IELTS Test Centre

Need IELTS? 

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. 

We are an approved British Council IELTS testing centre. Test locations are available in:

  • Auckland Central  
  • Auckland South (Manukau and Otara)
  • Hamilton (delivered in conjunction with Wintec)

Which version of the test do you require?

What do you want to do? Required test version
  • Study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level; or
  • Join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country.

IELTS Academic

  • 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.

IELTS General Training

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Apply online

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

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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 to 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

Open  Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 4pm.




Test Fee


Cancellation or Postponement


Candidates may cancel or postpone their IELTS test by notifying the test centre more than five weeks before the selected test date. There is an administration fee for postponement or cancellation of NZ$75.00.

Exceptional circumstances for postponement or cancellation may be considered by the IELTS Administration, on application.

Exceptional circumstances include:

  • Serious Illness - hospital admission or serious injury (does not include minor illness such as a mild cold)
  • Loss or Bereavement – death of a close family member
  • Hardship/Trauma – victim of a crime, victim of a traffic accident
  • Military Service.

Please contact the Administrator on +64 9 968 8617 or via email for further advice.

Additional copies of test results

Free of charge, if requested within 6 weeks from the test date. Please complete the form, sign and email the form to with a copy of your passport.



You can choose to undertake an enquiry on your results, which means having your IELTS test remarked. You must make this request within 6 weeks of your test date. Complete this form and email to

Test day information

General information

  • All test dates are Saturdays
  • Speaking tests are held on the same day, either morning or late afternoon
  • Results are released on the Friday 13 days after your test.
  • You can collect your results from the IELTS Centre in NR100, Gate 14, Alexander Crescent, Otara between 8.30am and 4pm on results release day. After that time they will be posted to the address given on your application.

Registration on test day

  • Registration takes place 45 minutes before your speaking test
  • If you are late, you will NOT be able to do any sections of the test and you will not get any results
  • During registration, your passport will be checked, and you will be finger-scanned and photographed.

What to bring

  • Your valid, original passport. No passport = No test. A certified copy of passport is not acceptable. No other form of identification can be accepted.
  • Your IELTS candidate number
  • Water in a transparent bottle
  • Pencils, erasers etc are provided by the test centre for you to use.

Test format

  • Speaking (15 minutes) You will be allocated a time between 9.00am – 12pm OR 4:30 – 6:00 PM on the Saturday*. You must report for registration 45 minutes before your speaking time.
  • Listening (40 minutes)  
  • Please report for afternoon testing at 12.10pm.
  • Reading (1 hour)
  • Writing (1 hour)

Testing should be finalised by 4.30pm.

*You will be emailed a speaking test time by 5pm on the Thursday before your test. If you do not recieve and email on Thursday please call us on (09) 968 8617 before 10am on the Friday.

Please note: there are no breaks between the Listening, Reading and writing Tests.

Frequently asked questions

Manukau Institute of Technology is a British Council IELTS Test Centre.

Can I apply for my friend if I have his/her passport?

Yes. Please contact the IELTS administrator on +64 9 968 8617 or via email for further advice.

What should I do if my passport is with the New Zealand Immigration Service for a new visa?

You must retrieve it by showing your IELTS test receipt and letter of confirmation to the New Zealand Immigration Service and send it back to them after the test is finished. You will not be able to take the test if you do not have your original passport on the test day.

If you do not have your passport, do NOT apply for the IELTS test until you can have your document with you for test day.

Please Note: a certified copy of passport and driver's license are not accepted.

Is there any deadline for application?

The IELTS Application Form and the test fee should be received by the IELTS Test Centre at least '10 business days' prior to the test date of your choice. However, registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and does not guarantee a first choice test date.

When do I get my candidate number?

You will receive this on the Thursday before the test when you are emailed your speaking test time.

If I have to repeat the test, can I do only one part (e.g. just Reading, or just Writing, etc.)

No, you must do all four parts if you have to repeat the test. This is the same at all Test Centres.

When and where do I report?

You must report 45 minutes before your speaking test time.

What else should I bring to the test?

Bring your passport and confirmation letter. All bags must be left outside the examination room in a locked room. No personal belongings are allowed into the examination room.

Can I bring anyone with me to the test?

No. Family, friends and agents are not permitted in the test room during the IELTS test.

Does the Test Centre provide headsets for Listening, for all candidates?

No, we do not. We test large numbers of candidates, so headphones would not be practical. However, we have modern sound equipment in every room and the quality of the sound for the listening test is excellent.

Is there any difference in the test from one IELTS centre to another?

No. Every IELTS centre in New Zealand uses the same test on the same test day. There is no difference in how the examiners evaluate and mark tests from one centre to another.

Why take IELTS at MIT?

MIT students have access to a large section of IELTS resources in the  MIT library. MIT also has a list of recommended experienced private tutors (please contact the IELTS Test Centre).

Contact us

Manukau Institute of Technology IELTS Centre

Open Monday - Friday between 8.30am to 4pm.

Phone (09) 968 8617 or email

Mailing address: IELTS Office, Manukau Institute of Technology, Private Bag 94006 Auckland 2241, New Zealand

Physical Location: NR100, Gate 14, MIT North Campus, Alexander Crescent, Otara, Auckland 2023

View campus map or get directions.