TOEFL is the most widely accepted English test in the world. It measures how well you read, listen, speak and write in English. UNSW Global is an approved internet-based TOEFL (iBT) testing centre.

  • 3hrs 20mins - 4hr 10min

  • 4 sections

Foreign students studying in-front of laptop

TOEFL is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world. These tests measure how well you read, listen, speak and write in English. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English.

Test format

The TOEFL tests available at UNSW Global are internet-based (TOEFL iBT).

wdt_ID Test Format for TOEFL iBT Time
1 Reading: 36 - 56 questions 60 - 80 minutes
2 Listening: 34 - 51 questions 60 - 90 minutes
3 Break 10 minutes
4 Speaking: 6 tasks 20 minutes (approximately)
5 Writing: 2 tasks 50 minutes
6 TOTAL TEST TIME (including registration and break) 4 hours 30 minutes



Please go to the TOEFL website to access free sample questions, practice tests, interactive skill-building programs and detailed tips and information.

Test day

The day before the test, check your TOEFL online profile, to make sure that there have been no changes to your test.


  • Arrive at the venue by 10.30am for registration
  • Latecomers may not be able to take the test
  • You must bring with you:
    • The same photo identification you used to register for the test
    • Your passport (a driver’s licence is not acceptable unless you are an Australian citizen)
    • Your registration confirmation
  • Your photo will be taken at the test centre and placed at your seat
  • The same photo will also appear on your score report
  • You will be asked to sign a compulsory confidentiality agreement and provide a voice sample
  • You must leave all your personal belongings, including mobile phones, outside the test room
  • You may take your identification documents in with you
  • If you have any health related needs requiring you to bring anything (including  food and drinks) into the test room, you will need to make a request in advance, using the Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs Supplement form
  • If you need help during the test, raise your hand and ask the administrator
  • Please remember that the timing-clock on your assigned computer will not stop for any reason once your test has started


Kensington Campus
UNSW Institute of Languages
Building L5, 223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033

  • Your results will automatically be available online approximately 10 days after your test
  • You will receive an email with details when the results are ready
  • Your test fee payment entitles you to an online score record and up to four official score reports to be sent directly to the institutions or agencies you designated
  • Your test cannot be rescored if you have already requested that your scores be sent to an institution or agency
  • You can add, delete or change score recipients up to 10:00 pm, local test centre time, the day before your test
  • You are also entitled to one paper score record for yourself (if you request it)
  • You can have official score reports sent to additional institutions or agencies for a fee
  • These can be ordered online with the TOEFL Official Score Report Request Form 

All TOEFL test registrations are done online.  To register please go to the TOEFL website.

Dates, fees and time

The internet-based TOEFL test fee is US$300.

  • TOEFL has a set fee for its online test
  • Each internet-based test centre in Australia will charge the same amount
  • Your local currency will automatically be converted to US$ via the online payment portal
  • You have to register online for this test
  • Please go to the TOEFL website to register
  • Payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, or direct funds transfer from US bank accounts
  • You must arrive at the test centre to register between 11.00am and 11.30am on the day of your test


wdt_ID Exam Day Exam Date Applications Close Location
1 Saturday 20 Oct 2018 13 Oct 2018 Sydney - Kensington
2 Sunday 4 Nov 2018 28 Oct 2018 Sydney - Kensington
3 Saturday 24 Nov 2018 17 Nov 2018 Sydney - Kensington
4 Saturday 8 Dec 2018 1 Dec 2018 Sydney - Kensington
5 Saturday 12 Jan 2019 5 Jan 2019 Sydney - Kensington
6 Saturday 2 Feb 2019 26 Jan 2019 Sydney - Kensington
7 Saturday 16 Feb 2019 9 Feb 2019 Sydney - Kensington
8 Saturday 9 Mar 2019 2 Mar 2019 Sydney - Kensington
9 Saturday 30 Mar 2019 23 Mar 2019 Sydney - Kensington
10 Saturday 13 Apr 2019 6 Apr 2019 Sydney - Kensington

Questions? We have answers.

  • Can I change my test date?

  • Can I cancel my test?

  • Can I apply for a re-mark?

Important Information

TOEFL is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS).