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LANTITE is the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students that was introduced by the Australian Government in 2016 to assess ITE students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills.

  • For Bachelor of Education students (Y41 Y42 Y68) - LANTITE benchmarks must be met before the final Professional Experience. It is a pre-requisite for enrolment into the Fourth Year Professional Experience unit to have met the LANTITE benchmarks.
  • For Master of Teaching students (I81 I83 I91) - LANTITE benchmarks must be met before 2nd year as it is a pre-requisite for enrolment into the final Professional Experience.

Students are not permitted to continue with Professional Experience in the last year of their degree if they have not met both standards.

Frequently asked questions

Once you have passed the LANTITE, ACER will send us your results. This information will be added to your transcript. These results are not made public.

For Bachelor of Education students, you are required to sit and pass the LANTITE within the first half of your course; for Masters of Teaching students, within the first year and for BEd students, within the first two years.

ECU Library

ECU Library has a guide full of resources - LANTITE Library Guide.

Academic Skills - Learning Adviser

For personal literacy and numeracy resources and to make an appointment with a Learning Adviser visit Academic Skills.

ACER website

The following LANTITE resources are available from the ACER website:

You have three attempts to meet the standard of both the literacy and numeracy components of the LANTITE test. If you do not meet the test standard on one attempt please make sure you prepare thoroughly before attempting it again. Please consult your ECU Teacher Education Course Coordinator should you not meet the standard after three attempts.

The LANTITE is only available through an invigilated online environment which is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) at selected test centres. Remote proctoring can also be organised if required. The LANTITE is offered during set windows throughout the year.

Key dates and locations are published on the ACER website.

Please note that completing the LANTITE via remote proctoring on the ECU campuses is not recommended. Unfortunately, the internet firewall blocks some of the programs required to load the test.

The LANTITE is an online test designed to measure initial teacher education students' personal literacy and numeracy skills. The test is made up of two parts (literacy and numeracy):

  • The Test involves two separate tests, one for Literacy and one for Numeracy;
  • Each Test has 65 questions, with a mixture of multiple choice and constructed response questions;
  • The two Tests can be attempted in one sitting or in separate sittings;
  • A student who passes one component of the Test e.g. Literacy but not Numeracy can “bank” the passed component and will not have to sit that part of the Test again.
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