Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Secondary Education teacher Alice Hook at Alstonville High School with a student

Everything you need to know before taking your LANTITE

The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) tests future teachers to help increase the confidence higher education providers, employers and the public have in the literacy and numeracy skills of graduating teachers.

LANTITE ensures all new teachers have a high level of personal literacy and numeracy skills required to meet the demands of teaching. The Federal Government requires that all initial teacher education students must sit and pass the test.

All initial teacher education students enrolled in the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University must complete the LANTITE. This includes all students enrolled in:

  • Primary courses
  • Secondary education courses

Students are advised to complete and pass the LANTITE in their program. Southern Cross University requires students to complete the test before their second professional experience placement. For students in an undergraduate program, please refer to your course progression and note (aim to complete LANTITE by the end of year 2). In the Master of Teaching, it means Year 2, Session 1. Students cannot graduate without passing both components of LANTITE.

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Information about taking your LANTITE

Accessible computer-based test

LANTITE is a computer-based test, with two components – literacy and numeracy

Multiple testing locations

Testing centres in all capital cities and some regional centres

Choose how to take your test

The LANTITE test can be sat at physical testing centres or taken online

Available online with remote proctoring

Students who live more than 90 minutes from a testing centre will be able to access the test online via remote proctoring

LANTITE involves two separate components, one for Literacy and one for Numeracy, each consisting of 65 questions. The two tests can be attempted in one sitting or in separate sittings. A student who passes one component of the test but not pass the other does have to sit that part of the test again. However, all students are required to pass both components (Literacy and Numeracy) of the test.


The Faculty of Education offers a range of support for initial teacher education students preparing for the test. These include dedicated workshops and a Blackboard site with access to a range of resources, including practice questions. The University’s Learning Zone also supports students’ general literacy and numeracy skills through workshops, online resources, consultations with Learning Coaches and other assistance programs. The ACER website provides practice papers and advice on test-taking strategies.

Contact the Faculty of Education

Executive Team

T: 07 5589 3463


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Professional Experience Team

T: 02 6620 3138


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Education Research Team

T: 07 5589 3123


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