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NSW COVID-19 restrictions announced 23 June 2021

The NSW Government has announced new restrictions to be in place from Wednesday 23rd June to Wednesday 30th June 2021. During this period it is now compulsory for staff members and test-takers to wear masks at all times when they are in the test centre.

These measures are to protect the health of test takers and staff. Please ensure you bring your own mask on test day.

Remember to check the official information from the NSW Government.

COVID-19 pandemic health requirements

On entering NETC premises you will also be required to check-in as COVID-safe using the appropriate local mobile App. There are QR codes provided for you to scan.

Health precautions on test day due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Our top priority is the health and safety of all candidates and staff.

We have introduced health precautions in the test centre on test day in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. These precautions will mean some test day processes will be different than previously and will likely make the test day experience slightly longer for you; for example entry to and exit from test rooms will be staggered so that we can maintain appropriate physical distancing between all people.

We thank you in advance for working with us as we follow the advice of the Australian Federal and State Government health authorities to ensure a safe test environment for all.

Please do not attend your test if any of the below apply to you

  • You are currently required to be in quarantine as requested by a government or health authority
  • You have been in contact with any person suspected to be exposed to COVID-19
  • You have a cold, fever, are short of breath or have flu-like symptoms.

If any of the above apply, please contact the test centre by email at as soon as possible so that we can assist you.

On test day

  • Please follow hygiene practices such as using the hand-sanitiser provided on test day
  • Please note we have increased physical distancing requirements in our test centre and ask everyone to respect them
  • Please listen to and follow the advice of any test day staff who endeavour to ensure physical distancing requirements are being followed
  • You may bring your own face mask and disposable gloves though you may be requested to remove them for various purposes on test day. Test day staff may also be wearing a face mask and disposable gloves.

After your test

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 14 days after you took your test, you are requested to report this to the test centre by email. This will help ensure we can communicate with other test takers and follow government advice.

Thank you for your understanding and help. We wish you all the best with your test. 

Please note that effective 1 October 2020 the IELTS test fee is now $375 (GST exclusive) or $412.50 (GST inclusive).

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