Before the test

Can I sit the test?

The LAT is a requirement for domestic applicants* who wish to study Undergraduate Law Degree programs (UAC code 426000 and for Music/Law UAC code 426050) at UNSW Sydney. Please see the information on the Eligibility page.

*Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. 

What is the LAT and why was the test introduced?

Demand to study Law at UNSW Sydney is strong and places are limited. The LAT was introduced to enable UNSW Sydney to gain a more rounded view of your capabilities. The LAT consists of two questions requiring written responses. It is designed to assess aptitudes and skills related to success in studying Law, such as critical thinking and expressing ideas. Your LAT score will be combined with your ATAR and/or other academic results in the selection process. Please read the information on the About page. 

Who administers the test?

The LAT is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of UNSW Sydney for selection into undergraduate level programs in Law.

How do I register?

Read the information on the Register page. The email address registered on your account will be used for all communication from the LAT Office, including information on how to access your Admission Ticket and results.

How much does it cost to sit?

In 2019, the full LAT registration fee is $182AUD (GST inclusive). A concession registration fee of $100 AUD (GST inclusive) is also available for eligible candidates. Please read the information on the Fees and payment page. Candidates in states other than the ACT and NSW, and candidates located overseas will be required to pay an interstate/overseas levy of $153AUD (GST inclusive) in addition to the registration fee if they cannot attend a test centre and need to sit the test via remote proctoring. 

How will I know if my registration is successful?

After completing your registration, you will be sent a confirmation email.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, this may be because you have entered your email address incorrectly or because you have a Hotmail or Yahoo account and have not put in your personal address book.

If you are applying for the concession registration fee and/or remote proctoring, note that your registration will not be confirmed until you submit the required documentation. See the Fees and payment nd Apply for remote proctoring pages for more information.

I live in a remote location and cannot attend a test centre.  How can I take the test?

To ensure that you do not miss out on sitting the LAT because of where you live, you can apply to sit the LAT via remote proctoring when you register for the LAT. This option will be available to eligible applicants who live in a remote or very remote area of NSW, or who live interstate and are not able to travel to a test venue, or who live outside Australia. Please see the information on the Apply for remote proctoring and Sitting the LAT by remote proctoring pages.  Please note that even if you are eligible for remote proctoring, you may still elect to sit the LAT in a test centre in NSW if that is your preference.

When can I sit the Test?

The LAT will be held on Thursday 3 October 2019. Please refer to the information on the Register page.

Are there any practice papers or study materials available?

A Sample Test for the LAT is available. An interactive version is also available online for remote proctoring candidates via their ACER account. Please see the Practice material page.

Please note: no hard copy material will be posted to you.