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 LANTITE for commencing students: 2017 and beyond

Except for BEd (Early Childhood), all Bachelor of Education students commencing their studies in 2017 and beyond will be expected to sit and pass the test before their third year of candidature.

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.