OET (Occupational English Test)
OET is a Profession based English course conducted by CAE Australia. It is a course for medical professionals who wish to migrate, study or work in Australia or New Zealand. Each medical professions has separate test related to their field in OET.OET comprises of four modules, similar to the IELTS, i.e.: reading, listening, writing and speaking.OET test result are given in grade system, the highest grade is A, next is B and it goes down C, D, E respectively. Most of the health professionals need A or B or C grade to process applications for study or work or migrate purpose. The Australian Embassy in New Delhi and Madras conducts the examination six to seven times a year (January, March, May, June, August, October, and November). More information on OET is available at www.oet.com.au
OET at International Academy
International Academy is the first training institute in India that started providing training for this test. We make sure that we have all the materials that are available on this particular examination. Classes are conducted by tutors who are well versed in English and are rich in theoretical knowledge on the respective medical subject. From our past batches of OET, 80% have come out with B grade or above and are well placed in Australia. Our classes are held regular mode and intensive mode (crash courses), regular classes are held for new students and crash course is beneficial for students who have attended OET previously. Regular batches duration is 45-90 days and Crash batch is 30 days only.
Method of Training
- Our training comprises of Preparation Class and Intensive Class (Crash Batch).
- Preparation level
- Intensive Level
New students join provided preparation class to familiarize with OET system. OET is a test based on time frame. It assesses proficiency in English for Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking. During this period, the time frame stipulated by the OET Exam is not insisted upon in preparing the lessons.
After preparation stage, the students will start Intensive training according to OET system and time frame to prepare in each of the OET module. Discussion is held before starting the tests, after the test the trainer will discusses common mistakes in the class and individual corrections are made. In this class students are given guidance and tips on how to write, speak, listen and read in OET to achieve a good band in examination. Candidates will have model tests every Saturday similar to the OET exam. The results are given according to the OET grading system, i.e. A, B, C, D etc. Students are given correction and assessment after their test and provided care and attention on modules they find difficult. Once the candidates obtain a required score that is stable during all the tests, the trainer will advise him/her to apply for the exam. Others will be retained till they improve their performance.
Differences between IELTS & OET
1. If a candidate appears for IELTS and does not attain the required score, he/she will have to appear for the whole exam again, whereas, in OET, the candidate needs to repeat only the failed module. The fees will be levied for that particular module only.
2. OET, being a profession based English exam, it deals only with Medical topics. [I.e. for Nurses, nursing related topics, for physiotherapists, physiotherapy related topics, for Pharmacists pharmacy related subjects, etc.] Thus the exam is easier than IELTS, where they have questions based on general topics.
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