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The OET Preparation Course with Matt Christie                                                           

Course Code: MCOETCL

The OET Preparation Course is designed to improve the four (4) macro skills of reading, writing, listening & speaking for the Occupational English Test. The Matt Christie OET Preparation Course is designed to assist in mastering the skills required for the OET Test.

Who can do the OET Preparation Course

12 health & allied health professions: dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology & veterinary science.

The OET test is currently used by the governing bodies of the professions at state & national level in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Ireland. Each board or council determines the result required from candidates to meet the language competency standards required in order to function in their profession.

Who is the OET Preparation Course suitable for?

  • Health professionals seeking registration abroad 
  • Health professionals needing to develop English skills
  • Those seeking entry to any of the MCIOA OET short or long courses
  • Those that are seeking entry to an Australian university for further study after taking the OET Exam
  • Those that are preparing for the Occupational English Test
  • Health professionals seeking career progression in an English-speaking environment
  • Those who currently work in an English-speaking environment & need to further develop their skills

OET Preparation Course Content:

OET Writing

-Writing Skills

-Letter writing including but not limited to: formal & informal letters, patient referral letters, hospital admissions letters, reminder letter to patients, patient discharge letters etc.

-Hand writing skills

-Planning to write

-Organising the task

-Understand the assessment criteria

OET Speaking

-Clinical setting -Public and private hospital settings

-Effectively communicate -Different medical situations -Medical related scenarios

-Dialogues related to various medical settings

-Speaking using tone, diction, fluency, accuracy & volume, which covers typical patient scenarios in Australia

-Pronunciation & appropriate language for when dealing with people in all contexts e.g. hospital settings & private clinics

-Functional language, taking patient histories, giving explanations, giving advice, aggression conversation & giving re-assurances

-Dealing with children, teenagers, adults & older Australians

-Understand the assessment criteria

OET Listening

-Listening to passages and dialogues

-Listening for detail

-Hand writing speed

-Writing in note form

-Scanning headings and questions

-Using headings to guide you

-Looking ahead

-Planning for listening

OET Reading

-Practice reading skills with reference materials, hospital documents, medical reports, and medical related charts

-Speed reading & comprehension for all components of the OET test

-Reading for specific purposes

-Understanding the text & being able to answers specific questions relating to the text

OET General Skills

-Vocabulary Skills

-English grammar in oral and written communication

-Target language

-Medical terms and their meanings


-Medical roots, suffixes and prefixes 

-Medical related tests, charts and templates

-Medical terminology

-Australian health care sector – understanding

About Matt Christie:

Matt is a successful speaker and educator with over 21 year’s experience in the corporate world. He has held national training roles in the allied health, retail, hospitality, hairdressing and teacher professional development sectors. He is passionate about assisting individuals to initiate positive change in their lives. Matt's background includes postgraduate studies in education and educates students across the world.

Founder and CEO of the Matt Christie Institute of Australia offering OET Preparation Clinics around the world making it the largest provider of its kind. In 2012 was listed as the first international OET Preparation Provider by the owners of the OET Test.

Matt's Clients:

  • Flight Centre Australia                      
  • Sisters of Mercy 
  • Australian Hospitality Leisure Group    
  • Mercy Disability Services
  • Pizza Hut Australia
  • Mt Olivet Hospital    
  • Anam Cara Care              
  • Mater Private Hospital
  • Stefan Hair Fashions                               
  • The Wesley Mission
  • Independent Grocers Australia      

Matt has been employed in management positions at some of Australia's Top Education Providers as Head of Education and Director of Studies. Matt has also spent many years in the class room teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds. He has been invited to judge the Australian Training Awards and present awards at the Victorian Sports Awards. He has taught OET for the last 12 years internationally.

As an active member of the community he regularly volunteers his time with the Salvation Army Australia and Uniting Care Australia. Matt is continuing studies in nutrition, iridology and holistic medicine in 2016 and is due to graduate in 2018.

In 2017 the Matt Christie Institute of Australia will expand its Asia, Europe, Australia and Middle East Operations making the institute the largest of its kind worldwide.

Matt will open two retail stores in 2018 in Australia, which will see the business grow at a new level.

He has a strong passion for lifelong learning and lives and works by his very own personal philosophy: 

"You can do anything if you put your mind to it - Anything in the whole wide world" 

Inclusions: All course materials, OET Clinic study pack, lectures & handouts and certificate of participation

Catering: Continuous tea & coffee and biscuits



Course Delivery Modes:

Students will participate in lectures, tutorials& one on one assessments

Entry Requirements:

MCIOA diagnostic test or previous OET Test Results



Includes course fee and admissions fee)

*Conditions of enrolment apply*

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Contact us:

Australia: +61 3 8376 6906 / New Zealand: +64 9887 0226 / The Philippines: +63 2 224 4305

UK: +4433 0808 4309 / Singapore: +65 3163 1063 / United Arab Emirates: 8000 320 342

Head Office: Ground Floor, 234 Albert Road, South Melbourne, 3205, Victoria, Australia

Manila Office: Fort Legend Level 10-1 Fort Legend Tower, 3rd Avenue and 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1632, The Philippines