International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Important announcements

Online booking for each test date will close two weeks before the test. Test dates will no longer be available for Online booking after two weeks.

Candidate's who would like to be placed on a waitlist will be required to book the next available test date. A Late Booking/Transfer Fee of $90.75 is required once given a place.

Please email us if you require a booking for this option.

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2016 IELTS TEST DATES - DARWIN
Test Day - Writing, Reading, Listening

Speaking tests

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Saturday 29 October 2016

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Saturday 19 November 2016

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Saturday 3 December 2016

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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING TESTS: Speaking tests in Darwin are scheduled on Friday (before the test day) or Saturday (test day).

If you would like to have your speaking test/interview on Saturday (the same day of the test), please visit our Centre to verify your identity and for us to take a Digital Photograph and Finger Scan as soon as possible but no later than 10 days before the test. 

Candidates from other States or Remote areas (who live 100km from our test Centre, measured by Google Maps) will be required to verify their identity on Friday before the test. Therefore for those candidates, speaking test/interview will be sheduled on Friday before 2:30pm.

2016 IELTS TEST DATES - ALICE SPRINGS
Test Day - Writing, Reading, Listening

Speaking tests

*Please read important information below

Closing dateAcademic testGeneral test
Saturday 8 October 2016

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Saturday 10 December 2016

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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING TESTS: Speaking tests in Alice Springs are conducted on Thursday or Friday before the test day. Candidates will be required to verify their identity before their Speaking test/interview. Candidates from other States or Remote Areas (who live 100km from our test venue, measured by Google Maps) will be allocated their Speaking test/interview on Friday between 11am to 2pm.

2017 IELTS TEST DATES - DARWIN
Test Day - Writing, Reading, Listening

Speaking tests

*Please read important information below

Closing dateAcademic testGeneral test
Saturday 21 January 2017

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Saturday 04 March 2017

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Friday, 17 February 2017

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Saturday 08 April 2017

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Saturday 06 May 2017

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Saturday 03 June 2017

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Saturday 08 July 2017

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Saturday 19 August 2017

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Saturday 09 September 2017

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Saturday 14 October 2017

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Saturday 02 December 2017

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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING TESTS: Speaking tests in Darwin are scheduled on Friday (before the test day) or Saturday (test day).

If you would like to have your speaking test/interview on Saturday (the same day of the test), please visit our Centre to verify your identity and for us to take a Digital Photograph and Finger Scan as soon as possible but no later than 10 days before the test. 

Candidates from other States or Remote areas (who live 100km from our test Centre, measured by Google Maps) will be required to verify their identity on Friday before the test. Therefore for those candidates, speaking test/interview will be sheduled on Friday before 2:30pm.

2017 IELTS TEST DATES - ALICE SPRINGS
Test Day - Writing, Reading, Listening

Speaking tests

*Please read important information below

Closing dateAcademic testGeneral test
Saturday 21 January 2017

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Saturday 25 March 2017

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Friday, 10 March 2017Book nowBook now
Saturday 13 May 2017

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Saturday 29 July 2017

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Saturday 30 September 2017

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Saturday 11 November 2017

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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING TESTS: Speaking tests in Alice Springs are conducted on Thursday or Friday before the test day. Candidates will be required to verify their identity before their Speaking test/interview. Candidates from other States or Remote Areas (who live 100km from our test venue, measured by Google Maps)will be allocated their Speaking test/interview on Friday between 11am to 2pm.

How to apply for a test online

Before you start the booking, make sure that you have available scanned copy or photo file of your passport


Step1: Candidate Selection

  • Go to my.ieltsessentials.com
  • Choose Register for your IELTS test. Click Begin IELTS Registration (this centre does not offer UKVI test)
  • Select your Country and Location
  • Click on Find Available Test Sessions to find available test dates

Step2: Candidate Details

  • Select Test Date and Module (Academic/General Training) then click continue
  • Existing Users
  • enter your Username and Password
  • Click Existing User Login to login to your MIE account  and
  • Go to Step3

  • New User
  • Click Continue
  • Enter your personal information to create your MIE account. Please fill in all mandatory fields
  • Click Register or Click Cancel Booking if you no longer want to continue your booking

Your First Name (Given Name/Other Name) must be entered EXACTLY as in your passport

