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Please note: This short course is not running in 2022.

We offer a short 40 hour IELTS exam preparation course, available to domestic and international students, which provides:

  • An introduction to, and preparation for, the IELTS exam
  • Review of vocabulary and language skills at advanced levels
  • Exploration of IELTS themes and exam requirements
  • Access to the Unitec Library
  • Academic or General IELTS exam preparation


Students who enrol in IELTS Preparation course are lent an IELTS coursebook.


Department of Language Studies, Entry 3, Carrington Road, Mt Albert Campus, Auckland


Domestic: $326.66 (inc. GST & Student Services Fee)
International: $644.00 (inc. GST & Student Services Fee)

Please note:

  • International applicants may need insurance for this short course. Please see our Insurance page for more information.
  • Student loans and allowances are not available for any of these short courses. 
  • Unitec's cashier does not accept cash payments.


A student may be eligible for a refund of 90% of the short course fee paid only if the student withdraws and requests the refund in writing at least seven days before the class start date.

If there aren't enough students registered for a course, then Unitec reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course. If the course is cancelled, you will be advised, and either a 100% refund of the short course fee paid (i.e. to take account of discounts, scholarships, etc.) shall apply and be actioned immediately by the department concerned, or a transfer to another class or course arranged.

No refund shall apply in any other circumstances.

Further information

For further information, please contact Student Central on or 0800 10 95 10.

Moving to Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, in 2023 Unitec will become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa.

This means that while you are enrolling with Unitec now, from Semester 1, 2023 you will become a Te Pūkenga learner.

Te Pūkenga has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including this programme. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing, but as the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time.

Rest assured that we will notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you study, where you study or the ways you learn.