What is OET?
The Occupational English Test (OET) is a special language proficiency test for medical and health professionals who want to apply for overseas Migration and Employment opportunity. Mostly Health Professionals whose first language is not English. The Test also measures the language ability of health professionals for their registration and the ability to practice in an English-speaking country.
OET Preparation Course content
OET Writing, OET Speaking, OET Reading, OET Listening.
Letter writing including but not limited to: formal and informal letters, patient referral letters, hospital admissions letters, reminder letter to patients, patient discharge letters etc.
Speaking using tone| diction| fluency| accuracy & volume, which covers typical patient scenarios in Australia
Pronunciation and appropriate language for when dealing with people in all contexts e.g. hospital settings and private clinics
Functional language, taking patient histories, giving explanations, giving advice, aggression conversation and giving re-assurances
Dealing with children, teenagers, adults and older Australians
Australian health care sector – understanding the role of different government departments and understanding public and private health enterprise
Speed reading and comprehension for all components of the OET test
Reading for specific purposes – understanding the text and being able to answers specific questions relating to the text.
Health professional’s grammar in writing and speaking for the OET test.
Who needs IELTS test?
Students applying for study in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US need IELTS assessment. Medical professionals planning to go for further studies or work in the UK, Australia or the USA requires IELTS test. Also, it is required by the people who are planning to migrate to Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
As mentioned earlier, there are four sub-tests in the IELTS test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. One must sit all the four sub-tests. For General and Academic the Listening and Speaking tests are same but there will be different Reading and Writing tests.
The total test time is two hours and 45 minutes. There will be an assessment of Listening, Reading and Writing tests in one sitting. However, the Speaking test can be on the same day or seven days before or after the other tests.
IELTS listening test is for 30 minutes and consists of four parts, played on cassette tape, in order of increasing difficulty. Each part will be a monologue or dialogue. The audio clips are played once only, and the questions for each section must be answered while listening.
The IELTS Reading test is for 60 minutes. Both for Academic Reading test and General Training Reading test there are three sections and in order of increasing difficulty.
The IELTS Writing test also is for 60 minutes. For both Academic writing and General writing candidates must perform two writing tasks, which require different styles of writing. There is are no options of question topics.
A specially trained examiner conducts the ielts speaking test by one-to-one interview. The examiner will interview the candidate for about 11-14 minutes and ask them to speak for one or two minutes on a particular topic, and a two-way discussion thematically linked to the individual long turn.