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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 of any study combination of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods, or
  2. Units 3 and 4 of 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: TU5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education))

Where a non-year 12 applicant does not have:

  • Study score of at least 20 in any English and Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;
  • Successful completion of FAST
  • Successful completion in one of the following:
    Previous university study, Certificate III (and industry experience of at least one year), Certificate IV or Diploma.

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, OE5 Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education)

Where a non-year 12 applicant does not have:

  • Study score of at least 20 in any English and Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Maths or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;
  • Successful completion of FAST
  • Successful completion in one of the following:
    Previous university study, Certificate III (and industry experience of at least one year), Certificate IV or Diploma.

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.

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 1, 2022 intake are:

Online test dates Register by
Between 9 AM on 13 September 2021 and 10 PM on 19 September 2021Thursday 9 September 2021
Between 9 AM on 11 October 2021 and 10 PM on 17 October 2021Thursday 7 October 2021
Between 9 AM on 8 November 2021 and 10 PM on 14 November 2021Thursday 4 November 2021
Between 9 AM on 6 December 2021 and 10 PM on 12 December 2021 Thursday 2 December 2021

To register for the online test, please complete the Literacy and numeracy test registration form.

FAST (English for Academic Purposes) Test Date Register by
Wednesday 16 Feb 2022 for 15 week EAP Friday 11 Feb 2022
Wednesday 16 March 2022 for 10 week EAPFriday 11 March 2022

To register for the online test, please complete the Literacy and numeracy test registration form.