Fees and payment

Fees

For candidates located in NSW and the ACT, the fee to sit the LAT 2019 is $182 (GST inclusive) or $100 (GST inclusive) if eligible for Concession Fee.

Candidates in all other states and overseas locations will be required to pay an interstate/overseas levy of $153AUD (GST inclusive), in addition to the registration fee if they need to sit the test via remote proctoring.

There is no additional fee for sitting the LAT via remote proctoring for eligible candidates sitting the test in NSW.

An additional $50 late fee applies for all registrations completed after 5.00 pm AEST 16 August 2019 and before 5.00 pm AEST 11 September 2019.

Eligibility for Concession Fee

A concession registration fee is available to candidates who hold a valid Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) issued by the Australian Government Department of Human Services, or who are listed as dependants on the current HCC or PCC of a parent or guardian.

If you are eligible for the concession, the registration fee to sit the LAT 2019 is $100 (GST inclusive).  

To be eligible for the concession registration fee:

  • Your card must be signed by the cardholder; AND
  • Your card must be valid at the time of LAT registration; AND
  • Your name must appear on the card and it must match the name on the LAT registration; AND
  • You must submit a copy of both sides of the card to the LAT Office as soon as possible after you register, and by the close of late registrations at the latest: 5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 11 September 2019. Failure to provide proof of concession on time may result in your LAT registration being cancelled.

Please note student cards, Medicare cards, transport concession cards, private health insurance membership cards and Community Service cards DO NOT make you eligible for concession.  Please also note that the concession registration fee is not available to overseas candidates.

Only holders of a valid HCC or PCC are eligible for the concession registration fee; claims of financial hardship based on other criteria cannot be considered.

When you finish your online registration, a LAT registration confirmation will be emailed to your registered email address. This will contain your registration details and most importantly it will advise you if your registration is complete or not. If your registration is incomplete, please follow the instructions in the email.

If you are NOT claiming the concession registration fee or submitting an application for remote proctoring, your registration is complete when you have submitted the online form and payment. Otherwise, your registration is INCOMPLETE until: 

Claiming the concession fee

A scanned copy/photocopy of your concession card is received at the LAT Office by the late registration deadline: 5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 11 September 2019. Proof of concession documentation can be securely uploaded and submitted to the LAT Office via your online account

Candidates who do not send proof of concession to the LAT Office by the late registration deadline (5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 11 September 2019) will forfeit the concession fee submitted at the point of registration unless a request has been submitted to cancel the LAT 2019 registration via your online account.

Candidates can switch to a full fee registration if the concession registration was submitted in error, or if they no longer wish to claim the concession fee due to ineligibility. Candidates can log into their online account and submit a partial payment to make up the difference between the concession fee and the full LAT 2019 fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your registration is marked as INCOMPLETE after the close of standard registrations because you have not submitted your proof of concession, or if your request to change from a concession registration to a full fee registration occurs during the late registration period, you will also be required to pay the late fee.

Applying to sit by remote proctoring

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 16 August 2019.

Candidates will, upon completion of test registrations, receive an email with links to create a ProctorU account. The LAT Office will contact and liaise with individual candidates to agree on a suitable time for their test session. The scheduled test start time for the test session will be strictly prescribed to align with the test start time for LAT on the main test day. The LAT Office will book the test session with ProctorU and send a confirmation email to the candidate when the remote proctoring test session has been confirmed. The LAT Office will only confirm a candidate’s registration after receiving the supporting documentation and arranging a suitable test session with the candidate.

All applications for remote proctoring including all required supporting documentation MUST be submitted to ACER no later than 5.00 pm AEST Friday 16 August 2019. All remote proctoring applications submitted for the LAT 2019 must be finalised by the close of late registrations 5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 11 September 2019.

Candidates who do not finalise their remote proctoring application and receive written notification of such from the LAT Office will forfeit the test fee submitted AND the remote proctoring levy (if applicable), unless a request has been submitted to cancel the LAT 2019 registration by the close of late registrations at 5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 11 September 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are applying for BOTH the concession fee, and remote proctoring, please ensure that you submit the required documentation for both applications to the LAT Office by the relevant deadlines.

Payment

Payment can be made by credit or debit card (MasterCard or Visa Credit/Debit). American Express Card, Diners Club Card, personal cheques and cash will not be accepted.

When you pay by credit or debit card, you will receive a payment confirmation/tax invoice by email once the payment transaction is completed. The online payment option operates through ACER's e-commerce facility via the ACER website. Card details are not recorded or stored by ACER but are encrypted at the point of capture and transmitted directly to the bank, without entering ACER information systems. Thus you can be assured this is a safe payment option.

Please note that your card statement may list ACER as the recipient, and a specific reference to the LAT may not be mentioned. If you (as the person registered to sit the LAT 2019 test) or any other person wrongfully dispute the amount charged to the card provided to complete the registration, your registration may be cancelled, your results may be withheld and/or you may be blocked from taking further ACER administered tests.

Please see the LAT 2019 refund terms for more information about cancellations and how to submit a request for a refund.