Graduating Students

Today we had 16 students finish their English courses at Lexis Noosa.

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We have Mia from Michael’s private class, Kai, Cecile and Sawami from Pre-Intermediate class, Alicia, Ayumu and Reina from Elementary class, Marion, Leonardo, Lupo and Manon from Upper-Intermediate class, Maud and Melanie from Intermediate class, Tanja from FCE class and Svenja from CAE class.

  All the best in the future and always keep in touch!

Courtyard Fun!

It’s always fun to see our classes use the courtyard to do fun English activities for the students.

Today we had our Elementary classes, Pre-Intermediate classes and Intermediate classes using the courtyard at the same time. Such a fun way to learn English!

Graduating Students

Today we say good-bye to 2 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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We have Hitomi from Sam’s Intermediate class and Robin from Kirsten’s Upper Intermediate class.

 We wish them all the best in the future!

Hardworking and Hilarious Option Classes.

This afternoon I had the pleasure of going to all of our Option classes to check in and see how everyone is doing.

All I received was smiles and laughs. 🙂

Our current option classes are:

  • Grammar with the amazing Lize.
  • Current Affairs with the elegant Annette.
  • Customer Service with Kerri the elite laugh machine.
  • Reading and Writing with the radiant Eileen.
  • Survival Speaking with hilarious Kirsten.

Keep studying and having fun.

If you need help or assistance with anything don’t be afraid to come into Reception and ask our amazing staff.

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Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 5 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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Brian from IELTS class, Fernando from Upper Intermediate, Mio from Intermediate, Paul and Ikumi from Pre Intermediate class.

Enjoy your travels around Australia and please keep in touch wherever life may take you. We wish you all the best!

 

 

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Lexis Noosa

Now we’re getting closer to finding out who will be FIFA World Cup 2018 champion!

Here are the results from the round of 16.

Last 16 final results

Quarter Finals are on this weekend so make sure you get some friends together to watch all of the games! All the game times are listed below and can be watched on the SBS channel.

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For all the results from previous games and additional information head to the whiteboard in the kitchen area!

GOOD LUCK!!

Cider Tasting

This afternoon the wonderful students at Lexis Noosa, engaged in an awesome English exercise – Cider Tasting 🙂

With the help of some of our Customer Service Students, everyone was able to indulge in 5 different varieties of Cider.

Lots of happy faces and lots of English was shared.

The ciders that were tasted are listed below.

CIDER 1: CASTAWAY CLASSIC PEAR CIDER  

Castaway Pear Cider is perfectly balanced and proudly produced in Western Australia. Radiating with the smell of crisp fragrant pears this cider is made for fruit-fulled refreshment. It is a crisp, fruity, easy drinking cider. Best enjoyed served over ice on a warm summer day.

CIDER 2:  REKORDERLIG STRAWBERRY & LIME CIDER

Made from the purest Swedish spring water and deliciously ripe summer strawberry flavours, Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider is perfect served over ice or mixed with fresh mint for an incredible taste sensation.

CIDER 3: THE HILL CIDER COMPANY – APPLE

Made using only the crispest Adelaide Hills apples, The Hills Cider company apple cider is bright straw in colour displays fresh floral mores with a hint of custard apple and minerals. Crisp green apples on the palate, with layers if lime sherbet, custard apple and sweet vanilla. Serve ice cold. deliciously refreshing!

CIDER 4: 5 SEEDS APPLE

5 Seeds Crisp Apple Cider is a wonderfully refreshing Cider with flavoursome apple characteristics coming through in both the aroma and flavour. 5 Seeds has become one of Australia’s favourite ciders for obvious reasons! Serve on its own over ice or with the addition of some fresh fruit.

CIDER 5: REKORDERLIG PASSIONFRUIT

Lovers of Cheeky Rascal’s refreshing fruit-flavoured ciders are going to fall head over heels for their Passionfruit and Pink Lady Apply cider blend. Power packed tropical flavours courtesy of quality Passionfruit is expertly intertwined with crunchy Pink Lady characters to create a cider destined for a Sunday afternoon.

Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 5 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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We say goodbye to Mayu and Amparo from Intermediate, Livio and Bartosz from Upper Intermediate and Yutaro from Cambridge FCE class.

We would like to wish our Lexis Noosa students all the best in the future. Good Luck!

July Activity Calendar

Check out the new Activity Calendar for Lexis Noosa.

Here you can find all the activities that we will be doing throughout the month of July!

