Applying for an IELTS test

You can apply:

  • in person
  • online

Before you apply

Before you apply, you must:

Planning to use your IELTS test result for a UK visa application?

If you plan to apply for certain UK visas, as of 6 April 2015 you will need to take the IELTS test at a centre authorised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Results from IELTS tests taken at the QUT IELTS test centre after 6 April 2015 cannot be used for certain types of UKVI applications.

Apply online

To complete your online application, you will need to be able to:

  • upload a digital colour copy of your passport
  • pay the test fee with a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.

Step 1: Choose a test date and apply

Choose one of the scheduled test dates and apply for either the Academic module or General Training module. You must complete all steps of the online application.

Step 2: Pay your test fee within 24 hours

You must pay your test fee within 24 hours of starting your application. You can pay either:

  • through the payment facility on the online application system
  • at the QUT IELTS test centre by EFTPOS with a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.

We cannot accept cash.

You can choose to pay your fees immediately or pay later, but you must pay within 24 hours. If you do not pay your test fee within 24 hours, your application will be deleted automatically without any notification and you will need to start a new application.

Once you have completed your online application and paid your test fee, you will receive an email confirming your test place.

Step 3: Read your test confirmation

Once you have paid your fee and your application is complete, you will receive a written confirmation. If you pay online you will receive your confirmation by email. If you pay at the test centre you will get your confirmation in person.

Your confirmation outlines important information for your test day. Make sure you read the information to prepare for your test.

Step 4: Receive your test day candidate information email

You will receive your candidate information email one day before your test day, which will include your candidate number and speaking interview time.

Step 5: Verification of your ID

Your finger scan and photo will be taken on the test day for identification purposes.  It is essential that you bring your current original passport with you on the test day. No passport, no test.

Apply in person

If you apply in person, we can complete your application and confirm your test place immediately.

To apply in person, you will need to bring:

  • your current original passport
  • your own Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.

Step 1: Choose a test date and check it is available

Choose one of the scheduled test dates.

Confirm that test places are still available for your chosen date by phoning the QUT IELTS test centre or clicking on the online application link. Do not complete the online application form.

Step 2: Visit the IELTS test centre to complete your application

Visit the QUT IELTS test centre during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm) with your passport.

We can complete your application through our online registration system at the centre reception.

Alternatively, you can download and complete the IELTS test application form(PDF file, 315.6 KB) before you come, or complete the application form at our test centre.

Step 3: Pay your test fee

You can pay either:

  • through the payment facility on the online application system
  • by EFTPOS with a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.

We cannot accept cash.

Step 4: Read your test confirmation

Once you have paid your fee and your application is complete, you will receive a written confirmation either by email or in person at the test centre.

Your confirmation outlines important information for your test day. Make sure you read the information to prepare for your test.

Step 5: Receive your test day candidate information email

You will receive your candidate information email one day before your test day, which will include your candidate number and speaking interview time.

Step 6: Verification of your ID

Your finger scan and photo will be taken on the test day for identification purposes.  It is essential that you bring your current original passport with you on the test day. No passport, no test.

Contacts

IELTS test centre

  • Postal address:
    QUT IELTS test centre - QUT International College
    P Block, QUT Kelvin Grove, Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059