English for Medical Professionals (EMP) at Lexis Sunshine Coast




Our EMP class has been running for five weeks now so this week it was time to get out of the classroom and get some real world experience. Alejandra is a doctor in Colombia and was delighted to spend the afternoon with local GP Paul. We are so very lucky that Paul is the husband of our EMP teacher Kate and was happy to offer our students such a great opportunity. Alejandra spent the afternoon with Paul while he did his patient consultations. They went on home visits and nursing home visits and she was able to ask him a lot of questions.

Thanks again Paul.

Watch this space – Alejandra will be reporting back live on how her EMP class is preparing her for her future medical career.

Lexis Students back to visit

We love having past students back to visit us and share their news. Yesterday we had a visit from Rosa, who came to share the news of her recent success. Rosa studied in our March FCE class and was so happy to learn that she had passed the exam. She couldn’t wait to see her teacher Simon to thank him. Well done Rosa! You worked hard during the course and deserve your success.

Ed was our second visitor of the day. He graduated from the High School Preparation class last Friday and came to say hello in his new school uniform, and of course have a photo with his teacher Owen. Ed now attends Chancellor Park High School and tells us that he enjoyed his first 2 days in his new school.

It was so lovely to see you both. Best of luck and come back and visit again soon 🙂


Congratulations and a sad farewell was in order on Friday as we said good bye to two of our long term students. Viktoriya and Haebeen began in our General English classes before moving in to our very popular IELTS class for 12 weeks. They worked hard and at the end of the course were able to meet their pathway requirements to TAFE East Coast. They will both now go on to study a Diploma of Nursing. Good luck to you both – we will miss you at Lexis English Sunshine Coast.

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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Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.


To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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EAP starts on September 21st….places are still available!

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs provide you with the academic English competencies you will require for higher education, if you plan to go on to further study at one of our partner universities or TAFEs.

Academic preparation courses at Lexis English are the perfect way to prepare you for living, working or undertaking further studies in an English speaking environment.

By studying EAP at Lexis you will:

  • Develop the language skills required for tertiary study in Australia
  • Acquire essential competencies such as note taking, report writing and presentation skills
  • Have access to a wide range of programs at Lexis pathway institutions

“The EAP course motivated me to work harder than I ever have before. Thanks to the EAP course, I am going on to study a Masters in Design Futures at Griffith University.”

Daniel, Colombia