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How to ace your LANTITE exams

How to ace your LANTITE exams


Are you about to complete the next window of LANTITE exams? Education students across Charles Sturt may be studying extra hard this session to pass a vital exam for their teaching degree. Michelle Curry shares how to prepare for remote proctoring and study tips for the LANTITE.

Written by Michelle Curry

LANTITE stands for Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students.

The test is designed to assess initial teachers’ personal literacy and numeracy skills and for various stakeholders to have increased confidence in the skills of new teachers.  

Passing the test is one of the criteria you need to graduate as a fully qualified teacher. In 2024 the Literacy and Numeracy test cost $196.

How to prepare

You do not need to spend any money to prepare for this test. The number of businesses that target students who fear this test is unbelievable.

Charles Sturt University provides free help to prepare you for LANTITE. Your first step to prepare for LANTITE is to assess your skill level by completing the diagnostic tests in the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) located in Interact 2.

This is under the subject ‘C-TELAN Graduate Entry: Teacher Education Literacy and Numeracy Guide’.

If you reach a level between 4-5 then it’s a good indicator of being ready to sit the exam.

If you score between 1-3 it’s a great idea to make an appointment with the academic skills team (also free).  

Booking for your test

LANTITE is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

It’s worth noting that the university has no control of the test, therefore if you have a study access plan with accessibility and inclusion this does not carry over to ACER.

Booking and sitting the test is done directly with ACER and it’s important to register and sit between one of the four test windows each year. ACER provides practice material for you to study before sitting the test.

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will soon require students to complete this test in their first year of study.

Timing myself for a practice test.


You have the option of sitting each of the two-hour tests in person at one of the test centres around the country or via remote proctoring.

Remote proctoring involves sitting the test under live supervision using your own computer in a suitable location with internet connectivity.

If you choose remote proctoring, the requirements are quite strict. It involves making the room as empty as possible. You will be required to move your laptop camera around the room to prove that it is empty.

Along with using a mirror or camera on your phone to show that there is nothing on your laptop or around the edge of the screen. 

If I had to do this test again, I would book a room at the Charles Sturt library as I found the stress of emptying my room worse than the test itself.

My empty room ready for LANTITE.

What happens if I fail?

If you do happen to fail either of the tests it is important to consult with the academic skills advisors before sitting the individual tests again.

So be prepared and sit the test when you are ready.

To find out more about the academic skills services, please click here.

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