Test Day Information
Schedule for the day
Below is an example of a schedule for a typical test day:
8.00am - Registration
9am - Listening, Reading and Writing tests start, followed by time for lunch
1pm - Speaking tests start
Speaking Tests will be scheduled between 1 pm and 5 pm on the test date. Local candidates can do the Speaking test on the day before the test date (Friday).
Speaking test times will be given on the desk label in the morning test. Speaking registration is 30 minutes before your test time at room LC2.34, The Language Centre.
IELTS registration and tests are held in the Language Centre on the Callaghan (Newcastle) campus.
Find the Language Centre on the Campus Map.
The University has a large campus, and it is advised to locate the building and rooms early. Signs will be in place from 8 am.
What to bring
- Passport for registration - Candidates who cannot satisfy staff of their identity will not be allowed to take the test. IELTS Australia will be notified of suspected imposters.
- During semester the food outlet in the Auchmuty library is open on Saturdays. If your test is scheduled outside of normal semester dates you must bring your own food.
- Do not bring valuable items. A locked bag room is available. The University of Newcastle does not take responsibility for your personal items.