International English Language Testing System

IELTS is a test used around the world when a certain level of English is required for studying, working or living in another country.

IELTS isn't just useful for getting into Deakin – it's accepted as evidence of English language skills by over 10,000 organisations worldwide. It tests listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Our on-campus IELTS centre is a perfect place to do it. Deakin is proud to now offer computer-delivered IELTS.

Choose Deakin for your IELTS Computer Delivered Test

  • Take the entire test in one day
  • Easy online application process – you don't need to come in to the centre to apply
  • Small custom-built computer delivered test room
  • Free on-site car parking on Saturdays and free after 4:30pm during the week
  • Car parking available during the week for a small fee of up to $6.40
  • Easy access to public transport

Book your IELTS test

Temporarily cancelled all tests due to COVID-19

To protect the health of IELTS test takers, IELTS tests have been suspended. Affected test-takers will be eligible for a transfer or refund. Please take care to look after your health at this time.

Note that online applications must include a scanned copy of current valid passport.

Upcoming test dates

Burwood - 2020 Computer Delivered Testing

27 Jul Monday2.00pmAcademicBook Test
27 Jul Monday2.00pmGeneral TrainingBook Test
28 Jul Tuesday2.00pmAcademicBook Test
28 Jul Tuesday2.00pmGeneral TrainingBook Test
29 Jul Wednesday9.30amAcademicBook Test
29 Jul Wednesday9.30amGeneral TrainingBook Test
29 Jul Wednesday2.00pmAcademicBook Test
29 Jul Wednesday2.00pmGeneral TrainingBook Test
30 JulThursday9.30amAcademicBook Test
30 Jul Thursday9.30amGeneral TrainingBook Test
30 Jul Thursday2.00pmAcademicBook Test
30 JulThursday2.00pmGeneral TrainingBook Test
31 JulFriday2.00pmAcademicBook Test
31 Jul Friday2.00pmGeneral TrainingBook Test
1 AugSaturday9.30amAcademicBook Test
1 AugSaturday9.30amGeneral TrainingBook Test
1 AugSaturday2.00pmAcademicBook Test
1 AugSaturday2.00pmGeneral TrainingBook Test

We conduct ONLY Computer Delivered tests, testing 6 days a week from MONDAY to SATURDAY.  Currently two tests held per day.

Results are released within 5 - 7 days.

Note that Deakin IELTS reserves the right to change your speaking time.

Apply online

Applying for your test online

You can apply quickly and easily, online to take your IELTS test at Deakin.

All you'll need is a clear and legible scanned copy of the photo page of your current valid passport ready to upload.

When applying, please select your required date and the type of test (Academic or General Training) carefully as you’ll have to pay a fee if you reschedule or cancel your test.

Note: Online applications must include a scanned copy of your current passport.

No future tests scheduled at Bendigo and Geelong

Paying for IELTS

The fee for the IELTS test is $355. We’ll confirm your application as soon as we’ve received your payment.

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

Cancelling or rescheduling your IELTS test

If you need to cancel or reschedule your IELTS test please contact the centre on +61 3 9244 6050 or email

Note that test dates cannot be transferred to another person.  If you need to cancel or transfer due to extraordinary circumstances (such as a death in the family or a medical emergency), please contact the centre.

Refunds and fees

You may cancel your IELTS test with a minimum 7 day notice prior to your test date, a 25% administration fee applies from your original test fee. This means that you will receive back $266.25 of $355.

Transfer requests are accepted only up-to 7 days prior to the test/session.There is an administrative fee of $50 for transferring your IELTS test date/session

Missing your test

Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds to people who are absent on the day of the test unless this is due to medical reasons.

If this is the case, you will need to provide evidence for this. For example, a medical certificate that covers the date of the test.

Please contact our office and provide us with your medical certificate within 5 business days of your test date.

How to apply – Deakin IELTS Test

Need to book an IELTS test at Deakin? This video contains step by step instructions on how to complete your booking online.

Using your IELTS results for a UK Visa

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has specific requirements for people who wish to use English language tests for their UK visa applications.

You'll need to check the UKVI requirements before you register for an IELTS test.

Find out more about using IELTS results for UK visas

Testing location

After applying online, you'll be able to take the entire test in one day at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

IELTS at Melbourne Burwood

IELTS tests are held on Level 2 of Building LA, Elgar Road, at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Find out how to get to our Burwood Campus

Which test?

Academic module

The Academic IELTS test is generally required for getting into undergraduate or postgraduate studies, and for professional registration.

General Training module

The General Training IELTS test is more likely to be required for immigration purposes.

You should always check with the organisation requesting an IELTS score which test module they need.

Find out about the differences between the Academic and General Training tests

The format of the test

Academic module

  1. Academic Writing – two tasks (150 words and 250 words) (60 minutes)
  2. Academic Reading – three sections (60 minutes)
  3. Listening (30 minutes)
  4. Speaking (11–14 minutes)

General training module

  1. General Training Writing – two tasks (150 words and 250 words) (60 minutes)
  2. General Training Reading – three sections (60 minutes)
  3. Listening (30 minutes)
  4. Speaking (11–14 minutes)


Prepare using the IELTS website

IELTS has coaching products, events, videos and free downloads and support tools available to Test Takers.  This includes sample test questions, tips for taking the test and information about IELTS scoring. Their materials can help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions.

