Register for remote proctoring

Important update – 31 August 2021: 

Given the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW and other States and Territories, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates, we have made the difficult decision to cancel face-to-face test centre sittings in Sydney and Canberra and move the 2021 LAT fully online via remote proctoring. All affected candidates registered have been sent an email and should refer to the email for further information. If you have any concerns about your ability to sit the LAT via remote proctoring, please email lat@acer.org immediately.

Important update – 6 August 2021: Due to the evolving NSW and cross-border travel restrictions, the $156 remote proctoring levy will be waived for all candidates in 2021.  All candidates can choose to take the test online at no additional cost. Remote proctoring registration has been extended until the close of the late registration period at 5 pm AEST, 8 September 2021. To avoid the late fee, please register before the close of the LAT standard registration period 5 pm AEST, Friday 13 August 2021.

How remote proctoring works

Remote proctoring involves the candidate sitting the test under live supervision using their own computer in a suitable location with internet connectivity. You should watch Steps for Test-Takers to Get Started with ProctorU and Test-Taker Walkthrough 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.

Remote proctoring is only available on the main LAT test day: Thursday 30 September 2021.

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 need to test your computer 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. Please use the links below to download the online test application:

For Windows 7 or higher - https://latreg.acer.edu.au/redirections/tavas-app/os/windows
For Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - https://latreg.acer.edu.au/redirections/tavas-app/os/osx

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

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. Either the LAT Office will liaise with the candidate to organise a suitable test session with ProctorU or the candidate can schedule their own session. The scheduled test start time will be strictly prescribed as follows:

  • For candidates residing in Australia, a local time equivalent to a time between 9 am and 5 pm AEST on Thursday 30 September 2021.
  • For overseas candidates, a suitable local time that corresponds to a time between 9 am and 5 pm AEST on Thursday 30 September 2021 will be arranged with each candidate.

Please download and refer to the Remote Proctoring Guide for Candidates – LAT 2021 for information on how to register, schedule, and sit your test via remote proctoring.