Alternative test date

The alternative test date will be in the same week as the main test date and testing will only be available via remote proctoring.

 Requests to sit LAT on the alternative test date must be emailed to the LAT Office, received no later than the close of late registrations and should include documented proof to support the request.

Requests should include the following information:

  • candidate's current year level at school/university
  • when the candidate is planning on commencing studies at UNSW
  • proof of dates and confirmed partcipation in the conflicting commitment 

Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates who are approved to sit LAT on the alternative test date will be provided with information about the test arrangements after their application is processed.

Acceptable reasons include:

  • participation in state, national or international representative level event
  • serious medical reason
  • unavoidable scheduling clash with compulsory school events that contribute to end of school certificate.

Generally, neither pressures of work or studies, nor other avoidable events or commitments, are sufficient reasons to sit LAT on the alternative test date. Requests are NOT granted for the following:

  • year 12 trial exams
  • work commitments
  • travel or holiday arrangements
  • social and leisure events, including sporting and cultural commitments other than at state, national or international representative level
  • attendance at functions such as birthdays or weddings, as either a participant or as a guest
  • failure to arrange transport to ensure timely arrival at the test venue
  • failure to bring an acceptable identification document or Admission Ticket to the test centre/remote proctored test sitting
  • other expectable or avoidable circumstances.

Candidates who are unable to sit LAT on the main test date because they fail to bring their Admission Ticket or correct photo-bearing identification, or who arrive late and miss their test sitting, are not eligible to sit on the alternative test date.