Visit the IELTS website

Video Tutorials

A wide range of tutorials for computer-delivered IELTS is available on the  Official IELTS Essentials YouTube channel. These videos include highlighting text, making notes and using the help buttons. This should give you a good overview of the computer-delivered test.

IELTS Masterclass

The 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.

Register for a FREE masterclass

IELTS Practice materials

All of the below practice materials are available to purchase from the Deakin IELTS Test Centre counter Tuesday–Friday between 10:00am and 4.00pm.

  • Vol. 1 Official IELTS Practice Materials (with CD) – $35
  • Vol. 2 Official IELTS Practice Materials (with DVD) – $35

IELTS Assist

Pratice your IELTS skills in Reading, Speaking or Writing and get a personalised action plan to help improve your IELTS bandscore.

Get personalised, expert advice from an IELTS coach on your writing skills with the IELTS Writing Assist Online (new).

Access IELTS Writing Assist Online

Prepare for re-taking IELTS

If you've already taken the IELTS test and scored at least 5.5, you'll be eligible to take our IELTS preparation course at our English language institute, DUELI. This course will help you improve your IELTS score by:

  • improving your English skills across each IELTS category (speaking, reading, listening and writing)
  • teaching you strategies for sitting an exam
  • allowing you to practise IELTS tasks under timed conditions.

Find out more about our IELTS preparation course at DUELI

On the day


You must arrive early at the centre on the test day to register. Registration is a very important part of taking IELTS – it's when we verify your identity and that all your details are up to date and correct.

You cannot take the test if you haven't registered.

What to bring

The most important thing you'll need to bring is your valid passport (your passport must have an expiry date of at least 7 days after the test date to be considered valid). Photocopies or certified copies will not be accepted.

It's a good idea to wear comfortable clothing and bring water in a clear, unlabelled bottle.

Items prohibited in the test room

You won't be allowed to bring mobile phones, keys, wallets, purses, bags, watches, fitbits, electronic devices, coats or jackets,  into the test room.

Pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, sharpeners and pencil cases are not permitted. A pen or pencil will be provided.

There are self service lockers to store your personal belongings while you're taking the test.

Verifying your identity

You'll be asked to verify your identity before the morning and afternoon sessions of your test.

Part of the verification process is capturing your photo and your finger-scan.

Your details and your photo will appear on your Test Report Form, so it's important to make sure all your information is correct.

If your details change

It is important, if your address changes or you’re issued with a new passport after you’ve applied to take IELTS, to please contact our IELTS team to update your details.

On the day of the test you’ll need to bring both your old and new passport to registration – photocopies or certified copies will not be accepted on test day.

The test

How long the IELTS test takes

The IELTS test takes three hours. At the Deakin IELTS Test Centre we hold the test over the course of one day.

The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of the test, delivered on a computer, take place for 2 hours and 45 minutes, without any breaks.

The face-to-face speaking test is a 15-minute interview, which will take place either before or after your computer delivered test.

Self-service Cloaking and Registration is before the test and you may have a small break in-between.

Weekday Monday to Friday IELTS test sessions

Morning session at 9:30am

Afternoon session at 2.00pm

Evening session at 6.30pm (currently unavailable)

Speaking interviews held in-between or after sessions

Weekend Saturday IELTS test sessions

Morning session at 9.30am

Afternoon session at 2.00pm

Speaking interviews held in-between sessions

Your results

Getting your results

Your results will be available within 5 to 7 calendar days and will be ready for collection at the Deakin IELTS Test Centre in Burwood between 10am and 11am. You must bring your passport to collect your results.

If you do not collect your results, we’ll mail your Test Results Form (TRF) to you. Your results cannot be provided over the phone or via email.

Provisional results will be available on the IELTS Australia website after your test, but these may not be the same as your TRF.

IELTS results

Getting your results sent to an organisation

You can request up to five additional copies of your Test Report Form to be sent to registered receiving organisations (such as universities) on your behalf.

This can be done for no cost on your original online application form, or for a $10 fee per TRF on or after the day of your test.

An additional Test Report Form cannot be issued to a solicitor or migration agent.

Lost or damaged Test Results Form

If you lose or damage your Test Report Form you can complete an 'Application for Additional TRF' form to receive a new one.

There is a $10 fee to replace lost or damaged Test Report Forms.

Download the application for additional TRF request form (PDF, 38KB)

If you're unhappy with your results

If you would like your IELTS test result reviewed, you can apply for an Enquiry on Results.

You can only do this once per test, and you must make the request within six weeks of sitting the test. An Enquiry on Results costs $176 (including GST) and can take from 2 to 21 days depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact us. Note that if your band score increases, the cost will be refunded in full. In case you are unable to attend the test centre in-person to lodge your Enquiry on Result application, please contact the test centre directly for information on optional methods.

Download the enquiry on results Form (PDF, 93.9KB)

Taking the test again

There’s no limit on the number of times you can take the test or how long you need to wait in between sessions.

For a better result, we recommend doing more preparation and study before you next take the IELTS test.

Please note that you cannot retake individual components of the test – it must be done again in full.


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 10,000 organisations worldwide. In 2017 more than 3 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.

Contact us


+61 3 9244 6050
Email Deakin IELTS Test Centre

Opening hours

Monday –Friday (10.00am–4.00pm)

Note counter closed due to COVID-19

Enquiries by phone or email only


Melbourne Burwood Campus
Entrance 3, Building LA (Level 2)
70 Elgar Road
Burwood, Victoria 3125