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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

  • Tests are held regularly on Saturdays and some tests are held on Thursdays.
  • The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are all taken on the same day.
  • The Speaking test will usually take place on the same day as the other test papers.
  • To finalise your registration for an IELTS test, you need to submit your application form in person.  It is recommended that you apply as early as possible to ensure your place.
  • This test centre does accept interstate applications but it is limited to 12 applications per test.  Please email us at ielts.enquiries@languages.unsw.edu.au for more information.
  • The IELTS test fee is AUD$330 (AUD$363 if a GST payment is required).
    • IELTS has a set fee for its test.  Each test centre in Australia charges the same amount.
    • The Academic (AC) and General Training (GT) tests have the same test fee.
  • The registration time on test day for all IELTS Tests is 8.00 am.

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2014

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
  • You must pay your fee when you submit your IELTS Application Form.
  • To know if you are required to pay GST with your application, please read the GST Form.
  • UNSW Global will accept payment in person by credit card (download and complete the Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form), EFTPOS or bank cheque made out to “UNSW Global Pty Limited”.
  • UNSW Global cannot accept cash payments.

Test Venue Locations

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Kensington Campus
UNSW Institute of Languages
Building L5
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033

Free Parking at Kensington Campus on Saturday tests.

Randwick Campus
UNSW Institute of Languages
Building R14
22-32 King Street
Randwick NSW 2031

Test Day Checklist

  • Check your test centre location.  We have two test venues; make sure you go to the correct one.
  • Arrive at the venue by 8.00 am.  Candidate registration on the test day closes at 8.45 am.  Latecomers will not be allowed into the test room after this time.
  • During registration, you will be given a label with the details of your candidate number and your speaking test time.
  • Bring the valid (not expired) passport which you indicated on your application to the test.  This is the only form of identification that will be accepted on the test day.  If you do not have your valid passport, you cannot sit for the test.
  • If you have a new passport since registering for an IELTS test, you must present your new passport at our registration office at least 3 days before the test date to ensure we have your new details on the test day.
  • Bring pencils, sharpeners and erasers for your answer sheet (and a clear plastic water bottle if you want to).  No other material will be allowed into the exam room.
  • There will be a clearly marked bag room where you must leave all your personal belongings, including you mobile phone.

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.

  • Test results can be collected in person only from UNSW Institute of Languages, Level 1 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington.
  • To collect the results in person you must bring your original valid passport as identification.
  • If you do not collect your test results in person, they will be mailed later that day to the latest address we have for you.
  • If you feel that your test results are wrong, you can apply for an Enquiry on Results (EOR) within six weeks of your test date.  You will be charged a fee of AUD$176 for your enquiry, which will be refunded in full if your band score changes.
    • Note that IELTS markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored.  The testing process has the highest quality control procedures.

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 ielts.enquiries@languages.unsw.edu.au 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 ielts.enquiries@languages.unsw.edu.au 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.

Preparation Courses

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.

  • Part-time skills modules are available in Writing and/or Speaking and Pronunciation.  Fees for part-time modules are discounted by 10% for any student who is registered for an IELTS test at UNSW Institute of Languages.
  • Full-time intensive programs are available in five week terms throughout the year and cover each of the language areas included in IELTS.
  • The part-time and full-time course options both provide regular IELTS test practice and ongoing feedback in order to identify and work on your specific areas of need.

Practice Materials

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:

  • practice tests for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • answer sheets for Listening, Reading and Writing
  • answer keys for the practice Listening and Reading tests
  • transcripts of the Listening tests
  • sample candidate responses for Writing and Speaking tests, with examiner responses

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete an IELTS Application Form or collect one from UNSW Institute of Languages.
  2. Download and complete a GST Form or collect from UNSW Institute of Languages.
  3. Choose two preferences for your IELTS test date.
  4. Indicate the type of test you need to take - General Training Module or Academic Module (for more details visit the official IELTS website)
  5. Bring your current original passport.
  6. Prepare payment of AUD$330 (AUD$363 with GST payment if required) by credit card, EFTPOS or bank cheque made out to "UNSW Global Pty Limited".
  7. Apply and pay in person with the above documentation at:
    UNSW Institute of Languages
    Level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington
    (Download our location map)
  • Office hours: 8.30 am – 4.45 pm Monday to Friday and 10.00 am – 11.30 am on test day Saturdays
  • Please email us to make an appointment for Saturdays
  • Telephone: 61 2 9385 6729

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