Ara Institute of Canterbury

Christchurch Central, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

For updates about IELTS testing during the New Zealand lockdown, please visit the Novel Coronavirus – New Zealand updates and resources page.

At Ara (formerly CPIT) we have been offering the IELTS exam for more than 20 years. We are located in the Christchurch CBD with the City Bus Exchange a short 10-minute walk to campus and with several bus stops at our campus. We offer the Speaking tests on the same day as test day, and all of our test rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming test dates

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09 May
IELTS Academic
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30 May
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30 May
IELTS General Training
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