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If you don’t have a Family Name (Surname/Last Name), please put a Hyphen or Dash (-) in the field
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  • Read the IELTS Declaration Terms and Conditions then tick the box that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Click Continue
  • Upload a coloured copy of your passport. Please make sure that the copy you import is clear and legible.
    The copy of your passport must clearly show the following:
  • Passport page with your photo, Full Name and Date of Birth
  • Passport Number and Expiry date
  • Your signature

Step3: Application Details
Proceed to the Application details page. Complete all mandatory fields and click Continue.
Step4: Recognising Organisation
Skip this page or if you would like the test centre to send copies of your test results to a professional organization, fill in the relevant details on the Recognizing Organizations page. The Test Report Form will not be sent to Employers, Immigration or Education Agents. Make sure you provide the correct address of the organization for postage of results.
Step5: Booking Summary

  • Before making a payment, please check whether you should pay $330 (GST exclusive) or $363 (GST inclusive) Visa holders of Working Holiday, Tourist Visa, Dependant of Skilled or Student visa must pay the $363 (GST inclusive). If you have to pay the GST, you must complete a GST Form. If you choose to pay $330 please provide us evidence eg. your current visa.

Please email the required documents to ieltsenquiry@cdu.edu.au.

  • To make a payment, select Offline option.

Darwin Test:

  • CDU Online: https://webpay.cdu.edu.au
  • IELTS Test Centre, Darwin (payment by credit card only)
  • Cashiers Office (debit/credit card or cash payment accepted) at CDU Information Centre, Ground Floor, Orange 1, Casuarina Campus

Alice Springs Test:

  • CDU Online: https://webpay.cdu.edu.au
  • Cashiers Office (debit/credit card or cash payment accepted) at CDU Info- Shop, Building 1, Alice Springs Campus

IMPORTANT

  • Unpaid Online booking applications expires within 3 days.
  • Once your application has been checked and payment received, you will receive an automated email confirming your booking. 
  • You are required at the IELTS Test Centre Reception for a Digital Photograph and Finger Scan. This must be done after your booking is approved.
  • You will receive a final Confirmation Letter with further instructions and the schedule of your speaking test after your Digital Photograph and Finger Scan are taken.
  • Candidates with NO Digital Photograph and Finger Scan on the test day (Saturday) will not be admitted inside the test room.
  • If you wish to have your Speaking Test/interview on a Saturday (the same day as the rest of the test), your digital photograph and finger scan must be taken no later than 10 days before the test.
  • Candidates who are booking for the Darwin Test but also live interstate or more than 100 kilometres (as measured by the Google Maps) from the IELTS Test Centre – Darwin, will be required to verify their identity on the Friday before the test. Their Speaking Test/Interview will also be scheduled on that same Friday, before 2:30pm.
  • The Speaking Test/Interview schedule for Candidates who are booking for the Alice Springs Test will be Thursday and Friday only. Priorities are given to Interstate or candidates living in the remote area to have their Speaking test on Friday 11am to 2pm.

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How to apply for a test online

Before you start the booking, make sure that you have available scanned copy or photo file of your passport


Step 1: Candidate Selection

  • Go to my.ieltsessentials.com
  • Choose Register for your IELTS test. Click Begin IELTS Registration (this centre does not offer UKVI test)
  • Select your Country (eg. Australia)and Location (eg. Darwin or Alice Springs)
  • Click on Find Available Test Sessions to find available test dates

Step 2: Candidate Details

  • Select Test Dateand Module (Academic/General Training) then click continue
  • Existing Users
  • enter your Username and Password
  • Click Existing User Login to login to your MIE account  and
  • Go to Step 3

 

  • New User
  • Click Continue
  • Enter your personal information to create your MIE account. Please fill in all mandatory fields
  • Click Register or Click Cancel Booking if you no longer want to continue your booking

Your First Name (Given Name/Other Name) must be entered EXACTLY as in your passport

If you don’t have a Family Name (Surname/Last Name), please put a Hyphen or Dash (-) in the field
Screen shot

  • Read the IELTS Declaration Terms and Conditions then ü tick the box that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Click Continue
  • Upload a coloured copy of your passport. Please make sure that the copy you import is clear and legible. The copy of your passport must clearly show the following:
  • Passport page with your photo, Full Name and Date of Birth
  • Passport Numberand Expiry date
  • Your signature

Step 3: Application Details
Proceed to the Application details page. Complete all mandatory fieldsand click Continue.
Step 4: Recognising Organisation
Skip this page or if you would like the test centre to send copies of your test results to a professional organization, fill in the relevant details on the Recognizing Organizations page. The Test Report Form will not be sent to Employers, Immigration or Education Agents. Make sure you provide the correct address of the organization for postage of results.
Step 5: Booking Summary

  • Before making a payment, please check whether you should pay $330 (GST exclusive) or $363 (GST inclusive) Visa holders of Working Holiday, Tourist Visa, Dependant of Skilled or Student visa must pay the $363 (GST inclusive). If you have to pay the GST, you must complete a GST Form. If you choose to pay $330 please provide us evidence eg. your current visa.

