LAT is a high-stakes test; that is, the test results have the potential to make a major impact on the future study plans of the candidate. For this reason, ACER has established security procedures that are strictly enforced at all times. Cheating or any breach of the test rules is viewed seriously and will attract penalties.

It is the responsibility of the test taker to ensure that they understand that the following are considered to be breaches of test rules/misconduct:

  • attempting to take LAT as an ineligible candidate
  • attempting to gain access to test questions prior to the test
  • attempting to take the test on behalf of another person
  • allowing another person to attempt to take the test on your behalf
  • breaching any of the security arrangements for LAT
  • attempting to remove scratch paper, Admission Ticket or any notes from the test room
  • attempting to copy or memorise all or part of the test
  • failing to follow test supervisor’s or remote proctor’s instructions at all times
  • giving or receiving assistance during the test
  • creating a disturbance
  • using prohibited aids (including but not limited to: notes, dictionary, calculator, mobile phone, digital watch, smart watch, smart glasses, audio or recording device of any kind)
  • copying another candidate’s work
  • continuing to type after the instruction is given to stop
  • using a web browser to access websites other than the test, during the test session 
  • using other software, except those authorised by ACER, during the test 
  • having any other person in the test room (including dependent children) or animals/pets, unless prior approval has been given by ACER in response to a Reasonable Adjustment application
  • talking out loud during the test session (unless it is to ask your test supervisor/remote proctor a question or prior approval has been given by ACER in response to a Reasonable Adjustment application)
  • using the test questions, their content or information about them for purposes other than your sitting of LAT. This includes: publishing LAT questions or any of their content or information about them on the internet, any digital format or otherwise; and/or passing LAT questions, any of their content or information about them to third parties
  • giving false or misleading information, at any stage, in connection with your participation in LAT
  • infringing copyright. Copyright infringement includes: performing those rights or authorising the performance of those rights which are granted at law exclusively to the copyright owner. These rights include the exclusive right to reproduce the copyright work in a material form and to communicate that work to the public
  • breaching (as determined by ACER in its absolute discretion) any of the terms and conditions of your registration to participate in LAT
  • infringement of any rights (including but not limited to intellectual property rights) whatsoever relating to or subsisting in LAT or any part or element of it, including but not limited to the concept, structure, administration or conduct of LAT, the LAT trademark and any LAT preparation materials prepared or published by or on behalf of ACER
  • any negligent, unlawful or willful act or omission by you which ACER, in its absolute discretion, renders you to be unfit to participate in any LAT, whether or not you are registered to participate at the time of ACER’s determination.

CONSEQUENCES for misconduct include cancelling your registration to sit LAT without any refund, withholding of your LAT results or disqualification from sitting any ACER test (whether it is the test for which you have registered or otherwise).

It is also possible that the misconduct will be referred to UNSW.

YOU ARE PUT ON NOTICE that except as expressly provided at law, there is no right to challenge, appeal or seek review of any determination by ACER that misconduct has occurred or in relation to any consequences imposed by ACER for any misconduct. You should also be aware that your misconduct might also give rise to liability on your part to third parties, including but not limited to UNSW.