All students seeking entry to Veterinary Science at Murdoch University must undertake the Casper assessment. The Casper is an online assessment where you will be asked to respond to written and video based scenarios.
The assessment takes between 100-120 minutes, and testing sessions occur monthly from August to early December. You will need access to a computer with a webcam and microphone, and a reliable internet connection.
The assessment costs $80. When registering for Casper, you will be able to select Murdoch University, plus any other university where you are seeking entry into Veterinary Science. Please register at least three days prior to the test date to ensure payment processing and applicant verification is successfully completed prior. Your results will be sent directly to the University by Altus Assessment, who run the Casper testing.
2022 is the first year that the School of Veterinary Medicine is using Casper. Because of this, a minimum score is not being prescribed.
Applicants may take the test as many times as they like. Each attempt will cost $80. One attempt can be used for any application round that is within one year of the Casper test. It is expected that the majority of applicants will only take the Casper test once.
You will need to provide your TISC ID, as school leavers and mature age students apply via TISC.
There will be one session offered each month from August to December. As an indicative guide, the last test date for 2023 entry is 8 December 2022.
For applicants sitting the Casper test in 2022, the Casper score will be a formative part of the application assessment process. The Casper score may be used to rank applicants with very close application scores and it may be used to identify values that do not align with those expected of someone intending to enter the veterinary profession. From 2023 onwards, it is expected that the Casper score will become a summative part of the application assessment process; that is, it will count towards the overall application score for all applicants.