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IDP: IELTS Australia

IDP Education Pty Ltd (IDP) is a global company offering student placement and English language testing services.     

Using its network of over 75 student offices in 29 countries, IDP places more international students into Australian educational institutions than any other organisation. It places students into all sectors of the Australian education system, including higher education, vocational education and training (VET), English language intensive courses for overseas students (ELICOS) and schools.

Through its subsidiary IELTS Australia Pty Ltd, IDP is a partner in IELTS, one of the world’s leading English language proficiency tests, which is delivered at over 450 test locations in 121 countries. IDP’s fellow IELTS partners are the British Council and Cambridge University.      

Half of IDP’s equity is owned by 38 Australian universities through their holding company IDP Education Australia Ltd. The other half is owned by SEEK Ltd, Australia’s leading online employment and training company.




The University of Cambridge ESOL Examination was established as department of the University of Cambridge in 1858 in order to set a standard of efficiency for schools in England. 

Examinations in English as a Foreign Language were started at UCLES in 1913, with the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) which was introduced in 1939.             

Cambridge ESOL, now known as Cambridge English Language Assessment, offers the world's leading range of certificates for learners and teachers of English,  taken by almost 4 million people in 130 countries.  More than 8,500 employers, universities and government bodies around the world recognise Cambridge English Language Assessment qualifications.  

Cambridge English Language Assessment exams are offered by approximately 2,700 authorised centres worldwide.  Cambridge works closely with these centres to ensure they are able to deliver the exams in line with the quality standards.  They are also committed to giving centres the help and support they need in order to offer the best possible service to test takers.



The British Council promotes educational, cultural, and technical co-operation between Britain and other countries. The Council's work is designed to establish long-term and world-wide partnerships and to improve international understanding. The Council works in 109 countries across the world.

Administrating examinations on behalf of British examining boards and educational institutions is an important part of British Council's work.  Almost all council offices overseas administer IELTS and can provide facilities for candidates wishing to take other British examinations.