IELTS Test Centers in Papua New Guinea

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Papua New Guinea

In total, there is one test location in Papua New Guinea that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

IDP Education – Port Moresby

Street Address: Port Moresby

Telephone Number: 1800-664-700

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List of cities in Papua New Guinea where you can take the IELTS tests

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IELTS Test Centers in Papua New Guinea


The economy of Papua New Guinea is divided into a modern, formal (mining, services) and an agricultural, subsistence economy sector. Mining and agriculture are the economic foundations of the country. The gross national income (GNI) per resident was US $ 2,410 in 2017. Over a third of the population lives below the poverty line. Difficult topographical conditions, an underdeveloped infrastructure, political unrest, the lack of trained workers, the low level of market-economy institutions and a poorly established statehood have so far prevented a lasting economic upturn. Widespread corruption is a serious problem. Due to the dominance of export-oriented raw material extraction, government revenues are heavily dependent on world market prices for certain mining products. The foreign debt (2017: US $ 17.1 billion) is high, so that a large part of the export proceeds have to be used for debt servicing. Papua New Guinea receives development aid mainly from Australia.

Foreign trade: The trade balance has been relatively balanced since 2000 or, depending on the world market, even shows high surpluses (import value 2017: 1.88 billion US $; export value: 9.53 billion US $). When it comes to exports, raw materials such as crude oil and natural gas dominate, as well as gold, copper, coffee, palm oil, wood, fish and cocoa. Mainly machines and vehicles, chemical products, finished goods, consumer and capital goods are imported. The most important trading partners are Australia, Japan, China and Singapore.


The agricultural sector contributes 18.8% to the country’s gross value added (2014) and employs around 23% of the workforce. Traditional forms of subsistence farming (including shifting cultivation with slash and burn) play a major role. Taro, yams, potatoes, and bananas are grown, combined with the production of saga and pig farming. Coffee and tea, and in the lowlands cocoa, rubber, coconut and oil palm plantations are cultivated for export.

Forestry: 74.1% of the country is covered with forest. More than half of the logs are used to produce firewood. The wood industry mainly exports raw wood. The destruction of forests through illegal clearing is considerable.

Fisheries: Australian and Japanese companies are mainly engaged in commercial fishing. The sale of fishing licenses to foreign fishing fleets is an important source of income for the state.

Natural resources

The exploitation of natural resources is largely in the hands of foreign companies (mostly from Australia). The mining of copper and gold (on Bougainville, Lihir and Porgera and near Ok Tedi in New Guinea), as well as silver, is of great importance. Crude oil is produced in the Papua Gulf. There are also deposits of chromium, nickel, cobalt, lead, zinc and bauxite, which have only been partially developed.


The underdeveloped industry mainly produces for the local market; Small industry and traditional handicraft predominate. The processing of agricultural and forestry products as well as fish processing dominates. There has been an oil refinery near Port Moresby since 2004.


Despite the diversity of the landscape, tourism in Papua New Guinea is of little importance, mainly due to the lack of infrastructure. The main destination of the approximately 199,000 annual visitors is the island world with its many coral reefs, which are also visited by cruise ships.


The transport infrastructure is underdeveloped, and the rugged mountain ranges in the interior have prevented the construction of a continuous road connection from the north to the south coast. The 3,000 km of paved roads are mostly cul-de-sac from the port areas to the hinterland. Shipping and air traffic are of greater importance. In addition to many small ports, eleven deep-water ports (especially Port Moresby and Lae) serve overseas traffic; the main international airport is Port Moresby.

Agricultural landscape of Kuk (World Heritage)

The agricultural landscape is located in the southern highlands at an altitude of 1500 m. Excavations show that people have been cultivating the soil there for at least 7,000 years. Kuk makes it clear that agriculture in New Guinea developed independently and was not brought to the island from other parts of Asia.

Agricultural landscape of Kuk: facts

Official title: Historical agricultural landscape of Kuk
Cultural monument: Archaeological site in the southeast highlands of New Guinea with evidence of early agricultural cultivation; swamp area of ​​approx. 1.2 km² at an altitude of 1,500 m with indications of cultivation of fields at least 6,500, possibly even 10,000 years ago; Traces of slash and burn, irrigation ditches, wooden tools and drainage techniques as well as the cultivation of taro, bananas; Sugar cane, sweet potatoes; largely reliable evidence of independent, early arable farming by the natives of New Guinea independent of external influences
Continent: Asia
Country: Papua New Guinea
Location: Kuk region, Western Highlands Province
Appointment: 2008
Meaning: Unique testimony to the transition to agricultural cultivation in human history; Archaeologically and historically outstanding evidence of a further independent center for the development of arable farming