Study Options



8 weeks

For a Lifetime of Confidence

Students who have completed our IELTS Preparation Programme are familiar with the format and broad contents of an IELTS test, giving them the best possible opportunity to get the IELTS result they require.



IELTS preparation classes are offered to students on NZCEL level 3 or above as a part-time option class. Students will spend 4 hours a week on specific IELTS test taking skills. This allows students to widen their vocabulary and improve world knowledge, which is very helpful when taking the IELTS exam.

IELTS preparation classes are designed to improve students’ test taking strategies, to familiarise students with the IELTS test format and to improve their English level prior to taking the test. Out of class study is strongly encouraged, to include practice in Tasks One and Two of the Writing module as well as Reading and Listening tests. Near their exam date, each candidate is given a practice speaking test. Subject areas covered are: reading skills, writing skills, listening skills, speaking skills, vocabulary development and test taking strategies.

IELTS Test Dates

To check what test dates we have for Paper-based IELTS (Saturdays only) and Computer-delivered IELTS (Wednesdays only) click on the following link:



Location & Contact

Eastern Institute of Technology

501 Gloucester Street

Hetley Building (A Block)

Level 3


Napier 4112

IELTS Office Hours are;

Monday & Friday: 9am to 1pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am to 2.50pm

Phone (06)  830 1809

Course Information

IELTS Evening Preparation Course for 2020*

This course is designed to improve your test-taking strategies, to familiarize you with the IELTS Test format and also to improve the listening, reading, writing and speaking of your English prior to taking the IELTS test.

EIT is a registered British Council IELTS Centre, so students can sit the IELTS at EIT.  We have Paper-based exams and Computer-delivered exams, “same IELTS, more choice”.

  • Cost: $1,216 for each 8 week course (4 hours per week)
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: EIT, A Block, 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, 3rd Floor
  • Dates:
  • 18 February – 09 April 2020
  • 21 April – 11 June 2020 
  • 21 July – 10 September 2020
  • 22 September – 12 November 2020

* Subject to minimum student numbers

Visit our registry team in the main EIT reception to complete an application form.  Valid passport is required at time of booking and full payment.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.