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Temporary Change of Hours (telephone support) on Thursday 31st July

The OET Centre telephone support will be unavailable from 9.30 am to 11:30 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Thursday 31st July due to planned maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

To contact us during this time please send us an email from Help and Information page by clicking here and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.



OET customer service staff are available to answer telephone calls between 09.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Monday to Friday. Call + 61 3 9652 0800

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 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.  See which Australian and international organisations accept OET. 

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