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.
- Individuals who completed an ITE qualification prior to 1 July 2016 are not required to meet the LANTITE requirement.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2023