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

The Australian Government has recently announced the introduction of a Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). There are two parts to this test: Literacy and Numeracy. The test is computer-based and designed to assess aspects of your personal literacy and numeracy through a combination of multiple choice and constructed response questions. Sample questions for the test can be accessed here. This test is conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Who needs to sit the test?
Education students who first commence a Western Australian ITE (Initial Teacher Education) program (undergraduate and postgraduate) on or after 1 January 2017 will be required to sit and pass the LANTITE test before graduation. If you started your initial teacher education course before 1 January, 2017, we highly recommend you take the test in order to be competitive in the job market. However, it will not be a graduation requirement.

Click here for more information about LANTITE and teacher graduation,  as provided by the Teacher's Registration Board of WA.

NOTE: Since 2016, the test has been compulsory for all graduating education students wishing to teach in NSW and ACT, and is also becoming a requirement for some independent schools in WA. Therefore, Murdoch University suggests it may be in all current students' best interests to undertake the test prior to graduation, so as to enhance employability, and for those planning to move interstate.

How do I enrol to sit the test?
There are 3 steps:

1) Choose a test date, make payment, and register for the test via the ACER website. Tests are usually held four times a year.

2) For Murdoch students commencing their studies from 1st January 2017 onwards, you will also need to enrol in the  Murdoch LANTITE unit codes (either for semester 1 or for semester 2) for the test. These units are not-for-credit (no cost) and have been created simply to record your LANTITE test results. You will need to enrol in the units that match the testing dates you have chosen on the ACER website. The units codes are:

NOTE: It is best to enrol in these units before the Census dates. If you wish to be enrolled after the Census date, you will need to email Tania Corbett at, so that she can arrange that for you.

What happens after the test?

ACER will advise the University of your test results which will then be loaded onto your student record. Please note: Results for those who undertake testing in 'Window 4' will not be received by the University for publishing until the following year. Therefore it is advised to not leave enrolment in LANTITE until Window 4 of your last year.