Intensive IELTS Preparation

This course is designed for people intending to sit the Academic IELTS test in order to study at a University and/or TAFE, to obtain recognition of overseas qualifications in Australia, for visa purposes or to have proof of a high level of English. The course prepares you to achieve these goals and the IELTS test.  Qualified and experienced teachers will provide you with test tips and practice tests.

The course is delivered with Victorian Government funding.


Over the years, AMES Australia has delivered the IELTS Preparation Course in a classroom setting.  The course runs for 10 weeks, four days a week and takes on a weekly IELTS thematic approach focusing on building skills in:
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking including role plays

Online Delivery

With the recent changes due to Covid-19, the IELTS Preparation course has transitioned to 100% remote delivery.  The course length, themes and focus will remain the same, however, the method of delivery will vary.

Remote learning will be supported using the following platforms:

  • Online using myAmes
  • Electronic materials pack
  • Paper-based resources
  • One on one and group Zoom sessions

Weekly class activities include:

  • Six weekly group Zoom session with teacher to introduce and discuss the activities and topics for the week
  • One on one Zoom session with teacher for speaking & listening test practice
  • myAmes speaking and pronunciation activities (twice weekly)
  • myAmes reading activities (twice weekly)
  • myAmes grammar practice
  • myAmes speaking forums
  • Reading & writing test practice and individual feedback from teacher
  • Class interactions, questions and discussions are enabled through the Zoom sessions and the myAmes Forum.

How will I learn?

  • Online Learning, where the student studies remotely off campus using training materials that are provided online or correspondence by the Teacher/Trainer

For more information visit AMES Australia online service standards.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course, supported by the Victorian Government. 



Applicants must be 18 years of age or above; Applicants must reside in Victoria; ACSF Level 3 - 4

Course duration

10 weeks, 4 days/week

Course dates

Register for waitlist

Information sessions

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  • Tue 16th Apr at 10:00 AM - Online - Information Session will be on Microsoft Teams
  • Tue 23rd Apr at 10:00 AM - Online - Information Session will be on Microsoft Teams



This course will be delivered remotely and material fees will apply.

This training is delivered with Victorian Government funding. Tuition fees may not apply if eligible.

Click here for more information on applicable fees or contact AMES Australia to check your eligibility for a concession fee.

How to Enrol

Enquire to find out:

  • more information about this course
  • your eligibility
  • arrange your English level to be assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Register Interest


This course can be taken under the Government Subsidised Funding Programs below: