1. What is LANTITE?

LANTITE is the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students assessment implemented by the Australian Government in 2016. It is a requirement that all undergraduate and postgraduate teacher preparation students complete and pass the test in order to meet their respective program requirements.

The test is computer-based and assessed in two parts with a short tutorial at the beginning of each components:

  1. Literacy test (two hours, 65 literacy questions); and
  2. Numeracy test (two hours, 65 numeracy questions).

All questions are selected responses (e.g. multiple choice) or short answer format. There is no extended writing required.

For more information about the test content, please refer to the ACER LANTITE ‘About’ webpage or click here.

2. How do I sit the LANTITE 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).

3. Do I have to sit the LANTITE test?

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)

4. Do I have to sit the Numeracy and Literacy tests in the same day?

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).

5. When is the next LANTITE test?

Please refer to the ACER LANTITE ‘Register’ webpage for test dates.

6. How do I set up remote proctoring?

Please refer to the ACER LANTITE ‘Sit’ webpage for ACER’s remote proctoring FAQs and instructions on how to register for remote proctoring. You will need to contact ACER to arrange remote proctoring.

7. What if I have Practicum when the LANTITE test is scheduled?

Check if there is an alternative date you can sit the test (please refer to the current year’s ‘test window dates’ on the ACER LANTITE ‘Register’ webpage for test dates). If there is no other alternative date, you will need to arrange a make-up day for the Practicum day you will need to miss in order to sit the exam.

8. How much does it cost?

If you are a current UQ student enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) dual 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 of Education and have not previously registered to sit the LANTITE test or have previously registered and failed, UQ will cover the registration fee.

If you register for the test and do not attend the test, you are ineligible for financial coverage by the School of Education and liable for the fee. For current LANTITE fees, please see the ACER LANTITE ‘Payment’ webpage or click here.

9. When do I get my results?

ACER will advise you of your test results. You can expect the results within one month of completing the test.

10. What if I fail the test?

If you fail the test, you can register again and sit the next test.  You will be financially covered for the test fee by the School of Education for all attempts, provided you attend each test registered for.

You have three attempts to sit the LANTITE test. Where the test has been sat and failed three times, you need to contact the School of Education Professional staff team (Building 24, Level 4, Room 403 (Reception) E: education@uq.edu.au P: 3365 6550).

The School of Education provides individualised preparatory support for the test, this includes access to Learning Advisors from Student Services. For more information about preparatory support please contact the School of Education Professional staff team (Building 24, Level 4, Room 403 (Reception) E: education@uq.edu.au P: 3365 6550).

11. What if I fail one component of the test and pass the other component?

You are required to pass both test components. If you failed one component and passed the other, you will need to re-sit the failed component.

12. What support is available in preparing for the LANTITE test?

ACER LANTITE provides practice material to help students prepare for the test. For further information about the support material, please see the ACER LANTITE ‘Prepare’ webpage or click here.

The School of Education provides individualised preparatory support for the test, this includes access to Learning Advisors from Student Services. For more information about preparatory support please contact the School of Education Professional staff team (Building 24, Level 4, Room 403 (Reception) E: education@uq.edu.au P: 3365 6550).

13. Where can I find more FAQs?

For more FAQs please refer to the LANTITE ‘FAQ’ webpage.

14. Where can I find out more information about LANTITE?

  • 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.