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 9,000 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 1100 test centres.
Contact Us: IELTS.Enquiries@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|
|Exam Type(s)||Exam Day||Exam Date||Location|
|Academic||Thursday||20 April 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||29 April 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||6 May 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||13 May 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Thursday||25 May 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||3 June 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Thursday||8 June 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||24 June 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||8 July 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Thursday||20 July 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||29 July 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Thursday||3 August 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||19 August 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Saturday||26 August 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||9 September 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Thursday||21 September 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||30 September 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||14 October 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||28 October 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Thursday||2 November 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||4 November 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||11 November 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||2 December 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Thursday||14 December 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||16 December 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||7 January 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Thursday||12 January 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||21 January 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||11 February 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Thursday||16 February 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Saturday||18 February 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||4 March 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||25 March 2017||Kensington|
|Academic||Thursday||30 March 2017||Kensington|
|Academic / General Training||Saturday||8 April 2017||Kensington|
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UNSW Institute of Languages
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033
Free Parking at Kensington Campus on Saturday tests.
Test results are usually available 13 calendar days after the completion of your test.
Please read: Results Release Statement for 8 April 2017.
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 on Ground Floor 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.Enquiries@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au no less than 3 days before your test.
You MUST bring your passport with you; otherwise, we cannot take your photo and you cannot sit for the test.
Please note that you must have your photo taken for each IELTS test that you register for.
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.
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 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. Please bring your passport when you lodge your refund/transfer request. Requests for a refund or transfer will not be accepted after this time.
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 a clear plastic bottle of water (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.Enquiries@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
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) or you can pay by credit card- please email us for details
Your results are normally available 13 calendar days after your test (result release date). If you have not received your results in the post 3 weeks AFTER the result release date (for Australian addresses) and 4 weeks AFTER the result release date (for international addresses) , please complete the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs form. One replacement will be issued at no charge to Australian addresses; a $25 postage charge applies for international addresses*.
* Please note that there is no charge for one replacement TRF as long as it is sent to the same address provided by candidates at registration/test day.
Candidates who have not contacted us to advise that their TRF has not arrived in the post within 8 weeks AFTER the result release date will be charged $20 for the re- issue of the TRF (plus $25 postage for international addresses only).
Candidates who require their TRF sent to a different address than that provided at registration will incur a $20 charge for the re-issue of the TRF.
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. AUD$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 addressed, pre-paid envelope or we can send these to your chosen institution for a $25 postage charge per copy (total of $45 for the additional TRF plus 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 AUD$176 which is refunded if your band score(s) change. The fee is the same if you get one, two, three or all four components of the test re-marked.
UNSW Institute of Languages offers both full-time and part-time IELTS preparation courses and 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.
To access additional practice materials please visit https://www.ieltsessentials.com/global/prepare
What you need to register for the IELTS test online:
Follow the steps below to complete your online booking:
Note that you cannot have your photo taken 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.