IDP Education ("International Development Program") is an international education organisation offering student placement in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Ireland and Canada. IDP has more than 100 offices in 31 countries and 550 counsellors.]. IDP Australia partners with University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and the British Council for IELTS tests. More than 3 million IELTS tests were undertaken around the world in 2018 and over 10000 organisations rely on IELTS including governments for migration assessment, universities for admissions and employers and professional registration bodies. IELTS Australia Pty Ltd manages a network of more than 200 IELTS test centres in over 35 countries. There are over 1000 IELTS test centres globally. Anyone interested in passing the IELTS as part of a visa application to study or work abroad should make sure s/he refers to the Government website (Immigration pages) of their proposed destination country. Each destination country specifies approved test centres for Visa IELTS and often state the grade required by the visa authority.
IDP was established in 1969 as Australian Asian Universities' Cooperation Scheme (AAUCS) universities in South-East Asia. AAUCS changed its name to the International Development Program (IDP) of Australian Universities and Colleges and schools.
In January 2017 IDP acquired UK Educational listings company Hotcourses for £30 million. Hotcourses was co-founded by British politician and incumbent Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt.