Fees and payment

Fees

The fee to sit the LAT 2020 is $187 (GST inclusive) or $100 (GST inclusive) if eligible for the concession fee.

Candidates registering to sit the test via remote proctoring will be required to pay a remote proctoring levy of $156AUD (GST inclusive) in addition to the registration fee. Candidates who reside in RA2 to RA5 locations in NSW and are eligible for the concession registration fee do not have to pay the remote proctoring levy. An additional $50 late fee applies for all registrations completed after 5.00 pm AEST 14 August 2020 and before 5.00 pm AEST 9 September 2020.

 

Eligibility for Concession Registration 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 2020 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 9 September 2020. 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 registration 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 9 September 2020. 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 9 September 2020) will forfeit the concession fee submitted at the point of registration unless a request has been submitted to cancel the LAT 2020 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 login to their online account and submit a partial payment to make up the difference between the concession fee and the full LAT 2020 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 14 August 2020.

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 written 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 14 August 2020. All remote proctoring applications submitted for the LAT 2020 must be finalised by the close of late registrations 5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 9 September 2020.

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 2020 registration by the close of late registrations at 5.00 pm AEST Wednesday 9 September 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are applying for BOTH the concession registration 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 2020) 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 2020 refund terms for more information about cancellations and how to submit a request for a refund.