Literacy and Numeracy Test

Do I have to do a literacy and numeracy test?

Strong literacy and numeracy skills are an essential requirement to be an effective classroom teacher.

All Australian Education Ministers agree that the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) must be completed by all initial education students prior to graduation.

Successful completion of the national test prior to course completion and degree conferral will be mandatory for all students enrolling in an initial teacher education program in Australia from 1 January 2017.

What if I’m already enrolled in an initial teacher education program?

Although not a requirement for teacher registration in the ACT, you are encouraged to do the test prior to graduation. Successful completion of the test may enhance your employment prospects, both in Australia and internationally.

Please discuss the test and course completion requirements with your university, college or education provider.

Australian Catholic University literacy and numeracy test informationexternal link.

University of Canberra literacy and numeracy test information external link.

Registering with ACER and preparing for the test external link.