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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study, work or immigrate to countries where English is used as the primary language of communication.

The IELTS venue at Sydney University Darlington Campus (USYD) has changed its operations. The Darlington Campus office will now be open only on Fridays and Mondays each week. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, enquiries for tests at Darlington and Lidcombe are now dealt with by the IELTS office at Macquarie University. On Tues-Thurs, for information, please call 02 9850 7267. All tests are still held at the Darlington and Lidcombe campuses.

Candidates can choose to take either the Academic or General Training version, which both assess the four language skills. The speaking test is conducted with an examiner and is given within one week of the other three tests.

Recognition: IELTS is globally recognised by more than 8000 institutions, government agencies, and other professional associations; in over 135 countries and by more than 6000 educational institutions around the world.

For more information on the IELTS test, please visit IELTS website.

IELTS test locations

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET) is an authorised IELTS Test Centre and has two IELTS Test venues, Darlington/Camperdown campus or the Cumberland campus. IELTS testing at the University of Sydney is conducted by Macquarie University.

On Monday and Friday, the IELTS office at the University of Sydney is open at CET in the Wentworth Building (GO1) on the Darlington/Camperdown campus. For enquiries on Tuesday to Thursday, please call the Test Centre main office on (02) 9850 7267. To plan your trip here, or to visit the Cumberland Campus, please visit the Transport Info website.

Darlington Campus

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching

Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe

University of Sydney Cumberland Campus IELTS Test venue

Book an IELTS test

Please click the book an IELTS test link.

Test preparation classes

Intensive Test Preparation (ITP)

In the Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) classes, you will learn exam-taking strategies, gain extensive exam practice using past papers, and develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The course length is 20 hours face-to-face and runs for a minimum of two weeks up to 50 weeks.

1:1 Coaching

1:1 Coaching is a great option if you are looking for flexibility and to customise your exam preparation. An experienced CET English language teacher will provide intensive one-on-one, face-to-face training sessions for you.

IELTS online

IELTS online is a great option for convenience and can be completed at your own pace. Each course module contains useful IELTS test tips, online activities, detailed feedback and sample answers for IELTS test questions.

Contact details

Contact us

Please note: From 23/1/2017, the IELTS office at the Centre for English Teaching, Darlington, will be open only on Mondays and Fridays each week. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, enquiries for IELTS tests at Darlington and Lidcombe (Cumberland Campus) are now dealt with by the IELTS office at Macquarie University. For information, please call the phone numbers below. All IELTS tests are still held at the Darlington and Lidcombe campuses as before.

Please click the contact us link if you have any enquiries about an IELTS test.

Office opening hours

Mondays and Fridays only
9.30am – 12.30pm and 1– 4.30pm

Darlington Campus

Phone: +61 2 9036 6537 (Mondays and Fridays only)
Phone: +61 2 9850 7267 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
Email: ielts@sydney.edu.au

Cumberland Campus

Phone: +61 2 9850 7267 (every day)
Email: ielts.lidcombe@mq.edu.au