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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 2.9 million candidates in 2016 in 140 countries. IELTS test scores are trusted and recognised by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. UNSW Global 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 1100 test centres.

For more information about the IELTS Test, please visit ielts.org

Contact Us: ielts@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au

 

Test Format Academic Module General Training Module
Writing - two tasks: 150 words & 250 words 60 minutes 60 minutes
Reading - three sections 60 minutes 60 minutes
Listening 40 minutes 40 minutes
Speaking 11-14 minutes 11-14 minutes
TOTAL TEST TIME 2 hours & 45 minutes 2 hours & 45 minutes

  • You can book and pay for your test online from the convenience of your home, work or place of study.
  • Tests are held regularly on Saturdays and some tests are held on Thursdays.
  • Writing, Reading and Listening tests are all taken on the same day in the morning. Candidates remain in the test room during all the morning tests.
  • The Speaking test will usually take place on the same day as the other test papers, between 1.00pm and 5.30pm on Saturdays and between 1.40 - 5.30pm on Thursdays.
  • The IELTS test fee is AUD$340 ($374 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.
  • You must register and pay your IELTS test fee online. UNSW Global cannot accept cash payments.
  • Online bookings for most tests close 3 days before the test (unless sold out prior).

2018

Exam Type(s) Exam Day Exam Date Results Released Appeals/Enquiry on Results By Location
Academic / General Training Saturday 8 September 2018 21/09/2018 19/10/2018 Kensington
Academic Thursday 13 September 2018 26/09/2018 24/10/2018 Kensington
Academic / General Training Saturday 29 September 2018 12/10/2018 9/11/2018 Kensington
Academic Thursday 11 October 2018 24/10/2018 21/11/2018 Kensington
Academic / General Training Saturday 13 October 2018 26/10/2018 23/11/2018 Kensington
Academic / General Training Saturday 27 October 2018 9/11/2018 7/12/2018 Kensington
Academic / General Training Thursday 1 November 2018 14/11/2018 12/12/2018 Kensington
Academic / General Training Saturday 10 November 2018 23/11/2018 21/12/2018 Kensington
Academic Saturday 17 November 2018 30/11/2018 28/12/2018 Kensington
Academic / General Training Saturday 1 December 2018 14/12/2018 11/01/2019 Kensington
Academic Thursday 13 December 2018 26/12/2018 23/01/2019 Kensington
Academic / General Training Saturday 15 December 2018 28/12/2018 25/01/2019 Kensington

2019

Test Results Release Pick up Date Appeals/Enquiry on Results By Location
Saturday, 5 January 2019 Friday, 18 January 2019 Friday, 18 January 2019 Friday, 15 February 2019 Kensington
Thursday, 17 January 2019 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 19 January 2019 Friday, 1 February 2019 Friday, 1 February 2019 Friday, 1 March 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 9 February 2019 Friday, 22 February 2019 Friday, 22 February 2019 Friday, 22 March 2019 Kensington
Thursday, 14 February 2019 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 23 February 2019 Friday, 8 March 2019 Friday, 8 March 2019 Friday, 5 April 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 2 March 2019 Friday, 15 March 2019 Friday, 15 March 2019 Friday, 12 April 2019 Kensington
Thursday, 14 March 2019 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 23 March 2019 Friday, 5 April 2019 Friday, 5 April 2019 Friday, 3 May 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 6 April 2019 Friday, 19 April 2019 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 Friday, 17 May 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 27 April 2019 Friday, 10 May 2019 Friday, 10 May 2019 Friday, 7 June 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 4 May 2019 Friday, 17 May 2019 Friday, 17 May 2019 Friday, 14 June 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 11 May 2019 Friday, 24 May 2019 Friday, 24 May 2019 Friday, 21 June 2019 Kensington
Thursday, 23 May 2019 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 1 June 2019 Friday, 14 June 2019 Friday, 14 June 2019 Friday, 12 July 2019 Kensington
Thursday, 13 June 2019 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 Kensington
Saturday, 29 June 2019 Friday, 12 July 2019 Friday, 12 July 2019 Friday, 9 August 2019 Kensington

Test Venue Locations

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Kensington Campus
UNSW Global
Building L5
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033
Email: ielts@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au

Free Parking at Kensington Campus on Saturday tests.

