Why EfL?

  • Get intensive one-to-one or small group tuition
  • Focus on the areas where you need the most practice
  • Study at your own pace
  • Get intensive feedback from experienced teachers
  • Approach the test with confidence
  • Maximise your OET score
  • We are happy to assist you in the examination enrolment process

We help you to:

  • Learn about the contents and structure of the OET test
  • Develop essential test-taking strategies to use in each section of the OET test
  • Increase your confidence by undertaking regular practice tests under exam conditions
  • Improve your writing style and learn how to construct effective OET writing tasks
  • Increase your range of vocabulary for the OET test
  • Improve your speaking, fluency and presentation skills
  • Increase your listening comprehension
  • Improve your reading skills
  • Gain a better understanding of grammar

Length of the course

The length of the course will vary but is normally 4 -10 lessons of 1½ - 2 hours.

Why study OET?

The Occupational English Test (OET) is a language test for overseas-qualified health professionals. It assesses English language proficiency as it is used in medical and health professions. The test measures the language competency of health professionals who are seeking registration and the ability to practise in English-speaking contexts. It is designed to ensure that language competency is assessed in a relevant professional context.

The OET tests the following professions:

Dentistry Pharmacy
Dietetics Podiatry
Medicine Physiotherapy
Nursing Radiography
Occupational Therapy Speech Pathology
Optometry Veterinary Science


OET Test Format

The OET is divided into four subtests – Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

The topics of the Reading and Listening sub-tests are of general medical interest and cover a wide variety of issues. The OET is a test of English, not of medical knowledge.

The Writing sub-test is profession-specific. In each test, there is one task set for each profession based on a typical workplace situation and the demands of the profession. The task is to write a letter, usually a letter of referral. Depending on the profession, a different type of letter is sometimes required: e.g., a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer or group.

The Speaking sub-test is an individual interview that takes around 20 minutes. You take this part of the OET using materials specifically for your profession – a nurse does roleplays for nursing, a dentist does roleplays for dentistry, and so on.


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"I was having trouble with the OET but my teacher from EfL really made it clear how I should try to approach the test. Finally I could pass and continue to develop my nursing career!"

Philippines Malou - Philippines