Providing Melbourne’s highest quality IELTS and General English training for more than 10 years

IELTS preparation is our passion

Bayside IELTS offers you a range of study options. You can study all four skills, or focus on just one or two sections of the test.

Only need help with writing? Want to try a full practice test? No worries! Choose from our range of courses or simply contact us and we’ll help you set up a study plan to get the results you need, fast. At Bayside, we’ve been helping people conquer IELTS for over 10 years. We can help you too.

What makes Bayside best?


Proven track record

For 10 years, Bayside has been a leader in IELTS preparation in Australia. We have helped thousands of people achieve their IELTS goals and go on to higher education, sponsorship, professional practice, residency and citizenship.
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Professional teachers

At Bayside, you can be confident that you are learning from genuine IELTS professionals. Our highly qualified and experienced experts are passionate about helping you reach your band goals.
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Practical classes with a personal touch

We don’t believe in crowded one-size-fits-all classes. Our IELTS lessons are dynamic, scaffolded and practical. We guide you step by step and provide you with high quality practice materials and resources.
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Pick your pace

Our flexible study options mean you can set your own pace. Study intensively or spread your classes out over weeks or months; it’s up to you. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions mean you can study when it suits you.
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What our students say

Read opinions of students from all over the world


Anna, Spain

“During the IELTS course, I learnt how to do each part of the test and improved my vocabulary and grammar too.

With the tests in class you can see what your level is and what to improve.

I went to the IELTS test very confident of what my results would be and I was right.

In class, we learnt how to write quickly and efficiently, making yourself clear and expressing opinions from our point of view.

In the Bayside IELTS course, you really learn how to do the test with lots of good tips and advice to pass it successfully.”


Rosy, Switzerland

“My 4 months at Bayside helped me start my life here in Melbourne.

I really enjoyed the small building and familiar atmosphere at Bayside; I felt good and integrated.

They have awesome teachers!”


Yerly, Colombia

“Before the IELTS preparation course at Bayside, I felt unprepared but after the course, I was confident about my skills. I took an English exam back home as part of my master’s degree admission and I got a good score and a scholarship.

My favourite part of the course was the reading because I learned so much vocabulary.

It’s a great school! The teachers have an excellent level of experience teaching IELTS.

The practice IELTS tests are very good because you can know your English level.”


Catherine, France

“After my time at Bayside, I felt much more confident about the IELTS because I knew the methodology and had trained in all the different topics in class.

The classes are small so the teachers can follow your progress and help you improve faster.”


Cristina, Spain


“Before I took IELTS preparation at Bayside, my score was 4.5. After my 4-week course, it was 6.

The most useful part of the IELTS course for me was writing. Our teachers gave us so much vocabulary, connectors and corrections.

I would definitely recommend IELTS preparation at Bayside!”


Pongsiri, Thailand

“The Bayside IELTS course really guides students to be ready for the exam.

The writing lessons helped me to plan step by step for each section and I was able to solve my time management issues.

With experienced and proactive teachers, Bayside students can reach their IELTS goals”


Walaikorn (Jane), Thailand

“Before the Bayside IELTS preparation course, I didn’t have any confidence about this exam. After, I understood what the exam required and I knew how to achieve the score I wanted.

I really enjoyed the small classes and working with my teachers. They always consider their students, they know your weaknesses and strengths and how to improve your score.”

  • review rating 5  Best school ever, I love bayside's easy going, non-stress approach. When I studied there I felt like home. The classes were small and felt almost personalised and tailored to my learning needs. Highly recommended.

    thumb Diana Montoya

    review rating 5  Great place to meet new people and interact in English! Nice environment with great and loving teachers. Amazing people working there!

    thumb Katerina Stojceska

    review rating 5  Best place for IELTS preparation, I took one week of writing classes managed to score 7 in academic, highly recommend. Special thanks to ineke.

    thumb saandeep shoran

    review rating 5  Great experience! The small number of students (5-6) in the class makes the learning process more effective, allows each student to have enough time to practice speaking and facilitates the interaction with the teachers. Max and Jenelle, thanks for your support and true interest in helping me. On top of that, being located in St. Kilda beach is a plus 🙂

    thumb martha priscilla
  • review rating 5  I am so lucky! I met great teachers and lovely classmates here. I has been studying English for 14 months and I will never regret it forever. In fact, I couldn't have wrote in English so I needed help from my friend before I came here. My writing isn't perfect I know...but I am sure it is getting better. My ex-coworker recommended this colleage 7 years ago. She was a student and she still miss here. That's why she recommended to me. She said Bayside helped her adjust to Australia and lean English. I agree with her PERFECTLY!

    thumb Ji Young Agnes Yang

    review rating 5  I was a student at Bayside College for 2 weeks (May 18) and took the IELTS Writing only class. The teachers are awesome. I quickly learned what was wrong with my writing plus together with the tips from the teachers I got my required writing score of 7. Highly recommend Bayside, special thanks to Alex.

    thumb Omar Iqbal

    review rating 5  I had done IELTS test twice and I could not get the score that I needed in writing section. I felt frustrated and I did not know what to do to improve my score. I decided to take some classes with Bayside. Firstly I did "Flexi-Time IELTS" and after "IELTS Writing Only". The experience was increible, Alex was an excellent teacher and helped me a lot to detect my mistakes. I learnt strategies and how develop my skills to complete that part of the test. Thanks to all their help and motivation I got the score that I needed!

    thumb Sandra Riffo

    review rating 4  I studied at the school for one year and I learned English from nearly all the teachers. They taught me kindly, were easy to understand and friendly. Not only teaching English, but also they supported me with my career plan and my life and so on. I'm grateful to them!!

    thumb Nanako Nakamura
  • review rating 5  Great school & great teachers!! Thanks for everything.

    thumb gentille 1988

    review rating 5  Great teachers who focus on each individual student. I highly recommend this school.

    thumb Thomas Gyoeri

    review rating 5  There is such an amazing english colledge. All Teachers are so kind and helpful for everything.I really appreciate have a bunch of conversation with me.Obviously I'm sure that my English skill improved. They were very supportful for me even though I was in hospital for two month for serious illness.I'm so impressed I got awesome feeling from bayside college. You really should choose bayside college If you worry about some part of Melbourne life they will help you

    thumb Tetsurou Kizaki

    review rating 5  They teached me and share with me the best moments in Australia 🙂

    thumb Luis Gabriel Vargas Duque
  • review rating 5  If someone ask me about this school, I'd like to say in 2 things: enthusiastic and good quality. Eventhough, this is a tiny school and classes, we're learning a giant of knowledge which is very usefull for us. Teachers who have a such of experience in teaching English, know about strong and weak point of their students and help them to improve as fast as they can. From my point of view, I really love this school and want to vote more than 5-star.

    thumb mai chau

    review rating 5  I had the opportunity to study at Bayside College some years ago and It was the best decision I made. The school environment is great, so friendly and teachers are very professional. The location is more than convenient for any adventure you want to have in the city or the beach near by. I highly recommend this school for any international student willing to learn a good English.

    thumb Juan Gomez

    review rating 5  Great school I definitely recommend it. Reasons: 1) small groups 2) flexibility to move to another course 3) amazing people working there 4) international mingle

    thumb Lalo Rivas

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