Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

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Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education


LANTITE is the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education. It was implemented by the Australian Government on 1 July 2016 to demonstrate that initial teacher education students are in the top 30% of the adult population in terms of personal literacy and numeracy skills. The standard in the test has been determined by reference to existing frameworks for adult competency in literacy and numeracy, in particular the Australian Core Skills Framework and the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies.

How to register for LANTITE tests

Students must register online with ACER with ACER to sit the test at a test centre or by remote proctoring.

How to sit for LANTITE tests

Students complete the test in two parts; 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).

LANTITE is set by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). There are four test windows in each calendar year.

Test dates for 2019

Registration opens Registration closes Test window dates
16 January 2019 29 January 2019 18 February 2019 - 3 March 2019
5 April 2019 18 April 2019 10 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
3 July 2019 16 July 2019 5 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
9 October 2019 22 October 2019 8 November 2019 - 17 November 2019

How to prepare for LANTITE

Practice tests and test information is available on the ACER website.

Resitting LANTITE tests

Students 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.

Student support

Source Resources
ACER ACER website
DET Department of Education and Training website 


Organisations > LANTITE Resources

  • Test information
  • Literacy for LANTITE
  • Numeracy for LANTITE


Workshops (Book on Student Hub)

  • LANTITE Literacy Preparation 
  • LANTITE Numeracy Preparation

Drop-in study support

1-to-1 appointments (Book on Student Hub)

More information

Please refer to the ACER website for updated information.

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