Test Day Checklist

  • Arrive at the venue (7:45am if you need to have your photo taken); by 8.15am if you have had your photo taken before test day. Candidate registration closes at 8.30am. Latecomers will not be allowed into the test room.
  • A label with your candidate number and speaking test time will be placed on your desk.
  • Speaking Tests are held between 1.00pm - 5.30pm on Saturday test days and between 1.40pm - 5.30pm on Thursday test days.  If you require an early or late Speaking test time, please email ielts@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au no less than 3 days before your test date.
  • You must bring the valid (not expired) passport which you used to book the test. This is the only form of identification that will be accepted on test day. If you do not have your valid passport, you cannot sit the test.
  • If you have a new passport since registering for an IELTS test, you must present your new passport to an IELTS staff member at UNSW Global Student Services at least 3 days before the test date to ensure we have your new details on test day.
  • Only your passport and drink in a clear, plastic bottle (labels removed) can be taken into the test room. Please note water is NOT supplied by the test centre.
  • On test day, you will be given information on where to register, have your photo taken and where the test will be held. The location for all tests is 223 Anzac Parade Kensington.
  • Free parking is available on Saturdays in UNSW carpark (off Day Avenue).

IELTS Preview your test results

  • Test results can be collected in person from UNSW Global Student Services, Level 1 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington between 11.00am - 1.00pm.
  • To collect the results in person you must bring your valid passport as identification.
  • If you do not collect your test results in person at the allotted collection time, they will be mailed that afternoon by regular post to the address you registered with, or the address you provided on the day of the test (on your Change of Address form). If you require your results urgently, please collect them in person on the day.
  • Yes, you can authorise someone to pick up your results on the release day, to authorise someone to do this please download and complete the TRF Pickup Authorisation Form. The authorised person needs to be identified on the form and bring with them:
    • A copy of the completed form
    • A copy of the passport you used to sit the test
    • Photo identification for themselves (as outlined and described on the form).
  • For more information on test result collection, please read FAQs.
  • 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 scores change.
    • Note that IELTS markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The testing process has the highest quality control procedures.

Dates for test results

Test results are usually available 13 calendar days after the completion of your test.

Exam Type(s) Exam Day Exam Date Results Released Appeals/Enquiry on Results By
2018        
Academic / General Training Saturday 6 January 2018 19/01/2018 16/02/2018
Academic Thursday 18 January 2018 31/01/2018 28/02/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 20 January 2018 2/02/2018 2/03/2018
Academic / General Training Thursday 1 February 2018 14/02/2018 14/03/2018
Academic Saturday 3 February 2018 16/02/2018 16/03/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 10 February 2018 23/02/2018 23/03/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 3 March 2018 16/03/2018 13/04/2018
Academic Thursday 15 March 2018 28/03/2018 24/04/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 24 March 2018 6/04/2018 4/05/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 7 April 2018 20/04/2018 18/05/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 21 April 2018 4/05/2018 1/06/2018
Academic Thursday 26 April 2018 9/05/2018 6/06/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 5 May 2018 18/05/2018 15/06/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 12 May 2018 25/05/2018 22/06/2018
Academic / General Training Thursday 24 May 2018 6/06/2018 4/07/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 2 June 2018 15/06/2018 13/07/2018
Academic Thursday 7 June 2018 20/06/2018 18/07/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 30 June 2018 13/07/2018 10/08/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 7 July 2018 20/07/2018 17/08/2018
Academic Thursday 19 July 2018 1/08/2018 29/08/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 28 July 2018 10/08/2018 7/09/2018
Academic / General Training Thursday 2 August 2018 15/08/2018 12/09/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 18 August 2018 31/08/2018 28/09/2018
Academic Saturday 25 August 2018 7/09/2018 5/10/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 8 September 2018 21/09/2018 19/10/2018
Academic Thursday 13 September 2018 26/09/2018 24/10/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 29 September 2018 12/10/2018 9/11/2018
Academic Thursday 11 October 2018 24/10/2018 21/11/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 13 October 2018 26/10/2018 23/11/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 27 October 2018 9/11/2018 7/12/2018
Academic / General Training Thursday 1 November 2018 14/11/2018 12/12/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 10 November 2018 23/11/2018 21/12/2018
Academic Saturday 17 November 2018 30/11/2018 28/12/2018
Academic / General Training Saturday 1 December 2018 14/12/2018 11/01/2019
Academic Thursday 13 December 2018 26/12/2018 23/01/2019
Academic / General Training Saturday 15 December 2018 28/12/2018 25/01/2019

 


On the day of the test. This information will be printed on your desk label. The speaking times will also be listed on a notice board near the entrance; please check the list carefully.

