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Engaging with LANTITE (10453.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 0
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

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  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198668) - View
  • Winter Term, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198667) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198666) - View

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This unit requires students to successfully complete both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE). It is a threshold component for all undergraduate programs of Initial Teacher Education at the University of Canberra. Students will achieve either an ungraded pass or a fail grade for this unit. Students will have access to preparatory/support materials to assist with engagement with the test; if students fail one or both components (Literacy and Numeracy), they will be required to complete targeted workshops focused on literacy and numeracy support, but also on test-taking strategies (i.e. deductive reasoning in multiple choice tests) before reattempting the test.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate literacy and numeracy achievement equivalent to the top 30 per cent of the Australian adult population (see; and

2. Demonstrate the ability to apply test-taking strategies, including deductive reasoning, time management and following instructions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Support within this unit is available to students as needed. There is no weekly teaching allocation.




This unit is only available to students in an undergraduate program of Initial Teacher Education.

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