The Monash Teaching Suitability Test (MTeST)

The Monash Teaching Suitability Test (MTeST) is a non-academic test to identify your suitability for the teaching profession.

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

Compare MTeST and Casper test

Qualities you need to demonstrate

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has outlined the attributes and motivations that are common to effective teachers. The purpose of the test is for you to demonstrate these key competencies to meet the non-academic entry requirements of an initial teacher education course.

Some attributes you will need to demonstrate are:

  • motivation to teach
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • willingness to learn
  • resilience and self-efficacy
  • conscientiousness
  • organisational and planning skills

How does the MTeST work?

When you apply for a Monash ITE course you will have the opportunity to sit the MTeST. You need to visit this page to access the MTeST on your personal device. The MTeST is open every Tuesday from 10am to 10pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) during our admissions period.

All questions are open ended and ask "List three key words or short phrases."

Taking the MTeST

What you'll need

Make sure you are using a device with a working webcam and that you have a stable internet connection. You will also need your Monash Student ID or VTAC ID to complete the test.

Test window

The MTeST is open every Tuesday from 10am to 10pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) during the admissions period. There may be additional testing windows available from November 2023.

NOTE: The test must be fully completed and submitted prior to the cut-off time or your results will be invalidated.

Ready to start

The link will be displayed here when the test is open. When you open the test, do not close or exit the browser until you have completed the test.

Next MTeST:
3 October 2023 AEST

10/03/2023 10:00 am10/03/2023 9:45 pmAustralia/MelbourneSit the MTeST

Important dates for VTAC applicants

VTAC applicants are advised to complete the MTeST 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

If you’ve already registered for Casper, there is no requirement to also complete the MTeST although you can choose to sit both and we’ll use the better result of the two.

Frequently asked questions

Ask us about MTeST

Domestic students

Telephone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)
Online: Domestic student enquiry form

International students

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online: International student enquiry form