Melbourne IELTS Test Centre
Why choose Deakin IELTS?
- Take the entire test in one day
- Easy online application process. You don't need to come in to the centre to apply!
- FREE on-site test day car parking
- Small test rooms in modern classrooms
- Easy access to public transport
Available Test Dates
- General Training - 11 Jan 2014
- Academic - 18 Jan 2014
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Where we are
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.
Our counter hours are:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
We are located at:
Level 2, Building LA
Melbourne Burwood Campus
70 Elgar Road
Burwood, Victoria, 3125
Applications for enquiry on results, refunds, transfers & additional test report form requests will only be processed during these times.
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How do I apply?
All applications for the IELTS test must now be made 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, signature and expiry date.
- You must pay the $330 test fee by credit card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) online
The charge for the IELTS test is $330 (excluding GST)
Online applications will only be confirmed after payment has been made online.
Payment can be made by credit card (excluding American Express & DINERS) or by Visa/Mastercard debit card.
- 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.
You must have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent to enter the IELTS Preparation program.
For more information please contact the Deakin University English Language Institute.
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. Click on the link below to access the IELTS Essentials web site.
IELTS Practice materials
IELTS has official practice materials to help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions.
- Vol. 1 Official IELTS Practice Materials (with CD) - $35
- Vol. 2 Official IELTS Practice Materials (with DVD) - $35
- Top Tips for IELTS Academic (with interactive CD-ROM) - $35
- Top Tips for IELTS General Training (with interactive CD-ROM) - $35
All of the above practice materials are available to purchase from the Deakin IELTS Test Centre counter Tuesday - Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.
Taking the IELTS test
The IELTS test is undertaken at Deakin's Melbourne Burwood Campus.
You must arrive at the Deakin IELTS Test Centre at 7:45am on the day of the test.
On test day, registration will be held at:
Deakin University- IELTS Test Centre
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Entrance 3, Building LA
70 Elgar Road
Burwood Victoria 3125
What to bring on the day
You will need to bring:
- A valid, original passport, you cannot register for the test without your valid, original passport. Photocopies or certified copies will NOT be accepted
- Pencils, sharpener and an eraser
- You are NOT allowed to bring any personal belongings; mobile phones, electronic devices, wallets, purses, keys, bags, coats or jackets, highlighters or pencil cases into the examination room. You will be provided with space to store your personal belongings.
- You are advised to dress in comfortable clothes and bring water in a clear bottle.
The format of the test
The listening, reading and writing sections of the test will commence at 9:00am and take 3 hours (with no break).
The speaking section (the interview) will be held on the same day between 1pm - 5pm and takes approximately 15 minutes.
You will be allocated an interview time on the day. It is NOT possible to provide the interview time before the test day.
During the test your identity will be confirmed and you will be asked to check and confirm your personal details. You are required to check your details carefully and confirm any changes on test day as these details will appear on your Test Report Form.
Your fingerscan and photo will be captured on test day. Your test day photo will be used on your Test Report Form.
|Academic Module||General Training Module|
|Listening (40 minutes)||Listening (40 minutes)|
|Academic Reading - three sections (60 minutes)||General Training Reading - three sections (60 minutes)|
|Academic Writing - two tasks (150 words and 250 words) |
|General Writing - two tasks (150 words and 250 words)|
|Speaking (11-14 minutes)||Speaking (11-14 minutes)|
|2013||Saturday||Location||Academic||General Training||Result Release|
|2014**||Saturday||Location||Academic||General Training||Result Release|
|February||1||Burwood||Not Available||Available||14 February|
|22||Burwood||Available||Not Available||7 March|
|March||1||Burwood||Available||Not Available||14 March|
|8||Burwood||Not Available||Available||21 March|
|2013||Saturday||Location||Academic||General Training||Result Release|
|December||14||Geelong (PDF, 190.7 KB)||Full||Full||27 December*|
|2014**||Saturday||Location||Academic||General Training||Result Release|
*Results for the 14 December test will be available online from 5pm on Friday 27 December. However, due to the Christmas closure of the University, the Test Report Forms will not be posted to you until the University reopens after the Christmas break on Friday 3 January.
IELTS results will be sent to you 13 days 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.
Provisional online results are available on the IELTS Australia website, 13 days after each test. To preview your test results, click on the image link to the right.
Note Online provisional results are not considered formal advice of results. The Deakin University IELTS Test Centre will still issue Test Report Form (TRF) Certificates and will post them to you on the 13th day after the test.
