Do I need to complete a Literacy and Numeracy test?

In 2016, the Australian Government introduced a requirement that all students undertaking an initial teacher education program possess levels of personal literacy and numeracy broadly equivalent to the top 30 per cent 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 for Educational Research (ACER) and is required to apply for teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

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

Students commencing their degree will be required to pass the test to progress to the final phase of their course. Students will be prompted to register to take the test once they have enrolled in the Master of Teaching.

Students have up to three opportunities to pass the test, which will be offered at certain times throughout the year.

The MGSE provides a range of support to all Teacher Candidates preparing to sit the LANTITE. Support includes specific literacy and numeracy support offered by the University of Melbourne’s Academic Skills Unit and Mathematics teaching team.

Practice tests and other supporting materials are also available to all teacher candidates who are enrolled in a Master of Teaching.

Visit our Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship course page to find out more and apply.

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