Resources & Support

National Literacy and Numeracy Test

From 2016 onwards, all initial teacher education students must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test before they can graduate. This is an Australian Government mandated requirement.

Students should take the Test as soon as possible to allow them time to sit it again if they fail.

The School of Education recommends taking the Test:

  • Undergraduate: Autumn Session, 2nd or 3rd year
  • Postgraduate: Spring Session, 1st year

(Note: This test was previously called the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students - LANTITE. Many places still refer to it by that name.)

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.

Register for the Test

2017/2018 Testing Windows

Test Window Registrations Testing
November 2017 9 October – 22 October 2017 13 November – 26 November 2017
February​/March 2018 22 January – 4 February 2018 26 February – 11 March 2018
May​/June 2018 23 April – 6 May 2018 26 May – 10 June 2018
August​/September 2018 23 July – 5 August 2018 27 August – 9 September 2018
November 2018 15 October – 28 October 2018 19 November – 30 November 2018

UOW Online Support Materials (in 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.

Last reviewed: 15 September, 2017