Preparation for exams

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Prepare for your exams with our specialised preparation classes.

IELTS Preparation (intensive) - available in Christchurch only

Course Duration Course dates Tuition fees

In this course, you will prepare for either the Academic or the General Training IELTS exam. You will study reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and you will learn effective test-taking strategies to succeed in the exam.

4 or 6 week blocks

Monday to Thursday 9am - 3:15pm

and Friday 9am - 11am (22 hours/week)

Start any Monday throughout the year

Domestic students: $450 for 4 weeks (course code SSEN101)

$675 for 6 weeks (course code SSEN102).

Pre-paid PELT funds can be used.

International students: $395 per week (programme code G21062)

IELTS Preparation (short courses) - available in Timaru only


Course Duration Course dates Tuition fees

This course will help you learn how to approach each section of the IELTS test. You will get feedback on your writing and speaking and learn how to improve your reading and listening skills.

Entry Level

Intermediate and above


All materials are provided

9 week blocks


6 May to 8 July (no class on 3 June, public holiday)

5 August to 7 October (no class on 23 September, public holiday)

9 April to 14 May

21 May to 2 July
(no class on public holiday)

9 July to 13 August

20 August to 1 October
(no class on public holiday)

8 October to 19 November

Domestic students: $85

International students: $270

Migrants can use their PELT pre-paid funds for this course.