Literacy and numeracy test

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

All initial teacher education students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) before they can commence their final professional experience. This is a NSW Government mandated requirement. 

Changes due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many things regarding the LANTITE have changed.

More information is available on the official COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice - LANTITE page.

When to take the Test

The School of Education recommends taking the Test:

Bachelor of Primary Education Spring Session in 2nd year
Bachelor of Mathematics Education Spring Session in 2nd year
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education Autumn Session in 3rd year
Bachelor of Science Education Spring Session in 2nd year
Master of Teaching Spring Session in 1st year

Students should take the Test early to ensure it is completed well before their final professional experience.

Taking the Test

The Test runs during certain windows of time throughout the year.

Students must register to take the Test during one of these times.

2021 Testing windows

May 2021 14 April – 27 April 2021 17 May – 30 May 2021
August 2021 13 July – 26 July 2021 9 August – 22 August 2021
November 2021 28 September – 11 October 2021 1 November – 14 November 2021

Further details available at Test dates - LANTITE.

Online support materials (in UOW Moodle)

School of Education students have access to the UOW Moodle: Support Materials for the National Literacy and Numeracy Test site.

Support for preparing for the Test

External contacts

UOW Student Support Advisers

If you have an issue or a problem that is affecting your study, then the Student Support Advisers may be able to help.