CRICOS Code: 102574B
English for Healthcare and Nursing - Upper Intermediate - OET Preparation
The program is tailored for students who have completed the Intermediate level English Healthcare and Nursing course or equivalent (the course develops English skills at an upper intermediate level). It focuses on developing the spoken and written communication skills required by healthcare professionals, in situations such as staff-patient interactions, workplace instructions, shift handover meetings and more, by preparing students for the professional language needs of the industry in Australia. Students will focus on nursing topics and professional communication skills relevant to their career path, using high quality materials including Occupational English Test (OET) practice tests.
Preparation Provider: OET Knowlege
Target vocabulary specific to healthcare and nursing, including patient admissions, respiratory problems, wound and diabetes care, medications, pre- and post-operative patient assessment. Students practise using useful vocabulary in role plays, online games, quizzes and real-world writing tasks.
Passionate & Experienced Teachers
Our experienced English language teachers and qualified nurses will give you a comprehensive language learning experience, as well as real-world knowledge of the Australian healthcare industry.
Focus on real workplace communication skills such as admitting and discharging a patient or explaining handovers. Learn workplace jargon and expressions.
Medical focus topics include:
- The heart and explaining how it works
- The respiratory system
- Wound bed preparation
- Explaining hypoglycaemia and diabetes
- The kidneys and renal failure
- Intravenous (IV) infusions
- Australian Healthcare System
Charter Australia adopts a rolling enrolment model. Domestic students have the flexibility to enrol in any week when a new unit of competency commences. International students, on the other hand, are able to enrol at the start of each school term. Please refer to the Term Dates for further information.
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- Speaking practice in class so learners can communicate with improved accuracy, fluency and confidence when dealing with patients and colleagues.
- Writing tasks with individualised teacher feedback.
- Regular assessment using OET practice materials with constructive feedback.
Core Textbook, Workbook, Videos, Authentic Australian learning materials.
- 22 hours per week
- 5.5 hours per day
- 4 days per week
Course Duration & Delivery
Duration: 15 weeks classes + 1 week review period
New students can commence on any Monday during term, however we suggest starting at the beginning of the term and finishing all 15 weeks, as each week will focus on specific healthcare topics.
Visit Fees & Refunds for International Students page.
Pathways to Further Studies
After successfully completing our
English for Healthcare and Nursing - Upper Intermediate - OET test preparation course, you will be well-equipped to take the OET exam and open up a range of opportunities. These include fulfilling the English language requirements for healthcare professions, enhancing your chances of employment in English-speaking countries, and advancing your career in the healthcare sector.