IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. The test was taken by 2 million candidates in the last 12 months in 135 countries. IELTS test scores are trusted and recognised by over 8,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. UNSW Institute of Languages is an approved IELTS testing centre.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 900 test centres.
|Test Format||Academic Module||General Training Module|
|Listening||40 minutes||40 minutes|
|Reading - three sections||60 minutes||60 minutes|
|Writing - two tasks: 150 words & 250 words||60 minutes||60 minutes|
|Speaking||11-14 minutes||11-14 minutes|
|TOTAL TEST TIME||2 hours & 45 minutes||2 hours & 45 minutes|
|Exam Type(s)||Exam Day||Exam Date||Availability||Cancel / modify deadline||Location|
|AC/GT||Saturday||18 Jan 2014||Closed||13 Dec 2013||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||1 Feb 2014||Closed||27 Dec 2013||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||13 Feb 2014||Closed||8 Jan 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||15 Feb 2014||Closed||10 Jan 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||08 Mar 2014||Closed||31 Jan 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||13 Mar 2014||Closed||05 Feb 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||15 Mar 2014||Closed||07 Feb 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||05 Apr 2014||Closed||28 Feb 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||12 Apr 2014||Closed||07 Mar 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Thursday||24 Apr 2014||Closed||19 Mar 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||10 May 2014||Open||04 Apr 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||15 May 2014||Open||09 Apr 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||17 May 2014||Open||11 Apr 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||07 Jun 2014||Open||02 May 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||19 Jun 2014||Open||14 May 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||21 Jun 2014||Open||16 May 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Thursday||10 Jul 2014||Open||4 Jun 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||12 Jul 2014||Open||6 Jun 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||19 Jul 2014||Open||13 Jun 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||2 Aug 2014||Open||27 Jun 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||16 Aug 2014||Open||11 Jul 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||21 Aug 2014||Open||16 Jul 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC||Thursday||4 Sep 2014||Open||30 Jul 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||6 Sep 2014||Open||1 Aug 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||20 Sep 2014||Open||15 Aug 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||2 Oct 2014||Open||27 Aug 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||11 Oct 2014||Open||5 Sep 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||18 Oct 2014||Open||12 Sep 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||1 Nov 2014||Open||26 Sep 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||13 Nov 2014||Open||8 Oct 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||22 Nov 2014||Open||17 Oct 2014||Kensington|
|AC||Thursday||4 Dec 2014||Open||29 Oct 2014||Randwick R14|
|AC / GT||Saturday||6 Dec 2014||Open||31 Oct 2014||Kensington|
|AC / GT||Saturday||13 Dec 2014||Open||7 Nov 2014||Kensington|
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UNSW Institute of Languages
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033
Free Parking at Kensington Campus on Saturday tests.
UNSW Institute of Languages
22-32 King Street
Randwick NSW 2031
Test Results for 5 April 2014: Please read Results Release Advice
Test results will be available 13 calendar days after the completion of your test, between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Where can I put my personal things on test day?
There is a bag room clearly marked where you should leave all personal items. All mobile phones should be switched off and placed in the bag room, which will be locked throughout the duration of the test. No responsibility will be taken for the loss of personal items on the test day.
When do I get my candidate number and speaking time?
You will be given a label with these details when you register on the test day. The details will also be listed on a notice board on the Ground Floor. You should check this notice board carefully.
Can I change my test date?
Yes, as long as you do so more than five weeks before the test date. There will be an administrative fee of AUD$82.50. You will need to go to the reception office where you applied for the test, bring your original, valid passport and original receipt, and complete the IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form
Can I change from Academic to General Training or from General Training to Academic?
Yes, as long as you do so more than five weeks before the test date. There will be an administrative fee of AUD$20. You will need to go to the reception office where you applied for the test, bring your original, valid passport and original receipt, and complete the IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form
Can I apply for a test if I live interstate?
Yes. Please email the centre at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about applications from interstate candidates.
Can I cancel my test?
Yes. You need to go to the reception office where you booked your test, bring your original, valid passport and original receipt, and complete the IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form. If you cancel five weeks or more prior to the test, you will receive a refund, less a cancellation fee of AUD$82.50. If you cancel within the five week period, you will not receive any refund.
How can I change my address?
You should either email us at email@example.com or complete the Change of Address form which you will find on your desk on the test day.
Can I get a re-print of my results?
No. You will receive only one copy of your results. However, if you complete the appropriate section on your application form, we can send up to five free copies to Government departments, approved professional organizations, employers or languages schools. We cannot send copies to relatives, immigration agents or education agents. AUD$20.00 will be charged for copies requested after the test and you must complete the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs Form. If you want your results to be sent to any overseas institutions, you must provide addressed, pre-paid envelopes.
Can I apply for a re-mark?
Yes, you can. You must complete an IELTS Enquiry on Results (EOR) form within six weeks of the test date. The fee is AUD$176 and you must also attach your original Test Result Form to the EOR form. It will take up to six weeks for the re-mark to be processed.
For a complete list of general FAQs regarding the tests please go to the FAQ section on the IELTS website.
UNSW Institute of Languages offers both full-time and part-time IELTS preparation courses designed to thoroughly prepare you for success in the IELTS test. Our courses are well recognised and our teachers are highly experienced and dedicated to preparing you for successful test outcomes.
The Official IELTS Practice Materials are available for purchase from UNSW Institute of Languages. They are recommended for anyone who is unable to attend face-to-face classes and wants to improve their IELTS band score or test if their English is at the required level to take IELTS. The Official IELTS Practice Materials are created by experienced IELTS materials writers and use materials approved by the IELTS partners: the British Council, Cambridge ESOL and IDP: IELTS Australia.
The materials consist of a book and a CD and include the following resources: