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The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS™, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and was established in 1989.
More than 10,000 organisations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the assessment you can be confident that it is recognised by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.
There are two types of tests, Academic and General Training, with both made up of four parts:
- Writing (60 minutes)
- Reading (60 minutes)
- Listening (30 minutes)
- Speaking (11-14 minutes)
While we are unable to advise on which modules you should take, you can visit the Department of Home Affairs or IELTS before you apply.
Test Dates: Parramatta | Bankstown | Olympic Park
If you are considering sitting the IELTS, we highly recommend completing our IELTS Preparation Program first.
Book your IELTS Test
Parramatta Computer Based
6 Hassall St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Parramatta Paper Based (headphones available)
Peter Shergold Building, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Both of our Parramatta CBD campuses are just a 3- minute walk from Parramatta Train Station, 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD and easily accessible by the M4, M2 and M7.
To plan your journey, visit Google Maps-100 George Street and Google Maps-Peter Shergold Building.
Parramatta train station and several major bus stops are just a short walk away from our Parramatta CBD campus. Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.
There are a number of cafes, restaurants and other shops within a 1 minute walk of the campus. Our building has indoor and outdoor areas to socialise and relax.
Sydney Olympic Park Paper Based (headphones available)
8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Our Olympic Park venue is just 1 minute walk from the Olympic Park Train Station, 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD and easily accessible by the M4, M2 and M7. To plan your journey, visit Google Maps.
Olympic Park has plenty of paid parking next to the building and surrounding streets within a 5 minute walk of the venue.
Olympic Park train station and several major bus stops are one a 1 minute walk away. Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.
There are a number of cafes, restaurants and other shops within a 1 minute walk of the test centre. Our building has kitchens, microwave ovens and vending machines as well as indoor and outdoor areas to socialise and relax.
Bankstown Paper Based (headphones available)
Building 17, 2 Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra NSW 2214
Our Bankstown Campus is located in Milperra, 15 minutes from Hurstville and Liverpool, and easily accessible by the M5. To plan your journey, visit Google Maps.
Bankstown has ample free onsite parking for registered IELTS candidates on test days.
The campus is serviced by the M90 bus 7 days a week from Bankstown, Burwood, Strathfield and Liverpool. Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.
There are a number of cafes and other shops within a 5 minute drive of the venue. Our building has kitchens, microwave ovens and vending machines, as well as indoor and outdoor areas to socialise and relax.
IELTS Information for Candidates
Once you've applied, you can refer to the Candidates booklet and the IELTS website, which has useful information about getting ready for the test.
At The College you can book and pay online – this means you do not have to come to the test centre prior to your test day.
Important Notice for your own security:
- Do not make payment for another person’s IELTS Test with your Credit Card
- Do not allow someone to make payment for your IELTS Test with their Credit Card
If you need assistance with making payment, please contact the Test Centre and we will facilitate payment for you.
If you would like to cancel your IELTS test or request to have your test date changed, you must contact us five weeks prior to your test date. An administrative fee of AU$82.50 applies to all refunds and transfers.
No refunds or transfers will be awarded without five weeks' notice.
Depending on your scenario, you may be able to get a refund or transfer to another date.
Refunds are not normally given for failure to attend a test, and will only be considered in the following cases:
- Hospitalisation (serious illness or injury)
- Bereavement (loss of a close family member)
- Trauma (victim of crime)
- Military service
** If your refund is denied, you may be offered another test date upon payment of a transfer fee. Please read the Refund/Transfer Request Information for Candidates for more information.
If you are unable to attend your test date due to serious illness, you may transfer to another date.
If you have a medical reason for not attending your test, your Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form must be completed by your doctor and include the medical practice's stamp, accompanied by a medical certificate and original receipt.
To be eligible for either a change of test date or a refund, you must provide the following items to the IELTS test centre no later than five days after the test date:
- Completed Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form
- Supporting documentation
- Transfer fee ($82.50)
- Original IELTS receipt
Once you submit the transfer request to us and are instructed to pay for the transfer fee, you can then make the payment (AUD$82.50) online via OneStop. Please make sure you talk to us first before you make the payment.
Apply for a re-mark
You may choose to have your IELTS test re-marked within six weeks after the test date.
To apply for a re-mark and for further information, please review the EOR Re-mark Form, then print, complete and scan it to IELTS.Refirstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send enquiries to this email address; only send completed re-mark applications. Write the email subject using only your full name and test date as follows: "SURNAME, Given Name - DD/MM/YY".
The re-mark application fee is A$199 and you can make the payment online via OneStop.
Re-mark results will be returned within two to three weeks. You will be notified via email when your result is available.
Your IELTS test results can be collected and viewed 13 days after your test, at the IELTS Test Centre within the Sydney Olympic Park campus (Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127), or online through IELTS Australia website. You can also request your Test Results form to be mailed to you through an email survey which will be sent to you the day before the result release.
To pick up your results, you must show your passport or candidate card as proof of identity.
Please note the following:
- Another person may collect results on your behalf if they have your written permission to do so, and show valid identification for both the candidate and the person collecting the results.
- Extra copies cannot be sent to friends, family or immigration lawyers/agents.
- Results cannot be given out by phone, email or fax.
- Extra copies cannot be printed for you if your results do not arrive in the post.
- An extra copy can be printed and sent directly to government agencies or educational institutions on payment of a $20.00 fee.
You will receive one copy of your results, however we can send a copy directly to approved government agencies or education institutions if you complete the appropriate section of your application form. A fee of AU$20.00 will be charged for copies requested after the test and you must complete the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs. If you want your results to be sent to an overseas institution, you must provide an addressed, prepaid envelope. We cannot send copies to friends, family or immigration lawyers/agents.
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