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 must be submitted in person at the Deakin IELTS Counter. Enquiry on Results cannot be submitted online.
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.
Download the forms below.
Any request for a test-date transfer must be made in person, in writing at the Deakin IELTS Counter at least five weeks before the test date and will incur a $50 administration fee. Transfer requests cannot be made online.
If you are applying for a test-date transfer you must bring your passport with you at the time of applying for the transfer.
You cannot request a transfer to a new test date that is six months or more from the date of your original application.
You can only apply for a transfer a maximum of two times using the same application.
Any request for a test cancellation must be made in person, in writing at the Deakin IELTS Counter at least five weeks before the test date and will incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the test fee. Applications for refunds cannot be made online.
If you request a transfer or cancellation of your IELTS test less than five weeks before the test date you will not be eligible for a refund unless you are able to demonstrate extenuating circumstances.
No refunds will be given for non-attendance on test day. If you are unable to attend because of serious illness you may apply for a refund if you can provide relevant documentary evidence within five business days of the test. Medical certificates will only be accepted from registered medical practitioners.
Candidates with Special Needs
We will make every effort to cater for you if you have special needs. Requests for special administrative arrangements should be made at least three months in advance and must be supported by relevant documentation.
If you select that you have special needs when submitting your application online, you will then need to forward the supporting documentation to our centre for final approval.
Your test booking and special arrangements will not be confirmed until the supporting documentation has been received and approved by our centre.
- How long is the IELTS test score valid for?
- How do I know which version of the test I should take (General Training or Academic)?
- Can I use my driver's licence or certified copy of my passport as my identification document?
- Is the whole IELTS test completed in one day?
- What if my passport number changes or my passport expires before I sit the test?
- Can someone else apply for the IELTS test on my behalf?
- What do I need to bring with me on the test day?
- What can I bring into the test room with me?
- What items are prohibited?
- How long will it take for my results to come?
- Can I collect my results from the Deakin IELTS Test Centre?
- Can someone else collect my results for me?
- Can I get more than one copy of my Test Report Form?
- Can I request for the Deakin IELTS Test Centre to send my Test Report Form to an organisation?
- What can I do if I am unhappy with my results?
- Can I re-sit only one module of the IELTS test?
- Can I cancel or transfer my IELTS test?
- What happens if I am absent on the day of the test?
- I want to sit the IELTS test on a date that is already full, is there a waiting list?
- What do I do if my address changes?
- Do I have to do an IELTS preparation course before I take the IELTS test?
- Is there any limit on how many times I can take the test or how close together I can take it?
How long is the IELTS test score valid for?
Your IELTS test score is valid for two years from the date of your test.
How do I know which version of the test I should take (General Training or Academic)?
The Academic module is usually required for entrance into undergraduate or postgraduate studies and for professional registration General Training is generally needed for immigration purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure you have selected the correct test module. If you are unsure, you should check with the organisation who has asked you to take the test to determine what their requirements are. Please go to the Official IELTS Website for an explanation of the differences between the Academic and General Training modules.
Can I use my driver's licence or a certified copy of my passport as my identification document?
No. Your original, valid passport is the only acceptable form of identification. 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, signature and expiry date. On the day of the test you must bring your valid, original passport, you cannot register for the test without your valid, original passport. Photocopies or certified copies will NOT be accepted.
Is the whole IELTS test completed in one day?
YES. At the Deakin IELTS Test Centre we hold the test in one day. You must arrive at the centre by 7:45am on the test day to register. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are completed between 9am and 12noon, with no break during these tests. The Speaking interviews are conducted between 1pm and 5pm on the same day. Your speaking test time will be recorded on your desk label on the day of the test.
What if my passport number changes or my passport expires before I sit the test?
If you are issued with a new passport before the test, you need to come to the test centre to have your passport number changed on your application. Alternatively you can bring both your new and expired passports on the test day. You must bring the same passport you identified on your application to the test. Your passport must be valid when you apply for the test and also when you sit the test. Photocopies or certified copies will not be accepted.
Can someone else apply for the IELTS test on my behalf?
No, all applications need to be made online by the candidate. Applications cannot be made in person, over the phone or through fax/email.
If you are unable to access a computer to make your application online you can come into the centre between 8.30am - 4.00pm; Tuesday to Friday for assistance. You will need to bring your passport or a scanned copy of your passport on a USB with you and your credit card to make the payment.
What do I need to bring with me on the test day?
