IELTS One Skill Retake is now accepted in all Australian states!


What is IELTS?

Find out what you need to know about the IELTS test.

Test types

  • list?.image?.titleIELTS Academic: for higher education or professional registration
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS General Training: for migration, work, or secondary studies

Ways to take the test

  • list?.image?.titleIELTS on paper: answer on paper using a pencil or pen
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS on computer: type your answers on a keyboard

Test sections

  • list?.image?.titleListening
  • list?.image?.titleReading
  • list?.image?.titleWriting
  • list?.image?.titleSpeaking


  • list?.image?.titleIELTS on paper test: 13 calendar days after the test
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS on computer test: 1-5 days after the test
  • list?.image?.titleYou will receive a Test Report Form (TRF) as official results of your IELTS test
  • list?.image?.titleYour TRF can either be in paper form or electronic/online results (eTRF)


  • list?.image?.titleThe IELTS test is scored on a 9-band scale ranging from 0 to 9
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS gives band scores as whole or half band scores
  • list?.image?.titleYou will get a band score for each test section and an overall band score for the entire test
  • list?.image?.titleThe overall band score is the average of the four section band scores rounded to the nearest half band


  • list?.image?.titleIELTS results are accepted for study, work, and migration
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS is accepted by more than 12,000 organisations in over 140 countries worldwide
  • list?.image?.titleIELTS is the only major English test to offer One Skill Retake, which is accepted by more than 1,200 organisations worldwide

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