1. What are the technical requirements needed for the online application?

Use high speed internet as some images will be downloaded during the timed sections of the survey. It is recommended that your web browser is up-to-date and Javascript is enabled. The web browsers officially supported are IE 7, 8, 9 or higher, Firefox and Google Chrome. If you have trouble in your application using your favourite browser we recommend using one of the supported web browsers for your application.

2. Are there any information/publication that can assist me in doing well or to practice?

The application does not require any previous practice. Enough information will be provided on how to complete each module during the online assessment.

3. How long is the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool?

The online assessment consists of five modules, each with a number of sections. The modules must be completed in sequence and each module may include a different number of open response or multiple choice items. You may be asked to upload some documents in the beginning of the application. The total estimated time commitment is 70 - 90 minutes.

4. How can I track my progress through the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool assessment?

Your progress through the online assessment will be indicated by the progress bar at the top of the page.

5. Can I save my progress and continue later on?

You can save and exit the assessment at various stages. You may use the login and password information that you created during registration to stop and continue at a later time, once each section has been completed.

6. Is there a time limit?

Some modules incorporate a time limit. A timer at the top of the page indicates sections with time limits. Ensure you allocate sufficient time to complete these modules as you cannot review/re-do a section once it times out, neither once you submit your response. Your answers will be submitted automatically once you run out of time.

7. What happens when the timer runs out for a section or answer that is timed?

The responses that you have entered will be saved and you will move to the next section or question. Please note you may only undertake each section once and once you have completed and submitted a section you cannot review or change your response.

8. Will I be able to go back and revise my answers?

No, you will not be able to change your response once you have submitted your answers for a section.

9. What should I do if I can't login to my account?

Click here to reset your account.

10. I encountered a technical issue while I was completing my online assessment. What do I do?

So we can help troubleshoot the issue, please send the following information to tcat-help@unimelb.edu.au:

11. I have a question regarding the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool, who do I contact?

Contact Hum-edTCAT@curtin.edu.au.

12. Who should I contact about Reasonable Adjustments?

If you are unable to complete Teacher Capability Assessment Tool and would like to discuss Reasonable Adjustments, please contact Curtin University’s School of Education: Hum-edTCAT@curtin.edu.au.

13. How will my data be used?

Your information will be used to help develop your profile as a teacher. You will also be contributing (anonymously) to a larger research project examining the characteristics of effective teachers.

14. Can I see my results?

Your results will be provided in a graph similar to the one below. You can download it and save it as a PDF for your own records.