SCE Students

OET Preparation

CRICOS Course Code: 076938K

OET Preparation Course

SCE offers an integrated approach to learning. Students work with authentic texts and official OET exam practice materials to build language competency in specific topic areas, and learning is carefully scaffolded to ensure that students build a large bank of vocabulary and use appropriate grammatical structures with a high degree of accuracy. The materials used on the course have been designed specifically to reflect the types of tasks found in the OET examination.

Students focus equally on each skill area and a great deal of attention is given to learning effective exam strategies. Each day there are timed exam practices of various exam components and full mock exams are held regularly, with appropriate individual feedback after each one.

Who is the OET test for?

As part of the requirements for registration to practise as a health practitioner in Australia, overseas-trained health professionals from non-English speaking backgrounds must pass the Occupational English Test (OET). The OET applies to the main-stream health professions, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, dietetics, radiography and others. In addition, some professions (notably nursing) require recent graduates of non-English speaking background from Australian universities to pass the OET. OET is a profession-centred examination, utilising the language of specific health professions, and so may be a more natural test of English proficiency for overseas health professionals to use than IELTS.

Why choose to do OET Preparation at our college?
  • Flexibility – Students can do our full 8-week programme or enrol week-by-week as their time and budget allows, completing their studies while honouring work and financial commitments.
  • Expertise – our OET teachers are highly trained and offer individual support to every student throughout the course
  • Course design – SCE has created its own course specifically designed to reflect the types of tasks found in the OET examination. We constantly add new materials for each profession.
  • Integrated approach to learning – each week students practice all four skills, with one main skills focus each day.
  • Relevance –  Students work with authentic texts and official OET exam practice materials to build language competency in specific topic areas. 
  • Focus on accuracy – learning is carefully scaffolded to ensure that students build a large bank of vocabulary and use appropriate grammatical structures with a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Exam strategies – our students learn and practise effective exam strategies in every lesson, every day!
  • Mock exams – each day there are timed exam practices of various exam components and full mock exam days are held regularly, with personalised feedback after each one.

Director of Studies

Maxine Feutz

Maxine Feutz

Director of Studies

We are extremely proud of our OET preparation course at SCE and the high success rate of our students who sit the exam proves that we are meeting learners’ needs. By the end of our course you will not only be exam-ready but also work-ready!

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have an Upper-Intermediate/Advanced level of English. A pre-entry test will be administered to determine each student’s level. Please contact the College for further information about entry requirements.

Timetable

The OET programme runs for 8 weeks. It offers the flexibility of studying for shorter periods, and students can therefore commence on any Monday. Students who are not familiar with the format of the OET are provided with a comprehensive Orientation Pack, which includes practice tasks to be completed prior to starting the course so that all students are well equipped to join the existing class.

 

OET is gaining wider recognition worldwide!
Nurses and midwives in the UK can now gain registration through OET.

What are our students saying?

  • Perfect teaching.
    Didier BordesDidier BordesDoctor, Head of Geriatics in France
  • I had an excellent teacher, always willing to help us. I learned a lot from his class and now I feel prepared for the test.