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Pearson PTE Test Centre

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COVID-19 update:

Melbourne Polytechnic Pearson Test Centres availability may change depending on the advice of the local government. Melbourne Polytechnic is unable to assist with test bookings, transfers, cancellations or refunds. For the most updated test schedule please refer to your myPTE account.

The earliest test availability can be viewed here. Please visit Pearson PTE for the latest information about COVID-related changes.

PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic is a computer-based test of English language ability specifically designed for student visa and migration applicants. You can register for a PTE account and book online or call Pearson on 1800 729 282.

PTE Academic is approved by the Australian government for visa applications, and is accepted by all Australian universities. You can find a list of institutions that accept PTE scores here.

  • Results are available online five days after you sit the test
  • Recognised by Australian government visa applications
  • Recognised by education providers and universities worldwide

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston campus has two purpose-built Pearson Select Test Centres, each with ten testing stations.

Pearson test centre room 313 cubicle with chair and computer.

Pearson Testing Centre - Room 313

Pearson test centre room 315 cubicle with chair and computer

Pearson Testing Centre - Room 315

Book your PTE test

For assistance booking your PTE test please call 1800 729 282

Test preparation

Test taker handbook
Test taker online practice materials
Pearson Test Frequently Asked Questions

PTE Academic Fees

Australian test fee $385*

*Fees may be updated without notice. Please check the Pearson PTE website for the latest fees. A late booking fee may apply if the test is booked within 48 hours of the test date.

PTE Academic Test Timetable

Monday to Friday
Room 315: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:15 PM, and 6:30 PM
Room 313: 9:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 3:30 PM, and 6:45 PM

Room 315: 9:00 AM, 12:15 PM, and 3:30 PM
Room 313: 9:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:45 PM

Important information:

You must bring a current government-issued passport, including your full name, a photo, date of birth and a signature. The name on your passport must match the name on your PTE registration. Please arrive 45 minutes before the scheduled time of your test. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will not be able to sit the test.


Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus
Level 3, Building E
77 St Georges Road
Preston 3072