What is the LANTITE?

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

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is the test administrator and is responsible for delivering the test in selected testing centres across Australia and through an invigilated online environment

Information on the test, including test dates, fees and how to prepare for the test, can be found on the ACER website.

If you have special considerations for testing conditions, you must lodge an application directly to ACER.

Do I need to do LANTITE?

If you are enrolled in an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program, you are required to pass the LANTITE to complete your final placement and to graduate.

The LANTITE is a government requirement for teacher registration. For additional information, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

When should I attempt the test?

It is recommended that you attempt the LANTITE as soon as possible after completing all your first-year courses.

It is not necessary to attempt both the literacy and numeracy tests in the one test window. You could choose to complete your stronger test area first and then attempt the other test in a subsequent test window.

Please note the results for Window 4 (October) will not be received by the University until the following year.

What happens if I do not pass the LANTITE?

Students can attempt to sit the LANTITE more than once.

If you do not meet the standard for literacy and numeracy after the second attempt, you will be contacted by the University and advised of the support services available.

At this stage, you will be required to show why you should be allowed to attempt the LANTITE a third time.