You need to bring your original, valid passport, pencils, eraser & sharpener on test day. We also recommend you bring water in a clear bottle.
What can I bring into the test room with me?
You are ONLY allowed to bring into the test room:
2 pens, 2 pencils, eraser, sharpener, and your passport. You may also bring in water in a clear bottle.
What items are prohibited?
Items that you are prohibited to take into the test room with you include:
Mobile phones, electronic devices (ipods, ipads, laptops, electronic watches etc), wallet, bags, keys, coats or jackets, highlighters, correction pen or pencil cases. There is a supervised cloak room facility available to store your personal belongings however, you are advised not to bring valuables with you on the test day. If you are found to have prohibited items with you in any test room you will be disqualified from the test and will not receive a Test Report Form.
How long will it take for my results to come?
Your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) will be mailed to the address on your online application form 13 days after the test date. Results will not be given out over the telephone by fax or by email.
Candidates can also check their provisional results online 13 days after the test date. Please refer to our results page for more details.
Can I collect my results from the Deakin IELTS Test Centre?
Yes, results are available to be collected between 9am - 11am on the 13th day after the test. You must bring your original, valid passport with you in order to collect your results. Results not collected by 11am will be posted to the address on your online application form.
Can someone else collect my results for me?
No, nobody else can collect your results for you. You must bring your passport with you to collect your own results.
Can I get more than one copy of my Test Report Form?
No. You are only issued with one TRF. This cannot be replaced regardless of if you have lost or damaged your original one.
Can I request for the Deakin IELTS Test Centre to send my Test Report Form to an organisation?
You may request up to 5 additional copies of your TRF to be sent to receiving organisations (such as DIAC or a university) on your behalf. This can be done on your original online application form, on the test day or after your test at the centre. Requests made for an additional TRF on the online application form will incur no charge. Requests made on test day or at anytime after will be charged an administrative fee of $10 per request.
TRF's for tests taken more than two years ago cannot be re-issued. Please note additional TRF'S can only be sent to a recognised academic institution or government agency e.g. University or Department of Immigration. An additional TRF cannot be issued to a candidate, solicitor or migration agent.
What can I do if I am unhappy with my results?
You may apply for an Enquiry on Result (EOR) within 6 weeks of your test date. The cost for an EOR is $176.00 (including GST), you will be required to submit your original TRF and a completed EOR form. You will be notified of the outcome of your EOR within 6-8 weeks. Should the band score increase the EOR fee will be fully refunded. EOR applications cannot be submitted online.
Can I re-sit only one module of the IELTS test?
No. Each time you sit the IELTS test you need to take all 4 components; listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Can I cancel or transfer my IELTS test?
You may cancel or transfer your test if you give at least 5 weeks written notice. A cancellation will incur an administrative fee of 25%. Transferring your test date will incur an administrative fee of $50. Please note test dates cannot be transferred between candidates or to friends, relatives, etc. You must bring your passport with you when applying for a transfer. Transfer applications cannot be submitted online.
What happens if I am absent on the day of the test?
No refunds will be given for non-attendance on test day. If you are unable to attend because of serious illness you may apply for a refund if you can provide relevant documentary evidence within five days of the test date. If the request is approved by the administrator you can transfer to a new test date at no cost or will be entitled to a refund less an administrative fee of 25%. You must bring your passport with you when applying for a transfer.
I want to sit the IELTS test on a date that is already full, is there a waiting list?
No, we do not have waiting lists for the test.
What do I do if my address changes?
If you change address you need to notify us so we have up to date details for you. You can do this by coming into the centre and filling out a change of details form.
If you can't come into the centre before your test date then you will need to complete a change of details form at speaking registration on your test date.
Do I have to do an IELTS preparation course before I take the IELTS test?
No. However, to get your best possible score, you may consider taking an IELTS Preparation Class which will familiarise you with the types of questions you will get on the test. DUELI offers a number of IELTS preparation courses. We also have Official IELTS Practice Material that you can purchase from our registration counter.
Is there any limit on how many times I can take the test or how close together I can take it?
There is no limit to the number of times you can take the test. There is also no limit as to how long you need to wait before taking the test again. However, IELTS recommends you do additional study before taking the test again.
Where we are and Contact us
The Deakin (Melbourne) IELTS Test Centre is located at:
Deakin University - IELTS Test Centre
Melbourne Campus at Burwood
Entrance 3, Building LA (Level 2)
70 Elgar Road, Burwood, VIC, 3125
(03) 9244 6050
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