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Special needs

IELTS aims to assess the English language communication skills of all test takers fairly and objectively.

UTS IELTS Centre can make special arrangements to allow you to test on an equal footing with other candidates.

Modified test materials

If you have a disability that may require specially modified materials, you should make your test application at the UTS IELTS Centre at least 3 months before your test date. You will need to supply supporting documentation that meets the following criteria:

  • The medical evidence must be in the form of a report prepared no more than two years prior to the date of the examination
  • The report must include details of the degree of disability
  • The report must include an assurance that the evidence of specific difficulties was obtained through the results of appropriate and recognized tests
  • The report must be provided by a fully qualified educational, clinical or chartered physician
  • The documentation must either be in English or be accompanied by an official translation into English

Modified test materials may be approved in instances where you have a special requirement that makes it difficult to demonstrate your English ability. This might be a permanent or long-term disability, such as hearing or sight impairment, dyslexia or a speech impediment. Or you may have a short-term difficulty such as a broken arm or injury.

Administrative arrangements

If you have a disability that requires administrative arrangements (e.g. extra time), you should make your test application at UTS IELTS Centre at least 6 weeks before your test date. You will need to supply supporting documentation that meets the following criteria:

  • The medical evidence must be in the form of a report prepared no more than two years prior to the date of the examination
  • The report must include details of the degree of disability
  • The report must include an assurance that the evidence of specific difficulties was obtained through the results of appropriate and recognized tests
  • The report must be provided by a fully qualified educational, clinical or chartered physician
  • The documentation must either be in English or be accompanied by an official translation into English

For additional assistance with special consideration or specially modified test materials as part of your IELTS testing, please contact the UTS IELTS Centre before submitting your application.