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:

Undergraduate dates and timesPostgraduate dates and times

Saturday 24 August 2019, 10am

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7pm

Friday 6 September 2019, 10am

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 8pm

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7pm

Sunday 17 November 2019, 11am

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 8pm

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 8pm

Sunday 17 November 2019, 11am

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 8pm

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 8pm

Thursday 23 January 2020, 8pm

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 8pm

Thursday 6 February 2020, 8pm

Thursday 23 January 2020, 8pm


Thursday 6 February 2020, 8pm


CASPer webinar

Join us as Deakin's Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning), A/Prof.Amanda Mooney discusses the CASPer test with School Manager (Education), Jo Collins and Bachelor of Education (Primary) student, Josh Miller.

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 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.