       Please email the required documents to ieltsenquiry@cdu.edu.au.

  • To make a payment, select Offline option.

Darwin Test:

  • CDU Online: https://webpay.cdu.edu.au
  • IELTS Test Centre, Darwin (payment by credit card only)
  • Cashiers Office (debit/credit card or cash payment accepted) at CDU Information Centre, Ground Floor, Orange 1, Casuarina Campus

Alice Springs Test:

  • CDU Online: https://webpay.cdu.edu.au
  • Cashiers Office (debit/credit card or cash payment accepted) at CDU Info- Shop, Building 1, Alice Springs Campus

IMPORTANT:

  • Unpaid Online booking applications expires within 3 days
  • Once your application has been checked and payment received, you will receive an automated email confirming your booking. 
  • You are required at the IELTS Test Centre Reception for a Digital Photograph and Finger Scan. This must be done after your booking is approved.
  • You will receive a final Confirmation Letter with further instructions and the schedule of your speaking test after your Digital Photograph and Finger Scan are taken.
  • Candidates with NO Digital Photograph and Finger Scan on the test day (Saturday) will not be admitted inside the test room.
  • If you wish to have your Speaking Test/interview on a Saturday (the same day as the rest of the test), your digital photograph and finger scan must be taken no later than 10 days before the test.
  • Candidates who are booking for the Darwin Test but also live interstate or more than 100 kilometres (as measured by the Google Maps) from the IELTS Test Centre – Darwin, will be required to verify their identity on the Friday before the test. Their Speaking Test/Interview will also be scheduled on that same Friday, before 2:30pm.
  • The Speaking Test/Interview schedule for Candidates who are booking for the Alice Springs Test will be Thursday and Friday only. Priorities are given to Interstate or candidates living in the remote area to have their Speaking test on Friday 11am to 2pm.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. An easy-to-use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training – and provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

IELTS treats all candidates with the utmost fairness and respect by actively avoiding cultural bias and by accepting all standard varieties of native-speaker English, including North American, British, Australian and New Zealand English.

IELTS is available at more than 1,100 locations, including over 50 locations in the USA and there are 48 test dates a year.

Format of the Test:

Listening:30 minutes
Reading:60 minutes
Writing:60 minutes
Speaking:11 to 14 minutes

For further information contact IELTS Test Centre or download the Information for Candidates Booklets

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.

- See more at: https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/two-types-of-ielts-test#sthash.yQ3TlkmE.dpuf

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.

- See more at: https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/two-types-of-ielts-test#sthash.yQ3TlkmE.dpuf
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Candidates are required to be at the assembly point prior to the commencement of the test. From the assembly point, candidates will be collected and taken to the examination venue. Candidate must arrive before 8:00am or NO LATER than 8:30am for test registration.

Assembly Points:

Darwin candidates - at the main Entrance of CDU Building Orange 4, Casuarina campus.

Alice Springs candidates - at the Foyer of CDU Alice Springs Info-Shop and CDU Alice Springs Library.

  • Candidates must bring their passport on the day of the test as evidence of their dentity. (Other IDs, Drivers Licence, or certified copy of passport is NOT ACCEPTABLE)
  • Candidate without their Passport will not be allowed to sit the test and will not receive a refund.
  • Test registration will start at 8:00am to 8:45am.
  • The Examination/Test venue will be locked after 8:45am and the test will begin at 9:00am.
  • Candidate who arrives late will not be admitted into the test room to sit the test.
  • No special test will be given to a candidate who missed any of their four modules.
  • Late candidates will not be allowed to sit the test and will not receive a refund.

Casuarina campus map

Alice Springs campus map

To familiarise candidates with the format and contents of the test and to allow them to assess their readiness, candidates can enrol in the IELTS Intensive Preparation Workshop. The workshop is held before the IELTS test. Download the IELTS Preparation Workshop application form (PDF 212KB).

