IELTS Test Centre

Unitec IELTS Centre

The award-winning Unitec IELTS testing centre is located at the Mt Albert campus, just 10 minutes from the centre of Auckland city. It is easy to get to by car or bus, and there is plenty of parking available. All administration areas and test venues are within 5 minutes walk of the Student Central centre located in Building 170.

Holiday Notices

As Unitec will be closed for the Easter holiday break from Friday 18th of April to Tuesday 22nd of April the results for the test on 5th April should be released on Thursday 17th. If you choose to pick them up please phone our office on this day to check. Otherwise you may collect them when we open on Wednesday the 23rd of April.

Unitec will also be closed for the ANZAC Day holiday break on Friday 25th of April so the results for the test on 12th April should be released on Thursday 24th. If you choose to pick them up please phone our office on this day to check. Otherwise you may collect them when we open on Monday the 28th of April.

IELTS test dates
How to apply
Application checklist
Payment for IELTS test
On the day of your IELTS test
Postponement
Cancellation
Distribution of test results
Preview your test results online
Enquiries and re-marks of results
IELTS Specimen materials
Further information

 

IELTS test dates

You should book well in advance to reserve your place in the test session that suits you. Test sessions may be fully booked much earlier than the final application date. The final date for application is two working days before the test date.

 Test Dates 2014

Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking test dates
Thursday 24 April 2014 (Test Fully Booked)
Saturday 10 May 2014
Saturday 17 May 2014
Saturday 24 May 2014 AC
Saturday 7 June 2014
Saturday 21 June 2014
Saturday 28 June 2014 AC
Thursday 10 July 2014
Saturday 19 July 2014
Saturday 26 July 2014 AC
Saturday 2 August 2014
Saturday 16 August 2014

AC indicates an Academic test, other dates provide both Academic and General Training modules.

How to apply

Applications in Person

  • Take your completed IELTS application form and your passport to:

    Language Studies Reception, Building 170, Mt Albert campus
    Entry 3, Carrington Road, Mt Albert
    Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm
  • You will receive your test information letter (confirmation letter) at the time of your registration
  • You will be sent your test results approximately two weeks after the test.

Note: We will not accept the passport number written on your application form without verification. You must bring your original passport on the test day. If you have any questions, please contact the Administrator, IELTS Centre on +64 9 815 3011.

Applications by Post

  • Post your completed IELTS application form, a copy of your passport and your payment (cheques payable to Unitec Institute of Technology) to:

    IELTS Administrator
    Building 170
    Unitec Institute of Technology
    Private Bag 92 025
    Auckland
    New Zealand
  • You will receive your test information letter (confirmation letter) by e-mail, please include an e-mail address on your application form
  • You will be sent your test results approximately two weeks after the test.

Note: Please see the information regarding cancellations and postponement below. The IELTS Centre can not make exceptions due to visa or travel difficulties encountered by candidates. You must bring your original passport on the test day. If you have any questions, please contact the Administrator, IELTS Centre on +64 9 815 3011.

 

Application checklist

  • Answer ALL questions
  • Print all information fully and carefully
  • Supply all necessary information e.g. passport number, date of birth, country code
  • Original passport is required on the test day
  • Plan carefully before giving your passport to immigration for visas
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for processing of visas
  • Tell Immigration the date you will need your passport back for the IELTS test (for example: a day or two before your test)

 

Payment for IELTS test

NZ$385.00 (including GST) please note the test fee may change without notice.

The Unitec cashier no longer accepts payment in cash. You may use EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, bank or personal cheques to pay for the test and other related IELTS fees. Details on payment options are given at the time of registration. Please make cheques payable to Unitec Institute of Technology.

 

On the day of your IELTS test

  • Please allow most of the day from 11.30am - 7.30pm
  • Go to registration first for your finger-scan and photograph
  • Leave your valuables at home as bags may not be taken into the exam room
  • The Listening/Reading/Writing test takes approximately 3 hours
  • The Speaking test takes 11-14 minutes

Note: We will not accept the passport number written on your application form without verification. You must bring your original passport on the test day. If you have any questions, please contact the Administrator, IELTS Centre on +64 9 815 3011.

 

Postponement

You may postpone your IELTS test if you contact us 5 weeks or more before your scheduled test date. There is an administration fee for postponement of $80.00. No postponement is allowed 5 weeks or less, prior to the test date.

Note: Please provide your receipt when postponing.

 

Cancellation

You may cancel your IELTS test and receive a refund if you contact us 5 weeks or more before your scheduled test date. There is an administration fee for cancellation of $80.00. No refund will be given for cancellation 5 weeks or less, prior to the test date.

Note: Please provide your receipt when cancelling. You will receive a cheque in the post 3-4 weeks after cancellation.

 

What if I am absent or sick on the test day?

If you are away on the test day with no prior notice, you will lose your full fee. However, in cases of serious illness, if you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the administrative cost of $80.00.

 

Distribution of test results

IELTS results are available after 13 calendar days. You can receive your IELTS result (known as an IELTS Test Report Form) in the mail or by collecting it from your test centre. Please note you must contact us within four weeks of your test date if you have not received or collected your results. After this time lost results can not be replaced. Once released only one copy of your IELTS test report form (TRF) will be posted to your address or may be collected. Your Test Report Form is a valuable document and you should keep it safe and secure because it cannot be replaced.

An additional five (5) copies of your results can be sent free of charge to receiving institutions, if they are listed in the 'applications to recognising organisations' section (question 23, page 3) on the application form at the time you make your application. A receiving institution is a tertiary education institution, a professional body or a government department that have set IELTS as an entry requirement.

Any further copies or copies applied for after this time will incur a fee of NZ$20.00 each. Download the 'Duplicate IELTS test report application form' in the quick links to apply. International post and/or courier charges may also apply.

To request duplicate copies of your IELTS test report form (TRF), please download, print and complete the Duplicate IELTS test report application form and return the completed form to:

IELTS Centre, Building 170
Unitec Institute of Technology
Private Bag 92 025
Auckland

Forms are also available from reception in Building 170.

Once the IELTS Centre has received your form (and payment if applicable), your request will be processed within two working days and the results sent directly to the specified receiving institution/s.

 

Preview your test results online

You can preview your test results online 13 days after your test at https://results.ielts.org/. You will need to provide your name, passport number, date of birth and the date of your test.

Please note that online provisional results will not be considered formal advice of results.

 

Enquiries and re-marks of results

If you believe there has been an error with your results, you may request a re-mark. This process is known as an Enquiry on Results. If for any reason you wish to query your test results, you may lodge your application at the reception in building 170, within four weeks of issue of results. You will be required to surrender your original copy of your test report form (TRF) with your application.

 

IELTS sample materials

IELTS sample materials are specifically designed to help you prepare for your test.  You can purchase a pack from reception for NZ$50.00 (including GST).

 

Further information

If you have any questions please email ielts@unitec.ac.nz or contact the IELTS Centre on +64 9 815 3011.

 



Last edited: 15 April 2014