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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

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 of the sub-skills tested. We have course options ranging from our top of the range Ultimate Course down to our Economy. Click on your profession via the front page for details.

How long can I access the course?
Our courses have a range of different access periods from 1 month to 12 month access. All OET Online courses are available 24/7 so can study any time night or day at your own pace. Courses can be completed within 2 or 3 weeks with intense study if you have an upcoming exam or spread out over a longer period until your planned exam date. Select your course based on the amount of writing corrections, private speaking classes or tutorials, along with reading and listening practice tasks you require.

Are your teachers experienced?
As health professionals taking a high stakes exam, you deserve the best! That is why we only employ teachers with the highest qualifications combined with experience and dedication to helping you achieve your goals.

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. Our courses are very detailed and designed not only to help you pass the exam, but also to build your English language skills, and particular your medical English communication skills.

I live overseas. Can I still access the LIVE lectures from my country?
Yes definitely as we have two LIVE lectures per day, Monday - Friday at times suitable for all regions. In addition, all lectures are recorded for later viewing if you can't attend LIVE. All you need is a computer or device and internet connection for 24/7 access.

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.

Do I need to pass all 4 skills in one sitting?
The rules vary depending on profession and the region you are applying for. Please check the necessary regulatory body for your target region to get the latest information.

Can I try before I buy?
Yes, you can self enrol in our FREE Taster Course which is the perfect way to experience OET Online learning.

What currency are your course fees listed in?
All course fees are listed in Australian Dollars, click here to view these prices in your currency.

I don't have a credit card. Are there any other payment options?
Yes, click here to see the options: Payment Options.

Are the class times suitable to my location?
We have a great timetable that is designed to fit your location and schedule. We offer two LIVE classes a day, to maximise your opportunity of attending LIVE classes. However, we understand that with work and lifestyle commitments, you may not be always able to attend the live class. That is why we offer RECORDED VIDEO so you will never miss a class.

What if I can't access Zoom in my location, can I still study with OET Online?
There are various ways to overcome the ban of services such as Zoom. Many users choose to use a Virtual Private Network or VPN for short. A good VPN service will

  • Keep your online activity private
  • Unblock restricted websites and apps
  • Encrypt your connection for safer data transfers
Click here for details: Top10VPN

Do you have virtual writing lectures specific to my profession?
Absolutely! Every week we offer LIVE and interactive virtual lectures where we analyse case notes to help you write well focussed letters that match the OET exam criteria. A must do lecture to help you pass this challenging sub-test. There are 3 options.

  1. Doctors only where we analyse and practice tasks specific to Medicine.
  2. Nurses only where we analyse and practice tasks specific to Nursing.
  3. Allied Professions: At OET Online, you have not been forgotten!! So whether you are a Dentist, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Radiographer, Speech Pathologist or Veterinarian, we offer small group lectures where we analyse and practice tasks specific to your profession.

My grammar is a bit weak, can you help?
Yes we can. Our Virtual Grammar Lectures will help you master all the essential elements of grammar required to write accurate and error free medical referral letters including:

  • Sentence structure
  • Verb use
  • Formal medical vocabulary and expression
  • Articles and prepositions
  • Punctuation, Capitals, Spelling
  • LIVE Corrections

Can I see the LIVE Lecture timetable for my region?
Yes, you can view the timetable according to your region via the front page, or the FREE Taster Course: All Skills page. Each timetable will be separated by timezone.

What's the difference between the All Skills and the All Skills Plus+ courses?
The All Skills Plus+ and All Skills courses are an excellent option for improving your level in all skills and both contain the following features:

  • Full access to twice-daily LIVE Lectures + Recorded VIDEO
  • Personal Writing Corrections with Grading & Feedback
  • Speaking Role-play Practice
  • Exam-quality Reading & Listening Practice Sets

Differences Between the All Skills: Plus+ and All Skills Courses
Features All Skills: Plus+ All Skills
Private Tutorials 1-hr tutorials including
  • LIVE Writing Corrections
  • Speaking Role-play Practice
  • Reading & Listening Skill-building Activities
45-min Speaking Classes
Writing Correction LIVE corrections completed during private tutorials Corrections submitted via the OET Online website
Pre-Exam Mock Test
YES
NO
Pricing Slightly more expensive, but more personal teacher support Great value for money!

It's my first time to take the exam. What course should I enrol in?
You should enrol in an All Skills or an All Skills Plus+ course to ensure you are exam ready for each of the sub-skills tested. We have options ranging from our top of the range Ultimate down to our Economy. Click on your profession via the front page for details.

Can I upgrade between courses?
Yes, our All Skills and All Skills Plus+ courses are designed to be upgradable. This means you can start with the Economy or Turbo, then upgrade to a Standard, Platinum or Ultimate course by paying the price difference between the courses, plus a minimal AU$17.50 upgrade fee. This will allow for a longer access period and extra resources to meet your needs.

