At the British Council, the health and safety of our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate is our top priority. Thank you for working with us as we follow the advice of the health authorities and government in our response to the spread of Covid-19 in Australia.

As an added safety protocol amid the increasing Covid-19 cases and following New South Wales Government guidance, we are requiring all candidates to present a proof of full vaccination (actual vaccination card or certificate). A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last dose. This requirement is for the health and safety of all test-takers. If you are unable to comply with this at this point, we apologise that you may request a transfer or refund.

Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel updates

Pearson Edexcel – Oct/Nov 2021 examinations:

  • Registration will open soon.

Cambridge Assessment International Education – Oct/Nov 2021 examinations:

  • Registration is open.

For more details, please visit here.

Re-scheduling and refunds

The British Council is currently awaiting further information on how the cancellations will affect international candidates, including alternative methods of assessment, deferral of exams to later sessions and issuing of credit notes or refunds. 

Professional and other exams updates

The list below shows the status of our professional and other exams. Test takers should read the special test taker measures (in the expandable section below) and be fully prepared to comply. 

Please do not attend your exam if: 

  • you are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the New South Wales Government. 
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

Re-scheduling and refunds

If your exam is cancelled or you are unable to attend your exam, please contact your exam board directly, so that they can manage any refunds or re-scheduling with you.

Exam board/type Scheduled dates Current status Status update
ACCA CBEs Oct 2021 Registration is open Click here for more information 

For general information on Covid-19 in respect to studying in the UK and UK qualifications please see:

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