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6 easy steps to complete your Lantite Test

Confused by the Lantite Test and what you need to do? You are in the right place. Our step by step completion guide has been written to break down the entire Lantite Test process into 6 easy steps. 

Before making this decision, it is helpful to know what each method of sitting the test involves

Attending a test centre:

Testing centres are in every major capital city of Australia as well as some regional towns or areas. If you are located near a test centre or are able to travel to one this is your best option in my opinion as it forces, you into an environment with other like-minded people and can help you to focus. A full list of test centres available can be found here.

Remote Proctoring:
Remote proctoring is available for those who cannot attend a test centre. This could be due to isolation or being located overseas. I did not do my test via remote proctoring however, I did have some friends who completed it this way. Remote proctoring involves using your home computer to complete the test whilst under supervision by somebody externally who can watch you through your webcam. This is an ideal solution for those who are a long way from testing centres or cannot make it for certain reasons. You will need to make sure that your computer meets the minimum technical specifications and that you have access to a reliable internet connection. For further information about remote proctoring and all the technical details just head over here.

Unfortunately you cannot sit the Lantite Test whenever you would like to. ACER set out 4 testing windows per year.

Lantite Test Dates 2019

Test Window 1 

Registration dates – 16th ofJanuary to the 29th of January

Lantite Test Dates – 18th of February to the 3rd of March

Test Window 2 

Registration dates – 5th of April to the 18th of April

Lantite Test Dates – 10th of May to the 3oth of May

Test Window 3 

Registration dates – 3rd of July to the 16th of July

Lantite Test Dates – 5th of August to the 18th of August

Test Window 4 

Registration dates – 9th of October to the 22nd of October

Lantite Test Dates – 8th of November to the 17th of November

It is important for you to take note of the test registration opening and closing dates.These tests can book up quickly at times, so it is important that you register early for the best chance of securing the spot that you want. 

Once you have figured out when you wish to sit the LANTITE test you will then need to register and pay for the tests. Payment must be made at the time of registration for the tests. You can register for one test or both tests for the same day it is entirely up to you. You cannot register and secure your test place without payment.

Each test costs $98.00 (GST inclusive.) to sit. So, for both tests it is $196.00.

Payment is received by ACER via either Mastercard or Visa credit cards or a debit card. They do not accept cash or personal cheques in any form. Once registered you will receive your confirmation and tax invoice via email which you will have to setup when registering.

It is important to note that you are charged each time that you need to sit a test. For example, if you pass your literacy test but fail your numeracy and need to sit it again you will need to pay $98.00 to re-sit the numeracy test. It is charged for each attempt of the test.

Refunds can be given out by ACER if you meet certain requirements. You can get a refund of your test fees if you cancel your booking prior to the registration window closing. They will deduct and charge you a small admin fee of $12 but if your circumstances change and you are unable to make it this is a small price to pay in comparison to the full test fees.

This is probably one of the most important steps for you to achieve LANTITE success. I like to think of it as a little work to make sure the money that you have to pay for your test is not wasted. You have to do the test, you have to pay for it so may as well try your best to make sure you only have to pay for it once. If you are aiming for test successh there are a few things that you need to make sure you know about.

What does effective study look like?
You have probably completed some study for an exam or test before at some point in your life. But was it very effective and did you know what you were doing? What is the purpose of study? Why do we do revision?

The way that I like to think about studying involves three different elements. You should be studying to:

  1. Figure out what you are not confident with or may not understand fully
  2. Solidify what you already know and understand
  3. Research, learn and fill those areas that lack confidence and knowledge

What is the best way to figure out what you do know and what you don’t know? This was one of the hardest parts I found when looking at the LANTITE tests. That is why I sat down and wrote this guide to help you.

I would recommend doing two things to discover what you know confidently and what you might not be so confident with.

  1. Complete practice tests and questions
  2. Print off our checklist and tick the concepts you find easy

Why these two things? Well, I reckon it is always worth doing a few practice questions and tests to see how you go and to see what you get wrong and right. There may be some concepts that you think you are familiar with but when given a question about it and you need to apply that knowledge in a different way you might find it difficult.

This is not about feeling bad for getting things wrong or being embarrassed, this is about you being honest with yourself to give yourself the best possible chance for success!

After this step, the checklists are one of the most beneficial tools I have seen for LANTITE studying that help you to break down all the possible concepts and to help you realise your strengths and weaknesses, so you can make them all strengths. These checklists come as part of The Ultimate LANTITE Study Guide.

After these two steps all that you need to do is fill in those knowledge gaps. That might mean doing some learning or just revising of concepts you haven’t had to use for a while. Either way the most beneficial thing that you can do is be honest with yourself as to what you are certain of and what you are a little nervous about seeing in your test.

