Curtin University has decided to discontinue operating an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test centre at its Bentley campus.
Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket said the decision followed a Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia hearing in March this year, and a subsequent internal review, which found the high stakes testing would always carry associated risks and responsibilities.
She said IELTS testing was a service to the community and not a core activity for the University.
“The decision had been made after a period of consultation with staff who work in the centre,” Professor Hacket said.
“Affected staff have been advised and our human resources team is working with them to discuss their options.
“Curtin will continue to run tests up to and including 13 August and we are working closely with IELTS Australia to ensure everyone who has booked an English language test at Curtin after this date can be accommodated at another venue.”
Julia Nicol, Director Public Relations and Corporate Publications, Curtin University
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