Two Week Course
Monday to Thursday, Week 1 & 2
Classes – 8 days (1:15pm-4:15pm)
The exam board produces the material and the test candidate has to react and answer correctly. Skills you must master are timing, understanding both ‘meaning’ and ‘details’ and accuracy in completing the answer sheet. You can practice these skills by taking our online practice tests which replicate the real test exactly.
Reading and Listening are the SAME test for ALL professions. Writing and Speaking are different for each profession.
OET 2 Week Intensive In-class Course (Mon-Fri at our Edward Street End office)
Take only 1 Week of the 2 Week Course
The English language test for healthcare professionals
OET is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.
It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.
This course will explain 1/ the structure of the test, 2/ test taking strategies for each sub-skill,3/ practice material in class, 4/ exam simulation and feedback ( how did you do) plus review ( how could you do better next time)
The classes are suitable for all professions including, doctors, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, optometrists, speech pathologists, dieticians,podiatrists etc.
OET is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
OET consists of 4 sub tests:
Once a month for one day, 9am-5pm. The course is scheduled in the week just before a test date.
Yes, you should pre-book and make payment one week before the course starts to secure your place and to let us know your type of medical profession.
We aim to keep class sizes small. We have limit of just 8 students
No, you have to do the complete course. It is not possible to do just one sub-skill.
There are no official entry requirements. However, to really benefit from the classes and to have a good chance to get a ‘B’ in all sub-skills your English should be of a good standard, eg IELTS 6 or higher. (‘B‘ is required for most professions / check with your professional board)
No, you have to book your test at an official test centre.
Everybody is different, however students who use the following approaches do very well.
Method one – pre-study by yourself THEN do the 1 week course
Look at the practice test material published by the test centre, buy additional test material, brush up on your basic grammar and medical vocabulary) THEN come to us and complete the 1 day course and do the OET in the same week.
Method two – do our course first, THEN study by yourself for 3 weeks, THEN do another day course with us.
The first 1 day course gives you an idea what the test is like, where your strengths and weaknesses are, what you need to practice and how to practice. During the 3 weeks self-study you study at your own pace. Final step, the second 1 day course with us for intense, serious test preparation just before your real test.
Other methods such as just coming to our 1 day classes without have prepared and the do the test or completing the 1 day course and then waiting several weeks before attempting the test do also work but are not recommended.
You could either take another 1 day intensive lesson with us or take our online practice tests (coming soon).
No, the material will be different. We offer two Modules A and B. They teach the same methods and strategies, however, they use COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MATERIAL for exactly this reason – to give students the opportunity for more practice. Then first course in each calendar year (Jan) is Module A, the second( Feb) Module B, the third (Mar) is Module A etc.
Dental Board of Australia
Medical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Optometry Board of Australia
Pharmacy Board of Australia
Physiotherapy Board of Australia
Podiatry Board of Australia
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC)
Australian Dental Council
Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
Australian Pharmacy Council
Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC)
Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA)
Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and NZ) (OTC)
South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Health Advisory Council (HAC)
Speech Pathology Australia