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The Occupational English Test

The English language test for healthcare professionals 
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.

It 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 • Pharmacy
• Dietetics• Physiotherapy
• Medicine• Podiatry
• Nursing• Radiography
• Occupational Therapy    • Speech Pathology
• Optometry

• Veterinary Science

Who recognises OET?

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.  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.  See which organisations accept OET. 

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