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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.
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 the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
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.
The organisation where you plan to work or study sets the IELTS requirements. So, before you register for your test, it’s good to check which module is right for you. Click here to find out who accepts IELTS in Australia and what the minimum band scores are for your university or institution.
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.
Click Here for our Office Hours and Contact Details.
The charge for the IELTS test is $375.
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 OFFICE MAP to help find our buildings on campus.
Prefer the paper based test? The 11th January is the first paper based test for the year.
The IELTS Essentials website has range of study tools designed to help you prepare for the test. On this site you can access FREE sample material and purchase Official IELTS Practice Materials.
Did you know IELTS Australia has free sample questions online? Using the practice materials in this section will enable you to:
The IELTS Progress Check will provide indicative band scores and feedback on your attempt of all 4 modules of the Progress Check for $65. Click here to read more.
Paper based IELTS results will be available for collection on the 13th day after the test whilst Computer Delivered IELTS are 3 -5 days after the test. Please bring photo ID for results collection. To preview your test results on release day, click here. Online provisional results are not considered formal advice of results.
NOTE: Results will not be given out by phone or email. The University of Newcastle IELTS Test Centre will issue Test Report Form (TRF) certificates and post them to you on release day. Results will be sent regular mail (no tracking number provided) to the address stated on your online application form.
Extra TRF’s can be requested by completing the Re-print Request of IELTS Test Report Form (TRF). Please download and complete the Reprint Request for IELTS Test Report Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to pay $25 domestic postage or $30 international postage.
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 cannot be submitted online. An Enquiry on Results (EOR) costs $176. Should your band score increase, the cost will be refunded in full and a new Test Report Form will be issued.
Click here to pay the EOR fee. You can also pay by Bank Cheque or Australia Money Order. Bank Cheques / Australia Money Orders should be made payable to the University of Newcastle.
NOTE: It can take up to three weeks before your result may be known. These results will be posted to the address provided on the Enquiry on Results Form.
If you want to cancel your registration, inform the Test Centre immediately. You may cancel your IELTS test and receive a refund by contacting us five weeks or more before your scheduled test date.
*An administrative fee of $85.00 applies to approved refunds.
You may transfer your IELTS test by contacting us five weeks or more before your scheduled test date.
Please download and complete the Refund/Transfer request form and send to email@example.com
Once your request to transfer has been approved, follow the steps below to pay.
If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date or 5 days after the test date you will receive a full refund* if you provide one of the following:
For more information on IELTS refunds and cancellations please visit the following website: https://my.ieltsessentials.com
While we aim to avoid it, under certain circumstances we may be required to cancel your test.
Where the decision to cancel a test is within our control, we will provide you with as much notice as possible and give you the choice of either:
Where there is a need to cancel a test outside of our control, we will provide you with as much notice as possible and give you the choice of either:
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