School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


Please note: There is a new IELTS Application Form for 2015.

Welcome to IELTS, the International English Language Testing System. The Test Centre at Wellington is conveniently located in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington.

Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English. Over 9,000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organizations across 135 countries around the world recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of communicate skills in English.

IELTS is designed to assess the language competence of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. In New Zealand, IELTS is used as a measure of English language proficiency for immigration, university entrance requirements, and other professional designations. With over 2.2 million tests taken last year, IELTS is the world's most popular English proficiency test for higher education and global migration, and sets the standard for integrity, research and innovation.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. 

IELTS Online

Take the IELTS test with confidence: With detailed lessons, tips, full practice tests and answers, IELTS Online has everything you need to prepare for the IELTS test. 

Writing Assist

IDP Education is proud to introduce its new product, Writing Assist, which offers test takers the ability to have an IELTS coach provide them with a personalised review of sample writing tasks that they complete. More information about the product can be found at:

Complaints Process for IELTS Candidates at Victoria University of Wellington (Centre Number: NZ013)

Complaints on test day:
Any complaint made by a candidate about the administration of the test will be recorded using the Complaint Form for Candidates, preferably on the day of the test. The IELTS administrator or test day supervisor or chief invigilator will give the candidate a complaint form to complete at the end of the test session on test day.

Processing your complaint:
After we receive your complaint, we will send it to IDP IELTS Australia for their consideration on the first business day after the test. Please note that results cannot be issued until the complaint has been investigated and resolved to the satisfaction of IDP IELTS Australia. No complaint can be processed after your results have been released.

Complaints after test day but before test results are released:
If you need to make a complaint after test day but before results are released, then please approach our desk at Room 210, Von Zedlitz building, Kelburn Parade, between 9am and 4.15pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can telephone us at 04-4635611, or email us at You will need to complete a complaint form, which will be given to you after you make contact; you will need to submit the complaint form before test results are released.