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ISLPR Global Temporary Centres

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

ISLPR Language Services (ILS) currently has two accredited centres in Australia:

For all other locations in Australia and overseas, ILS are able to travel to conduct ISLPR testing if we are requested to do so.

ISLPR Language Services | Permanent Presence Temporary Centre (PPTC) Guidelines

Travel interstate and overseas incurs a fee in addition to the base test fee. This is charged to cover the cost of sending an accredited tester interstate or overseas to conduct testing. ILS shares the cost among all candidates evenly. Therefore, the more candidates we have to test in a given location, the more efficiently we can share the costs.

Sydney

Due to the demand in Sydney, ILS  can also travel to Sydney to conduct ISLPR tests. Our list of proposed travel dates is published here. We must emphasise that these dates are subject to change if borders close again.

Adelaide

We travel to Adelaide semi-regularly when requested by candidates. Our list of available dates is listed here.

New Zealand

At the request of candidates, ILS are able to travel to Auckland to conduct ISLPR tests for New Zealand candidates. To submit your interest in doing your ISLPR test in Auckland, please click here.

Our list of available dates is listed here.

Other

If you are located elsewhere, please email marketing@islpr.org to request an ISLPR tester in your state/country. Alternatively, check out our expressions of interest page to see if your city is listed. If so, fill in your details and we’ll notify you if/when we’ll be in your city next.

In order for ILS to travel interstate or overseas we require the following:

  • At least 2 months notice before travelling (e.g. if you request testing in November, ILS must be contacted before September).
  • A minimum of 12 candidates is required if ILS is travelling interstate. Depending on your location this minimum can increase or decrease. This enables us to split the cost of travel more efficiently.

Policy

Please note that results for tests conducted at our temporary centres (interstate and overseas) take 10 business days to be finalised. This is to allow for travel time and getting results back to our head office in Brisbane. Results certificates will be posted to the address listed on a candidates application form. Candidates may request to receive an email advising of their results however, proof of urgency must be provided. Any candidates who are not located in Australia will be emailed an unofficial notice of their results (subject to change). Certificates will never be emailed.

It is not possible for us to guarantee Dr Ingram will be the tester travelling. Therefore, the test fees applicable to interstate/overseas candidates is the “All Accredited ISLPR Testers” fee. Costs that are forwarded on to candidates can always be substantiated by invoices. We will always do our best to keep costs low. Once an invoice for interstate and overseas travel has been issued to a candidate, you may not amend or cancel your test. All communication is done via email so please check your junk mail. Rescheduling or cancelling your test will result in a fee equal to the value of the invoice being deducted from your test fee before consideration of a refund is made.To reduce the cost charged to candidates we may only send one tester interstate to conduct tests and this is dependent on staff availability. When you arrive for your test please wait in the designated area for your test to begin. Once the tester has completed the interview or writing test before you, they will collect you. Please be aware that due to the nature of the ISLPR test (one-to-one), some interviews can run longer than expected. This often results in a delayed start time of the next test. As we hire rooms from third party organisations we are often impacted by their schedules. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to you and will always do our best to minimise the disruption this causes to your day.

Approximate Cost:

Due to the variable nature of travel costs (flights and accommodation), the additional fee is also variable. As stated, all costs can be substantiated by tax invoices and the total cost of travel (flights, accomm, living allowance) is shared equally among all candidates.

    • The maximum we will invoice per candidate for interstate travel in Australia is $200.00AUD. The minimum number of candidates we require in order to travel interstate is 10.
    • The maximum we will charge for overseas travel depends on the distance we must travel from Australia.
      • For New Zealand candidates, the maximum we will invoice per candidate is $250.00AUD. The minimum number of candidates we require in order to travel to New Zealand is 20.

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