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 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 Transfer Fee of $90.75 is required once given a place.

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

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2016 IELTS TEST DATES - DARWIN
Test Day - Writing, Reading, ListeningSpeaking tests *Please read important information belowAcademic testGeneral test
Saturday 23 January 2016Friday and SaturdayClosedClosed
Saturday 20 February 2016Friday and SaturdayClosedClosed
Saturday 19 March 2016Friday and SaturdayClosedClosed
Saturday 30 April 2016Friday and SaturdayClosedClosed
Saturday 21 May 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 25 June 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 30 July 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 20 August 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 24 September 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 29 October 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 19 November 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now
Saturday 3 December 2016Friday and SaturdayBook nowBook now

*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 or no later than 10 days before the test. 

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

2016 IELTS TEST DATES - ALICE SPRINGS
Test Day - Writing, Reading, ListeningSpeaking tests *Please read important information belowAcademic testGeneral test
Saturday 5 March 2016Thursday and FridayClosed Closed
Saturday 7 May 2016Thursday and FridayClosedClosed
Saturday 4 June 2016Thursday and FridayCancelledCancelled
Saturday 16 July 2016Thursday and FridayBook nowBook now
Saturday 10 September 2016Thursday and FridayBook nowBook now
Saturday 5 November 2016Thursday and FridayBook nowBook now
Saturday 10 December 2016Thursday and FridayBook nowBook now
*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 another States or Remote Areas will be allocated their Speaking test/interview on Friday between 11am to 2pm.

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

The academic modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be based on the results of these modules. The academic modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be based on the results of these modules.

The general training modules emphasise basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General training is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programs not at degree level, or for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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

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 Workshop dates

18, 19, 20 January 201625, 26, 27, 28 July 2016
15, 16, 17, 18 February 201615, 16, 17, 18 August 2016
14, 15, 16, 17 March 201619, 20, 21, 22 September 2016
25, 26, 27, 28 April 201624, 25, 26, 27 October 2016
16, 17, 18, 19 May 201614, 15, 16, 17 November 2016
20, 21, 22, 23 June 201628, 29 30 November, 1 December 2016

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, Dependant of Skilled or Student Visa must pay $363 (GST inclusive). You must complete the GST Form (Darwin PDF 156KB / Alice Springs PDF 156KB).

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 comfirmed.

Email the requested document to email ieltsenquiry@cdu.edu.au

Please be aware that you must pay to finalise your test booking. IELTS Test booking without payment will expire within 3 days.

Darwin payment can be made:

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

In Alice Springs payment can be made:

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

Candidates are required to be at the assembly point 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the test. From the assembly point, candidates will be collected and taken to the examination venue. Please arrive no later than 8:30am for Test Registration.

Assembly Point:

Darwin candidates - at the Entrance to Building Orange 4, Casuarina campus.

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

  • On the day of the test, candidates must provide their passport as evidence of identity.
  • Candidates must not be late for the test. No special test will be given to candidates who miss any of their four modules.
  • If a candidate is absent on the test day without prior notice, the full test fee will be forfeited. If exceptional circumstances apply, then the fee may be refunded with a $90.75 (GST inc) administration charge.
  • A re-booking fee of $90.75 (Darwin test, GST inc) applies if a candidate wishes to postpone, defer, or move to another test date. A rebooking fee of $130.35 (GST inc) applies to Alice Springs tests. A minimum of five weeks notice before the test must be given. Re-bookings are allowed only once and no refund will be given if candidates decide to cancel.
  • Any candidates who cancel and request a refund must do so a minimum of five weeks before the test. A request for refund form must be submitted. The test fee is refunded less 25 percent of the test fee.

Casuarina campus map

Alice Springs campus map

Results are issued 13 days after the test date.


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

Candidates will only receive one copy of their test result. Additional copies can be mailed to DIBP, University admission offices and/or other authorised institutions (migration agents and lawyers are not authorised to receive TRFs).

Preview your test results online at IELTS.ielts results button

Note: candidates caught cheating will not be issued with a test result.

  • 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

IELTS Test Centre
T: 08 8946 6079
E: ieltsenquiry@cdu.edu.au
W: cdu.edu.au/cdu-vet/ielts
W: www.ielts.org

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

Mon, Tue and Thu 10am - 3.30pm

Wed 10am - 5.30pm

Fri 10am - 2.30pm

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

Friday 15 January 2016

Friday 12 February 2016

Friday 11 March 2016

Friday 22 April 2016

Friday 13 May 2016

Friday 17 June 2016

Friday 22 July 2016

Friday 12 August 2016

Friday 16 September 2016

Friday 21 October 2016

Friday 11 November2016

Friday 25 November2016

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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

For more information, please go to IELTS.