Occupational English Test Course Outline

OET - Course Outline

OET Preparation Course is an intensive course that aims to prepare and equip OET candidates, and health professionals, with fundamental knowledge and skill sets along with heaps of test-taking techniques that can enable a remarkable performance and guarantee a passing score. The training covers all 4 skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, as per the OET Test format.


  • Student level: approx. Intermediate and above (CEFR B1+)
  • Contact hours: 18 -36 hours,
  • Lesson length: 2- 3 hours

Course learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following in each skill:
  • A student achieves an advanced level of English and uses it in his communication with patients and colleagues.
  • To develop analytical and critical thinking skills which help them to comprehend Medical Research Papers seen in part C of the OET Reading Test.
  • Vocabulary building
  • Intensive training for the correct interpretation of Spoken Language through Listening practice.
  • Students develop note-taking skills as well as the ability to listen for a specific purpose.
  • Students are also given insight into Australia and other countries culture and lifestyles, so as to enhance their acceptance and understanding of patients’ perception
  • Students can converse effectively with their patients in a clinical set-up.
  • To be able to write letters to other health professionals in order to convey important information about their patient’s medical history, progress, Discharge Summary or to request a further assessment.


You will receive the following before the course starts:
  • Listening Strategies Part A, Part B and Part C
  • Listening Practice is designed to enable students to gradually progress from easy to difficult level, in terms of speed of speech delivery, ascent, and vocabulary.
  • Reading Strategies Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • Reading Practice books too, have been designed to provide challenging tasks as per the level of each student category
  • Writing Course includes thorough practice on how to select relevant points from case history and eliminate unnecessary information.
  • The format of different types of letters and the use of appropriate phrases.
  • Speaking Practice aims at developing the following skills:
  • History Taking, Presenting Complaints, Assessment and Investigations, Breaking Bad news, Discussing Treatment Options, Handling Difficult Patients, Dealing With Complaints, Health Education, Reassurance, Explaining the Consequences

Grammar Sessions:

  • Tenses and vigorous practice for the use of active and passive voice in sentences.
  • Synthesis of Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences by using a noun, appositives, infinitive, gerund, coordinating conjunctions and transitional words and phrases.
  • Model Auxiliaries
  • Capitals
  • Articles
  • Punctuations
  • Formal and Informal expressions