Introducing computer-delivered IELTS

IELTS has been helping people in Australia achieve their work, study and migration dreams for almost 30 years. With 50 test venues in Australia and 48 test days a year, we bring IELTS to all corners of Australia, from major cities to outback towns.

But you asked for more choice – and we’ve listened. Computer-delivered IELTS is here, with faster results and more test availability.

Available at IDP IELTS Melbourne and IDP IELTS Adelaide now

Computer-delivered IELTS is now available in Melbourne and Adelaide, with an expanded test calendar in centres across Australia this year.

Read on to discover the benefits of computer-delivered IELTS and book a computer-delivered IELTS test now.

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Computer-delivered IELTS Test format

The IELTS test is offered in two formats, IELTS Academic and General Training. Unlike other providers, the IELTS General Training test is the only non-academic test available for migration to Australia. Now – you also have a choice with how you take your test.

If you choose to take the computer-delivered IELTS test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a desktop computer. All aspects of the test are identical to the paper-based IELTS test, including:

  • Question types
  • Content
  • Timings
  • Marking

Computer-delivered IELTS Speaking test

Want to know the best news of all? The IELTS Speaking test is the same as always – face-to-face, in a quiet room, with a real, human examiner. We believe a face-to-face Speaking test is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance.

Don’t struggle to be heard above a noisy test room, at IELTS we hear you loud and clear the first time.

Benefits of the IELTS Speaking test

  • Private Speaking test rooms, free from noise and distraction
  • We can repeat and rephrase a question for you
  • We can match your pace and level of English
  • We won’t ‘time out’ on you
  • We hear your accent

More test availability and faster results

Faster results

When you take computer-delivered IELTS, your test result will be available in 5-7 working days. The Writing and Speaking components will continue to be marked by IELTS examiners to ensure the highest level of accuracy and fairness.


More test availability

Computer-delivered testing will allow us to increase the number of test dates (with paper-based and computer-delivered) each week, offering your more flexibility with test dates and times.


Brand new computer labs and equipment

Take your test in comfort with IELTS. Computer-delivered IELTS will be completed in comfortable and quiet computer labs. We’ve custom-built the first computer-delivered test centres in Melbourne and Adelaide. This will be the first of many we’ll be rolling out around Australia in 2018.

Practice computer-delivered IELTS now

Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. These sample materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the computer-delivered Listening, Reading and Writing components.

practice tests

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Academic Reading and Writing practice tests

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General Training Reading and Writing practice tests

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Familiarise yourself with computer-delivered IELTS now

Familiarise yourself with computer-delivered IELTS

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Listening test

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Reading test

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Writing test