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Do I need to pass LANTITE?

The LANTITE is how initial teacher education (ITE) graduates demonstrate they have the required personal literacy and numeracy levels to work as a teacher in Australia. 

If you graduated from a Victorian ITE program after 1 July 2016, you are required to pass the LANTITE before applying for registration as a teacher with VIT. 

In addition, if you were commenced your accredited ITE program anywhere in Australia on or after 1 January 2017, the LANTITE requirement is also part of your ITE program and must be met before graduation.  

Can I have a temporary registration while I complete the test?

No. If you have not met the qualification requirements, you are unable to submit an application for registration.

I have questions about the LANTITE. Where can I find more information?

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is responsible for administering the LANTITE. The LANTITE is available at set times (‘test windows’) throughout the year. 

You have the flexibility to register and sit each test component separately and may sit the test remotely or in a physical test centre (where available). 

If you have questions about the test, please refer to the ACER website or contact ACER directly. 

How many times can I sit LANTITE?

You are permitted to sit each component of the test up to three times under the Commonwealth policy. 

If there are special or extenuating circumstances, you may be granted further attempts to sit test components (with a maximum of five test attempts). The fourth and fifth attempt are facilitated by your initial teacher education (ITE) provider. 

How do I prepare for an attempt at the LANTITE?

You should contact your initial teacher education (ITE) provider and ask how they can assist you to meet this requirement. Many Victorian universities now offer LANTITE preparation courses and have online resources for past and present students. We encourage you to contact your university to see if they can provide any further support programs. 

In addition, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) provides advice on their website about Test taking Strategy and Practice Material. For further information about what the test covers and how it is assessed, please read the Described Proficiency Scale document. 

What happens if I don’t meet the standard?

It will depend on how many times you have sat the LANTITE, and how close to finishing your initial teacher education (ITE) program you are. 

If you exhausted the maximum five attempts at the LANTITE you may not be able to graduate from your ITE program. If you have not met the standard at the LANTITE you will not be eligible to apply for teacher registration with VIT.