Situational Judgement Test

Non-academic requirement for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses

To enrol in our Bachelor of Education (Honours) or Master of Teaching you need to meet academic admission requirements and pass a non-academic test designed to assess your suitability for teaching.

Note: The only exception is if you are studying a Master of Teaching with a specialisation in Early Childhood Education.

Options for Situational Judgement Tests at Monash

1. Monash Teaching Suitability Test (MTeST)

The Monash Teaching Suitability Test (MTeST) is designed for entry into Monash Initial Teacher Education courses only and cannot be used to apply for other institutions. It is a free, online test involving a series of open-ended questions.

The test will be available from the week commencing 11 September 2023.

Learn more about the MTeST

2. Casper Test

The Casper Test is an alternative, administered by Acuity Insights. It is delivered online, and is an open-response situational judgement test. For example it will ask you how you would act in a tough situation and why.

Learn more about the Casper Test

Compare MTeST and Casper test

Important dates for VTAC applicants

VTAC applicants are advised to complete either the MTeST or Casper by the following dates:

  • November 12, 2023 – December 2023 Round 1 (Only Current Yr 12 Domestic and Only Current Yr 12 International)
  • December 5, 2023 – January 2024 Round 1, 2 Domestic, Jan Round 1,2,3,4 International
  • January 10, 2024 – February 2024 Round 1 Domestic, Jan Round 5 International
  • January 21, 2024 – February 2024 Round 2,3 Domestic

For applicants who sat both tests, we will use the better result of the two.

MTeST and Casper Test compared

Cost Free $80 (non-refundable)
Delivery Online Online
Duration 15 minutes 90-110 minutes
Format Open-ended questions requiring written responses Open-ended questions requiring written and video responses
Applicability Monash only Monash and other institutes
Number of sittings allowed 3 attempts per admissions cycle 1 attempt per admissions cycle
 Find out more about the MTeSTFind out more about Casper Test