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Next week we have a fun filled week planned for you all to enjoy. Just need to come to Reception and sign up each week for the activities you would like to participate in!

Job Workshop

Every Tuesday from 2pm – Job Workshop

Need help writing your resume, getting a Tax File Number or ABN number or just looking for some jobs online. Come to reception and sign up for the Job Workshop.

 

Strawberry Picking

Wednesday 4th June 2018 – 2pm Meet in the courtyard. Limited Spaces!

Join us for an adventure to the Cooloola Berry fields to pick your own strawberries!

 

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Grammar Workshop – Every Thursday at 2pm! Sign up at Reception.

 

Movie Afternoon

Afternoon Movie help at Lexis Noosa

Looking for an activity that’s exciting and entertaining? Than look no further….. We will be showing a movie from our Netflix collection and also supplying some delicious snacks for you all to enjoy.

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There are a lot of jobs available online! Just need to submit your resume online. If you need help please come to Job Workshop on Tuesday from 2pm!

Casual Barista in Coolum Beach – Seek 28.6.18

A cafe in Coolum Beach is seeking a casual Barista (up to 35 hours per week) to join our team.
To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Barista
  • Have Australian work rights

 

Housekeeping Attendant – Ingenia Holidays Noosa – Seek 27.6.18

The primary responsibility of the Housekeeping Attendant is to ensure the rooms within the community are clean and in an orderly manner as well as attend to the amenity blocks and common areas.

 

Chef/Cook needed casual 25-35hrs. Eddie Chebba’s – Gumtree 28.6.18

Arcadia St, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

Chef/cook required for Eddie Chebba’s Noosa Junction. 25-35 hrs a week, with more in the coming months. Must be able to work in small team and cover head chefs day off, all with a positive attitude. Great atmosphere and working environment, contribute to menu ideas and grow with the business. Email resumes to tristanmead83@gmail.com Or in person.

 

Job vacancy – Coolum Beach, QLD – Gumtree 27.6.18

Cook required for busy cafe / takeaway, casual position that could become permenant part or full time for the right person. Duties include preparation of base commodities, cooking of snacks, baking, cooking of  meat and seafood.  Must be able to work under pressure to produce meals in a timely manner. Our trading hours are 8 AM to 7 PM, 7 days a week. Must be clean,attentive to detail, willing to learn, easy going personality. Flexible working hours to suit both the business and the employee. The business is a well established over 15 years, recently relocated to new and larger premises due to our growth and expansion of offering, we require the right person.

 

Busy fast paced restraunt looking for kitchen hand ! – Gumtree 27.6.18

Fast paced, young and reliable kitchen hand needed for busy restaurant on Thomas street. To be suitable for this role you must: -be available Tuesday and Thursday nights -be willing to learn -be reliable This job offers 8-12 hours per week.

 

Breakfast cook for Italian coffee shop in Noosa – Gumtree 26.6.18

Well know Noosa coffee icon require a cook / breakfast chef will be prepared to be versatile and work in different sections of the kitchen, both independently and as part of a team.

5 morning shift (8-1pm) preparing pre made meals and make breakfast

3 evening shift (5-10pm) help the Head chef during service

To be successful in this role you Must:

– Have 2 years of experience in a similar role

– Be punctual and reliable

– Be available to work on a 5 or 6 days roster (weekends are a must)

– Be passionate about cooking with fresh produce, working in a team environment and delivery a premium product on the table to each and every customer

– Enjoy working in a busy environment with a true passion for Italian cooking

– A keen eye for detail and a positive and proactive approach

– Have the ability to step up, show your creative flair and back up the Head Chef when required.

-Experience in fresh pasta making and pizza making highly preferred but not essential for someone willing to lear.

This is an excellent opportunity for a career minded individual with a strong work ethic and passion for food. Experience in Italian dining is preferable. Remuneration based on skills and experience. Regional sponsorship available for the right candidate. To apply to this job please send us your Resume. Please note applications without resume won’t be consider. We will contact the right candidate. You must have the rights to live and work in Australia.

 

KItchen staff required – Noosa Heads 26.6.18 Gumtree

We are looking for a strong, reliable and dedicated Kitchen Staff to join our kitchen team on a casual basis. Approx 15-20 hours per week and required knowledge and experiences of Korean food and ingredients

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Waiting position available – Gumtree 26.6.18

A traditional Italian Restaurant is seeking an industry professional with a passion for food, wine and service to support our Restaurant .

This water view restaurant is located in the touristic Noosa Marina and our customer base is varied so service can be fast paced during peak season and school holidays period.

