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.
If you are planning to apply for the Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne, you will need to complete TCAT prior to submitting a course application.
Please note TCAT is a compulsory step in the application process for the Master of Teaching.
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The total estimated time commitment is 70 - 90 minutes.
After you have completed TCAT, you will be sent a completion receipt by email.
International or domestic applicants applying directly to the University of Melbourne will be asked to provide a copy of their completion receipt with their Master of Teaching application. Domestic students applying through VTAC are not required to upload their completion receipt as TCAT completion will be verified during selection.
For more information about the Master of Teaching, including how to apply, visit Become a Teacher.
The online assessment consists of five modules, which must be completed in sequence. You can monitor your progress via a progress bar at the top of the page.
You can save and exit the assessment at various stages however some modules are timed. Once a module times out, it will submit your response automatically so allocate sufficient time.
You cannot review or repeat a section once your response is submitted.
Use high speed internet as some images will be downloaded during the timed sections of the survey.
Read the frequently asked questions section before you start.
Do not over think your responses.
The MGSE is committed to promoting inclusion and equity for applicants with disabilities or long-term medical conditions, and helping to provide technologies that assist students.
Reasonable adjustments can be made if an applicant with a disability or impairment experiences difficulty in
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