Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Suspension of IELTS testing at NETC Sydney

We are sad to announce that in conjunction with IDP IELTS Australia, NETC has taken the decision to suspend IELTS testing at our Sydney test centre for up to a year due to the current low number of candidates onshore following the impact of the COVID pandemic. 

The last test date was on Saturday 23rd July, and the test centre will not be offering any more test dates for the foreseeable future. 

We hope to re-commence IELTS testing in the second half of 2023. 

We would like to thank every candidate who tested with us for their ongoing support over the many years we have been delivering IELTS tests.

NETC Sydney - COVID-19 health requirements

NETC Sydney continues to follow the health directives issued by the NSW Government. 

As of 25 February 2022, in line with the NSW Government health directives:

  • Candidates and staff no longer have to wear a mask while on site.
  • Candidates and staff no longer have to check in using the QR codes provided on site. 

There is also no requirement to show vaccination status at NETC Sydney.

However, NETC currently continues to encourage both mask wearing and checking in using QR codes, along with vaccination, as effective ways in which we can do our utmost in terms of infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please stay safe and remember to check the official information from the NSW Government.

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 designated a close contact of 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 partner directly as soon as possible so that they can assist with your test enrolment.

On test day

  • Please follow hygiene practices such as using the hand-sanitiser provided on test day
  • Please maintain physical distancing whenever possible
  • Please listen to and follow the advice of any test day staff who endeavour to ensure physical distancing requirements are being followed
  • Please bring your own face mask. 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 at 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.

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