The Occupational English Test (OET)
The Occupational English Test (OET) is the English language test for healthcare professionals. OET assesses the English language skills of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. Unlike general English tests, OET test materials are based on real healthcare scenarios so employers can be confident that successful candidates have the right level of English proficiency required for safe and high-quality patient care. OET assesses the four language skills of writing, speaking, reading and listening, and tests health practitioners from 12 professions: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry, Radiography, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for registration purposes by healthcare boards and councils in eight countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, Singapore and Dubai. It is also accepted by leading healthcare employers and educators for admission and recruitment, and the Australian and New Zealand immigration departments for all visa categories where an English test may be required. Available monthly in more than 100 locations in 40 countries, OET is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English in the UK and Box Hill Institute in Australia.