Find out more about IELTS at the The University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus.

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Newcastle IELTS TEST CENTRE

The Language Centre at the University of Newcastle (Callaghan campus) is an official IELTS test centre. IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, assesses the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Why Choose University of Newcastle IELTS?

  • Streamlined online application process
  • Easy access to the campus from public transport
  • Only IELTS test centre in Newcastle.

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world's most popular high stakes English language test, accepted for study, work and migration.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

The test covers the four macro language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.

There are two IELTS Test Modules: the Academic Module and the General Training Module.

The IELTS Academic Module is recommended for candidates who need to meet the English language requirements for academic purposes.

The IELTS General Training Module is suitable for candidates who need the IELTS test for non-academic purposes.

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 8,000 organisations worldwide. In the past year more than 2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

Applications for the IELTS test can be made Online OR in Person at the Language Centre IELTS office. IELTS candidates applying in person will apply online at the Language Centre computers in the foyer.

PLEASE NOTE no paper applications will be accepted for the 28th February 2015 exam. 

Apply Online/Pay Online

  • You must have a clear & legible scanned copy of your current valid passport to upload when applying. The copy you upload must be of the page(s) with your photo, name, date of birth, passport number, and expiry date.
  • You must pay the $330 test fee by credit card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) online
  • Please select your required date and module carefully, transfers/cancellations will not be accepted if you select the wrong module or date unless 5 weeks written notice is given and a $50 administrative fee will apply.
  • Click here for 6 easy steps to apply online
  • Step by step instructions on how to apply online are available here to assist you.

Apply Online/ Pay Offline

  • You must have a clear & legible scanned copy of your current valid passport to upload when applying. The copy you upload must be of the page(s) with your photo, name, date of birth, passport number, and expiry date.
  • Click here for easy steps to apply online
  • Step by step instructions on how to apply online are available here to assist you.
  • You must pay the $330 test fee by credit card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card), Bank Cheque or Australian Money Order. The Bank Cheque and Australia Money Order must be made payable to the University of Newcastle.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Payment must be made within 48 hours of registering online.
  • Payment form to be taken to the IELTS Office is downloadable below.

Click Here for our Office Hours and Contact Details.



The charge for the IELTS test is $330

Online applications will only be confirmed after payment has been made (either online or offline).

Payment can be made online only by credit card (excluding American Express & DINERS) or by Visa/Mastercard debit card. 

Offline payments can be made by bank cheque or Australian Money Order (available from any Australia Post) and made payable to the University of Newcastle.

Please refer to the IELTS and CASHIERS OFFICE MAP to help find our buildings on campus.

2016 IELTS Test Dates:

Visit the IELTS Online Booking site to register now for the IELTS Test Day you would like to book.

TEST DAY

ACADEMIC MODULE  

GENERAL TRAINING  MODULE

RESULTS DAY

9th Jan CLOSED CLOSED 22nd Jan 
23rd Jan CLOSED CLOSED 5th Feb
20th Feb OPEN OPEN 4th Mar
5th Mar OPEN OPEN 18th Mar
19th Mar OPEN OPEN 1st Apr
2nd Apr OPEN OPEN 15th Apr
30th Apr OPEN OPEN 13th May
7th May OPEN OPEN 20th May
21st May OPEN OPEN 3rd June
4th June OPEN OPEN 17th June
25th June OPEN OPEN 8th July
16th July OPEN OPEN 29th July
30th July OPEN OPEN 12th Aug
20th Aug OPEN OPEN 2nd Sept
10th Sept OPEN OPEN 23rd Sept
24th Sept OPEN OPEN 7th Oct
8th Oct OPEN OPEN 21st Oct
29th Oct OPEN OPEN 11th Nov
5th Nov OPEN OPEN 18th Nov
19th Nov OPEN OPEN 2nd Dec
10th Dec OPEN OPEN 23rd Dec

The University of Newcastle Language Centre offers IELTS Preparation Classes.

*                become familiar with IELTS examination format

*                improve listening, reading, writing and speaking skills

*                learn strategies for dealing effectively with the tasks in the examination

*                practise IELTS tasks under timed conditions.

Click here to find out about course dates and how to register.

IELTS Essentials 

IELTS Essentials is a website run by IELTS Australia which provides online resources for test takers such as sample test questions, test taking tips and information about IELTS scoring.

Like to improve your Writing Skills? Why not consider Writing Assist, a new service offered by IDP Education Australia. At a cost of $50, you can get personalised, expert advice on your English writing skills. Click on the link below to register.

TEST RESULTS

IELTS results will be available for collection on the 13th day after the test, from 11am. Please bring your passport for ID. Provisional online results are available on the IELTS Australia website, 13 days after each test. To preview your test results, click here.

NOTE: Online provisional results are not considered formal advice of results. The University of Newcastle IELTS Test Centre will still issue Test Report Form (TRF) Certificates and will post them to you on the 13th day after the test. Results will be mailed to the address stated on your online application form. Results will not be given out by phone or email.

If you wish to have your IELTS test result reviewed, you may apply for an Enquiry on Results within six weeks of your test date. Enquiry on Results can be submitted in person at the University of Newcastle IELTS Counter. Enquiry on Results cannot be submitted online.

ENQUIRY ON RESULTS

An Enquiry on Results costs $176 (including G.S.T.) and can take up to eight weeks. Should your band score increase, the cost will be refunded in full.

Please complete the Enquiry on Results Form and payment form below . Payment in person must be made at the University by credit card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card). You can also pay by Bank Cheque or Australia Money Order. Bank Cheques or Australia Money Order's must be made payable to the University of Newcastle. If sending an Enquiry on Results Form by mail, payment can only be accepted by Bank Cheque or Australia Money Order and be made payable to the University of Newcastle.

NOTE Your original Test Result Form must be lodged along with your EOR form and receipt of payment before it can be processed.  You cannot pay for an EOR online. It can take up to eight weeks before your result may be known.

Download Forms below:

 

EOR Form:     Payment Form:
EOR form linkPayment Form Link

What if I need to postpone or cancel my application?
If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund or be transferred to your chosen date. Cancellations will be charged an $80 administrative fee.  Transfer will be charged a $50 administrative fee. If your Request for Transfer has been APPROVED by the IELTS Office, follow the steps below to pay.

  1. Click here to pay $50 Transfer fee
  2. Email your receipt of payment to IELTS@newcastle.edu.au. (You will receive email confirmation of SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER from the IELTS office)
  3. Print/save a copy of your Confirmation of Transfer email for your records.

If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. Please note a 25% administrative charge applies to all approved refunds. Please download and complete the Refund/Transfer request form.

What if I am absent or sick on the test day?
If you are away on the test day with no prior notice, you will lose your full fee. However, if you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund.

For more information on IELTS refunds and cancellations please visit the following website:www.ieltsessentials.com

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