English language test preparation

English language test preparation

Get ready for your IELTS test with these interactive online units designed to help you develop skills and strategies to improve your English language test preparation.

The IELTS program (Macquarie) provides a highly interactive online and flexible way to prepare for the IELTS test.

You will learn essential skills and strategies as you work through an extensive range of language development activities. These units give you the confidence to take on the IELTS test, as you can work through the units at your own pace and repeat lessons until you feel ready.

IELTS Online Preparation Program

You can enrol in IELTS500, which includes the whole program, or you can enrol in each unit individually.

Unit name Code Provider Availability
IELTS Master: Full Course - 4 Modules
IELTS100 MAQ Continuous
IELTS Master: Full course + Personal Feedback
IELTS500 MAQ Continuous
Unit name Code Provider Availability
IELTS Master: Reading
IELTS110 MAQ Continuous
IELTS Master: Writing
IELTS120 MAQ Continuous
IELTS Master: Listening
IELTS130 MAQ Continuous
IELTS Master: Speaking
IELTS140 MAQ Continuous

How the IELTS preparation program can help you

Each unit follows a series of steps that includes teaching points, explanations, examples and practical activities. You will build your practical language skills with 350 interactive tasks across the four units.

As you work through each task, you will receive instant feedback on your performance and advice on areas for improvement. You will also have the opportunity to practise questions that are similar to those in the IELTS test.

The feedback that you receive for each task will include explanations, reasons for correct or incorrect answers and hints to help you find correct answers. In the Speaking and Writing units, you will have access to an online tutor.

IELTS units

IELTS Master Academic Reading

Develop and practise the skills and strategies you need for success in the IELTS Reading test. You will learn the format of the Reading test, the different question types and strategies for reading and locating answers quickly.

IELTS Master Academic Writing

Develop and practise the skills and strategies you need to achieve success in the IELTS Academic Writing test. Learn how to organise your time effectively, analyse and understand the question, plan your answer and check and edit your writing.

IELTS Master Listening

Develop and practise the skills and strategies you need to achieve success in the IELTS Listening test. This unit includes four hours of listening activities and a range of voices and accents to provide you with realistic listening practise.

IELTS Master Speaking

Practise your English speaking skills. You will have access to an online voice recording system that allows you to record answers to questions, play your recordings back, and compare your spoken English to a set of model answers. Feedback from your tutor will also be in the form of online recordings. 

IELTS Master Full Program

Consists of all four units: Academic Reading (IELTS110) Academic Writing (IELTS120) Listening (IELTS130) Speaking (IELTS140)

How long will it take?

Most students find that each unit requires about 25 hours of study. Your access time in the course depends on how many units you enrol in - from 30 days for one unit to 90 days if you enrol in all four units.

Is this a university award course?

No it is not. This is a preparation course for the IELTS test and is appropriate for students who are planning to take the IELTS test or who would like to improve their English language skills.

Withdrawing from an IELTS unit

You can withdraw from IELTS units within 14 days of enrolling and receive a refund of up to 75% of the unit fee. Financial penalties will depend on the unit you want to withdraw. For specific advice, contact a Student Advisor .