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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

IELTS book online .


Rockhampton: From 1 August 2018, all IELTS tests booked for a test date conducted from 1 September 2018 will be charged at the new price of AU $340.

Mackay: AU $500 (AU $160 surcharge for delivering test off-site).


You can pay in several ways:

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

Dates for Rockhampton Exams

Date Academic General
1 December 20181535
19 January 2019 15 35
9 February 2019 15 35
23 March 2019 15 35
27 April 2019 15 35
11 May 2019 15 35
1 June 2019 15 35
27 July 2019 15 35
17 August 2019 15 35
28 September 2019 15 35
26 October 2019 15 35
23 November 20191535
7 December 20191535

Dates for Mackay Exams

Date Academic General
5 January 2019 15 15
2 March 2019 15 15
23 May 20191515
6 July 201915 15
7 September 20191515
7 November 20191515


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$185).
  • 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 '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 a crime or traffic accident)
  • Military service