A full ISLPR test is a two-part test. The first part runs for one hour and is a one-to-one interview with your tester. During this hour your Speaking, Listening and Reading skills will be tested. The second part is a written exam where you are given two to three tasks that test your writing skills. You are allowed one hour to complete these tasks. Where applicable, tests are based on your area of study/qualifications. For more information check the About ISLPR page or use the ‘contact us’ form for further enquiries.
When you apply for an ISLPR test you will be asked to complete an application form that asks a number of questions about your background (e.g. study history, current employment, etc.). This information is then used to select materials for your test that are relevant to you.
|Personalised||Generalised – “one size fits all”|
|One-to-one testing||Mass testing|
|Feedback available on results||No clarification on your marks|
|Based on your background & needs||Same test regardless of your background|
A full ISLPR test is a two-part test that examines all four macro-skills (i.e., speaking, listening, reading and writing). A part ISLPR test only examines the skills you request to be tested. A part test is useful for some candidates who do not get the rating they require in one, two or three skills. Instead of redoing the whole test, we can offer a part test.
Please note that before you book a part test, you must contact the end-user to confirm whether they will accept the part test results.
We will never combine results from tests completed on different occasions.
Brisbane candidates: results will be posted after 5 working days for candidates who complete their test at our Brisbane office.
All other locations: results will be posted after 10 working days.
Please note, results are posted via regular mail. If you would like your results sent via express or registered mail, please contact our admin team to organise and pay for this service before your exam.
No. We will never combine results.
If you choose to do a part test or if you plan on submitting two separate certificates to an end-user, you must confirm with the end-user whether they will accept part tests. Some end-users (e.g., some teacher registration boards) will only accept one certificate. Therefore, you would not be eligible to do a part test.
At ISLPR Language Services, we only administer the test. We are not able to advise on whether the end-user will accept part-tests or combined results from different tests.
Your ISLPR test will be marked by a qualified ISLPR tester. The person who tests you is usually the person who will mark your entire test. All tests are quality assured by the IGAC.
To learn more about the assessment process, click here.
Your results can either be collected from our Brisbane office or get posted to your chosen address. Results will never be emailed to you or given to you over the phone.
At ISLPR we recommend that you re-sit your test after 4 weeks. This gives you time to practise your English. You may choose to sit your test sooner but you will need to sign a waiver to acknowledge that we do not recommend this.
Due to the nature of the test, the ISLPR test is not one that you can prepare for by practising a few item types. However, ISLPR Language Services offers a Tutorial service where you can receive guidance on how to improve your general English speaking, listening, reading or writing skills.
Please read our preparation page for more information.
Please note, we are aware of many organisations offering "ISLPR Preparation Courses".
We do not accredit or acknowledge other organisations that claim to offer "ISLPR Test Preparation Courses".
These organisations have NOT received training from us and therefore, we cannot guarantee that what they teach you about the test is correct or appropriate.
As such, we cannot take responsibility for any unaccredited organisations offering information about the test and should you choose to take their advice, you do so at your own risk.
We urge you to not waste your money as we will not offer refunds if you are given wrong information from other sources.
No. Again, due to the nature of the ISLPR test we do not offer sample tests. We do offer ISLPR tutorials where you can receive guidance on how to improve your general English speaking, listening, reading or writing skills. Additionally, during your tutorial your tutor can run you through how an ISLPR test is conducted.
For more information about the test, please refer to our about page.
We are happy to travel interstate to conduct ISLPR tests provided that there is a sufficient number of candidates.
To register your interest in our interstate and overseas testing, click here.
For more information on our interstate and overseas testing policy, click here.
There are other centres that claim to offer ISLPR tests. You should use them only if they are a centre accredited by the IGAC and offer tests quality assured by the IGAC.
Tests are run during business hours.
Our office is open Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM.
If you are booking a test at our Brisbane office you will be able to schedule your own appointment. When booking a test interstate/overseas we ask that you specify what times you are available and unavailable. We will always do our very best to work with your schedule and pair you with a tester who is available at that time. Due to high demand, we will not reserve a time for your test until payment is received.
To book a test online, click here.
When booking an appointment all customers are made aware of the conditions on their application forms. Due to high demand you are required to give seven days notice when rescheduling/cancelling a test and two days notice when rescheduling a tutorial.
As our bookings fill up weeks to months in advance we require as much notice as possible for rescheduling and cancellations.