Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

What is the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education?

The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is designed to assess personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching.

Information on the LANTITE dates, how to apply, costs and sample test questions are on the ACER website. Monash does not register students with ACER and we do not run the LANTITE. Registration, testing and results are administered by ACER.

Frequently asked questions are also provided by the Department of Education and Training.

Do I need to sit and pass the LANTITE to complete my course?

Students who commenced prior to 2017

The LANTITE is not required for course completion, but is a registration requirement. Students are strongly recommended to successfully complete the LANTITE prior to course completion. Students who have not achieved the standard will be awarded conditional provisional registration by VIT in exceptional circumstances. Students who commenced prior to 2017, but who do not complete their course by 31 December 2019 must sit and pass the LANTITE in order to complete the course.

Students who commenced in 2017

The LANTITE is a compulsory requirement of your course. Refer to your course map and handbook for more information.

What happens if I fail the LANTITE three times?

Students who commenced prior to 2017

Providers can permit a fourth LANTITE sitting. To request a fourth sitting, send an email to the Manager, Admissions & Student Services (Tanya.Pelle@monash.edu) outlining any difficulties you have had in passing the LANTITE, and your plan to address these issues. The Manager, Admissions & Student Services will discuss your case with the Course Leader and/or Program Director. You will be notified of the outcome by email within 10 working days of submitting a request.

Students who commenced in 2017

As the LANTITE is compulsory in your course, students who do not successfully complete the LANTITE within the first year will be referred to the Academic Progress Committee. The Academic Progress Committee will be able to determine if a fourth sitting will be permitted.

What happens if I fail the LANTITE (or do not sit the LANTITE) in my first year semester one but go on intermission in semester two?

The Faculty of Education will send an Early Warning letter at the end of the first semester of study. Students who then take a leave of absence will not be sent an end of year notice of referral that year. However, once students return from intermission, they will need to ensure they sit and pass the LANTITE prior to completing their first year of studies.

Does the Faculty provide any support to students?

Yes, the Faculty of Education offers a Literacy and Numeracy Development Program to support students in preparing to sit the LANTITE. The program is run by the dedicated Literacy and Numeracy Development Advisor and includes online and face-to-face components.

I am studying Early Years, do I need to sit the LANTITE?

Students who commenced prior to 2017

No, you are not required to sit the LANTITE.

Students who commenced in 2017

Students completing a single sector Early Years course do not need to sit the LANTITE. Students completing dual sector Early Years and Primary Education courses are required to sit and pass the LANTITE. Refer to your course map and handbook for more information.

I successfully completed the LANTITE whilst studying at another institution. Do I have to sit it again?

No, you do not need to sit the LANTITE again. Provide the Admissions & Student Services Office with your official results from ACER along with your ACER applicant number to confirm your successful completion. We will still require you to enrol in the Literacy and Numeracy tracking units, but will place a successful result against your units.

I’m an international student who doesn’t want to teach in Australia. Do I have to do the LANTITE?

Students who commenced prior to 2017

No, you are not required to sit the LANTITE if you are not planning to register as a teacher in Australia.However, if in the future you wish to register, you will need to sit and pass the LANTITE.

Students who commenced in 2017

The LANTITE is a compulsory requirement of your course. Refer to your course map and handbook for more information.