Occupational English Test

The Occupational English Test is (OET) an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. Testing once a month, OET covers all four language skills (writing, reading, listening, speaking) with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment. Tests reflect real workplace tasks and relevant language skills, and have been developed specifically for up to 12 different healthcare professions.

You will receive a Statement of Results which shows your grade for each of the four sub-tests, from A (highest) to E (lowest). Each of the four sub-tests is assessed in a specific way.

OET is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards 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

2017 Test Dates

  • Saturday 5 August - Bookings closed
  • Saturday 2 September - Bookings closed
  • Saturday 7 October - Bookings closed
  • Saturday 4 November - Bookings now open
  • Sunday 3 December - Bookings Open 12 October


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Last reviewed: 18 September, 2017