The status of our global test delivery is changing rapidly due to the spread of COVID-19. The situation is being closely monitored and decisions about the test centre operations are being made in accordance with government and local authorities. 

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on testing

We know you're worried about rescheduling your exam.

Due to COVID-19 scheduling changes, our customer service wait-times are longer than usual right now. We appreciate your patience as we work to help you and other candidates.

You can attempt to reschedule or book your exam for future sessions. Please keep in mind that due to the developing circumstances and government regulations we cannot specify if these future sessions will definitely take place.

If our closure date is extended and if you have a booked session then you shall receive an email notification regarding the session cancellation.

The support number 1800 729 282 is still valid.

VU English offers the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) at our Pearson Test Centre.

PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing in a single 3 hour test session.

The Pearson Test Centre is located on Level 17, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne. Our waiting area has stunning views of the city, and our centre is known for its friendly and approachable staff and environment.

Benefits of the PTE Academic

PTE Academic is the leading computer-based English test that allows you to demostrate language skills for university, professional and migration applications.

  • Get results typically within 5 business days.
  • Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Computer based marking ensures all test takers are scored impartially and accurately.
  • Accepted by all universities in Australia, and most professional bodies for registration and assessment.
  • Approved for all Australian student and migration visa applications.

Our friendly Pearson Test Centre staff.

PTE Academic test details


Standard price: A$340 (GST inclusive)
Late booking price: A$425 (GST inclusive)

When the Pearson test runs

At our Pearson Test Centre we offer three sessions per day, Monday - Saturday.

Each test runs for 3 hours. Arrive 30 mins before your scheduled test time.

Before your test

Read the test taker handbook on the Pearson website.

Please note:

Please arrive 30 minutes before your test. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will not be able to sit the test.

Our waiting area with city views.

Location details & how to get there

The Pearson Test Centre is located on Level 17, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Our city campuses don't have parking so your best option for getting there is using public transport (the parking nearby is expensive).

Enter from Flinders Street (opposite side to Flinders Street Station) at 300 Flinders Street.

Once you have arrived, make your way to the south side of the floor to the PTE Testing Centre. There are signs outside the elevators pointing you in the right direction.

Plan your journey using public transport with PTV journey planner