The test that opens doors around the world

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the main language of communication.

IELTS is the original four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) English language test and is now used by over 1.4 million people every year.

6,000 organisations, including government, academic, and employment institutions around the world, recognise IELTS as a trusted indicator of English skills.

IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

Test dates

To search for a test date in Australia please visit the Test Centre Search on the IELTS website.

Information for Candidates booklet (PDF, 935KB)

More information

For more information please contact your nearest IDP office or visit the IELTS website.

Visit IELTS ESSENTIALS for the latest tips and advice.


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