In 2015, all Education Ministers agreed that from the 1 July 2016, the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) will be used as the required means to demonstrate that initial teacher education (ITE) graduates have the required personal literacy and numeracy levels equivalent to the top 30% of the population.
Since 1 July 2016, all Victorian ITE students have been required to meet the LANTITE requirement prior to being granted provisional registration as a teacher. Depending on when you commenced and completed your ITE program, you may need to provide VIT with evidence of having successfully completed the LANTITE.
If you commenced an accredited ITE program on or after 1 January 2017, the LANTITE requirement forms part of the ITE program, and must be met before graduation. Your ITE provider can provide you with more information about when you will be required to meet the test.
If you commenced a VIT accredited ITE program before 1 January 2017 and completed the qualification on or after 1 July 2016, and graduated from the ITE program without satisfactorily completing LANTITE, you are required to satisfactorily complete the LANTITE as part of your registration requirements in Victoria.
If you completed an accredited ITE program before 1 July 2016, the LANTITE requirement does not apply to you.
Applying for early childhood teacher (ECT) registration
If you are applying for registration as an early childhood teacher you will not be required to meet the LANTITE requirement to gain registration. However, some ITE providers may choose to make LANTITE part of their program requirements.
If you are applying for registration as both an early childhood teacher and a teacher, you will need to meet the LANTITE requirement in relation to your teacher registration.
|If you applied for registration on or after 1 Jan 2019|
If you already hold registration with the LANTITE Condition
If you are applying for registration as an early childhood teacher, you will not be required to meet the LANTITE requirement. However, some ITE providers may choose to make LANTITE part of their program requirements.
If you are applying for two registrations as an early childhood teacher and a teacher, you will need to meet the LANTITE requirement in relation to your teacher registration.
The VIT is committed to implementing enhancements set by the Victorian Government and the Minister for Education to ensure that Victorian children are taught by teachers of the highest quality.
There are two components to the test, a literacy component and a numeracy component.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is responsible for administering the test. The test is available at set times (windows) throughout the year.
You have the flexibility to register and sit each test component separately and may sit the test either remotely or in a physical test centre (where available).
The Commonwealth policy is that you are permitted to sit each component of the test up to three times.
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 test has been a ministerial requirement for initial teacher education students since 1 July 2016. You must have met the standard for both components of LANTITE to be eligible to register for teacher registration with VIT.
More information about the test can be found on the ACER website.
VIT recognises successful completion of the following tests as meeting the LANTITE requirement
- National Literacy and Numeracy Initial Teacher Education Students Test;
- NSW Literacy and Numeracy for Classroom Readiness Test;
- ACT Canberra Teacher Recruitment Assessment; and
- The 2015 August / September trial of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test.
We encourage you to access support arrangements from your ITE provider in preparing to meet the LANTITE requirement.
We also encourage you to consider your personal circumstances and sit the test at a point in time when you are most likely to succeed.
If you have a disability or medical condition which may impact your ability to meet the LANTITE requirement, ACER states that they will consider requests for reasonable adjustments on a case by case basis. We therefore encourage you to contact ACER to discuss your disability or medical condition, and any supporting documentation required, prior to registering and sitting for the test.Before sitting the test, you should prepare as much as possible. This may include
- reading information about the test and understanding what is required
- completing sample tests and practice questions
- undertaking appropriate remedial action.
If you are sitting the test for the second or subsequent time, you should also
- consider your results from previous tests and seek advice and support from your ITE provider and other sources about any remedial steps you can take
- take remedial action to improves areas of need
- consider any disabilities or medical conditions, and whether reasonable adjustments, or further reasonable adjustments may be appropriate to enable you to sit the test.
If you would like to sit the test for the fourth or fifth time, you will need to seek permission prior to sitting the test. More information about these processes can be found on the ACER website.
The following free and paid online resources are available to prepare you for completing your LANTITE requirement. Please note: VIT does not endorse these resources and utilising them does not guarantee successful completion of LANTITE.
|NSW Literacy and Numeracy Demonstration Tests|
|Department of Education and Training LANTITE Sample Questions|
|LANTITE Resources on the University of Technology Sydney|
|VU Polytechnic LANTITE Preparation Course|
|YouTube LANTITE preparation videos|
|RMIT Library Resource Links|
|LANTITE Test Help (Paid Site)|
|Curtin University External Resources (see Information and Practice Sites PDF)|
|Helps & Hints for national Literacy and Numeracy Test (Facebook page)|
|Strive for Excellence Tutoring (paid resources)|
|Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 (One benchmark described as equivalent to LANTITE) Documentation|
|Scootle.edu.au (English and Maths are Year 9 and 10 level)|
|Literacy||Online English Practice Test|
|Literacy||Australian Literacy Education Association Events|
|Literacy||Reading Writing Hotline|
|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|
|LANTITE Practice Questions|
|Test taking Strategies|
Described Proficiency Scale (outlines the skills required for the test and assists in interpreting results)
|Reasonable Adjustments (how to apply for adjustments to your testing conditions)|
Time Management Strategies
|University of NSW Time Management Guidance|
|Western Illinois University Multiple Choice Test Time Management|
Stress Management Strategies
|University of St Andrews Exam Stress|
|Deakin This: How to Beat Exam Stress and Anxiety|
|Anxiety Canada Test Anxiety Booklet|
|Headspace: How to reduce stress & prepare for exams|
|University of Tasmania Managing Exam Anxiety and Stress|
|Barbara (LANTITE Test Support)||Numeracy||https://www.lantitenumeracy.com/|
|Melinda Wood (The Tutoring Academy)||Literacy and Numeracy||https://thetutoringacademy.com.au/|