About the OET
The OET (Occupational English Test) is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Pty Ltd, a venture between Cambridge English Language Assessment (a not-for-profit department of the University of Melbourne) and Box Hill Institute.
OET is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector, established in the late 1980s. OET has gone through a continuous cycle of research, validation and evaluation to ensure it is fit for purpose and relevant today.
Do you know that OET is accepted by many countries, will soon replace IELTS requirements.
The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language test designed to meet the specific needs of the healthcare sector.
It assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals looking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It is recognised and trusted by over 20 healthcare regulators, boards, councils and government departments in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Key Features of the test
- OET results are accepted as proof of English language skills by all major regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore; the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship for all visa categories; education institutions and healthcare employers.
- OET assesses the English-language skills of 12 health professions in four areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
This English Language examination is designed for professionals in the medical sector. The test checks the English proficiency skills of the healthcare professionals so that they can provide adequate service .Currently, there are 12 professions that can write this examination. We have put together a list below showing the different professions:
– Veterinary science
– Speech pathology
– Occupational therapy
- OET is available up to 12 times a year at 70 testing venues in 30 countries.
- Assessment / scoring for all test papers is conducted at CBLA in Melbourne by assessors who hold both Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and tertiary qualifications.
For more information on the test and how you can register to take it, visit the OET website at www.occupationalenglishtest.org