At this centre the speaking tests are usually held in the afternoon of the same day as the written tests. If you need to request an early or late speaking test time on that day due to work commitments or childcare arrangements etc. please email ielts@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au no less than 3 days before your test

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  1. You can have your photo taken at UNSW Global Student Services (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington, open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm). You cannot have your photo taken after 2pm on the day before your test. If you have already had your photo taken prior to test day, you should arrive on test day at 8.15am
  2. You can have your photo taken on test day at the test centre at 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington. You must arrive on test day at 7.45am

You MUST bring your passport with you; otherwise, you cannot sit for the test.

Please note that you must have your photo taken for each IELTS test that you register for.

Can I change my test module (Academic/General Training)?

If places are available, you can change between test modules no less than 3 days before your test date. Take your valid passport, payment confirmation email, and completed IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form to UNSW Global Student Services (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington, open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm). There is no fee charged for a module transfer on the same test day, provided there are available places in the different module.

For more information on test modules, please visit the IELTS website

Yes. You must be able to arrive at the test centre at the advertised times on test day. You will not be admitted into the test if you are running late.

Yes, if it is five weeks or more before the test date you have already booked. There will be an administrative fee of AUD$82.

You must go to UNSW Global Student Services (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington, open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm) to submit an IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form and pay the fee. Please bring your valid passport.

You can cancel your test if it is five or more weeks before the test date. You must go to UNSW Global Student Services (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington, open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm) to submit an IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form. Please bring your valid passport. You will receive a refund, less a cancellation fee of AUD$82.

If you cancel less than five weeks before the test date you will not receive a refund.

If you are unable to attend the test due to illness, you should complete an IELTS Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form<. It also needs to be completed and stamped by the doctor you visit (see page 3) and should be accompanied by an original medical certificate. You have up to 5 working days after the test date to submit all documentation. Requests for a refund or transfer will not be accepted after this time. Please bring your passport when you lodge your refund/transfer request.

You must leave all personal items in the bag room. This includes electronic devices and mobile phones (switched off), watches, wallets, keys, hats and coats. The bag room will be locked for the duration of the test. No responsibility will be taken by the centre for the loss of any personal items on test day.

Only your passport and drink in a clear plastic bottle (labels removed) can be taken into the test room. Stationery is provided.

You can complete the Change of Address Form placed on your desk on test day, or email us at ielts@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au. If you contact us by email, please provide your full name, date of birth and passport number, and be sure to email us from the same email account you used to register for the test.

If you will not be in Australia when the results are due for release, you can

  1. Bring a prepaid International Express Post or International Registered Post envelope (available from Australia Post) and give it to the supervisor in the morning before your test. Please complete the front with your name and full postal address. We will complete the Sender’s details.
  2. Bring a prepaid International Express Post or International Registered Post envelope (available from Australia Post) and hand it to Student Services if you are having your photo taken before test day. Please complete the front with your name and full postal address. We will complete the sender's details.
  3. We can arrange the postage for you; the fee is $25, payable at the UNSW Global Student Services Centre (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington, open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm).

If you choose not to collect your results in person at the allotted collection time (which is normally 13 calendar days after your test), results are sent by regular mail with Australia Post. If you wish to have your results sent by Express Post or Registered Post, please hand a prepaid Express Post or Registered Post envelope (available from Australia Post) to the supervisor on test day. Please complete the front with your name and full postal address. We will complete the Sender's details.

Alternatively we can arrange the postage for you; the fee is $25, payable at the UNSW Global Student Services Centre (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington, open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm).

