Maximise band scores

IELTS for professionals

Part-time evening classes

Target 8

If you are planning to take an IELTS test you need to know the strategies to achieve the best result possible. 

The Target 8 preparation course will help you build confidence in the specific skills required for the IELTS test. 

The course will examine the for skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking and with each skill include:

  • discussion and explanation of what each component is designed to test
  • exam practice
  • tips on how to maximise each band scores and avoid losing marks

 You must have an IELTS score of 6.5 before enrolling in this program.

Your learning outcomes

You will develop a clear understanding of each component of the IELTS test and the common question types for each skill. 

Test Skills

You will learn how to avoid losing marks and maximise your individual band scores. 


You will develop improved skills by learning how to listen for specific information and details. 


You will be familiar with the common reading tasks and will be able to quickly understand graphs, tables and charts. 


You will develop strategies for asking for clarification and expressing your ideas. You will speak more confidently with improved pronunciation. 


You will understand the task types and be able to structure your writing with appropriate elements. 

Study English in Melbourne

Take the Target 8 course at Hawthorn-Melbourne at the University of Melbourne Hawthorn campus. All our teachers are qualified and experienced, and they will work with you to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your IELTS test.

Hawthorn Learning Pty Ltd CRICOS Provider Code 02931G