Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

Successful completion of Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) has been an expected requirement of the Australian Ministers for Education for all graduates since June 2016. In line with government requirements, successful completion of LANTITE as part of initial teacher education study in Queensland, is also an expectation of the QCT. However, LANTITE is not a requirement of registration in Queensland, it is a requirement of graduation. It may be a teacher registration requirement in another state/territory or an employer’s requirement in Queensland.

The assessment of personal literacy and numeracy was agreed to by all Education Ministers in 2015, with the commencement of LANTITE from 1 July 2016. Prior to the commencement dates, the national accreditation program standards and procedures, first introduced in April 2011, included an expectation that applicants’ levels of personal literacy and numeracy should be broadly equivalent to those of the top 30 percent of the population. LANTITE was introduced to provide a consistent and independent measure of that requirement. By ensuring you successfully complete LANTITE prior to graduation, your university is adhering to the national accreditation requirements for initial teacher education programs.

For further information on LANTITE, contact the institution at which you are currently studying.


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