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Intensive Test Preparation

Prepare for your IELTS test

The Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) course helps you succeed at your IELTS examination. This program is currently suspended until further notice.

Anna's experience

"CET transformed me both personally and professionally. When I started my ITP course I thought it was so hard, but my teacher gave my confidence and told me that there is nothing you cannot do if you put your mind to it."

  • Improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking test skills through a task-based approach to learning
  • Receive regular, personalised feedback through interviews with highly qualified teachers
  • Review your progress goals and create an individualised study plan through weekly progress tests
  • Access online resources that meet your individual learning needs

Key benefits

  • Maximise your employment, migration and academic prospects
  • Learn effective test-taking skills and strategies
  • Increase your English language proficiency and confidence level
  • Improve current study practices to maximise your time and effort
  • Reach your target English language level and qualify for the Direct Entry Course (DEC)

Students can choose to study this course for 2 to 50 teaching weeks.

Course duration is dependent on your current English level and the level you wish to achieve. The minimum course duration is two weeks.

Studying this course as a group

Open classes

Minimum 2 weeks.

Private group classes

Minimum 1 week for a minimum of 20 students.

Minimum 2 weeks for a minimum of 15 students.

Note: This course is currently suspended until further notice.

This is an ongoing course with nine intakes per year. The course is studied in 11-week blocks.

Alternatively, you can join an ongoing course on any Monday.

Studying this course as a group

You can choose to sign up for this course as a group with one of the options below:

  • Open classes where your group will be integrated into one of our existing classes.
  • Private group classes where your group will have your own private classes. This requires a minimum of 15 or 20 students depending on course duration.

The intake dates for 2022 will be posted here when they become available.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum English level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

We will place you in a class according to your current and most recent IELTS score or equivalent, or your score on the CET Placement Test.

Students with other test results should check the test concordance table (pdf, 139KB) and the English language requirements page.

Fee information

Tuition fee: A$450 per week + additional test fees as applicable

Admin fee: A$300

Materials fee: A$100 + A$10 for each week of study

Studying this course as a group (fees per student)

Open classes: A$1440 for two weeks,  A$460 per week thereafter

Private group classes: A$1000 for one week, A$1440 for two weeks, A$460 per week thereafter

Terms and conditions

Please read the Centre for English Teaching (CET) terms and conditions that apply to you.

Credit card surcharges

Payments made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) will incur a 1.53% surcharge.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

If you intend to study under a student visa, you will need Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

CET can arrange OSHC for you with Allianz as part of the application process. Simply indicate the type of insurance required (single/dual/family) on step 2 of the application form.

You may also arrange your own cover. See the overseas student health cover page for approved providers.