Time:

  • Session 1: Full Practice Test - Monday 9.00am to 4.00pm (30 minute break)
  • Session 2: Focus on Speaking - Monday 5.00pm to 8.30 pm (30 minute break)
  • Session 3: Focus On Writing - Tuesday 5.00pm to 9.00pm (30 minute break)
  • Session 4: Focus on Reading - Wednesday 5.00pm to 8.30 pm (30 minute break)
  • Session 5: Focus on Listening - Thursday 5.00pm to 8.30pm (30 minute break)

Cost:

  • $330.00 Workshop Package (4days/5 sessions)
  • $100.00 - 1 Session Only
  • $150.00 - Any 2 (Two) Sessions/Days
  • $200.00 - Any 3 (Three) Sessions/Days
  • $25.00 - Re-sit (Per Session)

IELTS Books for sale (self-study)

  • $40.00 - IELTS Official Practice Booklet Volume 1
  • $40.00 - IELTS Official Practice Booklet Volume 2
  • $30.00 - Top Tips for IELTS General Training
  • $30.00 - Top Tips for IELTS Academic

2016 -2017 Workshop dates

28, 29 30 November, 1 December 2016 3, 4, 5, 6 July 2017
16, 17, 18, 19 January 201714, 15, 16, 17 August 2017
27, 28 February, 1, 2, March 20174, 5, 6, 7 September 2017
3, 4, 5, 6 April 20179, 10, 11, 12 October 2017
1, 2, 3, 4 May 201730, 31 October, 1, 2, November 2017
29, 30, 31 May, 1 June 201727, 28, 29, 30 November 2017

IELTS Essentials provides IELTS test takers with preparation advice, hints and tips to do their best in the IELTS test.

IELTS Writing Assist

Complete the Writing Assist task and an English language expert will advise how you can improve your writing skills.

The written report will provide you with a personalised report on your writing skills, indicating your strengths and weaknesses and recommending strategies for improvement.

For more information please about IELTS Writing Assist, go to IELTS.

 

Before making a payment, please check whether you should pay $330 (GST exclusive) or $363 (GST inclusive). Overpayment of GST amount will not be refunded.

Working Holiday Visa, Tourist Visa, Training & Research Visa, Graduate Visa, Dependant of Skilled Visa/Student Visa must pay $363 (GST inclusive). You must complete the GST Form (Darwin PDF 156KB / Alice Springs PDF 156KB). When completing the GST form & making the payment, please select: Other - Personal Reason, Including other Categories of Migration $363 GST Inclusive.

If you choose to pay $330, you will be required to provide a copy of your current visa or student ID as proof of your claim to get exempted paying the GST. If it is found that GST applies, you will be required to pay the GST amount before your IELTS Test booking is confirmed. Email the requested document to email ieltsenquiry@cdu.edu.au

Please remember that you must accept the IELTS online booking Terms and Conditions then pay online: webpay.cdu.edu.au immidiately to finalise your booking. IELTS Test booking without a payment will expire within 72 hours and will automatically deleted.

Darwin test payment can be made:

  • online: webpay.cdu.edu.au
  • IELTS Test Centre, Darwin (credit card only)
  • Cashiers Office, Casuarina Campus (debit/credit card and cash payments)
    Information Centre
    Ground Floor, Orange 1
    Casuarina campus

Alice Springs test payment can be made:

  • online: webpay.cdu.edu.au
  • Cashiers Office, Alice Springs Campus
    Information Shop
    Building 1
    Alice Springs campus

Other Related Fees:

