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NOTE: Preview of test results may not be available until late Friday or early Saturday, 13 days after your test date.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.


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How to Register

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Rockhampton: AU$330 for skilled migration and AU$363 for permanent residency.

Mackay: AU$490 for skilled migration and permanent residency.

Bundaberg: AU$490 for skilled migration and permanent residency.


You can pay in several ways:

  • Pay online for Rockhampton tests
  • Pay online for Mackay tests
  • Pay online for Bundaberg tests
  • Post a cheque
  • Pay on campus (EFTPOS, money order or cash).

Dates for Rockhampton Exams

Date Academic General
21 January 2017 15 35
11 February 2017 15 35
25 March 2017 15 35
29 April 2017 15 35
13 May 2017 15 35
24 June 2017 15 35
29 July 2017 15 35
19 August 2017 15 35
30 September 2017 15 35
28 October 2017 15 35
11 November 20171535
2 December 20171535

Dates for Mackay Exams

Date Academic General
7 January 2017 10 25
4 March 2017 10 25
6 May 2017 10 25
8 July 2017 10 25
9 September 2017 10 25
4 November 20171025

Dates for Bundaberg Exams

Date Academic General
16 February 2017 10 15
8 April 2017 10 15
3 June 20171015
3 August 201710 15
14 October 20171015
16 December 201710 15


If you are unhappy with your test result, you can apply for a re-mark. Requests for re-marks must be submitted within 6 weeks following your test date.

  • Download and fill in the Enquiry on results form.
  • Submit your payment online (AU$176).
  • Post the original copy of your Test Report Form to the Rockhampton test centre:

    CQUEnglish (IELTS)
    Building 11
    Bruce Highway
    North Rockhampton QLD 4702


Results are posted to you 13 days after the test date. Results will not be given over the phone, by e-mail or in person. Results will not be released prior to being mailed. However, you can check results online 13 days after the test date.


IELTS Administrator
CQUniversity English Language Centre
Building 11, Bruce Highway 
Rockhampton QLD 4702

Phone: +61 7 4930 9790


Office hours: Tuesday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

IELTS Preparation

For all the background information and practice materials you need to prepare for an IELTS test, please refer to the IELTSEssentials website. We also provide an 'information for candidates' booklet when you register. This also contains information and test tips.


  • Candidates who request (in writing) to cancel their registration before the five-week deadline has passed may apply for a refund. However, an AU$88.00 (GST Inclusive) Administration Fee will be deducted.
  • Candidates who request to cancel their registration after the five-week deadline has passed will receive no refund.

Test Date Transfer

  • Candidates may request (in writing) to transfer their registration to another test date before the five-week deadline has passed. A fee of AU$22.00 will apply.
  • Candidates who request to transfer their registration to another test date after the five-week deadline has passed will receive no refund.


Candidates who seek to cancel their registration or transfer test dates after the five-week deadline has passed will only receive a refund if they provide documentary evidence to satisfy the IELTS Administrator that their ability to sit the test has been affected by serious cause.

For example:

  • Serious illness (hospital admission or serious injury, not minor illnesses such as a cold)
  • Loss or bereavement (death of a close family member)
  • Hardship or trauma (victim of crime or a traffic accident)
  • Military service