OET Preparation - Nursing


12 Weeks


IELTS Band Score 6.0

Per Week

20 Hours

Course Overview

The Southern English College OET Nursing is a 12-week intensive program designed to prepare international students to take the OET Nursing test. OET is an occupational test of English used in the healthcare sector and is approved by the Australian government as a way to measure the language proficiency of people who want to study tertiary courses in or immigrate to Australia. The main delivery mode is face-to-face. However, online materials and homework will provide students the opportunity to study outside the classroom in their own time. This course covers the four macro-skills included in the test:

Test Format

Delivery mode and location

20 hours per week face-to-face study, Monday to Thursday Morning class only, delivered at 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney 2000.

Supporting Skills

Course Details

The OET Preparation Nursing Class is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day course (Monday to Friday), where students complete exercises and mock tests related to the four test skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The core part of the course is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary online material.
The last hour of the shift will focus on supporting skills – Grammar, Conversation, Vocabulary Spelling, and Pronunciation. These classes are designed to add to the student’s learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core Classes.

Upon successful completion of the OET Preparation Nursing Course, students will be able to transfer to the Advanced General English, EAP II, or IELTS Advanced level, or articulate into vocational or higher education courses.

Entry Requirements

In order to qualify for this level, prospective students must achieve:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
  • PTE Academic 52 or equivalent.
  • Achieve an Upper-Intermediate level on the pre-entry test (onshore only) or successfully complete the General English Upper-Intermediate level.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Give OET test Preparation Support
  • Provide information about the test structure.
  • Develop OET test-taking skills, including tips and strategies to maximize a student’s band score.
  • Develop autonomous learning.
  • Focus on increasing confidence and motivation.
  • Improve time management.
Develop Accuracy
  • Students will practice language skills in verbal and written form.
  • Feedback will be given with regard to language errors.
  • Areas of study include general sentence construction, pronunciation, spelling, verb usage, word definitions, and comprehension.
Improve Fluency
  • Students will practice thinking and speaking in various situations.
  • Feedback will be given with regard to how students can avoid problems that impede fluency.
  • Areas of study include creative and critical thinking, public speaking, and debating.
Provide Motivation
  • Students will be engaged in relevant topics and issues.
  • Students will be encouraged to have fun while learning.
  • Teachers will develop a good rapport with the students.
  • Teachers will focus on being aware of student needs and concerns.
Foster Confidence
  • Students will study in an environment where they feel secure and comfortable.
  • Students will develop the tools necessary to communicate effectively.
  • Teachers will provide positive feedback whenever possible.
  • Teachers will encourage all students to actively participate.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to achieve the following objectives at a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) C1 level (based on the test format):


  • Mastering 2 role plays


  • Reading A -Speed reading 4 texts, gap-fill, locating information, SAQs
  • Reading B – 6 short texts – MCQs
  • Reading C – 2 long texts – MCQs


  • Reading A -Speed reading 4 texts, gap-fill, locating information, SAQs
  • Reading B – 6 short texts – MCQs
  • Reading C – 2 long texts – MCQs


  • Mastering a referral letter


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