Education course transfers
From 2018, The State Government of Victoria has required all students who wish to enrol in accredited ITE courses to complete a personal attributes test as part of the application for admission.
Students wishing to enrol in the following La Trobe University accredited teacher education courses will need to complete a Situational Judgement Test as part of the application for admission:
- Bachelor of Education
- Master of Teaching (Primary)
- Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Options for Situational Judgement Tests:
The La Trobe University’s Aptitude for Teaching Assessment (AFTA) is a free, online test that is designed for entry into La Trobe University Initial Education courses only. It cannot be used for other institutions.
AFTA consists of 15 scenarios that assess the following attributes:
- Self-regulated learning
The Casper test is an alternative, administered by Acuity Insights. It is delivered online, the Casper test is a non-cognitive online test that assesses your personal and professional attributes. To register for the test and for more information, please visit the Casper website.
Please note: The available test dates are listed on the Casper website. If you have not completed the test by the final test date listed, please contact Future Students so that your application can be assessed further for alternative options.
Casper tests are typically valid for 12 months. To check validity, or if you require further information about Casper please view Casper FAQs.
Please note: If you do not complete a situational judgement test your request for transfer cannot be considered. Course transfers are based on several criteria, including academic requirements, situational judgement test results, and available places in the course. Completing a situational judgement test does not guarantee entry.
Complete the appropriate Course Transfer application form (domestic or international). If you are transferring into the Bachelor of Education include your proposed major (Early Childhood and Primary, Primary or Secondary) and specialisation/s.
Schedule your online situational judgement test.
Please make sure you register for the test in advance. Last minute bookings are not recommended.
Complete the online test at your scheduled time. For the Casper tests you will need to select 'applying to UG direct to school' or 'applying to PG direct to school' and enter your La Trobe Student ID.
Your Casper results will be submitted directly to La Trobe University. You must list La Trobe University on your Casper distribution list. After undertaking the AFTA test you will be required to upload your completion certificate to the application portal.
All Undergraduate ITE degrees require:
- Completed 120cp of study with a minimum course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
- Year 11 Maths or equivalent (excluding Foundation Maths) for the Bachelor of Education transfer applicants.
- for international students, an IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in Speaking and Listening (or please see our English Language Requirements page for alternatives).
- Applicants must have successfully completed the first year of the Associate Degree of Teacher Education including 8 core first-year subjects (EDU1LLI or EDU1001, EDU1CAD or EDU1002, EDU1CDL or EDU1003, EDU1ISE or EDU1004, EDU1005, EDU1006, EDU1LNU or EDU1007, EDU1DLC or EDU1008) with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60+.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area/s for Primary Teaching as per National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching:
- Discipline specialisations are: English, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), Mathematics, Science, Physical Education/Health, Technology Studies, Art/Drama/Music/Dance, Humanities.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or approved equivalent in one or two discipline areas for Secondary Teaching as per National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching:
- Discipline specialisations are: English, Drama, Health, Humanities (including History, Geography, Economics, Languages, Mathematics, Media, Outdoor and Environmental Education, Science (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Physical Education, Psychology, Technology, TESOL, Visual Arts.