IELTS Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of IDP Education, a
company co-owned by 38 Australian universities and SEEK
Ltd. IELTS Australia is a global company managing IELTS test
centres in more than 35 countries and supporting over 6,000 IELTS
recognising organisations such as universities, governments,
professional bodies and commercial organisations.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the
world’s most popular high stakes English language test.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP:IELTS
Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
(Cambridge ESOL) through more than 800 locations in 130
IELTS was the pioneer of four skills (listening, reading, writing
and speaking) English language testing and continues to set the
standard for English language testing today. Six
thousand organisations and more than 1.4 million test takers
around the world each year trust and recognise IELTS as a secure,
valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate
in English for the purposes of education, immigration and
The IELTS test is designed to assess the language ability of
candidates who study or work where English is the language of
communication. It is the preferred test of English for students
intending to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and,
increasingly, the USA.
IELTS Academic module is recognised widely as a language
requirement for entry to all courses in further and higher
education where teaching is conducted in English. IELTS General
Training module is suitable for candidates who are migrating to
English-speaking countries or going to English-speaking countries
to complete their secondary education or undertake training
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IELTS Australia was involved in the development of the IELTS
test with the British Council and Cambridge ESOL. The IELTS test
was launched in 1989 and is today the world’s most popular
high-stakes English language test.
IELTS Australia continues to partner with the British Council and
Cambridge ESOL to develop, administer and deliver the IELTS