Specialist Language Courses

OET Prepare FAQs


Studying at the right level is important to your success.

This is why you take an OET Pulse test as the first part of your course. OET Pulse is a diagnostic test developed by OET and is used by healthcare employers and educators around the world to assess the English level of those preparing for OET.

When you book your course, you will receive a code for OET Pulse. Your score in the test is used to place you in the correct group – Skilled, Intermediate or Advanced.

There are three levels of OET Prepare courses. Please read the descriptions of the level of English for each course

OET Prepare Level 1: Skilled

At this level, you can at least understand sentences and frequently used expressions in common situations, including work, travel and family. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks which need a simple and direct exchange of information.  You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

OET Prepare level 2: Intermediate

At this level, you can at least understand the main points when someone communicates clearly on familiar matters, including work, education and travel. You can speak or write in relatively simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for your opinions and plans.

OET Prepare Level 3: Advanced

At this level, you can at least understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in healthcare. You can interact with enough fluency and spontaneity to make regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects, and you can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

No. Your level will be determined by the score you achieve in OET Pulse after you book your course.

You start at the right level for you and progress through the courses. if you successfully complete Level 3, you will be ready to sit your OET test.

Booking a course

Go to https://specialistlanguagecourses.com/oet-prepare. Here you will see the upcoming courses and their lesson schedules.

Select the course that suits your availability and follow the booking process. Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Confirmation email and code for OET Pulse: You will receive an email to confirm payment. In the same email you will see a code for your OET Pulse test with instructions on how to use it.

When you can use the code for OET Pulse: You will receive your link to OET Pulse within one business day (Australian time). You should then complete the test as soon as you can so you can secure your place on the right OET Prepare course for you.

Confirming your level: After taking OET Pulse, you’ll receive your score. You will then receive an email from SLC within 72 hours to confirm your OET Prepare level.  

One week before the course starts: You will receive a further email with details of your OET Prepare course, links to the online Zoom classroom and details of who your teacher is.

There are limited places on the OET Prepare courses, so the sooner the better. The last date you can book is ten days before the course starts, but be aware that the classes may be full before then.


You can pay in US dollars, British pounds, or Euros.

About the course

There is a minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 20.

Lessons take place on Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom classroom and instructions on how to access it in your Course Confirmation email.

All materials are online. Before your course starts, you will receive an access code and instructions which tell you how to create your learning account and access the materials.

Your teacher will also give you additional materials, such as lesson notes, assignments or practice exercises. This will be done on Google Classroom, and you will be told how to access this.

To take advantage of the Zoom lessons, please join on a laptop or PC.

However, to use the online materials, you can use a smartphone. You will be able to access the online materials via an app. You will receive instructions on how to do this before your course starts.  

The teachers are all qualified, experienced OET online teaching specialists. At SLC, we have delivered over 25,000 hours of online OET preparation lessons, so the teachers really know what they’re doing.

If you miss a lesson, you can pick up the lesson notes and homework from the teacher via Google Classroom. It’s important you do this, so you keep up with the lessons.

If your teacher is ill during the course, we will organise a cover teacher to take your lesson. If no cover teacher is available, we will either reschedule the lesson to take place on a different day or give you a refund for the class if you cannot attend this.

Please check the device you are using, the browser (we recommend Chrome), and the internet connection. The minimum specifications are in the Terms and Conditions

If your set up doesn’t meet these specifications, you may have problems joining the lessons or accessing some of the resources, such as the videos.

If you haven’t received your confirmation email with the OET Pulse code, please make sure to check your spam/junk inbox. If you do not find it in your spam/junk inbox, please contact us on oet@specialistlanguagecourses.com.

The same applies if you didn’t receive your course email with details on how to access to the learning materials and schedule.  

If you’re having problems logging into your account, please make sure of the following:

  • You have the correct username and it is spelt correctly – please note your username is case sensitive
  • You have the correct password and it is spelt correctly
  • We recommend using Chrome as your browser
  • Clear your cache and cookies
  • You have successfully set up an account

If the problem persists after the above, please contact us on oet@specialistlanguagecourses.com.

Simply go to the log in page and click on ‘Forgot password?’. Then follow the instructions.

Cancellations and refunds

If we are unable to run the course you have booked, you will be told as soon as we know. Our final date for accepting new bookings is ten days before the course is scheduled to start.

You will receive a full refund, including credit card fees.

If you want to cancel your booking, you must notify us as soon as possible by email on oet@specialistlanguagecourses.com. Cancellations by phone will not be accepted.

The cancellation policy is set out in detail in the Terms and Conditions. Here is a summary:

  1. Up to fourteen (14) days before the course starts: you will receive a full refund minus a £30 administration fee. Alternatively, you can postpone your course to the next start date with no administration fee.
  2. Refund applications made fourteen (14) days or less before the course start date cannot be accepted: no refunds are available and you will no longer be able to transfer your booking to a later start date.
  3. Credit card fees are non-refundable.

Refunds will be processed within 10 to 14 working days of notification of refund.

We can only refund to the credit card used for the original payment. It is not possible for us to send a refund to a different destination (e.g., another card or bank account).

If the credit card you used for payment has expired or has been blocked, but you have a new card issued by the same bank, the refund will still arrive on the account of your new credit card, even though the number is different.

If your credit card account is closed, but you still have the account that was linked to the card, the refund should be sent there. Please check your bank account statement for the refund. No action is required by you. It can take 5 – 10 business days for the refund to reflect on your bank statement.

If, however, you no longer have an account with that bank, please contact the bank directly to check the details of the outstanding refund. Generally, the bank issues a physical cheque to reimburse you for the full amount. We recommend that you provide the bank with a valid postal address, if required.