IELTS test centre

The IELTS office has reopened under Level 2.

Our opening hours are Monday – Thursday 9am to 12pm and Friday 9am to 3pm.

Please note that all tests will proceed as scheduled but we will be putting special arrangements in place to ensure your safety. You are very welcome to wear a mask to your test.

For any queries please email us on or call us at (09) 968 8617.

Stay well, stay safe.

We are an approved British Council IELTS testing centre

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

Complete your speaking, listening, reading and writing tests all in one day. Plus, get free online tuition to help you succeed.

There are multiple testing locations available to suit your convenience. Find out more about our testing locations and delivery methods.

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Why choose British Council IELTS test?

When you book your IELTS test, you want to be focused on achieving the result you need to get where you want to go.

That’s why when you book IELTS with the British Council, we ensure your booking process is as easy as possible, while also providing you with the support you need on your way to test day.

Access to exclusive preparation materials and additional benefits when you book IELTS with the British Council.

Free access to Road to IELTS’s last-minute course

This includes nine videos giving advice and tutorials, 100 interactive activities and two practice tests for each of the four skills — and the first 30 hours are free when you register for IELTS with the British Council.

Free practice tests

You can access free practice tests online at

Our free IELTS Prep app allows you to learn English – wherever you are and whenever you want to prepare.

The easy-to-use IELTS app gives you instant access to free practice tests, grammar tips, exercises, quizzes and more. You will also find sample questions for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as vocabulary practice.

You can also track your progress to help you understand the IELTS assessment criteria and to build your confidence for the real test.

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Prepare on the go

We have a range of free innovative apps available to help you improve your English skills even when you are on the move.

Expert support

From videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well in your test.

Professional, friendly staff

Highly trained and experienced staff to ensure that your test day runs smoothly.

Convenient payment options.

Online and in-person (or bank transfer).

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Need help booking your IELTS test? Contact us on (09) 968 8617 for advice or assistance with booking your test.

Do you need IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training?

Choose IELTS Academic if you want to Choose IELTS General Training If you want to
  • Study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level*; or
  • Join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country.
  • Train or study at below degree level*
  • Work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country or emigrate to an English-speaking country.

Fee: NZ$385

Cancellation and refund policy.

Fee: NZ$385

Cancellation and refund policy.

*Please check the IELTS requirements with the programme leader for the course you are enrolling in.

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Need help booking your IELTS test? Contact us on (09) 968 8617 for advice or assistance with booking your test.

Select from three convenient locations

We offer three testing locations in Auckland city centre and south Auckland. See below for our venue information.

MIT Commerce Street IELTS Test Centre

Ground floor,
2 Commerce Street,
Auckland Central,
Auckland 2023

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MIT Commerce St IELTS Test Centre

MIT Otara IELTS Test Centre

NR100, Gate 14,
North Campus, Alexander Crescent,
Otara, Auckland 2023

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Parking is free of charge any day in the MIT 3 level car park.

MIT Otara IELTS Test Centre map

MIT Manukau IELTS Test Centre

Corner Davies and Manukau Station Road,
Auckland 2014

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MIT Manukau IELTS Test Centre

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Need help booking your IELTS test? Contact us on (09) 968 8617 for advice or assistance with booking your test.

Computer-delivered or paper-based

Choose paper-based or computer-delivered test

You now have the choice of taking IELTS on paper or on computer.

With paper-based IELTS, if you have special requirements, please register for IELTS on paper. Your results will be available 13 calendar days after your test.

With computer-delivered IELTS, you will now have more test dates to choose from. Your results will be available in 5 days.

All other aspects of the test are exactly the same, whether it is taken on paper or on the computer, including:

  • Content
  • Timings
  • Question types
  • Scoring
  • Speaking test delivery
  • Test report forms
  • Results verification.
Still need help deciding whether to take paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS?

To give you more information, we have put together some frequently asked questions about the computer-delivered IELTS features and format.

Computer-delivered fast facts

  • Oct


    General Training - Computer-delivered (Otara only)

    Saturday, 10th October 2020

  • Oct


    Academic - Computer-delivered (Otara only)

    Saturday, 10th October 2020

  • Oct


    Academic - Paper-based (All venues)

    Saturday, 10th October 2020

  • Oct


    Academic - Computer-delivered (Otara only)

    Thursday, 15th October 2020

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Online and face-to-face
IELTS Test Preparation Classes

Our IELTS Centre is pleased to announce the launch of IELTS preparation classes, which are designed to help you to achieve your desired IELTS score.

The classes are delivered either online or face-to-face in our classrooms, by skilled and experienced IELTS teachers.

Classes are $59 per session. You can sign up for as many or as few classes as needed.

Click the link below to find a date that suits you and register. Then once you've registered, simply visit to make your payment.

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Ready to Book your IELTS test?

Applying online for paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS is easy.

Before you start make sure you have an electronic colour copy of your passport (JPEG, GIF or PNG) ready to upload in your application.

If you need help, you can contact us on (09) 968 8617 for advice or assistance with booking your test.

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Don't have your passport with you?

If you don't have a copy of your passport available you can still submit your online application, then email a copy of your passport.


Include your full name and test date in the subject line.

Once we have received your application, passport copy and payment we will email you confirmation and receipt within 10 business days. You will also receive an access code for the Road to IELTS programme.

Prefer to apply in person?

Visit our MIT Otara IELTS test centre.

NR101, Gate 14, MIT North Campus, Alexander Crescent, Otara, Auckland 2023

Open Monday - Thursday from 9am - 12pm and Friday 9am - 3pm .

If you need to visit the centre outside of these hours please call (09) 968 8617 to make an appointment.

Become a British Council IELTS Agent

^Terms and conditions: The fee for the practice test is $20 and is refundable up to 7 days before the test date on 3 October 2020. After 26 September 2020 no refunds will be issued. This is subject to availability within MIT’s maximum permitted class size. Registrations will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. Test participants must attend MIT’s Manukau campus in person at the allocated time on 3 October 2020. This offer is only available for the allocated test, and is non-transferable to any other day or time.