IELTS test centre

We are an official 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 30 hours free online tuition when you book your IELTS test, to help you succeed.

Choose a location convenient to you – Manukau and Ōtara in Auckland, or Tauranga serving the Bay of Plenty. We also have a new Hamilton venue coming soon – register your interest here.

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Why take IELTS with British Council at MIT

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.

Choose IELTS with British Council at MIT and:

  • You can complete all tests in one day (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • You will have access to a large section of IELTS resources in the MIT library
  • You can access MIT’s list of recommended experienced private tutors
  • You can choose from handy venues located throughout Auckland and the Waikato, with convenient parking and/or close to public transport
  • You will be welcomed by professional friendly helpful staff. Our staff are highly trained to ensure your test day runs smoothly.
You will also have access to exclusive preparation materials and additional benefits when you book IELTS with British Council at MIT.

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 takeielts.org/prepare.

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.

Download our IELTS Prep App


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.

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 two testing locations in south Auckland and one in Tauranga. See below for our venue information.

MIT Ōtara IELTS Test Centre

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

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

MIT Ōtara IELTS Test Centre map

MIT Manukau IELTS Test Centre

Corner Davies and Manukau Station Road,
Manukau,
Auckland 2014

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MIT Tauranga IELTS Test Centre

Bay Learning Academy,
22 Taupo Avenue,
Mt Maunganui

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Located opposite Bayfair Mall where there is plenty of free parking.

We have a new Hamilton venue coming soon – register your interest here.


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


IELTS ON COMPUTER OR ON PAPER
TEST DATES AND FORMAT

Choose your test format (computer or paper)

You have the choice of taking your IELTS test on a computer or on paper.

IELTS on paper: If you have special requirements, please register for IELTS on paper. Your results will be available 13 days after your test.

IELTS on computer: With IELTS on computer, you will now have more test dates to choose from. Your results will be available in 3-5 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 IELTS on a computer or on paper?

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

IELTS on computer fast facts


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    General training - IELTS on computer (Ōtara only)

    Saturday, 19th June 2021

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    Academic – IELTS on computer (Ōtara only)

    Saturday, 19th June 2021

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    Academic – IELTS on paper (Ōtara and Manukau)

    Saturday, 19th June 2021

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    19

    General training - IELTS on paper (Ōtara and Manukau)

    Saturday, 19th June 2021

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Need help preparing for your IELTS test?

We have a list of private IELTS tutors that we can put you in touch with, to help you prepare for your test.  

They can work with you either face to face or online – whatever and whenever you prefer. 

To organise a tutor you can contact us on (09) 968 8617 or email us on ieltsnz029@manukau.ac.nz.

You are also very welcome to come into the IELTS centre where we can work with you to design a study plan to suit your IELTS preparation needs.


Ready to Book your IELTS test?

Applying online for your British Council IELTS test 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.

Email: ieltsnz029@manukau.ac.nz

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 Ōtara IELTS test centre.

NR101, Gate 14, MIT North Campus, Alexander Crescent, Ōtara, 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.


*30 hours free online tuition when you book your IELTS test.