  • Enquiry on Results (EOR) fee $176.00
  • Test results reprinting fee $16.50
  • Darwin test re-booking fee $90.75
  • Late booking & Transfer fee $90.75
  • Alice Springs test re-booking fee $130.35
  • Off-Site Test Administration fee $160.00
  • If the candidate cancel their test five weeks before the test date and request a refund, the test centre will charge an administration fee of up to 25% of the test fee.
  • Cancellation within the five weeks period will not be entitled to a refund.
  • If the candidate cancel their test within five weeks of the test date for any reason apart from medical ones, will not be eligible to receive a refund.
  • If the candidate cancel their test within five weeks of the test date or absent on the day of the test for medical reasons, you must provide supporting medical evidence within five working days of the test date. Only original medical certificates will be accepted and must state inability to appear for the test on the scheduled test date. ONLY SERIOUS ILLNESS WILL BE CONSIDERED
  • If the candidate is absent on the test day, the full test fee will be forfeited.
  • If the candidate is sick on the test day, they can apply for a free transfer to another test date (subject to availabilty). Candidate must contact the test centre to complete the Request for Test Day Transfer Form. This form must be submitted with a Medical certificate within five working days after the test. Only serious illness will be considered.
  • Candidates who arrives late on the day of the test will not be admitted to sit the test and will NOT be eligible for a refund.
  • If the candidate wishes to postpone, defer, transfer or move to another test date, a test Transfer Fee of $90.75 (Darwin test, GST inc), $130.35 (Alice Springs test GST inc) will be charged. A minimum of five weeks notice before the test must be given.
  • Test Transfer are only allowed once and no refund will be given if candidates decide to cancel or change their mind.
  • The test centre will charge a cancellation fee of up to 25% of the test fee (plus GST) to any approved refund application.
  • Alice Springs Off-Site Test Administration Fee is NON REFUNDABLE.
  • Candidate can request to change their test Modules from Academic to General Training or vise versa, five weeks before the test date at no charge. Any request within the five week period will be charged transfer fee of $90.75. Change of Modules on the day of the test will not be accepted.
  • Online Test Booking application will closed two weeks before the test date. Any booking application made after the closing date will be charged a Late Booking Fee.

"Candidate caught cheating will not be issued with a test result"

Test centres are not permitted to give results over the phone, by fax, to scan or to email.

Test Results are available to preview online from the 13th day after the test date and will remain available only for 28 days. The Test Centre will not accept any responsibility in the event that your result fails to display online, whether due to technical fault or administrative procedures.

The preview of test result online is provisional and may not be used as an official confirmation of test achievement.

Candidate will receive only one copy of their Test Result Form. Candidate can collect their Test Report Form in person from our IELTS Centre reception on the following business day from 1:00pm after the results are made available online. Please bring your passport to collect your Test Report Form. A letter of authority to collect an IELTS test result is required if someone other than yourself is collecting your test result.

However, if you would like your TRF posted to you (on the 13th day after the test date), please advise the IELTS office by sending an email to ieltsenquiry@cdu.edu.au. Uncollected Test Results Form will be posted after six weeks. 

Replacement copies of the original Test Report Form will not be issued in the event of loss or damage. However, additional copies can be requested (up to 5 copies) but will be mailed directly to Immigration, University admission offices, professional registration bodies or other authorised institutions only. Migration agents/lawyers are not authorised to receive TRFs. Test results re-printing fee of $16.50 per copy for request after test results have been released (within 2 years of the test date).

Preview your test results online at IELTS.ielts results button

Note: When viewing your results online, please make sure that you enter your FULL NAME and other information exactly as your test desk label.

Our Centre make every effort to cater to test takers with special needs. If you have a permanent disability, such as visual, hearing, or specific learning difficulty, which requires modified materials, extra time, or use of technology etc. you can apply for Special Arrangement.

Special Arrangement request must be accompanied by supporting medical evidence. Medical evidence must be in the form of a specialist assessment or report prepared by an approprietly qualified professional in a period no more than Two years before the test date.

If you require a modified version of the test, you must give the Test Centre three months'notice before the test. This notice period is necessary for the modified test version to be prepared. If your circumstances require special administrative arrangements to be made eg. special amplification equipments and/or extra time, you must give the test centre six weeks' notice. Please make an appointment to see the Test Centre Administrator or visit our Test Centre before booking the test online.

IELTS Test Centre
Charles Darwin University
Casuarina Campus
Building 4, Orange Precinct, Level 2
Ellegowan Drive
Darwin NT
Australia 0909

The IELTS office is located on the 2nd floor of Building Orange 4, Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.
IELTS Reception opening hours are:

Mon, Tue and Thu 10am - 3.30pm

Wed 12pm - 5.30pm

Fri 10am - 2.30pm

The IELTS test centre will be closed on the following Fridays:

Friday 25 November2016

Friday 13 January 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: IELTS Centre reception will be closed during the Festive Season from 21st December 2016 until 2nd January 2017. The IELTS centre reception will re-open on the 3rd of January 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


If you have any questions please refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page first. If your query hasn't been answered, please contact us.

If you have any questions please refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page first. If your query hasn't been answered, please contact us.

For more information, please go to IELTS.