IELTS Preparation

(Non-CRICOS) This Programme is not Student Visa approved

Are you planning on taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test? Set yourself up for success with our IELTS Preparation Programme. Familiarise yourself with the format of the test and complete sample practice materials to give you an idea of what to expect in the individual listening, reading, writing and speaking tests.



Skills and Strategies

Mode of Study

Exam Dates for 2020

Programme Details

Programme Length:

Up to 20 weeks, depending on your visa and your current level of English (Public holidays and school closure periods are excluded)

Intake for 2019

Ongoing, every Tuesday

Entry Requirements:

IELTS General Module score 6 or strong Upper-Intermediate level completion with a test score of 65% or higher

Recommended Number of Weeks:

10 or more

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Important information for Student Visa Students considering the IELTS Preparation Programme:

Student Visa Students are not eligible to enrol ONLY in a Programme. Student Visa Students who are enrolled in the Intensive General English (CRICOS Course Code: 099975D) course have the option to add a Programme to their course, provided they understand and comply with the following information:



Class time

Self-study time

Free time

Why choose the IELTS Preparation Programme?

If you wish to study in Australia, you will be asked to sit an Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test. This test places students on a scale from one to nine according to their language ability in all four micro-skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing).


Most universities in Australia require an IELTS score of 6.0 or more, but it’s important for you to check the specific entry requirements for your intended course of study. The IELTS test is globally recognised by not only educational institutions, but also by governments and employers, so a good score is invaluable for your CV.


Tests are held regularly at the TAFE Queensland IELTS Test Centre once or twice a month. The Language Academy will help you apply for the test and will give you any information required about the test.