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LANTITE: Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education Students

What is LANTITE?

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The Australian Government has introduced a new national test called LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students), which is run by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). If you are a student in an 'initial teacher education' (ITE) course that qualifies you as someone that teaches, you must pass the test prior to graduation to prove that you have the literacy and numeracy skills to become a teacher.

All students who commenced an ITE course from 1st January 2017 onwards must pass LANTITE to graduate.

Test Information

  • 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.


The following selection of Linkedin Learning courses cover literacy and numeracy tests that may have common content with the LANTITE test. Please note: these courses are recommended for practice and revision purposes only.

Access Linkedin Learning  from your student portal.


Academic Skills Centre Blackboard Support & Workshops

For more LANTITE support, and information on literacy and numeracy workshops, visit Blackboard, select Academic Skills--> School Specific Resources--> School of Education--> LANTITE


LANTITE Resources in the ECU Library

LANTITE Resources: 

A range of resources to help you improve your literacy and numeracy skills: