Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

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Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education


The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is designed to assess personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure aspiring teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching.

All students (either undergraduate or postgraduate) enrolled in initial teacher education programs throughout Australia must pass the test prior to graduating. We recommend that undergraduate students complete EDU104 and postgraduate students complete EDU765 prior to attempting the test.

How to register for the test

You must register online with ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) to sit the test at a test centre or by remote proctoring. Please visit the ACER LANTITE website for all information, including current LANTITE test fees and payment information.

Prepare for LANTITE

The USC Academic Skills Team offers LANTITE Literacy and Numeracy Preparation Workshops as well as drop-in study support and 1-to-1 appointments. To register for workshops or 1-to-1 appointments, book via Student Hub.

The USC Blackboard site and Department of Education and Training webpage have additional LANTITE resources. To access the student support on Blackboard, go to Organisations > LANTITE Resources.

The ACER LANTITE website also offers sample questions and practice tests for the literacy and numeracy tests.

Take the test

LANTITE is set by ACER. There are four test windows in each calendar year.

Students complete the test in two parts - the Literacy test (two hours) and Numeracy test (two hours). It is recommended that the test be completed in one day (commencing with the two-hour test with one-hour break time, followed by the final two-hour test).

Please see the ACER LANTITE website for information on test centres, remote proctoring, your admission ticket, identification, permitted testing aids, misconduct and test results.

Can I retake the exam?

You have up to three opportunities to sit the test. You only need to demonstrate once that you have met the standard for each test component. Test results from all previous test windows are transferrable and do not expire. If you sat the test and met the standard for one test component, you only need to register for and re-sit the test component that you were unsuccessful in.

More information

The ACER LANTITE website provides all the information you’ll need for the LANTITE test, as well as answers to additional questions you may have via their Frequently Asked Questions page.

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