Reasonable adjustments

How to apply

Candidates who have a disability or other health-related needs which might interfere with their ability to sit the test in the standard manner, should apply for reasonable adjustments via their online account as soon as possible after registration. Applications for reasonable adjustments must be submitted by 5 pm AEST Wednesday 7 September 2022.

After submitting the online registration, candidates must also submit supporting documentation for their request to the LAT Office (online, or via email or post) for review.

Supporting documentation

Your supporting documentation must be from a registered health practitioner and must give a clear diagnosis and information on your condition(s), indicate the impact of the condition(s) in testing settings and include a statement as to the relevant adjustments the health practitioner feels are appropriate for you in testing settings.

All supporting documentation must be typed on your medical practitioner's official letterhead and include the date and title, name, registration number, contact details, and signature of the medical practitioner. The documentation must be no more than one year old for health-related needs or disabilities other than learning disabilities, and no more than three years old for learning disabilities.

Candidates with learning disabilities should submit a copy of an appropriate educational psychologist’s report for consideration. If the report is more than three years old, it will still be accepted, as long as it is accompanied by a recent letter from a psychologist stating that the information in the report is still applicable to you as you are today.

All reasonable efforts will be made to provide relevant adjustments appropriate to the candidate’s needs. For example, additional testing time may be granted to those with dyslexia or specific learning difficulty, and candidates who have diabetes may be permitted to take small snacks and sweetened drink, blood glucose monitoring equipment, insulin, and an insulin delivering device into the test room.

All information provided in an application for reasonable adjustments will be treated confidentially in accordance with the Privacy Statement and the ACER Privacy Policy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no possibility of LAT Scores being adjusted or for special consideration being given to test results. In no circumstances can scores be adjusted to account for any perceived disadvantage after the test has been sat.