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Language, Literacy & Numeracy

As a requirement of the student entry procedure, students enrolling with one of our Registered Training Organisations may have to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

We offer a free LLN assessment tool approved by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment that provides applicants with an alternative entry pathway in the absence of other suitable formal evidence of their academic standing.

Please find further details and instructions below.


Why Do I Need to Take an LLN Test?

The LLN Test is usually requested where documentation provided in the application process has been insufficient to meet the regulatory requirements for undertaking the course, or for accessing VET Student Loans. Additionally, the LLN test may be required to supplement evidence provided or satisfy concerns raised by the department assessing the application.

In most cases, if you have been asked to take the LLN test, it is because an alternative could not be found. Therefore, it will most likely be a mandatory requirement for entry into your chosen course.

It is a regulatory requirement for Registered Training Organisations to ensure academic suitability of an applicant. Therefore, you will not be permitted to commence your chosen course prior to successfully completing the LLN test if you are using it to provide evidence of your academic standing.

How do I Take The Test?

We will send you an invitation by email from the LLN system (LLN Robot). You take the test in your own time. It takes an average of 40 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete. The test must be taken in a single sitting, so make sure you have allocated at least an hour and a half without disturbances or phone calls / messages.

You will need a computer or tablet with speakers and internet access to use the link that we will email to you. You should also have access to a calculator, paper and pen.

A mobile device such as a phone is not suitable to take the test.

If you are expecting but don’t receive your invitation from the LLN system, please check your spam / junk mail. If it is not there, please contact your Student Services representative at the RTO in which you are applying to enrol for further assistance.

Can I get assistance?

It is strictly not permitted to ask anyone to help you with the test. But you are permitted to use the internet as a resource. Take your time on every question, do not guess and always check your answers.

You may find some questions challenging, especially if you have been out of school for a long period of time. For example, you may not remember certain numeracy skills, adverbs or grammar. It is essential that you don’t ask someone to assist you with these questions, or to check your answers. The answer for every question must reflect your individual ability to ensure that you don’t enrol in a course that may be academically overly demanding as this could potentially lead to an unsatisfactory or stressful training experience.

You are permitted to use the internet as a resource to research the skills and formulae you might need during the quiz. You can also request support from us if you need help logging in and using the LLN test platform.

How do the results work?

What score do I need to pass and when will I know?

You must get at least 13 out of 15 to pass both the Numeracy and reading sections. We will be able to provide you with your results within a few days.

What if I fail?

To ensure fairness and equity, we permit applicants a maximum of 3 attempts to pass the LLN test.

Fail 1st attempt: You can request a 2nd attempt and complete it in your own time. We will resend you a new LLN Test Invitation.

Fail 2nd attempt: We require you at this point to undertake external year 12 equivalent academic remedial training prior to requesting a 3rd & Final attempt. You may be able to do this through TAFE or with a tutor.

To request your 3rd & Final attempt, you must email us stating you have undertaken remedial training and are requesting a 3rd & Final LLN test. The 3rd & Final test must be completed at the campus with a staff member present, or via an alternative approved invigilation method. We will resend you a new LLN Test Invitation.

Fail 3rd & Final attempt: At this point, in accordance with RTO regulatory requirements, we will consider you academically unsuitable to undertake the course and your application will be rejected. You may reapply at a later intake if your academic standing has increased and you are able to provide evidence of this.

Is there a Fee for the LLN Test?

No, there is no fee. We will cover any costs associated with the LLN test.

Who do I contact for Assistance

If you have been asked to take the LLN Test and have questions, please contact your Student Services representative at the RTO in which you are applying to enrol.


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