Education (Sec) combined degrees – notices

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

The requirement to complete literacy and numeracy testing applies to all students enrolled in the BEd (Primary); BEd (Health and PE); BEd (Secondary:Humanities and Social Sciences), BA; BEd (Secondary: Maths), BSc; BEd (Secondary:Science), BSc; and all Master of Teaching programs except MTeach (Early Childhood).

Information about LANTITES for commencing students: 2017 and 2018 and beyond


All students commencing their studies in 2017 will be required to have successfully completed testing as follows:

  • For the BEd programs, testing must be completed within the first two years of candidature
  • For the MTeach program, testing must be completed before the second year of candidature, that is, during Year One of the program.


It is anticipated that all students commencing their degrees in or after 2018 will be expected to have successfully completed the test prior to enrolling in the course. Before applying for, or enrolling in, the teacher-education degree of your choice, please check our website and/or contact our Professional Engagement and Program Support Team for updates on this information.

Useful links

To register to take the test, go to

For information about teacher-accreditation requirements in NSW, including the testing, go to the website of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) at

Continuing students (that is, those who enrolled prior to 2017), should contact their program support manager for information about when they will need to complete the testing.

Course progression

Because the combined-degree programs are highly tailored and rigid, students must complete all units required in each year of their degrees. This includes:

  • all compulsory Education units

  • the units of study from the concurrent degree that will count towards the student's chosen teaching area.

Only students who have permission from their academic coordinators may progress to the next year of their degree without first having successfully completed every unit of study from the previous year.

For enquiries regarding degree progression, contact the program support manager.