The Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) is a web-based tool to help identify the optimal mix of knowledge and personal skills to become a successful teacher. It asks about previous experience, motivations to teach; and includes questions on literacy and numeracy skills, other abilities, and disposition. It is required for entry to our graduate teaching programs, and you take the test online.
Students entering the Master of Teaching through a Graduate Degree Package will need to complete the TCAT when they apply for their undergraduate degree, or at some stage during their undergraduate degree.
Students who successfully complete the TCAT when applying for their undergraduate degree (along with meeting the other requirements), will have assurance of a guaranteed Commonwealth Supported Place in their Master of Teaching course. Students who choose to complete the TCAT during their undergraduate degree will still be able to apply for the Graduate Degree Package as usual, however their graduate place will be contingent on successfully completing the TCAT during that time. Students entering the Master of Teaching through the standard entry can complete the TCAT when they apply for the graduate program.