Apply for remote proctoring

Candidates who reside in NSW in Remoteness Area RA2 to RA5 (as per the ABS rural and remote classification site), and candidates who reside in an Australian state or territory other than NSW or the ACT and are not able to travel to a test venue are eligible to apply for remote proctoring for the LAT. Candidates who reside overseas are also eligible.

NSW remote locations
Eligibility for remote proctoring is as per the ABS rural and remote classification site. Candidates must use the ABS classification site to check that their residential address falls within a RA2 to RA5 location prior to submitting an application for remote proctoring. Candidates who do not reside in RA2 to RA5 locations in NSW are not eligible to apply for remote proctoring and must attend a test centre.  
Interstate locations
All candidates who reside interstate (outside of NSW or the ACT) and are not able to travel to a test venue are eligible for remote proctoring. Candidates do not need to check the ABS classification site. 
Overseas locations
All candidates who reside overseas are eligible for remote proctoring. Candidates do not need to check the ABS classification site.

Candidates who are unsure about their eligibility for remote proctoring are advised to contact the LAT Office.

Candidates who are not eligible but registered to sit the test via remote proctoring will be required to switch their test sitting to a test centre.

How remote proctoring works

Remote proctoring involves sitting the test under live supervision using candidates’ own computer in a suitable location with internet connectivity. You should watch this short video to have an understanding of how remote proctoring works.

Remote proctoring for the test is provided by ProctorU (external site).  Please note that ProctorU is based in the United States and by selecting to sit the test by remote proctoring you will be required to provide Personal Information to an overseas entity. Please refer to the privacy statement for further information about how your Personal Information will be collected, stored and used by ProctorU.

You can choose to register to sit the test in a test centre if you have concerns about your Personal Information being stored outside of Australia.

Remote proctoring is only available on the main LAT test day: Tuesday 29 September 2020.

Technical Readiness and Requirements

Before you register to sit the test by remote proctoring, you will need to ensure that you have the required equipment that meets the ProctorU (the online proctor) minimum technical specifications (external site) required to conduct the test session. This includes a functioning web camera and microphone to connect with the remote proctor and a stable internet connection. You also need to connect to a live technician at your intended test venue to ensure that your equipment and venue can support you in sitting the test.

Whilst you can sit at any suitable location, you are advised not to sit the test at public locations such as schools, universities and libraries as the network firewall at these places will likely block your connection to ProctorU, which will prevent you from sitting the test.

Your test session will be delivered via a live connection to the online proctor. Remote proctoring also requires an online test application to be run on the computer that you intend to sit the test with. It is important that you download and install the application prior to proceeding with your test registration, as you will not be able to sit the test without having the application ready to use on your test day. As the online test application is currently being upgraded, links to download the application will only be made available when registrations open. 

If you are unable to install the application on your computer or if your equipment or venue does not meet the requirements for the test, you will not be able to sit the test via remote proctoring.

Please also view the detailed test delivery information for sitting the LAT by remote proctoring prior to registering for the test.

Scheduling conditions

Remote proctoring is not available to candidates who are not able to attend the LAT due to foreseeable scheduling issues or the fact that the candidate missed the test day.

Candidates are advised to apply for remote proctoring as early as possible in the registration period. In the case that application for remote proctoring is declined, candidates will be required to register for a test centre. Test centres are offered on a first come, first serve basis, therefore it is in the candidate’s best interest to apply for remote proctoring early.

Candidates will be required to provide a letter from their school (with the official school letterhead) or an identification document containing their residential address to prove their eligibility. This supporting documentation must be provided by the close of standard registrations at 5.00 pm AEST Friday 14 August 2020.

Candidates are required to create a ProctorU account immediately after completing their test registration with ACER. Candidates must use the same email for both their ACER and ProctorU account. ACER will email each registered candidate for remote proctoring to advise and agree on a suitable start time for their test session. ACER will then book the test session with ProctorU on behalf of the candidate. The scheduled test start time will be strictly prescribed as follows:

  • For eligible candidates residing in Australia – a local time equivalent to 10am AEST on Tuesday 29 September 2020.
  • For overseas candidates, a suitable local time that corresponds to a time between 10am and 6pm AEST on Tuesday 29 September 2020 will be arranged with each candidate.

Please download and refer to the Remote Proctoring Guide for Candidates – LAT 2020 (available when registrations open) for information on how to register and sit your test via remote proctoring. You should watch the following video as well.

ACER will only confirm a candidate’s registration after receiving the supporting documentation and arranging a suitable test session with the candidate.

Applications for remote proctoring will close at 5:00pm AEST Friday 14 August 2020. No new applications will be accepted after this date. All remote proctoring applications submitted for the LAT 2020 must be finalised by the close of late registrations: 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 9 September 2020.

Candidates who do not finalise their remote proctoring applications by the close of LAT registrations will not have a completed LAT 2020 registration, and will not be permitted to sit the LAT 2020.