Yes, you can authorise someone to pick up your results on the release day, to authorise someone to do this please download and complete the Pickup Authorisation Form. The authorised person needs to be identified on the form and bring with them:

  • A copy of the completed form
  • A copy of the passport you used to sit the test
  • Photo identification for themselves (as outlined and described on the download form

Yes, it is. All Speaking tests at UNSW Global are held in the afternoon on the same day as the other tests. The booking site is set up to allow Speaking tests to be held on a date other than your Writing, Reading and Listening tests so the Speaking test is not mentioned when you book.

If you have lost your TRF, please complete the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs form. There will be a $20 charge for the re- issue of the TRF (plus $25 postage for international addresses only).

If you complete the appropriate section in your initial online application, 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. $20.00 will be charged for each copy 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 an addressed, pre-paid envelope (per overseas institution) or we can send these to your chosen institution for a $25 postage charge per copy (total of $45 for the additional TRF plus international postage).

A number of institutions are registered to accept electronic TRFs from a Test Centre so you should check if your institution is registered to receive results electronically. There is no charge for this electronic service.

Yes. You must complete an IELTS Enquiry on Results (EOR) form and lodge it with your original Test Report Form (TRF) and bank details at UNSW Global Student Services (level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm) within six weeks of the test date. It can take up to six weeks for the re-mark to be processed. The fee is $176 which is refunded if your band score(s) change. The fee is the same if you request for one, two, three or all four components of the test to be re-marked.

Preparation Courses

UNSW Global offers both full-time and part-time IELTS preparation courses, as well as an online e-Writing Tutorial. Our e-Writing Tutorial and preparation courses are well recognised and our teachers are highly experienced and dedicated to preparing you for successful test outcomes.

IELTS e-Writing Tutorial is an online one-to-one course designed to prepare students for the IELTS Writing exam. Separate Academic and General Training modules are available.

Full-time intensive programs are available in five week terms throughout the year and cover each of the language areas included in IELTS.

Preparation courses provide regular IELTS test practice and ongoing feedback in order to identify and work on your specific areas of need.

Practice Materials

To access additional practice materials please visit https://www.ieltsessentials.com/global/prepare

Before you start

What you need to register for the IELTS test online:

  • A scanned copy of your valid passport pages in an electronic format (e.g. pdf) and in ONE document no greater than 1.5MB.
  • A method of payment (VISA, Mastercard or Union Pay) to secure your booking.
  • A valid email address as a receipt for your transaction will be automatically emailed to you.

What you need to register for the IELTS test online

  • You will be asked to select a test module as part of your test booking, either Academic or General Training. Please ensure you know which module you require for your particular circumstances. For more information visit the IELTS website.


IELTS Book online now

Instructions

Follow the steps below to complete your online booking:

  1. Click the ‘IELTS Book Online Now button above.
  2. Select a Test Date and Test Module (either Academic or General Training)
  3. New User - Create an account with your personal details; passwords must be a minimum of 6 characters.

    OR

    Existing User - Login with your Username and password
  4. Accept the IELTS Terms and Conditions.
  5. Fill in the IELTS online candidate registration form. Questions with an asterisk (*) are required and you will not be able to continue without completing those answers. Your Test Result Form (TRF) will be posted to the address you enter during registration unless you change your address on Test Day.
  6. Upload a clear legible scanned copy of your passport including the pages containing your:
    • Passport number
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Photo
    • Passport expiry date and signature page
  7. After you have checked your application details you will be taken to a secure webpage to enter your payment details.
  8. You will receive an email confirming your payment. A receipt will be emailed to the email address you provided in the booking process. If you do NOT receive an email payment confirmation, please email ielts@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au as soon as possible, as your booking may not be valid.
  9. You must have your finger scan and photo taken to complete your registration.
    Choose from the following two options:
    • In advance you can visit UNSW Global Student Services on level 1, 223 Anzac Parade, Kensington (open Monday- Friday 9am - 4.45pm) to have your photo taken. You must arrive on test day by 8.15am.
    • On your test day your photo and finger scan can be taken at the IELTS test venue before the test begins. You must arrive by 7.45am.

Note that you cannot have your photo taken after 2pm on the day before your test.

Please make sure that you bring your passport and booking payment receipt with you when you come to have your photo taken.