There are certain university degrees that mandate literacy and numeracy testing; such as Bachelor of Education / Master of Education. I have done well in these tests myself in 2016 when I was doing a Master of Teaching(Sec).
"The requirement that all initial teacher education students possess personal literacy and numeracy skills in the top 30 per cent of the adult population has been in place since 2011 when the Accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures were agreed. In 2015 all education ministers agreed that from 1 July 2016 the test would be used as the means to demonstrate students have achieved this standard.The test standard of literacy and numeracy achievement equivalent to the top 30 per cent of the Australian adult population was empirically validated in 2017 with reference to the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies. The test has been developed with reference to the Australian Core Skills Framework, the key measure for the Australian Government’s Skills for Education and Employment Programme. The test has been created in consultation with teacher educators from the higher education sector and represents literacy and numeracy tasks and contexts that can reasonably be expected to be within the professional experience of teachers".