Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • It's my first time to take the exam. What course should I enrol in?

You should enrol in an All Skills Course to ensure you are exam ready for each sub-skill tests. We have course options ranging from our top of the range Ultimate course down to our Self Study Option. Click here for detais.

  • Do I need to pass all 4 skills in one sitting?

For most professions, if you are applying to work in Australia you can combine 2 tests within a 6 month period and as long as achieve a B grade in each skill overall with no sub-score below C, it will be  accepted . However, each profession has its own set of rules and it also depends on which region you plan to work in, ie Australia, New Zealand or Singapore.  Please refer to the AHPRA website  for the latest information

  • I have achieved B in 3 skills already and only need to pass one more skill. Do you offer courses for single skills?

Definitely. OET Online has Writing  only courses, Speaking  only courses, Reading only courses and Listening only courses so you can focus on individual skill areas . See below for further details.

Writing

  • I can pass the other skills but always get C in writing, what course is best for me?

We have 3 main options available. 

  1. Virtual Writing Class + Online Grammar Review (Includes 12 hours of Virtual classes + 5 corrections for a total of 30 hours of study $350) Highly recommended

  2. Virtual Writing Class (Includes 6 hours of Virtual classes + 3 corrections for a total of 16 hours of study $240)

  3. You can enrol in a writing only course such as Writing Module 1  for your profession

Click here to compare writing courses

  • How many writing tasks do I need to submit and do to reach the level required?

If you have taken OET before and received a C grade, or have done IELTS and got a 6.5, then 3 to 5 tasks is often enough to reach the level required. If you have taken OET before and got a D grade or have an IELTS of 6 then you will probably need 6~12 tasks plus serious study to reach the level required.

Reading

  • I can pass the other skills but always get C//D in reading, what course is best for me?

We have 3 main options available. 

  1. Enrol in our Virtual Reading Class + Teacher Support  (Includes 6 hours of Virtual classes + 2 private X 1 hour tutorials and 8 Part A and 8 Part B practice tasks $350) Highly recommended
  2. Enrol in our Virtual Class: Reading course (includes 3 X 2 hour lectures covering all the key strategies for Part A and Part B. You will be amazed at how much you can improve! $240)
  3. Enrol in a Reading only course via this link: Reading Only
  • How do I get a B grade in reading

Part A and Part B are marked separately but it is a combined score of approx 65% that you need to get a B grade. Part A is worth 33.3% and Part B 66.6%. For example if you got 0% for Part A and 100% for Part B, you would still get a B grade. A good target is get 50% for Part A and 75% for Part B in order to achieve an overall B grade.

 

Listening

  • What course do you recommend to help me improve listening?

We have 2 main options available. 

  1. Enrol in our Virtual Listening Class  which includes 3 X 2 hour lectures covering all the key strategies for listening and note-taking. You will be amazed at how much you can improve!
  2. Enrol in a Listening only course via this link: Listening Only
  • How do I get a B grade in listening?

Listening is 50% Part A and 50% Part B and a combined score of approx 65% is needed to get a B grade. Practice is the key and we can show you the way!

 

Speaking

  • I can pass the other skills, but not speaking. Can you help me?

We have 2 main options available. 

    1. Enrol in our Virtual Speaking Class which includes 3 X 2 hour lectures covering all the key strategies and language skills required to improve. The course also includes 3 private skype classes with your tutor.
    2. You can enrol in a speaking only course such as Speaking Module 1  for your profession
  • I live overseas so how can I find a suitable time for my Skype lessons?

We have an online booking system so you can select times based on your tutor's availability. We are very flexible so there is never a problem scheduling lessons regardless of your location.

  • Can I find study partners through your website?

Yes, we have an Online Forum so that students can find study partners and study together!

 

General Questions

  • How long does it take to complete a course?

The great thing about online courses is the flexibility. All OET Online courses have 24/7 access and you can study at your own pace.  This means they can be completed within 2 or 3 weeks if you study intensively and have an upcoming exam or within 2 or 4 months depending on course duration and your planned exam date.

  • I am not confident with my English skills. Can I still join a course?

Absolutely. The only requirement is that you are a health professional and the OET Online teaching team is happy to help all overseas health professionals achieve their goals regardless of level.

  • I live overseas. Can I still access the study material from my country?

Yes definitely and we have students from all over the world studying our courses and with the same goal of clearing OET. All you need is a computer or device and internet connection for 24/7 access.

How do I enrol?

Watch our video which will explain the procedure: How to Enrol

 

 

Last modified: Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:26 AM