deakin University will not be able to reimburse any test costs.