English for Nurses and Midwives
If you are a nurse or midwife who is looking to improve your English in order to emigrate to the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or any country that requires you to take the PTE, OET or IELTS exam then I can help.
You will almost certainly come into contact with patients who speak many different languages and you will at some point need to rely on English in order to communicate. By studying English for Nurses and Midwives you will feel more comfortable with your patients and have a better understanding of their needs. It will also help you to communicate with other medical staff who may only speak English.
The PTE Academic English test is accepted by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) for all visa applications. This includes Permanent Residency, Employer Sponsored/Work Visas and Student Visas.
Furthermore the PTE Academic English test is accepted by most Australian skills assessment authorities and professional registration bodies including:
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC)
You must demonstrate the required score in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Occupational English Test (OET) for Nurses, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT.
You only need to pass one of these tests, not all of them. The results are only relevant for two years after examination.
IELTS - You must achieve a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components - listening, reading, writing and speaking.
OET – You must achieve a minimum score of B in each of the four components – listening, reading, writing and speaking.
PTE – You must achieve a minimum overall score of 65 AND a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.
TOEFL iBT – You must achieve a minimum score of 94 AND the following minimum scores in each section of the test – 24 listening, 24 reading, 27 writing and 23 speaking.
Criterion 3 – Meet Australian nursing and midwifery education standards.
If you are qualified as a nurse in one of the following countries with a bachelor degree (at level 7) or a diploma (level 5)* as well as further education, and you are registered as a first level nurse in one of these countries you are likely to meet the equivalent qualification as a nurse qualified in Australia:
· Hong Kong
· Republic of Ireland
· United Kingdom
· New Zealand
· United States of America
When you study English for Nurses and Midwives we will work with accredited material relevant to your field as well as spending time looking at elements from whichever relevant exam you are working towards, be that PTE, IELTS, OET or TOEFL IBT.