IELTS Test Dates (Click to expand)

Date Test Type(s) Module(s)
15 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
20 Jan Paper-Based Academic
21 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
22 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
28 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
29 Jan Computer-Delivered Academic and General
29 Jan Paper-Based Academic and General
2 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
4 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
5 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
5 Feb Paper-Based Academic and General
9 Feb Paper-Based Academic and General
11 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
12 Feb Paper-Based Academic and General
12 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
16 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
17 Feb Paper-Based Academic and General
18 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
25 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Feb Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Feb Paper-Based Academic
2 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
4 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
5 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
11 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
12 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
12 Mar Paper-Based Academic and General
16 Mar Computer-Delivere Academic and General
18 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
25 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Mar Paper-Based Academic and General
30 Mar Computer-Delivered Academic and General
1 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
2 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
6 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
8 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 Apr Paper-Based Academic and General
13 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
15 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
16 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
20 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
22 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 Apr Paper-Based Academic and General
27 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
29 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
30 Apr Computer-Delivered Academic and General
4 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
6 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
7 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
7 May Paper-Based Academic and General
11 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
12 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
12 May Paper-Based Academic and General
13 May Computer-Delivered Academic and Genera
14 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
18 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
20 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
21 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
21 May Paper-Based Academic
25 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
27 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
28 May Computer-Delivered Academic and General
28 May Paper-Based Academic and General
1 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
3 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
4 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
8 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
10 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
11 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
11 June Paper-Based Academic and General
15 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
17 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
18 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
22 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
24 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
25 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
25 June Paper-Based Academic and General
29 June Computer-Delivered Academic and General
1 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
2 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
6 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
8 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 July Paper-Based Academic and General
13 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
15 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
16 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
20 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
22 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 July Paper-Based Academic and General
27 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
29 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
30 July Computer-Delivered Academic and General
3 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
5 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
6 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
6 Aug Paper-Based Academic and General
10 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
11 Aug Paper-Based Academic and General
12 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
13 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
17 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
20 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
20 Aug Paper-Based Academic and General
24 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
27 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
31 Aug Computer-Delivered Academic and General
2 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
3 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
3 Sept Paper-Based Academic and General
7 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
10 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
14 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
16 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
17 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
21 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
23 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
24 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
24 Sept Paper-Based Academic and General
28 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
30 Sept Computer-Delivered Academic and General
1 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
5 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
7 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
8 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
8 Oct Paper-Based Academic and General
12 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
14 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
15 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
21 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
22 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
28 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
29 Oct Computer-Delivered Academic and General
29 Oct Paper-Based Academic and General
2 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
4 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
5 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
10 Nov Paper-Based Academic and General
11 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
12 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
16 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
18 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
19 Nov Paper-Based Academic and General
23 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
25 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
26 Nov Paper-Based Academic
30 Nov Computer-Delivered Academic and General
2 Dec Computer-Delivered Academic and General
3 Dec Computer-Delivered Academic and General
3 Dec Paper-Based Academic and General
7 Dec Computer-Delivered Academic and General
9 Dec Computer-Delivered Academic and General
10 Dec Computer-Delivered Academic and General

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To book an IELTS test click the ‘Book online now’ button below. Please note, you will need an electronic version of your passport to upload and to accept the IELTS Terms and Conditions (PDF).

You can also view the availability of Unitec IELTS test dates by clicking below.

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Under the Covid Protection Framework (Red Traffic Light), from 3 December 2021, all test takers must be vaccinated and able to show proof of vaccination.

Please check the information about cancellations. According to IELTS policy, the IELTS Centre cannot make exceptions due to visa or travel difficulties. You must bring your original passport on the test day.

On the day of the Paper-Based 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 three hours
  • The Speaking Test takes 11-14 minutes and is held after the Writing Test

On the day of the Computer-Delivered IELTS test

  • Please allow most of the day from 9:30am - 4pm
  • 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 three hours
  • The Speaking Test takes 11-14 minutes and is held either before or after the Writing Test

Please note, we cannot accept the passport number written on your application form without verification. You must bring your original passport on the test day.

Which test should I take?

IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic is designed for people planning to study in higher education or those seeking professional registration. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English is the language used.

IELTS General Training

The IELTS General Training test has been developed to test your English in a practical, real-life situation. You may need the IELTS General Training test for entry into secondary education, a college or education training centre, or to migrate to an English speaking country.

Before you book your IELTS test, we recommend that you check with your educational institution, workplace or immigration department to check which test format is accepted.

Application checklist

  • Answer ALL questions on the application form
  • Read the terms and conditions carefully especially the information about cancellation and postponement
  • You need an electronic copy of your passport. Please note a New Zealand Driver’s License may not be used as a proof of identity for IELTS purposes
  • Include 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 four 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

The cost of the test is NZ$395.00 (including GST)*. Payment is required at the time or within 2 days of your online application. Details on how to pay are included in the application.

IELTS sample materials

Access to an online training course with up to 25 hours of practice material in reading, writing, speaking or listening is included when you book your test at Unitec. The DVD version of the IELTS sample materials is also available for purchase from the reception of Building 170 Mt Albert Campus for NZ $50.00 (including GST).

Cancellations or postponement

You can cancel your IELTS test and receive a refund if you contact us five weeks or more before your scheduled test date. There is an administration fee of $80.00. No refund will be given for cancellation five weeks or less, prior to the test date. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions due to visa or travel difficulties. 

Postponement

You can postpone your IELTS test if you contact us five weeks or more before your scheduled test date. There is an administration fee of $80.00. No postponement is allowed five weeks or less before the test date.

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 five days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the administrative cost of $80.00. To cancel or postpone your test, please contact the IELTS Test Centre ielts@unitec.ac.nz or call +64 9 892 8668.

Contact us

You can find out more about IELTS on the official IELTS website or the IELTS Essentials website. If you have any questions about the IELTS test, please contact the IELTS Test Centre on +64 9 892 8668 or email ielts@unitec.ac.nz. You are also free to download the IELTS Information for Candidates below.

IELTS Information for Candidates (PDF) »