This is a casual position with variable number of hours available (10 h/w to 20-25h/w) and you will be required to be available on week days night time and on weekend.

To be successful in this role you MUST have:

  • Good floor skills and amazing customer focus
  • Italian food and wine knowledge, preferred but not essential if you are a fast learner
  • The ability to provide smooth dining experience for customers
  • Ability to communicate clearly, to work in a team and BE RELIABLE.
  • QLD RSA certificate or willingness to get one

What we offer:

  • Friendly team and work environment
  • No early starts

If you think to have what it takes for this position send us your Resume and be ready to come in for a trial shift.

Ciao!

 

 

Teacher Profile – Lize

This week we are introducing our Teacher Lize!

 

We sat down and asked the hard questions to our  English Teacher Lize to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and Afrikaans.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I learned how to drive when I was 8 years old…… on my grandparents’ farm 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Australia and South Africa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think I would be a professional photographer or graphic designer.

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Cleaning my house and doing the laundry or taking my dog for a walk on the beach.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Samba Grill on Gympie Terrace 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Pap, wors en sous (Polenta with tomato and onion relish and traditional South- African farmer sausage)

What is your favourite pastime?

Photography, scrapbooking, watching TV and reading.

What is your English tip? 

Make friends with people who don’t speak your language so that you are forced to speak it all the time. And also READ READ READ!! For vocabulary extension, watch kids TV programs.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Lize one of our General English teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Teacher Profile – Phil

Introducing our CAE Cambridge teacher Phil!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our Cambridge teacher Phil to find out a little bit more about him.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and a little Indonesian.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I have taught many things over the past years. Math, Science, Business and water colour painting. I also have a lot of experience in hospitality and written half a book 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Noosa, Jakarta and London.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think if I wasn’t teaching I would be a lecturer.

What do you like to do on the weekend?

On the weekend you will find me painting, renovating and building.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

The Noosa River is the best kept secret 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Ceviche and Sushi 🙂 Yum Yum

What is your favourite pastime?

I love to paint, travel or anything to do with the outdoors and water. eg. Sailing, camping or surfing.

What is your English tip? 

GET INVOLVED!!!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Phil one of our Cambridge teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

International Lunch Day

Looking to try some amazing and delicious international dishes at Lexis Noosa.           Than look no further!…..

Chicken Karaage

Our wonderful customer service option class will be hosting a lunch opportunity for the                              whole of Lexis Noosa on Friday the 8th June 2018 at 12.15 pm.                                                                        It will only cost you $4 to participate.                                                 Please take your money to the Lexis Noosa kitchen and see the beautiful students from the customer service option class!

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Enjoy your meal and have a wonderful day!

 

 

Cloe’s Lexis Noosa experience!

My name is Cloe Barnet, I am from Nendaz in Switzerland

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How did you find your first couple of weeks on the Noosa campus and Lexis?        

My first couple of weeks in Lexis was amazing! Everyone at Lexis was very welcoming and the weather was truly stunning.  I arrived in February and was surfing at Noosa beach in my very first week!  That was a pretty cool experience!

Why did you choose Noosa to study?

I really wanted to avoid an Australian capital city and Noosa is famous for amazing beaches which is what I was looking for!

What do you like most about Lexis and Noosa?

The teaching staff and support staff were really friendly to me and I like the chilled out environment of Noosa.

How is your classroom experience at Lexis?

I am studying towards my Cambridge Advanced Level Certificate and the classroom experience is really challenging however my teacher introduces interesting activities and games to assist in my learning.  

What are your future plans when you finish your Lexis English studies?

I am travelling to New Zealand when my course finishes and then I will return to Switzerland to commence my Bachelor in Zoology  

My passion is to work with polar bears and travel to Alaska to assist in the conservation challenges this amazing animal faces. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I like exploring so I have been through Fraser Island, Australia Zoo, through the amazing National Parks and beaches here and normally on a Thursday or Friday night I go out with my friends to dance and catch up!

Goodbye & Good luck

Today at Lexis Noosa we have 7 Graduating students! We hope that you have all enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa and achieved the levels of English that you desired throughout your studies.

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So we say farewell to Sebastian, Mina and Monica from Switzerland, Michina from Japan, Jasmin from Germany, Alexandre from France and lucky last Claudia from Italy. Good luck as you embark on your new journey whether its working, further studies or starting a great travelling adventure.

 

Welcome 8.5.18

A very warm welcome to all of the new students this morning at Lexis English Noosa!

