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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 throughout 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?

Sarah Wilkinson

Centre Director

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.


The OET programme runs for 12 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.

08:30 – 10:00
10:15 – 11:45
12:45 – 14:50

OET Preparation

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