Special testing conditions

How to apply

If you have a disability or other health-related need which might interfere with your ability to sit the LAT 2018 in the standard manner, you can apply for special testing conditions online via your candidate account, as soon as possible after you submit your registration.

After submitting the request online, you must also submit supporting documentation via your candidate account. Applications for special testing conditions must be submitted by the close of the late registration period: 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 5 September 2018. This will ensure that the LAT Office has time to assess your application and to make any necessary arrangements (i.e. arranging for special equipment) at your chosen test location.

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 what accommodations 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 appropriate testing conditions for candidates' needs. For example, additional testing time may be granted to those with dyslexia or specific learning difficulty, and if you have diabetes you 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 regarding special testing conditions 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.