Te Pokapū Whkamātau o IELTS IELTS Examination Centre

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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. Ara has been an approved IELTS testing centre for more than 20 years.

If you're needing to take an exam, you can register in person for any exam date at Admissions and Enrolments in the Rakaia Centre at our Madras Street Campus.

We're open from Monday to Thursday 8am - 5pm (during peak enrolment times Admissions and Enrolments will be open from 8am -6pm) and Friday 9am until 4.30pm.

Bring with you:

  • $385 fee - cash, credit card or cheque accepted
  • your current passport

If you are not able to register in person, you may register by mail or email. Find out how on our International IELTS information page.

View the IELTS examination dates

Contact details

Phone(03) 940 8050
Fax(03) 940 8674
View website


Registration can be made at Admissions and Enrolments, Rakaia Centre, Madras Street Campus