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
Next Available Tests
General Training - 1 November *Less than 120 seats left!
Academic - 25 October 2014 *Less than 15 seats left!
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Note Online applications must include a scanned copy of passport.
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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, 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.
This short video contains important information on what is required to complete your booking.
Step by step instructions on how to apply online.
The charge for the IELTS test is $330
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.
The Deakin IELTS Test Centre will be holding an IELTS Masterclass on:
Date: Saturday 29 November
Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm
Venue: Werribee Learning Centre - 9 Bridge Street, Werribee.
This FREE IELTS Masterclass™ is designed for anyone who's preparing to take the IELTS test and will provide:
- practical tips on how best to enhance your English
- insights into common mistakes you can avoid
- interactive tasks using the assessment criteria
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 writing, reading and listening 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|
|Academic Writing - two tasks (150 words and 250 words) |
|General Writing - two tasks (150 words and 250 words)|
|Academic Reading - three sections (60 minutes)||General Training Reading - three sections (60 minutes)|
|Listening (40 minutes)||Listening (40 minutes)|
|Speaking (11-14 minutes)||Speaking (11-14 minutes)|
|2014||Saturday||Location||Academic Seats Available||General Training Seats Available||Result Release|
|25||Burwood||Less than 15||Not Available||7 November|
|November||1||Burwood||Not Available||Less than 120||14 November|
|8||Burwood||Less than 150||Not Available||21 November|
|22||Burwood||Full||Less than 150||5 December|
|December||6||Burwood||Less than 50||Less than 130||19 December|
|13||Burwood||Less than 70||Less than 130||5 January**|
|2015||Saturday||Location||Academic Seats Available||General Training Seats Available||Result Release|
|January||10||Burwood||Less than 50||Less than 200||23 January|
|31||Burwood||More than 200||Not Available||13 February|
|2014||Saturday||Location||Academic Seats Available||General Training Seats Available||Result Release|
|December||13||Geelong||Less than 40||Less than 40||5 January**|
**13 December provisional results will be available to view online from 5pm on Friday 26 December, your test report form won't be available for collection until Monday 5 January 2015.
Note Online applications must include a scanned copy of your passport.
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.
Some requests for transfers may be approved within 5 weeks if you can show proof of extraordinary circumstances, in these instances please contact the centre.
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.
Some requests for cancellations may be approved within 5 weeks if you can show proof of extraordinary circumstances, in these instances please contact the centre.
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?
- Should I sit for General Training or Academic?
- What can I use as my identification document for the test?
- Is the whole IELTS test completed in one day?
- What if my passport number changes before I sit the test?
- What do I need to bring with me on the test day?
- What items are not allowed in the test room?
- When will I receive my results?
- Can someone else collect my results for me?
- Can I get more than one copy of my Test Report Form?
- Can I request for my Test Report Form to be sent 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 test day?
- Can I go on a waiting list if a test is full?
- 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?
How long is the IELTS test score valid for?
Your IELTS test score is valid for two years from the date of your test.
Should I sit for 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.
What can I use as my identification document for the test?
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 and expiry date. Your passport must have an expiry date of at least 13 days after the test date to be considered valid. On the day of the test you must bring your valid, original passport, you cannot register for the test without your valid, original passport. Other ID documents such as a Drivers Licence, Student ID Card, photocopies or certified copies of passports 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 Writing, Reading and Listening 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 before I sit the test?
If you are issued with a new passport before the test, you need to email the test centre a copy of your new passport, so your details can be changed on your online 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 online application to the test. Your passport must be valid when you apply for the test and for at least 13 days after your test date. Photocopies or certified copies will not be accepted on test day.
What do I need to bring with me on the test day?
You are only required to bring your original, valid passport on test day. Stationery will be provided in the test room but you are welcome to bring your own pencils, eraser & sharpener on test day. You may also bring water in a clear bottle (with label removed). No other liquids are allowed in the test room.
What items are not allowed in the test room?
Only your original, valid passport, pens, pencils, sharpener, eraser and clear water bottle (with label removed) are allowed to be brought into the test room.
Any other items are NOT ALLOWED, such as;
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.
When will I receive my results?
Results are available for collection 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. Results will not be given out over the telephone or by fax or email.
Candidates can also check their provisional results online from 5pm on the result release day. Please refer to our results page for more details.
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 Test Report Form. This cannot be replaced regardless of if you have lost or damaged your original one.
Can I request for my Test Report Form to be sent to an organisation?
You may request up to 5 additional copies of your Test Report Form to be sent to registered receiving organisations (for example Department of Immigration & Border Protection 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 Test Report Form 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. An additional Test Report Form cannot be issued to a candidate, solicitor or migration agent.
Test Report Forms for tests taken more than two years ago cannot be re-issued.
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 Test Report Form 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 and cancellations cannot be submitted online.
Some requests for transfers or cancellations may be approved within 5 weeks if you can show proof of extraordinary circumstances, in these instances please contact the centre.
What happens if I am absent on test day?
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 transfer or refund if you can provide relevant documentary evidence within five working days from 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 or refund.
Can I go on a waiting list if a test is full?
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 emailing us or coming into the centre and filling out a change of details form.
If you can't contact us by email or 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?
There is no limit on 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 Burwood Campus
Entrance 3, Building LA (Level 2)
70 Elgar Road, Burwood, VIC, 3125
(03) 9244 6050(03) 9244 6050
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