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Have you taken your IELTS test, and received your official Test Report Form? If you achieved your desired IELTS result, congratulations! There’s a world of opportunity ahead of you.

However, if you’d like to improve just one component of your IELTS test, we’d like to introduce a new feature: IELTS One Skill Retake. We know most test takers get the scores they need the first time. But if you feel you haven’t performed to your best in all areas, IELTS One Skill Retake can help you get back on track.

Let's look at how you can book IELTS One Skill Retake!

“I am so grateful that IELTS now offers One Skill Retake because it allowed me to focus on only one area of the test. That’s why I was able to make the most of my exam preparation and eventually got my target score.” – Abbie, from the Philippines.

Check if you've taken an eligible IELTS test

If you take your full IELTS test at an eligible IELTS One Skill Retake centre, you can then retake any one skill of the IELTS test, whether it’s Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking.

How do you know if your test is eligible for One Skill Retake?

  • You've taken IELTS on computer (at the moment, IELTS One Skill Retake is not available for IELTS on paper); and

  • You sat your full IELTS test at a test centre that offers IELTS One Skill Retake. You can check this if you have an existing profile and can see your past IELTS test on your IELTS account.

Book IELTS One Skill Retake online

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If you've taken your full test at an eligible test centre, and you're eligible for IELTS One Skill Retake, how do you book it?

  • Log in to your IELTS profile here

  • View your past test results

  • Click the “retake” button on the skill you wish to retake.

When should you book IELTS One Skill Retake?

The maximum length of time between your original four-skill IELTS test and IELTS One Skill Retake is 60 calendar days.

This means you need to book and sit the IELTS One Skill Retake test within 60 days of your original test.

IELTS One Skill Retake will be available at selected IELTS on computer centres in Australia. We'll keep updating our website to let you know when new centres around Australia start offering IELTS One Skill Retake.

Read more about IELTS One Skill Retake

IELTS One Skill Retake helps you show your full potential. Every year millions of people around the world use their IELTS scores to achieve their study, work and migration goals. With the right preparation and support tools, you can achieve the best score.

More support and news about One Skill Retake

If you need to find out how to book IELTS One Skill Retake, we're here for you. You can also check the difference between One Skill Retake and an Enquiry on Result (or a re-mark).

Who accepts IELTS One Skill Retake?

The Australian Department of Home Affairs accepts IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) for most visa subclasses. We are also happy to announce that IELTS One Skill Retake is now accepted by Ahpra and National Boards, Engineers Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ for registration in their respective sectors. Always check the website of the organisation you intend to apply to for more information about eligibility requirements.

Over 12,500 organisations around the world accept IELTS. You will need to check with these organisations to see if they also accept IELTS One Skill Retake results. You can learn more about the difference between your original IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) and your One Skill Retake results.