In our study guide is a list of the best resources we discovered when studying for our LANTITE test. They can be used for studying revision, practice tests and more so that you don’t even have to spend time looking for the information that you need for your revision.

Our last recommendation for your study and revision is to familiarise yourself with the layout of the tests. ACER uses an online method to deliver the tests meaning that all reading and answers are completed on a computer. You can have some working out paper for the numeracy test but you will have access to an onscreen calculator to use when allowed. They do provide practice questions on their website in the format that the LANTITE test will be carried out in so that you can familiarise yourself with the layout as well as reading and answering questions on a computer. 

Now is the time for you to put all your hard work to the test (literally!). Now there are a few things that I think you need to know that are important to discuss in terms of preparation, planning and test taking strategies to give you the best chance of success.

Before you attend your test, my advice is you do some preparation and planning.

  • Make sure you know how to get to the testing centre
  • Make sure you know where there is parking or where public transport stops
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to arrive on time (or slightly early)
  • Make sure you have everything that you will need or wish to have for your tests packed in advance and ready to take

All of this planning is designed to make the day of your LANTITE tests as easy  and as stress free as possible. You will want to have a clear mind when attending tests. You do not want to be rushing or scrambling for items as this will make you flustered and anxious towards your tests which can impact upon your thinking processes.

What do you need to take with you?
On the day of the test you MUST make sure that you take two items with you:

  1. Your admission ticket 
    This can be brought either electronically or in paper form. It can be found in your candidate login on the ACER website where you booked your LANTITE test.
  2. Photo Identification

Please note that ACER states it will only accept the following ID: Passport, Driver’s licence, Australian Keypass or Australian Proof of age card. You cannot use your university ID or any other form of ID and it must be in date and current.

What are you allowed to take with you?

The only other item that you are permitted to have with you for the tests is a bottle of water. I would highly recommend you do take a bottle of water to stay hydrated and to sip throughout the test. This is especially important if you are sitting both LANTITE tests on the same day.

Test taking strategies

When taking any test, it is important to try and follow a few strategies to help yourself be successful. These can vary person to person as well as test to test. Because of this I wanted to share a few pointers that I have found helpful especially for the LANTITE Test.

  • Anxiety

Some people suffer from anxiety when it comes to testing and exams. This is a perfectly natural response. However, it can impact on your testing performance and needs to be limited as much as possible. The best news is by reading this guide you are already setting yourself up for success as you have all the information regarding the tests that you could ever ask for. Knowing what you will experience for the test and restricting unknowns should help assist with this.

  • Breathe

Try not to get too caught up in the test by answering question after question because you are worried about not finishing. If you find yourself worried, take a deep breath and a moment to pause. Calm yourself down and then continue.

  • Timing

Each test consists of 65 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. That is 1.8 minutes roughly per question. That is heaps of time so there is no need to stress. However, sometimes in tests you can lose your sense of timing. It is a good idea to establish checkpoints for yourself to see how you are tracking. For example. At the 33rdquestion (Halfway), check the clock and see how much time you have left. You may find you have lots or you might need to answer a little bit quicker. Either way this will help you to stay on track.

  • Questions

There are two main types of questions: selected response (think multiple choice) and short answer (you might have to type in a word or number). These styles of questions do not take a long time to answer. However, you do need to be aware that on a computer it is easy to make mistakes typing and clicking so be careful and double check your answers each time before clicking to the next question.

  • Numeracy sections

Be aware that the numeracy test has 2 sections. You cannot go back and forth between the sections. Once you have completed the first section it is locked and complete and cannot be accessed again to check your answers.

  • Familiarise yourself with the test and layout

ACER provides practice questions with the same onscreen layout and calculator. We highly recommend practicing with these questions to familiarise yourself with what you will see on the screen on the test days. These can be found in the candidate login.

YAY! The fun and scary part. You should receive your results approximately one month after you sit your test. You will get an email notifying you that your results are ready and will need to login to the ACER website for the final time (hopefully) and view your results.

Interpreting your results is relatively straight forward. They will appear in columns with a dot indicating your performance in each category and a line showing the cut off for the required standard exactly like those seen below.

If you have received the bad news that you did not pass the good news is that you are armed with the perfect study guide and companion showing you exactly which sections you need to work on and improve your skills and understanding of.

If you are worried and tried to do it on your own but didn’t quite manage to pass, don’t be disheartened. You will need to evaluate where you went wrong and where you need to improve then simply work on fixing those areas. Your results tell you exactly which areas need some work and the study checklists and study resources in our study guides can help to guide you through this process as well.

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