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About the OET?

The Occupational English Test (OET) is a test of English for healthcare professionals. The OET is used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore among others to assess the Medical English skills of a wide range of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and midwives.

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OET – A quick look

• OET is recognized by healthcare boards and councils in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore
• The OET test is used to assess the language communication skills of healthcare professionals
• It is developed specifically for up to 12 different healthcare professionals.
• It is designed to simulate real workplace tasks
• Testing once a month
• Based on four language skills, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
• Results are graded A to E, where A is the highest grade E is the lowest.


Course Objectives

This intensive course focuses on the skills, language and techniques you need for the OET exam. You will study a wide range of medical language, with a specific focus on communicating effectively with patients and their families. You will work on exam strategies specifically tailored to your needs and your profession.

Writing Assistance:

- Word per word assistance in writing task (only task to be done for 45 minutes.
- Writing structure
- Basic English grammar assistance

Reading Assistance

- Techniques, strategy, skim & scan, key words, synonyms

Speaking Assistance:

- Roleplay assistance individually or by partner (student to student)
- 2 parts (1st part = interview, 2nd part = roleplay)

Listening Assistance

- Familiarization, synonyms, pathology of disease, anatomy and physiology

OET is designed for the 12 major healthcare professionals:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary Science

OET Preparation Course

The OET Intensive, which is suitable for all healthcare professions, is a 2-weekend preparation course that provides students with the essential skills and test-taking strategies needed to enhance their performance in the test. During the course, students will use specifically created practice material and will receive valuable support from the OET instructor for the listening, reading, writing and speaking components of the test. Students will also have a mock test with feedback at the end of the course as well as the opportunity to be provided with additional writing feedback online.

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