We are welcoming Victor from Spain, Jeremias, Max, Camille, Nadia and Livio from Switzerland, Vera, Adilton and Rubens from Brazil.

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Enjoy your very first day at Lexis Noosa and we hope your journey in Australia is everything that you expect and more. Let’s hope that this weather clears up and you can explore all of Noosa’s best kept secrets.

First week in Noosa?                                                                   

This is what you need to see, know and do:

Laguna Lookout Sunset

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Pack a picnic and head up to Laguna Lookout for one of the most amazing Australian sunsets you will ever see!

 

 

Noosa National Park

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Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track is one of the great walks of the Sunshine Coast. You’ll see turquoise water, white sand, frolicking dolphins and a native forest with koalas.

 

Noosa Main Beach

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Make your way down to Hastings Street and grab an ice cream of your choice and melt away while you stare into the magical waters of Noosa Main Beach.

Graduating Students

Congratulations to our graduating students at Lexis Noosa today!

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We say goodbye to Sasha from IELTS, Nadia from Pre-Intermediate, Yara and Rafael from Intermediate, Valentine and Maxime from Upper-Intermediate and Sayaka from FCE. We hope you have enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa. We wish you all the best for the future and safe travels!

New and improved Job Workshop!

Lexis Noosa has partnered with Zapala People to create the best Job Workshop for the Lexis Noosa students. Zapala is a “Happy small team, focused on recruiting, training and placement of awesome talented people across the logistics, hospitality and housekeeping industries”.

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Lexis Noosa couldn’t be happier to be helping our students as much as we possibly can. Zapala will be helping our students to write their resume, get their TFN & ABN, fill out new employee forms, help with superannuation and of course help finding them a job.

 

Welcome 9.4.18

This morning Lexis Noosa welcomes 11 new students to join the Lexis Family!

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We welcome YooJeong, Sang Geun, Yong Min and Won Yeong from Korea. Yutaro, Mayu and Shiori from Japan. Ampardo and Yannik from Spain. Lara from Germany and Lydia from Switzerland. I hope you all have a great first day. Enjoy Noosa Heads as much as you can while you are here because when you leave I promise you will miss it a lot!

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Welcome to our 10 new students at Lexis Noosa this morning!

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We are welcoming Nicolas, Sven, Claudia and Larissa from Switzerland. Jeongbong and Dong Hee from Korea. Miko from Japan and Marta from Spain.

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Hope you all have a great time at Lexis English and enjoy your time here in Australia!

Whats on this week

Are you a Lexis Noosa student looking for some awesome activities to partake in this week? Look no further because we have it sorted for you!

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Lexis Noosa’s Working Stars

Here in Noosa we have many amazing students who find a way to balance studying English, working and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Mireia is one of these students and she has been generous enough to share her experience with us. 

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Mireia has been in Noosa since December 2016 and she works at the Boathouse, a popular riverside restaurant on the shores of Noosa River. She has been working there as a dish-washer since January and she likes it because she has the opportunity to meet locals and because they sometimes give her food.

She works about 20 hours a week and feels that the job has helped to improve her English because she has to speak English in the kitchen with the other staff. If you’re looking for a job in Noosa she recommends writing a really good description of your skills. She also believes that local employers are looking for hardworking and flexible employees.

She sent out many resumes and after a month of looking got the job through a friend who was working there. She feels that working as a dishwasher was much more difficult than what she expected beforehand.

Lexis English Noosa Awarded ESL Certificate of Excellence

We were honoured today to hear that Lexis English | Noosa has been awarded with ESL’s Certificate of Excellence for 2016!

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The ESL Certificate of Excellence is one way for you to know that a school offers students a first-class experience and recognises schools that consistently deliver a high quality service.

Congratulations to all!

A Remarkable Journey – Leonore’s Story

This is Leonore’s story in her own words. I am sure it will bring a smile to your heart as it did ours. 

“From an early age I have wanted to come to this far far away country named Australia. Not only for the beautiful scenery but for culture. Also Australia is a really young country compared to most countries in Europe, and has a lot to show the world. Many people believe that Australia will be one of the up and coming countries in the next few years. It is for these reasons and for many others that I decide come learn English in Australia.

I would not say that my first couple of weeks were easy because I could not speak A WORD of English and still a young person. I found out that the hardest parts of living far away from home are during the events like Christmas or family birthdays.

