What is the JLPT?

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an internationally recognised evaluation and certification of Japanese-language proficiency.
In 2012, over 572,000 people took the test in 64 countries and areas worldwide. It is the largest Japanese language test in the world.

The JLPT advantage

In Japan, the JLPT is taken into consideration for preferential immigration treatment as well as an eligibility for various national exams. Outside Japan, the JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government sectors as a benchmark for proficiency measurement. It is also a strong motivator for students of Japanese language and allows learners to accurately gauge the level of their ability.


Taking the right test level

  • If you are unsure about which level to take, try some sample questions.
  • If you do not plan to take the test in Adelaide, please click here to find your local test venue

Information about the 2017 JLPT

The JLPT will be held in Adelaide on Sunday, 3 December 2017 from 12:30pm at The University of South Australia City West Campus.

Please be at the venue no later than 12:00pm.
Applications for the 2017 JLPT are now
CLOSED. Applications closed Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 5:00pm AEST.

How to register for the test

Please visit www.jpf.org.au/jlpt and follow the links to register for the test in Adelaide. 

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call JAFA during business hours on (08) 8370 8771.

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Wednesday 28 February


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Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 


Saturday 3 March

Taishokoto Class

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cowandilla Primary School

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Saturday 3 March

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

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JAFA Picnic

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Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

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