IELTS Blog - header


IELTS – your first choice in New Zealand


Did you know that IELTS has been in New Zealand since 1995? We have empowered people living in New Zealand to achieve their work, migration and study dreams for 21 years now.

With nine experienced test centres, your choice between General Training and Academic tests, our extensive preparation materials and outstanding customer support with IELTS Customer Connect, IELTS New Zealand will always be the most trusted measure of your English skills.

Why should I choose IELTS New Zealand?

  • IELTS tests your speaking skills with a human examiner, so it’s just like real life conversation. We can pause, repeat and rephrase. We can also increase or decrease the level of difficulty to suit your skill level and accents are no problem for us to interpret. Find out more.
  • IELTS has the widest range of official preparation material. When you book your IELTS test, you get 30 days free access to an online training course. You can also access a range of preparation resources on our website.
  • IELTS has a community of millions around the world. Sometimes there’s nothing better than speaking with people who are just like you.
  • When you choose IELTS, you become part of a network of people around the globe. Connect with them on our Facebook page or through our online forum.
  • IELTS has fast, accessible, friendly customer service. Getting help for IELTS is just a few clicks away with IELTS Customer Connect – they’re a dedicated team of friendly support agents waiting to hear from you for any of your questions.

Where can I take IELTS in New Zealand?

IELTS has nine experienced test centres throughout New Zealand – find your nearest test centre below.

  1. The English Language Academy  at the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest provider of IELTS, offering more than 35 test each year and a range of preparation courses.
  2. Located in the student town of Dunedin, The University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year offer the IELTS test at the Dunedin university campus, and also at their QRC campus in Queenstown.
  3. The IELTS test centre at Unitec in Mt Albert offers multiple tests every month. View all their upcoming test dates.
  4. The ARA Institute of Canterbury is the largest vocational institute in the South Island. View all their upcoming test dates.
  5. Waikato Pathways College at the University of Waikato offers IELTS testing at their award winning test centre in Hamilton. View test dates and preparation material.
  6. Massey University has two IELTS test centres. View the Albany Campus in Auckland.
  7. Massey University Palmerston North, New Plymouth & Wellington.
  8. The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers IELTS testing at their Rotorua campus.
  9. The Victoria University of Wellington conducts testing at two venues, including Wellington and Nelson.
Share on

Grammar 101: Belief vs. Believe

by IELTS on October 10th, 2017

Choosing the right word is important but it can be challenging when the words are easy to confuse. Follow our monthly series to get clarity on some common words that are misused and improve your English fluency.

IELTS helps to fulfil dreams

by IELTS on July 27th, 2016

At first, I thought the IELTS test was all about having to meet the requirements for migration, but the more I attended the classes the more I came to appreciate that it was preparing me as well for my new life in my new country.

Improving your vocabulary and spelling

by IELTS on July 23rd, 2016

There are lots of ways to increase your English words and spelling. You need a dictionary and a notebook or just your smartphone! Here are some tips…