Speed reading skills

Pronunciation practice

Writing and content organisation

IELTS Preparation

If you want to study in Australia or get an Australian visa, you might need to sit an IELTS test. The Navitas IELTS Preparation course will give you the skills you need to succeed.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is the main language. It is recognised by higher education providers, governments and employers all over the world.

IELTS tests the four skills of language learning. You will develop skills in:

  • listening: note-taking, listening for specific information
  • speaking: expressing ideas and opinions, seeking clarification, pronunciation
  • reading: speed reading strategies, understanding graphs and charts, analysing IELTS specimen papers
  • writing: interpreting questions, organising content, grammatical accuracy.

Succeeding in the IELTS test is also about understanding the test structure. We will help you with that too. Throughout your course you will do regular test practice and role plays. You will learn special test strategies to do with the format of the test and time management.

When you get your IELTS results, you will be given an overall band score from 1.0 (non-user) to 9.0 (expert user). For most higher education programs, you will need a score between 6.0 and 7.5 to be eligible to apply.

Your learning outcomes

Your learning in our IELTS test preparation course is linked to the official IELTS skills. You will develop language skills and test strategies to help you achieve better results in your test and improve your English faster.


You will read quickly and understand graphs, tables and charts


You will learn to organise the content of a range of texts and develop your writing with grammatical accuracy


You will be able to take notes and listen for specific information


You will develop your ability to express your ideas and ask for clarification, and improve your pronunciation

Entry to IELTS Preparation is conditional upon demonstrating course entry requirements, either with an international test score (such as IELTS or PTE-A) or a Navitas entry test.

Lesson plan

Morning lessons 
Get to know you name game
Introduction to IELTS
Course outline, personal goals



Afternoon lessons 
Discussion re: expectations, vocabulary books
Vocabulary – quiz/word formation
Writing test – marriages: arranged or for love?

Morning lessons 
Error correction from writing test
Speaking – elicit expressions, discuss family photos

Reading test practice 

*Subject to changes by campus

Afternoon lessons 
Grammar – passives
News articles – elicit examples
Spelling in pairs

Morning lessons 
Speaking revision
Check homework
Speaking in pairs

Listening test practice 

*Subject to changes by campus

Afternoon lessons 
Task – how does digestion work? In pairs, draw and discuss
Start writing process

Morning lessons 
In pairs: spelling handout
Check and edit writing in pairs

Writing test practice 

*Subject to changes by campus

Afternoon lessons 
Grammar comparisons
Writing – match sentences in order using sequence words

Morning lessons 
Vocab quiz
Word form race
Writing feedback
Revise writing and grammar from homework – passives, sequencing

Free study 

*Subject to changes by campus

Afternoon lessons 
Tongue twister
Writing skills – in pairs analyse diagram
Discuss presentations next week

Choice of study locations

We have small schools and bigger schools, schools in the city and schools by the beach. You can study during the day or attend evening classes. The schools on the map below offer IELTS Preparation courses.

Navitas English Map of Schools in Australia

See more information on the Brisbane schoolSee more information on the Manly Beach schoolSee more information on the Sydney Hyde Park schoolSee more information on the Hawthorn Melbourne schoolSee more information on the Perth school


IELTS Preparation: 093053F     

Courses are delivered by Navitas English Services Pty Ltd (ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider 00289M.