Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE)

Learn more about the national Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE), which all students enrolling in an initial teacher education course must successfully complete.

In 2016, the Australian Government instituted a requirement that all students undertaking an initial teacher education program possess levels of personal literacy and numeracy broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the population. Therefore, all students enrolling in an initial teacher education course must sit and pass the national Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE). The testing process is managed by the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) and is part of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration process.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) requires all Master of Teaching students (including Early Childhood) to complete the LANTITE within their first year of study.

If you do not successfully complete either the literacy or the numeracy component (or both) on the first attempt, you will be referred to additional MGSE support services. These support services are also available before your first attempt (see below). With only four test windows available in a year via ACER, it is highly recommended that you complete the LANTITE early in your first year of study.

See below for details regarding the support services. If you have any concerns about the LANTITE, please contact your Master of Teaching Course Coordinator early in your first year of study.

  • Support

    MGSE provides a range of support to all Teacher Candidates preparing to sit the LANTITE.

    Practice tests and links to supporting resources are available via the MGSE Learning Management System (LMS) LANTITE page for Practice Test Resources. All Teacher Candidates who are enrolled in a Master of Teaching subject have access to this page:

    Specific Literacy support: this is provided by Academic Skills through workshops and individual appointments. Contact information for Academic Skills is available via the LMS LANTITE page for Literacy Support.

    Specific Numeracy support: This is provided by Mr Malcolm Cocking of the Mathematics teaching team via individual appointments. Also available are Study and Learning Drop-ins with staff from the University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Contact information is available via the LMS LANTITE page for Numeracy Support.

    If you have any concerns about the LANTITE, please contact your Master of Teaching Course Coordinator. The best time to do so is early in the first year of your course.

  • Other information
    • Further information on registration and test timelines, application, costs and special consideration, is available on the ACER Website.
    • The Australian Department of Education have published a comprehensive FAQ on the LANTITE
    • The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has a policy on LANTITE and teacher registration.

    Note:

    If you have previously completed the test at another institution, you can email through your results to education-help@unimelb.edu.au