IELTS and PTE test day safety measures

Department of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 information from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announcements, the latest Victorian numbers, restriction levels, how to stay safe, translated resources, and more.

Please review the latest Victoria's restriction levels as they may impact your test booking.

Test cancellations

RMIT Training Test Centre is following the COVID-19 Victorian Government mandated instructions.

If your test has been cancelled:

  • IELTS Test Takers - Our team will contact you via email. If you have any questions regarding your booking, please contact RMIT Training.
  • PTE Test Takers - Pearson will contact you directly to reschedule. If you have questions regarding your PTE test booking, please contact Pearson directly via online form or via phone on 1800 729 282.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

How we have adapted our Test Centre for safety?

RMIT Training testing is conducted with strict measures in place to help protect the health and safety of all staff and test-takers:

  • Check-in required when entering the building
  • Maximum 15 test-takers in one area at a time
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres maintained at all times
  • Regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • A wrist band will be provided so you can reenter the building 
  • Test centre staff and examiners will be wearing a face mask covering their mouth and nose 
  • Please note that you are required to wear a face mask when leaving home and throughout the duration of your test

Do not attend your test if:

  • They are currently required to be in quarantine as requested by a government or health authority
  • They have been in contact with any person suspected to be exposed to COVID-19 within 14 days of the test date
  • They have cold, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or have flu-like symptoms

Test takers are required to sign a declaration confirming the above on the test day.

Test Center Safety Environment Changes

Registration changes for COVID-19

  • Test takers required to use hand sanitiser before registering and using the equipment
  • Only test takers from the current time slot allowed in the registration room for IELTS test takers

Waiting room changes for COVID-19

  • Test takers taken through a RMIT safety presentation
  • Staggered entry into the bag room after the test to maintain control of the number of people inside

Test Room changes for COVID-19

  • Maximum 15 test takers in a test room 
  • Desks at 1.5m distance in all directions
  • Test takers required to use hand sanitiser before using the equipment, including before and after signing out for breaks
  • Test takers are required to wear face masks 
    • Face masks must be removed for ID check and visual inspections
  • Antibacterial wipes available on request, ensure they are disposed of after use
  • Desks will be wiped down with antibacterial wipes after the test

If you have any questions or comments, please contact RMIT Training. 

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