At Box Hill Institute, we offer two programs for International students wish to improve their English to pursue a Health career:  

  • English for Health and 
  • English for OET Preparation

English for Health is our starter course for students wishing to improve their English in the Healthcare sector, as well general English in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. It’s the perfect course to get you ready for further studies in the Healthcare sector.

English for OET Preparation is a more advanced English course focused on the Health industry, and is also suitable for overseas or locally trained health professionals preparing for the OET. The Occupational English Test (OET) is a highly regarded English Language assessment in the Australian Health industry and at Box Hill Institute. The OET for Preparation course is heavily focused on the OET, with weekly practice exams. Graduates of English for Health may also wish to continue their language journey by completing this course.

Both courses run for 10 weeks, 5 hours per day, 4 days per week. 

The end dates of the courses correspond with the test dates for the OET. Perfect timing!


Intake dates for 2019: 11 April, 4 July, 26 September

Cost per course: $4200.00 (both courses combined run for 20 weeks, at a cost of $8400.00).

CRICOS code: 097282E 

National Code 0008ELOET
Study Areas International Students
Study Level Short Course

Our teachers are highly experienced English language teachers, and accredited OET Preparation trainers. 

English for Health focuses on reading, writing, speaking and listening using health vocabulary and common hospital terminology and documents. You will also study grammatical structures using academic varieties of English.

English for OET Preparation focuses heavily on preparing for the Occupational English Test, with new practice exams conducted weekly, based on current and contemporary issues in the healthcare sector. The Occupational English Test (OET) is a highly regarded English Language assessment in the Australian Health industry and at Box Hill Institute.



English for Health: IELTS 6.0 or successful completion of ELICOS Upper Intermediate 2 with an overall score of 81% or more.

English for OET Preparation: IELTS 6.5 or successful completion of ELICOS English for Health with an overall score of 75% or more.

You’ll need:

  • writing materials (notebook and pens)
  • laptop (not essential, but at times you may be in a classroom without computers)

All other learning materials will be provided in class.

For local enquiries please contact us at or call 1300 269 445

For overseas enquiries, direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

English for Health: graduates may wish to pursue vocational studies in the health sector in areas such as individual support.  English for Health graduates may also like to prepare for higher level health studies (such as nursing), by completing the English for OET Preparation course.  

English for OET Preparation prepares local or overseas trained health professionals for the OET.  This course is also designed for graduates of English for Health, wishing to prepare for higher level studies in areas such as nursing. 

Last updated: February 21, 2019 03:33pm