Achieve your dream to go to Australia with IELTS
Are you planning to live, work or study in Australia? The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will require you to demonstrate your English abilities as a requirement of your visa. Different visas require different IELTS results. Find out the test results you require for your visa to Australia.
With more than two million tests taken globally each year, IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test. In Australia, IELTS is the most popular choice of test for students, migrants and workers.
With IELTS you can be confident that you are taking a test that is accepted by all universities and colleges. In addition, IELTS results are accepted by all professional associations in Australia that have set minimum language requirements for professional registration.
In Australia, the IELTS test is conveniently offered at nearly 50 locations around the country, including many university campuses across Australia.
What score do you need?
The IELTS score you need depends on the requirements of your visa and the organisation where you plan to study or work. You can find out who accepts IELTS and check the score required by your organisation or institution.
You have a choice of two tests - IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training - depending on the requirements set by the organisation or institution where you plan to work or study.
Your English proficiency is assessed on a scale from 1-9 in four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Download the IELTS Support Tools free booklet to find out more about the IELTS test format and marking structure.
Find a test date
You can take an IELTS test in each state capital city and many regional cities in Australia, with test dates available up to a year in advance. IELTS tests are available on Thursdays and Saturdays up to four times per month, 48 times per year.
Prepare for your test
To be successful in your IELTS test, it is important to build on your communication skills.
Are you a native English speaker?
It is easy to feel overconfident about the IELTS test when you have been using English all your life. If you want to achieve the best possible score for your test, it is important to familiarise yourself with the test format. You can also access preparation materials to ensure you are ready for test day.