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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

-Pronunciation

-Medical roots, suffixes and prefixes 

-Medical related tests, charts and templates

-Medical terminology

-Australian health care sector – understanding

Educators:

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.

Duration:

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 www.mcioa.com.au
  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

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/WNU0028-Daisy-Bouquet.pdf

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

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/RPA0015-Anxiety-Disorders-SAMPLE-PAGE-1.pdf

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/RPA0015-Anxiety-Disorders-Sample-ANSWER-SHEET.pdf

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/RPB0100-Losing-Patients-Part-1-Workbook-1.pdf

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/RPB0100-Losing-Patients-Part-1-Workbook-2.pdf

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

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/LPA0019-Doug-Workbook-1.pdf

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/LIS0103-Future-Food-Part-1-Workbook-1.pdf

MCIOA Online Learning Sample OET Speaking Task

http://www.mcioa.com.au/data/documents/Speaking-SAMPLE.pdf

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 onlinestudents@mcioa.com.au

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.”