However, after a few weeks I has some really nice friends who made me feel like in France. And then everythings every days went quickly, that how a totally unknown place became my new home. I am really thankful to my parents who gave me the opportunity to make my dream come true, which has been totally amazing. I learned so much, not only about the language but also about the culture, as well as know more about who I am and who I want to be.

After these 10 months in Australia I feel changed in a good way and proud of myself because the hugest achievement for me has to been to get my Cambridge FCE certificate. Passing this exam was my main goal and with the help of all the wonderful teachers I had I finally achieved it.

But now it is time to go back to where I came from (home) to end my trip, my experience, and my Australian life. I will miss everything here, not only the beach, the ocean but also all people I have met here and my wonderful host mother who made my stay in her home just perfect.

This is not goodbye from me, but simply Au Revoir.”

Leonore Convert, 14th November to 20th July

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Leonor with FCE teacher Mchelle

 

A nice Farewell

It is always lovely to hear that a student has had a wonderful time. It is really special when they write to tell you so.

Today we received a gorgeous ‘Thank you’ card and yummy cookies from Yolanda Manso Barbero.  Yolanda arrived from Spain with very little English; just a few words and in twelve weeks is leaving us with a B1 level.  She has chosen to do her next twelve weeks at our Sunshine Coast campus to broaden her experience and meet new international students. “I will be out of my comfort zone”, she told me.  “It is hard to leave but I think being in a new environment will push my English further again”.

Good luck Yolanda and we are very happy that your time here was so successful.

IELTS SUCCESS

Diego Luvckx is all smiles this morning having received an IELTS 6.5 result.

Diego came to Lexis Noosa from Belgium in October 2015 to study for 14 weeks. He arrived with a B1 (Pre intermediate) English level and was determined to make the most of his time here. He fell in love with the beach life style, especially surfing but didn’t lose sight of his English goals.

This morning he delighted his IELTS teacher, Anjali by coming back to show her his results. Hugs all round 🙂  Well done Diego, very proud of your efforts.

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Welcome New Students

A sunny Noosa welcome to our new students from Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Italy, France and Serbia tody.

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Emiko, Miho, Mari, Laila, Sandra, Suzuho, Stefan, Yoko, Misaki, Yu Bin, Changwoo, Melania, Fabia, Viviane, Tomoko, Milica

Lexis English Video Competition!

Would you like to win a $1000 Backpackers World Travel voucher to explore Australia?

Enter our school-wide video competition and be in the running to win this amazing prize! Videos should be under 2 minutes & feature your studying experience at Lexis –school, classmates, fun times and location.

To submit your entry simply:

  1. Go to your Lexis English Group on Facebook
  2. Click Add Photo/Video at the top of the group
  3. Click Upload a Photo/Video and select your video – under 2 minutes
  4. Comment with your name followed by “entry for the Destination Lexis Competition
  5. When you’re ready to share, click Post
  6. Five of the most creative videos from each campus will be selected as finalists
  7. Videos must be submitted to your Facebook group page by Friday, 11th March 2016
  8. The finalists will be uploaded onto Lexis’ YouTube channel & the most likes win!

Terms & Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on 1 April 2016.

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Lexis Sunshine Coast and Seoul campuses are approved OET Test Centres!

We are delighted to announce Lexis Sunshine Coast and Lexis Korea are now approved OET test centres.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET Test materials are designed to reflect real medical workplace scenarios, meaning that candidates can be confident that they will know exactly what to expect, and feel more confident on test day.

The OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

Why the OET?

The OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Many candidates currently employed in, or considering working in a healthcare related field choose the OET as it employs the English language that they are most familiar with – the same language that they use every day at work.

Where can I take the OET?

Lexis Sunshine Coast is a registered OET Examination Centre. Our next  2016 examination date will be:

Saturday 9 April 2016

Applications open: 18 Feb to 16 Mar

Results published: 3 May 16

I’m not sure I’m ready for the exam!

If you are concerned that you may not yet have the required level of English for your OET target score, please contact us here to arrange a language assessment. We will be pleased to assist you in arranging an appropriate course of study prior to your examination date.

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TAP to IELTS – Brendan’s Story

Brendan-Naoyka Murtegh Oshima first came to Noosa as a shy 12 year old.

Brendan joined our Teen Activity Program in July 2010 and studying English every morning, and enjoying teenaged themed activities every afternoon.

He enjoyed the experience so much that six years later he has returned to study with us again. This time he has enrolled for IELTS exam preparation, head down and serious study from 9 to 3!  It seems he is still enjoying the experience. Great to have you back Brendan.