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OET preparation lessons for nurses are aimed at achieving a B Grade or at least a score of 350  in each of Speaking, Listening and Reading, and a score of 300 in Writing. These scores are required for Nursing Registration in New Zealand if your first language is not English. This is the equivalent of an IELTS band score 7.0 for Speaking, Listening and Reading and 6.5 for Writing.​

An advantage of OET for nurses compared to an IELTS course is that the vocabulary, speaking role plays, listening and reading modules, and writing tasks are all based on situations you'll encounter in your occupation as a nurse. Another advantage is that you can sit the four exams separately and only have to re-sit individual exams if you don't achieve 350 points (or 300 for writing) in that specific skill. 

OET preparation lessons can therefore be focused on the one or two skills you still require to pass if you have already passed two or three of the skill exams.

Why study OET Nursing
with Language Elevator?

I have been teaching OET (Nursing) for three years to students from India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Fiji, France and Mexico.

I am also a certified OET exam supervisor and interlocuter, which includes conducting the Speaking Role Plays in the exam. So far,  I have participated in over 50 role plays with students in the OET speaking test, which is invaluable experience when helping prepare students for the exam.  

"I'm a native Sinhala speaker from Sri Lanka. When I started my OET nursing classes with Brett, I was having a lot of trouble with my English. Brett is an amazing teacher who has patience and consideration for his students. Finally, I passed my OET exam with 4 Bs at the end of Brett's classes. I'm really grateful to have a teacher like Brett" Erandi, North Shore, Auckland


Thank you for the excellent tuition. I passed my OET exam on the first attempt. The one-to-one tuition was worth every cent. Brett is a very good, patient and friendly teacher. 100% recommendation" Angela, German & English Speaker

Prices of OET Nursing Lessons

NZD 850

for a course of 12 hours of private lessons.

Online or face to face

NZD 80

 for a one hour private lesson. Online or face to face

NZD 150

for a two hour private lesson.

Online or face to face

Request a Free 1 Hour

OET Nursing Lesson

Structure of 
OET Nursing Lessons

The number of lessons required will depend on the student's overall English level, but, as a rule of thumb, I recommend 30 hours of lessons for a student who already has a good intermediate level of English (5.5 to 6.0 IELTS equivalent).


Lessons are ideally 2 hours long for maximum learning efficiency, but 1 hour also works well for many students. The best way of studying OET is face to face, although online lessons are also possible.

OET Nursing Resources
Presenting in English

Business English Explore 

Academic IELTS

IELTS Preparation 


How to Write in English

English Reading & Writing Lessons 


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