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OET Online/ Correspondence Courses

This course is designed to improve the four (4) macro skills of reading, writing, listening & speaking for the Occupational English Test.

Who is the program for?

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. Each board or council determines the result required from candidates to meet the language competency standards required in order to function in their profession.

For whom is the course suitable?

  • Health professionals seeking registration in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore
  • Health professionals needing to develop English skills
  • Those seeking entry to any of the MCIOA OET short courses
  • Those seeking entry to the MCIOA Diploma of English for Health Professionals
  • 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
  • Those who 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


The program is taught by experienced English Teachers from Australia with a solid knowledge of the OET Exam.

Inclusions: course materials, lectures & handouts access online or have the materials mailed to you.


5/10/15 Weeks

Course Delivery Modes:

Students will participate in online lectures, tutorials& self-paced assessments

Assessment Methods:

Study OET on-line & be taught by a professional Australian teacher

Don’t have time to come to class? Need the flexibility to study?

The Matt Christie Institute of Australia has the solution for you.

Course Fees:

5 Weeks=AUD$1000

10 Weeks=AUD$1910

20 Weeks=AUD$2510

All courses are subject to the non-refundable admissions fee AUD$150

How does it work?

  1. Simply enrol on-line at
  2. Complete the Placement Test
  3. Sign the copyright disclaimer
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Be given on-line access to the MCIOA learning portal
  6. Commence your studies

Sample OET Training Materials

MCIOA Online Learning Sample OET Writing Task

MCIOA Online Learning Sample OET Reading Task Part A and Part B

MCIOA Online Learning Sample OET Listening Task Part A and Part B

MCIOA Online Learning Sample OET Speaking Task

What will I need to study online?

  1. A stable internet connection
  2. Webcam
  3. Access to a scanner

How will I be assessed?

Reading, writing & listening will be assessed by the teacher, you simply scan in your work & email to

In just 72 hours your completed work will be scanned back to you with comments from the teacher for further improvement with helpful hints.

Speaking is assessed via Skype at a designated time negotiated by you & your teacher.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum of 5.5 in General IELTS, OET results, MCIOA placement exam with a passing grade of 65% or those that have completed a short OET Preparation Course at MCIOA.

*Conditions of enrolment apply*

Head Office Location:

MCIOA Main Campus

Level 3, 227 Collins Street

Melbourne 3000

Intake / Admissions:

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“I'm very grateful, for all the great job you have done in my preparation for exam. You are the best, Matt. I feel much more, than I can say in English, for now. Thanks a lot from me and all my family.”