Tuesday, January 24, 2012

IELTS Australia

IELTS Australia

IELTS Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of IDP Education, a company co-owned by 38 Australian universities and SEEK Ltd. IELTS Australia is a global company managing IELTS test centres in more than 35 countries and supporting over 6,000 IELTS recognising organisations such as universities, governments, professional bodies and commercial organisations.


IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s most popular high stakes English language test.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) through more than 800 locations in 130 countries.

IELTS was the pioneer of four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) English language testing and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. Six thousand organisations and more than 1.4 million test takers around the world each year trust and recognise IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for the purposes of education, immigration and professional registration.

The IELTS test is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who study or work where English is the language of communication. It is the preferred test of English for students intending to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and, increasingly, the USA.

IELTS Academic module is recognised widely as a language requirement for entry to all courses in further and higher education where teaching is conducted in English. IELTS General Training module is suitable for candidates who are migrating to English-speaking countries or going to English-speaking countries to complete their secondary education or undertake training programs.


IELTS Australia was involved in the development of the IELTS test with the British Council and Cambridge ESOL. The IELTS test was launched in 1989 and is today the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test.

IELTS Australia continues to partner with the British Council and Cambridge ESOL to develop, administer and deliver the IELTS test globally

For Further Reading,
Foreign Education, IELTS Australia, Why IELTS


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