Casper Assessment Pilot 2022

We're trialling a new assessment which could help settings select suitable applicants for future Basic Training.

The Casper assessment pilot will include applicants to first year training at 5 Basic Paediatric Training Settings in Australia.

Find out how to register, what the pilot is about and who is taking part.

How to register

Register for the 2022 RACP and participating paediatric training networks pilot implementation of Casper.

Register


One

Select a test date and time

Consult the table below for the available assessment dates for each Network. There are 2 date options available for each Network.

You only need to sit the Casper assessment once. If you are applying to more than one Network, we recommend you register and sit the assessment on the earliest date available.

BPT Network

Test Date 1a

Test Date 1b

Test Date 2a

Test Date 2b

South Australian Paediatric Network (Coordinated out of Women's & Children's Hospital.)

16 June
Thursday

7.00pm AEST
6.30pm ACST
4.00pm AWST

9 July
Saturday

5.00pm AEST
4.30pm ACST
2.00pm AWST

 

Queensland Basic Paediatric Training Network

The Victorian Paediatric Training Program (coordinated out of the Royal Children's Hospital)

NSW Paediatric Training Networks - Northern, Eastern, and Western

 

Saturday
30 July

5.00pm AEST 4.30pm ACST 2:00pm AWST

Thursday
11 August

7:00pm AEST 6:30pm ACST
4.00pm AWST

Western Australian Basic Paediatric Training Network

*Contact the RACP project team at evaluation@racp.edu.au if you cannot make arrangements to sit the dates and times available.


Two

Register with Altus Assessments and book your assessment date and time

Altus Assessments has developed and will be hosting the online the assessment for the College. You will need to register with Altus and reserve your assessment date and time via their website. No payment is required to sit Casper in 2022.

All you need to register is your email address and a piece of government issued ID.

Once you have registered you will be directed to the assessment date and time booking page.

Important

To account for identity verification, ensure that you register for your assessment at least three days before your preferred date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended as it is important for applicant’s equipment to meet the System Requirements Check available in their Altus Suite Account.

  

Three

Once you have registered, ensure you have the following items and equipment

When it’s time to complete the assessment, you will need the following resources. You will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities and a reliable internet connection with an internet speed of at least 1.5 Mbps and upload speed of at least 2 Mbps. You will require the following for both account creation and completing Altus Suite:

  • Government-issued photo ID (English/French) for account validation
  • Valid email address (the same one you will use to submit your application)
  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • Access to both Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Working webcam
  • Working microphone
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection
  • A quiet, comfortable place away from others or distractions. We recommend you sit the test in a quiet room in a private home. We do not recommend sitting the test in a healthcare setting as internet firewalls may create problems with page refresh or other access problems.

Four

Submit any requests for required accommodations to complete Casper

Casper accommodation requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure equal opportunity for all. To apply for accommodations, please complete and submit the following to support@altus.as (or you may request a link to upload your documents to a secure encrypted folder directly):

You will need to submit all forms and supporting documents 3 weeks before your scheduled Casper test to allow sufficient time for document review and a decision on the appropriate accommodation.

The types of accommodations that we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended time
  • Assistive software (e.g., speech-to-text and text-to-voice)
  • Assistive personnel (e.g., scribe and/or reader)

If you believe you need an accommodation measure not listed above, this must be specified by the qualified professional completing part 2 of the Accommodations Request Form. You must include the rationale for each recommended accommodation measure.

Review the Altus Assessments Accommodations Policy for a more detailed outline of the accommodation process


five

Familiarise yourself with the Casper assessment format

No study is required for Casper, although you may want to familiarise yourself with the assessment structure and format at TakeAltus.com/test-prep, and ensure you have a quiet environment to complete the assessment. We strongly urge you to take advantage of the 12-section practice assessment, which will immerse you in the assessment environment and ensure you meet the technical requirements to access and complete the assessment.


six

Look out for your 'get ready' email

You will receive a 'get ready' email from Altus Assessments 48 hours before your scheduled assessment. The email will include a checklist to ensure you are system ready to sit Casper. (Check in your junk mail folder if you have not received and email within 48 hours of your assessment)


seven

Complete the assessment and the evaluation survey

At the end of your assessment and as part of Casper's evaluation, you will be asked to complete a short exit survey about your experiences and perception of the assessment.


Contact

For Casper test enquiries, contact Altus at support@altusassessments.com.

Access the TakeAltus.com online support team via the orange chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the site or using Altus Suite account, once registered.

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