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Graduates from Australian initial teacher education (ITE) programs are required to demonstrate they have personal literacy and numeracy levels in the top 30% of the population in order to be registered to teach in Australia.

Successfully meeting the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) requirement is a part of all currently accredited ITE programs. If the LANTITE requirement was not part of the ITE program completed, the rules below outline if this requirement must be met. Applicants for early childhood teaching are not required to meet the LANTITE requirement in order to gain registration.

It has been a ministerial requirement since 1 July 2016 that all Victorian ITE students are required to meet the LANTITE requirement prior to being granted provisional teacher registration. The following rules apply.

  1. Individuals who completed an ITE qualification prior to 1 July 2016 are not required to meet the LANTITE requirement.
  2. If an individual commenced an ITE program on or after 1 January 2017, the LANTITE requirement forms part of the ITE program and must be met before graduation. ITE providers can provide more information about this requirement.
  3. If an individual commenced an ITE program before 1 January 2017 and completed the qualification on or after 1 July 2016, they will be required to meet the standard of the LANTITE prior to applying for teacher registration with VIT. Please speak to your ITE provider for more information.

Applicants for early childhood teacher registration are not required to meet the LANTITE requirement in order to gain registration. However, some providers may choose to make it part of their own program requirements. Individuals should consult their education provider for more information.

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Please note those applying for dual registration (i.e. both teacher and early childhood registration) are required to meet the LANTITE requirement.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is responsible for administering the LANTITE (the test), which is held at set times throughout the year.

LANTITE preparation resources

The VIT has compiled a list of free and paid online resources available to prepare individuals for meeting their LANTITE requirement. Please note VIT does not endorse these resources, and utilising them does not guarantee successful completion of LANTITE.

Literacy resources
Type Resource
Literacy Online English Practice Test
Literacy Australian Literacy Education Association Events
Literacy Reading Writing Hotline
Literacy BBC Skillswise
Literacy IXL English (Aim for Year 9 and 10)
Reading Reading Comprehension Practice Documents
Reading Precision Consultancy, Reading comprehension examples for different levels of Australian Core Skills Framework (aim for Level 4)
Technical skills of writing British Council Intermediate Grammar
Technical skills of writing Grammar Practice Test 1
Technical skills of writing Grammar Practice Test 2
Technical skills of writing Purdue Writing Lab Grammar
Technical skills of writing Purdue Writing Lab Punctuation

 

Numeracy resources
Type Resource
General Online Maths Practice Test
General Open Learning Mathematics and Statistics Online Course
General Deakin University Maths for Education Portal
General University of Tasmania Mathematics Pre-tests
General Curtin University LANTITE Numeracy Resource
General BBC Skillswise
General New Zealand Centre for Mathematics
General University of Tasmania Mathematics Pathways
General Khan Academy
General VALBEC Building Strength with Numeracy
General Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
General IXL (Word Problems)
Numbers and algebra Khan Academy
Numbers and algebra Youcubed Mathematical Mindset Algebra
Numbers and algebra Mathhelp.com Pre-Algebra Course (Also Algebra 1 and 2)
Numbers and algebra Annenberg Learner (Algebra 1 Course
Numbers and algebra IXL
Measurement and geometry Khan Academy
Measurement and geometry Mathhelp.com Geometry Course
Measurement and geometry Annenberg Learner (Geometry course)
Measurement and geometry IXL
Statistics and probability Khan Academy
Statistics and probability Studiosity Probability Practice Test
Statistics and probability IXL
Non-calculator Maths without a Calculator (Stackexhange)
Calculator Using a Calculator (Practice Questions)
Calculator Practice Online Calculator
Calculator Calculator Skills Worksheets

 

Other resources
Type Resource
ACER LANTITE Practice Questions
ACER Test taking Strategies
ACER Described Proficiency Scale (outlines the skills required for the test and assists in interpreting results)
ACER Reasonable Adjustments (how to apply for adjustments to your testing conditions)
Time management University of NSW Time Management GuidanceThis is an external link
Time management Western Illinois University Multiple Choice Test Time Management
Stress management University of St Andrews Exam Stress
Stress management Deakin This: How to Beat Exam Stress and Anxiety
Stress management Anxiety Canada Test Anxiety Booklet
Stress management Headspace: How to reduce stress & prepare for exams
Stress management University of Tasmania Managing Exam Anxiety and Stress
LANTITE tutors

Last updated: 08 Jul 2021