Official PTE Academic Test Centre
Site Institute: Level 2, 488 Queen St Brisbane
Use PTE Academic to prove your English ability for all Australian visa applications. PTE Academic is accepted by all Australian universities for study, as well as by professional associations and state government departments for work and migration.
Friendly test center experience
Take your test in a small, friendly test center environment – with no more than 10 people at any one time
A two-hour test via computer
No more waiting around for your speaking exam – PTE Academic measures English speaking, listening, reading, and writing in just two hours
Complete the test and then get your results in typically less than 48 hours.
On the day
You need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your test starting time to go through the check-in and security processes. You must bring acceptable ID, usually a passport.
When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our friendly Test Center Administrators. They will guide you through our check-in process to make sure you understand and are comfortable with our rules and procedures.
To verify your identity, they will:
- request to see your ID
- take a digital photograph of you
- ask for your digital signature
- scan your palm
Once complete, they will provide you with a locker for your personal belongings, and ensure you are ready for your test.
You will be guided to your test seat in a partitioned booth, which will have a computer, keyboard, audio headset, and chair.
There may be other test takers in nearby booths – and you may be able to hear your neighbours speak as they take their test. Don’t worry – our microphones won’t pick up what they are saying, and you will be responding to different questions, so this won’t affect your test result.
Your computer will use a QWERTY keyboard; if you are not used to this type of keyboard, we recommend that you practice with one before test day.
You will have two hours to complete the test.
Following the test you will receive a printed confirmation of having completed the test. Typically your results will be made available to you within 48 hours.