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IELTS is the world's most popular high stakes English language test. It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA and many other places around the world where English is a language in the workplace or the classroom. IELTS testing at Massey University is managed by IDP: IELTS Australia.
Both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training cover all four language skills, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Massey University’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education holds an intensive part-time IELTS Preparation Course for professionals who need to register in their profession in New Zealand and for migrants who require IELTS for immigration purposes. The course is also designed for international students who need to increase their IELTS score for entrance to New Zealand universities.
The courses are offered each month before the monthly IELTS tests at the Massey Auckland and Wellington campuses.
Preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) covers practice and techniques for sitting the reading, writing, listening and speaking tests. Many IELTS students have found the training very useful in learning practical ideas for sitting the test.
Richard has been teaching English in both Japan and New Zealand for nearly 30 years and has taught a wide variety of students during this time. Richard is a certified IELTS tutor for Massey University in Auckland. Outside of work Richard enjoys cooking, travelling and riding his classic Japanese motorcycles. Richard says the most rewarding part of his job is seeing in a student's eyes when you have connected with them in the classroom and whatever language point you are teaching is understood and seeing a student express themselves in a new language.
Marianne has many years of experience teaching students in Europe and New Zealand. She currently teaches ESOL at Massey University to International student groups and is a certified tutor for IELTS. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar, bass and drums with her friends in a band and exploring the countryside on her Honda VFR800 motorbike. Marianne says the best part of her job is helping people gain confidence to communicate in a new language and achieve their goals, this is very rewarding and a challenge that she continues to enjoy.
Lower North Island
IELTS study guides are available to purchase online or direct from our test centres. Available guides include:
The cost for each guide is NZD$42.00 (including GST) and includes a CD-Rom
To get ready for test day, IDP Education now offers free 90-minute online Masterclass sessions that will help you:
For information on how to prepare for your test, visit the IELTS Essentials website.
IELTS Customer Connect team provide fast and friendly online customer service.
Your results will be available 13 days after your test. You can arrange to collect your results or they will be posted to you. If you would like to collect your results, you must bring your passport as a form of identification.
Results will also be available online. To access these, you will need to provide your name, passport number, date of birth and the date of your test.
If you wish to query your test results, please contact the IELTS test centre within six weeks of your test date to apply for a re-mark. Your request will be sent to a senior examiner based in Australia who will issue the final result. Please note:
Yes you can view the Information for Candidates here:
Yes, we also have translated versions of Information for Candidates available below:
If you cannot sit the test on the date that you applied for you must advise us as soon as possible. If it is less than five weeks to your test date, you will not be refunded. If it is more than five weeks to your test date, we will refund the amount paid and deduct NZD$80.00 as an administration fee.
To apply for a refund, please contact the IELTS test centre.
To cancel your test, please contact the IELTS test centre as soon as possible. Please refer to the refund tab above for more information.
Please choose your test location. The dates you can see on this page are currently available for booking.
If you would like to make a complaint, you need to do so on the day of your test and complete a complaint form which will be provided by the IELTS test supervisor. Any complaints made after the release of test results will not be accepted. Any complaint made by a candidate about the administration of the test will be recorded using the complaint form for candidates.
The fee to sit the IELTS test is NZD$385.00 The fee to sit the IELTS test in New Plymouth is NZD$415.00
Tests are held on Saturday and Thursday. The Speaking tests happen in the morning, and Listening, Reading and Writing happen in the afternoon. Please allow a full day to complete all tests and administration. Breaks will be provided throughout the day.
You must bring your valid, original passport on test day. We cannot accept any other forms of ID, or copies of your passport. You may also bring a drink in a transparent bottle. We provide all paper and pens and pencils on test day. It is a long day so you will need to provide for your own lunch.
The testing fee of NZD$385.00 includes one personal/physical copy of the Test Report Form.
You can have copies of your Test Report Form automatically sent to up to five institutions free of charge when filling in the Recognising Organisations section of your test online registration.
No additional personal copies of Test Report Forms are allowed. Please complete the form below to request any additional Test Report Forms if required 5 weeks after your test.
Any additional copies to institutions will incur a NZD$10.00 administration charge. To complete the payment online, please click here.
You will receive your test results 13 days after the test date. You may also preview your test results online at the same time.
You must have your valid original passport on test day. If you know you will not have your passport please choose a different test date. Any concerns please contact your test centre prior to your test date.
There are IELTS offices based on the Auckland and Palmerston North campuses, their addresses are:
IELTS Palmerston North
Colombo Village, Massey University
Room 4.07, Building 4
0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739)
Massey University, Building 111
Gate 4, Hokowhitu Place
0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739)
Page authorised by Director, Professional and Continuing Education
Last updated on Tuesday 04 July 2017