LANTITE

On 1 July, 2016, the Australian Government mandated that all undergraduate and postgraduate teacher preparation students must pass the LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students) assessment in order to meet their respective program requirements.

LANTITE is an assessment used to evaluate the personal literacy and numeracy skills of education students seeking to become teachers. It is designed to ensure graduating teachers are equipped to meet teaching demands.

All students enrolled in the following UQ undergraduate and postgraduate teacher preparation programs are required to successfully complete LANTITE as a program requirement, in order to graduate:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) dual degree programs
  • Bachelor of Education (MYS)
  • Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Eligibility

The University covers the registration fee for eligible students this year.

UQ will cover the LANTITE registration fee for:

A current UQ student enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) dual degree programs, Bachelor of Education (MYS), Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours), Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary) or a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary).

If a student has previously registered for the test and been approved payment by the University but did not attend/sit the test, they are ineligible for payment again.

When to sit the Test

LANTITE is set by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) and is offered during four test windows each calendar year. Students must register online to sit the test at a test centre or by remote proctoring.

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).

Test Dates

Please view the ACER ‘Test dates’ webpage for test windows.

LANTITE Support

  • For information about how to prepare for the test, including practice material, please refer to the LANTITE ‘Prepare’ webpage.
  • For FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), please refer to the LANTITE ‘FAQ’ webpage.
  • For further information about LANTITE, please refer to the ACER LANTITE website.