Course code: 900-82910

Statement of Attainment in Preparation for OET (Reading and Writing)

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Overview About this course

Gain English communication skills and test strategies to sit the Occupational English Test (OET) with confidence. Improve your English reading and writing skills and learn in contexts specific to your healthcare profession.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Read and engage in medical information texts on health topics

  • Write referral letters based on medical context (specific to your healthcare profession)

  • Use Work Health and Safety (WHS) vocabulary

  • Improve written communication skills

  • Take this course together with the Statement of Attainment in Preparation for OET (Listening and Speaking)

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • English language skills and test strategies to pass the reading and writing tests in the Occupational English Test (OET)

  • Exposure to real practice tests that will prepare you for the OET

  • Experience in English written communication skills used in a variety of healthcare contexts

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies or enhance your career opportunities in your chosen healthcare profession

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • The ability to attend an information session, consisting of an interview and a written assessment. This is to ensure that you are placed into the right class and so that you can access appropriate support if needed.

  • A valid visa that allows you to study in Australia. Please bring this with you as this will be assessed during the interview process.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest and passion to work in healthcare

  • A desire to improve your English reading and writing skills in a medical context

  • Interests in learning the work health and safety practices for Australian healthcare industries

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: sitting the Occupational English Test (OET) confidently, pursuing further medical study, medical or allied health positions


There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the Statement of Attainment in Preparation for OET (Reading and Writing) and pass the Occupational English Test (OET). It’s important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by checking your state licensing body.

Study pathways

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Develop English language competence for the IELTS reading test NAT11042010

  • Develop English language competence for the IELTS writing test NAT11042011

  • Apply routine English Work, Health and Safety vocabulary SWEAWV001

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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