Upcoming test dates
Burwood - 2020 Computer Delivered Testing
|TEST DATE||TEST DAY||TEST TIME||TEST TYPE||AVAILABLE|
|1 May||Friday||2.00pm||Academic||Book test|
|1 May||Friday||2.00pm||General Training||Book test|
|2 May||Saturday||9.30am||Academic||Book test|
|2 May||Saturday||9.30am||General Training||Book Test|
|2 May||Saturday||2.00pm||Academic||Book test|
|2 May||Saturday||2.00pm||General Training||Book Test|
|4 May||Monday||2.00pm||Academic||Book Test|
|4 May||Monday||2.00pm||General Training||Book Test|
|6 May||Wednesday||2.00pm||Academic||Book Test|
|6 May||Wednesday||2.00pm||General Training||Book Test|
|7 May||Thursday||9.30am||Academic||Book Test|
|7 May||Thursday||9.30am||General Training||Book Test|
|7 May||Thursday||2.00pm||Academic||Book Test|
|7 May||Thursday||2.00pm||General Training||Book Test|
|8 May||Friday||2.00pm||Academic||Book Test|
|8 May||Friday||2.00pm||General Training||Book Test|
|9 May||Saturday||9.30am||Academic||Book Test|
|9 May||Saturday||9.30am||General Training||Book Test|
|9 May||Saturday||2.00pm||Academic||Book Test|
|9 May||Saturday||2.00pm||General Training||Book 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
The format of the test
- Academic Writing – two tasks (150 words and 250 words) (60 minutes)
- Academic Reading – three sections (60 minutes)
- Listening (30 minutes)
- Speaking (11–14 minutes)
General training module
- General Training Writing – two tasks (150 words and 250 words) (60 minutes)
- General Training Reading – three sections (60 minutes)
- Listening (30 minutes)
- 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.
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.
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.
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
Get personalised, expert advice on your writing skills with IELTS Writing Assist.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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