Payment

For candidates located in NSW and the ACT, the fee to sit the LAT 2017 is $175 (GST inclusive).

Candidates in all other states and overseas locations will be required to pay an interstate/overseas levy of $150AUD (GST inclusive), in addition to the registration fee if they require remote invigilation.

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

An additional $50 late fee applies for all registrations completed after 5:00pm AEST 11 August 2017 and before 5.00pm AEST 6 September 2017.

Payment can be made by credit or debit card (MasterCard or Visa Credit/Debit).

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 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 2017 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.

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 concession, the registration fee 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 within two weeks of registration or by the late registration deadline: 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 6 September 2017 (whichever comes first). Failure to provide proof of concession on time may result in your LAT registration being cancelled.

Please note that holders of student cards, Medicare cards, transport concession cards, private health insurance membership cards and Community Service cards are NOT 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 invigilation, your registration is complete when you have submitted the online form and payment.

Your registration is INCOMPLETE until:

Claiming the concession fee

A scanned copy/photocopy of your concession card is received at the LAT Office within two weeks of registration or by the late registration deadline: 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 6 September 2017 (whichever comes first).  Proof of concession can be scanned and emailed, or photocopied and posted, to the LAT Office.

Candidates who do not send proof of concession to the LAT Office by the late registration deadline will forfeit the concession fee submitted at the point of registration, unless a request has been submitted to cancel the LAT 2017 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 2017 fee.

Please note: 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 invigilation

All required remote invigilation documentation is submitted to the LAT Office by 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 6 September 2017, 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 who do not finalise their remote invigilation application and receive written notification of such from the LAT Office will forfeit the test fee submitted AND the remote invigilation levy (if applicable), unless a request has been submitted to cancel the LAT 2017 registration by the close of late registrations at 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 6 September 2017. Candidates should refer to the Remote Invigilation Process for Candidates – LAT 2017 for a step-by-step guide to the application process and relevant deadlines for applying to sit the LAT 2017 by remote invigilation.

Important: If you are applying for BOTH the concession fee, and remote invigilation, please ensure that you submit the required documentation to the LAT Office by the relevant deadlines.

Please see the LAT 2017 refund terms for more information about cancellations and how to submit a request for a refund.