Course Outline

Course Name: Occupational English Test Preparation

Course Description: OET Preparation Course is an intensive course which aims to prepare and equip OET candidates, health professionals, with fundamental knowledge and skill set along with heaps of test-taking techniques which can literally enable a remarkable performance and guarantee a pass score. The training covers all 4 skills; Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking as per the OET Test format.

Pre- requisites:

  • All overseas trained health professionals including Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Physiotherapist and Pharmacist can enroll into this course.
  • English proficiency level: At least a pre-intermediate level is mandatory, if the student has lower proficiency level than this, he would have to complete Foundation Course of English-at Acumen.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Student achieves advance level of English and uses it in his communication with patients and colleagues.
  • To develop analytical and critical thinking skills which helps them to comprehend Medical Research Papers seen in part B of the OET Reading Test.
  • Vocabulary building
  • Intensive training for the correct interpretation of Spoken Language through Listening practice.
  • Students develop note-taking skills as well as the ability to listen for a specific purpose.
  • Students are also given insight into Australian culture and lifestyle, so as to enhance their acceptance and understanding of patients’ perception
  • Students can converse effectively with their patients in clinical set-up.
  • To be able to write letters to other health professionals in order to convey important information about their patients’ medical history, progress, Discharge Summary or to request further assessment.

Course Schedule:

There are several study options available but the most popular among student is the 12-week In-Class course. This course avails 20 hours of classroom sessions per week.

There are 2 batches available from Monday to Friday.

  • Early Morning batch: 7:30 to 9:30 AM (IST)
  • Late Evening Batch: 7:00 to 9:00 PM (IST)

New students can enroll every Monday after completing 1-Week Basic Session.


  • Listening Strategies Part, A and Part B.
  • Listening Practice is designed to enable students to gradually progress from easy to difficult level, in terms of speed of speech delivery, ascent, and vocabulary.
  • The course books are divided into 3 categories; Beginners’, Intermediate and Advance. .(50 Tests in total)
  • Reading Strategies Part A and B.
  • Reading Practice books too, have been designed to provide challenging tasks as per the level of each student category; Beginners’, Intermediate and Advance.(50 Tests in total)
  • Writing Course includes thorough practice on how to select relevant points from case history and eliminate unnecessary information.
  • Format of different types of letters and use of appropriate phrases.
  • Speaking Practice aims at developing following skills:
  • History Taking
  • Presenting Complaints
  • Assessment and Investigations
  • Breaking Bad news
  • Discussing Treatment Options
  • Handling Difficult Patients
  • Dealing With complaints
  • Health Education
  • Reassurance
  • Explaining Consequences

Grammar Sessions:

  • Tenses and vigorous practice for the use of active and passive voice in sentences.
  • Synthesis of Simple, Compound and complex Sentences by using noun, appositives, infinitive, gerund, coordinating conjunctions and transitional words and phrases.
  • Model Auxiliaries
  • Capitals
  • Articles
  • Punctuations
  • Formal and Informal expressions

Classroom teaching

Acumen avails group batches for OET preparation. Our coaching sessions are usually for 3 months duration during which we provide intensive English training to enhance your language skills; Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

We understand that as a health professional you work on shift basis and we therefore, allow our students to attend batches as per their convenience. There are 2 different time slots; Morning and Evening & students can interchangeably attend any of the 2 batches.

  • Small Groups
  • A book with detail strategies and practice test for each module.
  • Special Sessions on grammar and vocabulary.
  • Library from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Heaps of Materials for Self-practice.
  • Weekly test.
  • 4 Mock tests prior to the actual exam.