School of Education

Literacy and numeracy testing information for applicants

Literacy/numeracy requirements

Initial teacher education programs

(Program codes: TY5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), TZ5 Bachelor of Education (Primary), TN5 Bachelor of Secondary Education and TN5.HPE Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education Teaching))

Where a non-year 12 applicant does not have:

  • A study score of at least 25 in English other than EAL (or 30 in EAL)
  • Satisfactory completion of:
  1. Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or
  2. Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics

the applicant will be required to successfully complete an internal literacy and/or numeracy test as an extra requirement for entry.

Early Childhood

(Program code: TK5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education))

Where a non-year 12 applicant does not have:

  • A study score of at least 20 in any English
  • Satisfactory completion of:
  1. Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or
  2. Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics

the applicant will be required to successfully complete an internal literacy and/or numeracy test as an extra requirement for entry.

Pathway programs

(Program Codes: TC5 Bachelor of Education Studies, SO5 Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and OE5 Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education)

Where a non-year 12 applicant does not have:

 EnglishMathematics
TC5 Bachelor of Education StudiesA study score of at least 20 in any English
  1. Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics, or
  2. Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
SO5 Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor EducationA study score of at least 20 in any English
  1. Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or
  2. Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
OE5 Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental EducationA study score of at least 20 in any English       n/a

the applicant will be required to successfully complete an internal literacy and/or numeracy test as an extra requirement for entry.

FAST program

All applicants who are currently completing VCAL, unscored VCE, or those who do not meet the specified pre-requisite studies will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

In addition, all applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 (past 2 years) will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

FAST (English for Academic Purposes)

All applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

Literacy and numeracy testing dates

Literacy and numeracy testing will be conducted online. Test dates for Semester 2, 2022 intake are:

Online test dates Register by
Between 9 AM on 4 April 2022 and 10 PM on 10 April 2022 Thursday 31 March 2022
Between 9 AM on 9 May 2022 and 10 PM on 15 May 2022Thursday 5 May 2022
Between 9 AM on 6 June 2022  and 10 PM on 12 June 2022 Thursday 2 June 2022
Between 9 AM on 11 July 2022  and 10 PM on 17 July 2022 Thursday 7 July 2022
FAST (English for Academic Purposes) Test Date Register by
Wednesday 24 August 2022 for 15 week EAPFriday 19 August 2022
Wednesday 7 September 2022 for 15 week EAPFriday 2 September 2022
Wednesday 12 October 2022 for 10 week EAPFriday 7 October 2022
Wednesday 26 October 2022 for 10 week EAPFriday  21 October 2022

Register

To register for the literacy and/or numeracy test, please complete the Literacy and numeracy test registration form.