How can the Writing courses help me?
We have great profession specific writing courses with a full complement of features to help you improve your overall Writing skills & pass OET, designed & packaged according to your specific needs.
Our Writing courses include:

  • Expert corrections, feedback and grading from our highly skilled and native English teachers
  • 2 LIVE Writing Lectures per week + RECORDED VIDEO
  • 2 LIVE Grammar Lectures per week + RECORDED VIDEO
  • A wide range of resources including sample tasks and model letters, skill building and strategy worksheets, quizzes and much more

Which Writing course is right for me?
Choosing the right course can depend on a variety of factors involving:

  • Your exam preparation time (whether you're looking for a long-term or short-term course)
  • Your current skill level which will determine the set of course features you'll require in order to achieve your desired score
See the table below for a guide on selecting the appropriate course for you:
Course Option Private Tutorials LIVE Writing Lectures LIVE Grammar Lectures Writing Corrections Practice Tasks for Self-Study Suitable for:
Virtual Writing: Ultimate
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Virtual Writing: Platinum
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Virtual Writing: Standard
NO
YES
NO
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Writing Correction Service (3/5)
NO
NO
NO
YES
YES
Short-term prep.
Writing Self Study
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Short-term prep.

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 score of >300, or have done IELTS and got a 6.5, then 3-5 often enough to reach the level required. If you have taken OET before and got a <300 grade or have an IELTS of <6 then you will probably need 8 or more tasks plus serious study to reach the level required. As the old adage says, "Practice makes perfect".

How can the Reading courses help me?
We have a great range of Reading courses with a full complement of features to help you improve your overall Reading skills & pass OET, designed & packaged according to your specific needs.
Our Reading courses include:

  • A wide range of resources including exam quality test sets with detailed answer keys as well as skill building and strategy worksheets, quizzes, and much more
  • 2 LIVE Reading Lectures every week
  • Immediate access to the past month of RECORDED LECTURES (12 hours)
  • Private 1-hour tutorials with your own expert OET Reading tutor for guided feedback in Reading targeting areas your weakest areas
  • Access to our skill-building practice sets to help you build your critical reading skills, vocabulary and reading speed

Which Reading course is right for me?
Choosing the right course can depend on a variety of factors involving:

  • Your exam preparation time (whether you're looking for a long-term or short-term course)
  • Your current skill level which will determine the set of course features you'll require in order to achieve your desired score
See the table below for a guide on selecting the appropriate course for you:
Course Option Private Tutorials LIVE Reading Lectures Practice Tasks for Self-Study Suitable for:
Virtual Reading: Platinum
YES
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Virtual Reading: Standard
NO
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Reading Module
NO
NO
YES
Short-term prep.

How do I get a B grade in reading?
A total score of >30/42 is required to achieve a B grade.

How can the Listening courses help me?
We have a great range of Listening courses with a full complement of features to help you improve your overall Listening skills & pass OET, designed & packaged according to your specific needs.
Our Listening courses include:

  • A wide range of resources including exam quality test sets with detailed answer keys & transcripts as well as skill building and strategy worksheets, quizzes, and much more
  • 2 LIVE Listening Lectures every week
  • Immediate access to the past month of RECORDED LECTURES (12 hours)
  • Private 1-hour tutorials with your own expert OET Listening tutor for guided feedback in Listening targeting areas your weakest areas
  • Access to our skill-building practice sets to help you tune your ear and build vocabulary

Which Listening course is right for me?
Choosing the right course can depend on a variety of factors involving:

  • Your exam preparation time (whether you're looking for a long-term or short-term course)
  • Your current skill level which will determine the set of course features you'll require in order to achieve your desired score
See the table below for a guide on selecting the appropriate course for you:
Course Option Private Tutorials LIVE Listening Lectures Practice Tasks for Self-Study Suitable for:
Virtual Listening: Platinum
YES
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Virtual Listening: Standard
NO
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Listening Module
NO
NO
YES
Short-term prep.

How do I get a B grade in listening?
A total score of >30/42 should be enough to achieve a B grade.

How can the Speaking courses help me?
We have a great range of profession-specific speaking courses with a full complement of features to help you improve your overall Speaking skills & pass OET, designed & packaged according to your specific needs.
Our Speaking courses include:

  • One-to-one private classes on Zoom with one of our expert native speaking tutors
  • 2 LIVE Speaking Lectures every week
  • Immediate access to the past month of RECORDED LECTURES (12 hours)
  • Access to our Oral Communication Clinic with a huge range of resources to help you build your clinical communication skills

Which Speaking course is right for me?
Choosing the right course can depend on a variety of factors involving:

  • Your exam preparation time (whether you're looking for a long-term or short-term course)
  • Your current skill level which will determine the set of course features you'll require in order to achieve your desired score
See the table below for a guide on selecting the appropriate course for you:
Course Option Speaking Lessons LIVE Speaking Lectures Practice Tasks for Self-Study Suitable for:
Virtual Speaking: Platinum
YES
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Virtual Speaking: Standard
YES
YES
YES
Long-term &
Short-term prep.
Private Speaking Lessons
YES
NO
YES
Short-term prep.
Speaking Self Study
NO
NO
YES
Short-term prep.

I live overseas so how can I find a suitable time for my Zoom lessons?
Our tutors are located in both the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere, so regardless of your location you will be able to schedule classes as a convenient time. 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 a Student Forum so that students can find study partners and study together!

Last modified: Saturday, 24 February 2024, 9:11 AM