Apply for remote invigilation

Candidates who reside in remote and very remote areas of NSW (RA4 and 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 invigilation for the LAT. Candidates who reside overseas are also eligible.

NSW remote locations

Eligibility for remote invigilation 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 an RA4 or RA5 location prior to submitting an application for remote invigilation. Only candidates who reside in RA4 (remote) or RA5 (very remote) locations in NSW are eligible to apply for remote invigilation.   

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 invigilation. Candidates do not need to check the ABS classification site

Overseas locations

All candidates who reside overseas are eligible for remote invigilation. Candidates do not need to check the ABS classification site.    

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

How remote invigilation works

Remote invigilation involves sitting the LAT in an appropriate venue under secure testing conditions, with an independent invigilator. ACER will arrange for test papers to be sent to the nominated invigilator and returned to ACER for marking.

Remote invigilation is only available on the main LAT test day: Tuesday 26 September 2017

Nominating an invigilator

Candidates must apply for remote invigilation as part of the online application process for the LAT. Candidates are required to source and nominate an appropriate person to perform the role of invigilator for the LAT sitting. ACER WILL NOT source remote invigilators for candidates or provide financial remuneration to the remote invigilators.

ACER will contact the nominated invigilator to confirm their suitability to perform the role. Remote invigilators MUST NOT be a blood relative, relative by marriage, friend or a person who has any vested interest in the candidate's studies. Nominated remote invigilators MUST speak English and MUST be available to supervise the LAT on the main LAT test day. An appropriate local test time will be negotiated with the candidate and the nominated remote invigilator to coincide with the main LAT test sitting, depending on the proposed test location.

Supporting documentation such as a business card, email signature or a letter on company letterhead clearly outlining the name, position and contact details of the nominated invigilator will be required by ACER by the close of standard registrations: 5:00pm AEST 11 August 2017, to confirm and verify the position of the nominated invigilator. Candidates will also be required to agree to the terms and conditions for remote invigilation as part of the online application process. ACER reserves the right to approve or not to approve all remote invigilation arrangements and the suitability of nominated invigilators.

Recommended categories of remote invigilators are as follows:

  • University/TAFE Examination Officer
  • Corporate Training Officer
  • Librarian
  • Minister of Religion or other Religious Leader
  • School Principal, Deputy Principal or Teacher
  • Doctor, Dentist or Allied Health Practitioner
  • Justice of the Peace, Police Officer, Legal Practitioner
  • Consular staff if overseas

People listed as authorised witnesses for Statutory Declarations may also be considered as remote invigilators.

Test room requirements

In addition to sourcing an appropriate remote invigilator, candidates must source a suitable venue to sit the LAT under secure test conditions. Please view the remote invigilation test room guidelines to assist with sourcing an appropriate test venue.

Scheduling conditions

Remote invigilation is not applicable 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 invigilation as early as possible in the registration period. In the case that remote invigilation arrangements are 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 invigilation arrangements early. 

Please note: Applications for remote invigilation will close at 5:00pm AEST Friday 11 August 2017. No new applications will be accepted after this date.

Remote invigilation applications are INCOMPLETE until all required documentation is submitted to the LAT Office, and the LAT Office has verified the remote invigilation arrangements with the nominated invigilator. The LAT Office will send written confirmation to the candidate and the nominated invigilator when the remote invigilation session has been confirmed.

Candidates must take note of the deadlines for submitting supporting documentation for their nominated remote invigilator so that the LAT Office can contact them to confirm their position and suitability to perform the role of remote invigilator for the LAT 2017. This documentation must be received at the LAT Office by the close of standard registrations at 5:00pm AEST Friday 11 August 2017, in order for your remote invigilation application to be processed.  

All remote invigilation applications submitted for the LAT 2017 must be finalised by the close of late registrations: 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 6 September 2017.

Important: Candidates who do not finalise their remote invigilation applications by the close of LAT registrations will not have a completed LAT 2017 registration, and will not permitted to sit the LAT 2017.

Candidates should refer to the Remote Invigilation Process for Candidates – LAT 2017 which provides a step-by-step guide to applying for remote invigilation for the LAT 2017.

Candidates and nominated remote invigilators who require further information about the remote invigilation requirements and deadlines are advised to contact the LAT Office for advice.