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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English language proficiency which assesses your level of skill in listening, reading, writing and speaking. It is internationally recognised and administered in over 210 centres world-wide. The test is used as an indicator of English language proficiency for entry into universities, TAFE (Technical and Further Education) colleges, secondary schools and colleges in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and English language medium universities in Asia (eg. in Singapore). For more information on the IELTS test, visit:

The IELTS Test Format

The test consists of four parts; listening, reading, writing and speaking.

  • Writing

    60 mins
  • Reading

    60 mins
  • Listening

    30 mins
  • Speaking

    11-14 mins

The Writing, Reading and Listening sections of the test are held in the morning from 9:00am to 12:30pm. No latecomers are allowed into the test room once the test commences.

Interviews for the Speaking section are held after 1pm. You will be notified of the interview time on the test day. Please be prepared for a late afternoon appointment. For more information refer to the IELTS Information for Candidates booklet.

Your test results will be mailed to you 10 working days after the test and also made available here.

Available Courses

  • FREE Preparation!

    Book your IELTS test at Macquarie University IELTS Test Centre and receive 30 days free online preparation.