Description and structure  |  Prices and schedule for 2020 |  Results  |  How to register  |  How to prepare

Description and structure

TEF: Test d’Evaluation de Français / French Assessment Test. It allows non-native speakers of French to obtain a simple, effective and precise evaluation of their skills in comprehension and expression.

For further information about TEF, visit the CCIP website.

Prices and schedule for 2020


The Alliance française de Melbourne organises the e-TEF, the electronic version of the test.

1 compulsory examination (computer-based): $380. It includes:

2 optional examinations (paper-based): $170 each.


Unless clearly advised otherwise, all exams are organised at our St Kilda location during business hours. We reserve the right to add extra days for each session.

Please note that candidates will not be able to choose their examination date. They will receive an email one week before the test at the latest to inform them of the precise day and time of their examinations.



JULY 2020

Tuesday 7 July

Tuesday 9 June, 5pm


Tuesday 8 December

Monday 9 November, 5pm


TEF results are first sent electronically to the test centre, within four to six weeks of receipt of the examination papers by the CCIP.

The test centre will receive the paper certificates within twelve weeks of receipt of the examination papers by the CCIP. After this, you will receive an email advising you to come and pick up your certificate. If you cannot come and pick it up, we can arrange to have them sent to you: you will need to provide us with an A4 Registered Post envelop with your name and address on it.

If candidates wish to receive  a duplicate of their certificate, they will have to order it on the CCIP online shop and they will be charged 50 euros.

How to register

  1. Read through the information on this page and the TEF/TEFAQ Terms & Conditions (in French) carefully.

  2. Download the registration form, fill it in and email it back to  headteacher1@afmelbourne.com.au.

  3. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

  4. You will receive your test schedule by email one week before the examinations at the latest.

  5. If you have any questions, please contact Margaux Josse at headteacher1@afmelbourne.com.au.

How to prepare

  1. Group courses: we offer collective courses from A1 to C1 levels in St Kilda and in the CBD. Not sure what your level is? Click here to fill in our quick online assessment request form and a tutor will contact you to discuss course options.

  2. Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Visit our website for more details or contact Rebecca at privatetuition@afmelbourne.com.au.

  3. Resources:

    1. CCIP: resources provided by the Chamber of Commerce of Paris.

    2. Manuel du candidat: go to page 22 for examples of examinations.

    3. Our multimedia library also stocks a variety of useful books, DVDs and CDs.

    4. Not sure what your level is? Take this free online self-assessment created by France Education International and RFI (page in French).

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St Kilda branch
(currently closed for remainder of 2020):

51 Grey Street, St Kilda
VIC, Australia, 3182
Tel : 03 9525 3463
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

☎ Our phone lines are open:
Monday to Thursday: 9am-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-4:30pm

City branch
(currently closed for remainder of 2020)

Level 13, 55 Swanston St, Melbourne
VIC, Australia, 3000
Tel : 03 9525 3463
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

☎ Our phone lines are open:
Monday to Thursday: 9am-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-4:30pm