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Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation

Are you a healthcare professional looking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment?
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Why choose this course?

The Occupational English Test (OET) assesses the English language skills of healthcare professionals in 12 professions (Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science) who want to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

The OET Test Preparation course is designed to help students and overseas-trained healthcare professionals prepare for the OET.

The OET is recognised and trusted by regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. It is also recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for work and student visas.

Please note, OET test preparation is not CRICOS registered and is not available for student visa applications.

Key benefits

Learn exam-taking strategies, gain extensive Occupational English test exam practice using past papers, develop your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and prepare for the four sub-tests within the OET.

Improve your ability to communicate effectively and confidently in English in a healthcare context, learn relevant vocabulary and concepts, and discuss recent developments in healthcare fields.

You will receive:

  • expert tuition
  • familiarisation with Occupational English Test content
  • support in areas of difficulty
  • specific test-taking tips and skills
  • customised assistance for the English speaking and writing tests of your profession
  • feedback on practice English tests covering your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Entry requirements

You need a minimum level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We will place you in a class according to your IELTS score or equivalent or your score on the CET placement test.

Timetables, dates and fees in 2017

Start date Finish date  No. of weeks  Hours per week Day/time Tuition fee Admin fee Material fee
6 Mar 2017 19 May 2017 10 weeks 4 hours Mon & Tue
$900¹ $300¹ $100¹
31 Jul 2017 13 Oct 2017 Mon & Tue

¹ Additional test fee applies. As a special offer, current Sydney University students will save $300 when using their student ID on direct applications.
* A minimum of eight students is required for a course to run in an area of study. CET reserves the right to cancel a course two weeks prior to commencement for onshore students. All fees are in Australian dollars.

OET test dates

The OET English test dates at CET for 2016 are:

  • 14 May 2016
  • 15 Oct 2016

Other CET courses

You may combine the OET Test Preparation course with other CET courses.