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IELTS is looking for Writing Examiners in Australia

IDP is currently recruiting for IELTS Writing Examiners. Below is more information about the role and how to apply. There are some key requirements:

  • Location: Australia (Work from home)

  • Hours: 4-8 hours per day; minimum 3 weekend days per month; additional marking on weekdays. Priority given to applicants available for work between Saturday and Tuesday, but other cadence of work will be considered.


  • Ability to choose your hours between 5am – 11pm local time.

  • Ability to schedule your own daily breaks.

  • Flexibility around choosing weeks of work.

  • Opportunities for Professional Development.


  • Mark IELTS Academic and General Training Writing Task 1 and Task 2.

  • Mark Writing tests to standard.

  • Maintain IELTS Writing certification.

  • Attend training events online and/or face-to-face as required.

  • Engage with performance management system and Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree or qualification(s) that can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree.

  • A TEFL/TESOL qualification from a recognised institution.

  • 3+ years of relevant ESOL teaching experience, the majority of which must relate to adult students (16 years and over).

The applicant must

  • Understand, respect and comply with IELTS quality and compliance, security and confidentiality requirements.

  • Demonstrate organisational skills and ability to maintain focus under pressure. Possess sound time management skills to complete tasks on time.

  • Be able to recognise problems/issues in the marking period and bring them to the manager’s attention.

  • Be able to work independently remotely and with integrity.

  • Be able to receive and act on feedback.

  • Have basic computer literacy.

Application Forms

Please read the attached IDP Information Packexternal icon carefully before completing the application and reference request forms.

Email your completed Application Form and copies of supporting documents (e.g. qualifications and certificates) to Arrange for two of your referees to complete a Reference Request and ask them to email it directly to the same email address.

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How do I become an IELTS Examiner?

Are you thinking about applying for a job as IELTS examiner? There are some important steps to become an IELTS examiner.

What is the application process for IELTS examiners?

All applicants to become an examiner must have the qualifications and experience outlined above. Shortlisted applicants are invited to interview. The applicant’s professional attributes and interpersonal skills are assessed at three stages in the recruitment process: application form, interview and training.

If you are interested in becoming an IELTS examiner, then please contact your local IELTS test centre. Please note: jobs as IELTS examiner are in high demand and not always available.