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Unit Overview


The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is designed to assess initial teacher education students' personal literacy and numeracy skills and to ensure they are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching. Successful completion of LANTITE assists higher education providers, teacher employers and the general public to have increased confidence in the skills of graduating teachers. The test has been introduced to assess aspects of students' personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool. Initial teacher education students pay to sit the test. The test is available in set windows throughout each year. The test is computer-based and consists of a literacy test and a numeracy test, each of which is administered in a two-hour session. Support will be provided by the university to assist pre-service teachers in preparing for the test.

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Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) demonstrate literacy skills to the standard required by the Australian government and (2) demonstrate numeracy skills to the standard required by the Australian government.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) component.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Rachel Wicking
Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) (Honours)
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Software application - Maths (estimated cost - $20 (Optional))
(2) Software application - English (estimated cost - $50 (Optional)).
Contact hours
Assessment only – no associated contact hours
The test is provided by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students can register for the test on this webpage:
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.