If you’re an international student aspiring to pursue higher education or migrate to Australia, demonstrating your English proficiency is an important step.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most recognised English test to meet the requirements for study or migration to Australia. What’s more, the newly introduced IELTS One Skill Retake provides you with an opportunity to get a better score, helping you get back on track.
Understanding the IELTS One Skill Retake
The IELTS One Skill Retake is a unique opportunity that allows you to retake any one component of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking – without having to redo all four sections. This initiative aims to bolster your confidence in the IELTS test and provide you with the opportunity to improve your score in one area where you feel you could excel further.
IELTS One Skill Retake is accepted by the Department of Home Affairs for most visa subclasses. Plus, if you’re interested in the medical field, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards – authorities that manage medical sector registrations – also acknowledge the IELTS One Skill Retake.
Key benefits of the IELTS One Skill Retake
The IELTS One Skill Retake is a valuable option for international students seeking to enhance their English proficiency in a specific area. Key benefits include:
- Focused preparation: It allows you to concentrate on one particular area of improvement, making your test preparation more efficient.
- Better scores: The opportunity to improve a specific score without having to retake the entire test.
- Boosted confidence: Retaking one section can help alleviate test anxiety and improve performance.
- Supportive resources: IELTS Assist, Masterclasses and the official IELTS app provide guidance for your targeted preparation.
Frequently asked questions about the IELTS One Skill Retake
You might have some queries before you start preparing for your IELTS One Skill Retake. Here are the answers to the most common questions:
Where is the IELTS One Skill Retake available? The IELTS One Skill Retake is currently available at IDP IELTS test centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns and Wollongong. More Australian test centres will offer this service soon!
Who can take the IELTS One Skill Retake? If you’ve recently completed a full IELTS test on a computer and received your scores from an eligible test centre, you qualify for the IELTS One Skill Retake. But remember, you must book your retake within 60 days of your original test date.
How can I register for the IELTS One Skill Retake? If you’ve taken your full test at an eligible test centre, and you’re eligible for IELTS One Skill Retake, you can book the test by following the steps below:
- Log in to your IELTS profile here
- View your past test results
- Click the “retake” button on the skill you wish to retake.
How is the IELTS One Skill Retake scored? The IELTS One Skill Retake follows the same scoring guidelines as the regular IELTS test. After completion, it will yield a new Test Report Form (TRF) featuring your updated score and the results from the original test, while keeping your initial TRF valid. This provides flexibility to choose between utilising the original or new TRF based on your new scores.
How much does the One Skill Retake cost? In Australia, the fee for an IELTS One Skill Retake is AUD$ 259.
Join These Webinars on the IELTS One Skill Retake
Now that you have a basic understanding of the IELTS One Skill Retake, you can join these webinars to delve deeper:
- 21 June, 5 pm AEST: “Introducing IELTS One Skill Retake“
- 28 June, 5 pm AEST: “IELTS One Skill Retake + Migration Webinar“
During these interactive sessions, the experts will walk you through the best practices and strategic steps required to prepare for IELTS One Skill Retake. This is a unique opportunity to receive answers straight from the professionals who have a deep understanding of the IELTS test and IELTS One Skill Retake.
Take the first step towards success by registering for IDP’s informative webinars today, and equip yourself with the knowledge and strategies needed to conquer the IELTS One Skill Retake!