IELTS Price: AUD$395 and no additional charges for late registration.

PTE Price: AUD$375 and $395 (for late bookings)

Test Format:

The IELTS General Training test features everyday English in a social or workplace context and is for test takers applying for secondary education, work experience, or training programs in an English-speaking country. The IELTS Academic test features academic English and tasks for test takers applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking country.

PTE Academic uses academically relevant tasks to measure skills in an integrated way. It is a test of English for study abroad and immigration.


IELTS is accepted globally by more than 11,000 organizations including universities, professional bodies, employers, and Australian student visa and migration applications. The IELTS General Training test is the only non-academic test of English accepted for migration to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

PTE Academic is accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs globally and is approved for all Australian student visa and migration applications. It is accepted by an increasing number of professional associations around the world for registration and assessment.

Speaking Test:

The IELTS Speaking test is face-to-face with a human examiner in a private and quiet room with no other test takers.IELTS Speaking examiners may repeat or rephrase a question upon request.

PTE Academic test takers are tested by their ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment (reading aloud in a partitioned booth with other test takers in the room). The Speaking test microphone will switch off automatically if a test taker is silent for more than 3 seconds.

Navigation Through Questions:

In computer-delivered IELTS you may skip questions and come back to them to complete or check your answer at a later time.

In PTE Academic you can only navigate forward through questions and you must correct mistakes before moving on to the next question.

Length Of Test:

  1. IELTS:Writing (60 minutes)Reading (60 minutes)

    Listening (30-36 minutes)

    Speaking (11-14 minutes)

    Maximum total test time: 170 minutes

  2. PTE-A:Part 1: Speaking and writing (77-93 minutes)Part 2: Reading (32-40 minutes)

    Part 3: Listening (45-57 minutes)

  3. Maximum total test time: 191 minutes


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