The English language test for healthcare professionals

Prove you have the right level of English to study and work in the healthcare sector.

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Connecting the world to better healthcare

Succesful OET learners have the English language and clinical communication skills to provide high quality and safe patient care.

That means better healthcare for all.

Test information

OET has been developed to cover 12 different healthcare professions. The test assesses all four language skills, using test materials that reflect typical communication scenarios from the healthcare industry.

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Listening

Follow and understand a range of healthcare-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures.

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Reading

Read and understand different types of text on healthcare-related subjects

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Writing

Write a letter, often a referral letter, based on a typical healthcare workplace situation.

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Speaking

Participate in two role-plays based on typical healthcare workplace situations. You take your professional role while the interlocutor plays a patient or client.

OET - Logo - Listening

Listening

Follow and understand a range of healthcare-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures.

OET - Logo - Reading

Reading

Read and understand different types of text on healthcare-related subjects

OET - Logo - Writing

Writing

Write a letter, often a referral letter, based on a typical healthcare workplace situation.

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Speaking

Participate in two role-plays based on typical healthcare workplace situations. You take your professional role while the interlocutor plays a patient or client.

OET is accepted around the world

OET results are accepted as proof of English language skills in different parts of the globe.

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Australia
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Canada
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Ireland
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Singapore
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UK
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USA

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Prepare for OET

Visit the OET Portal for all your learning and test preparation needs. There are webinars, videos, masterclasses, quizzes, guides and more – including many hours of free resources.

Here are quicklinks to some of our most popular resources.

OET Preparation Materials

Purchase Official OET Practice Books and the OET Ready online course on the OET Shop here.

Select Your Profession

Not all professions have specific writing and speaking material. Where a specific profession is not available, we recommend ‘Medicine’ for practice purposes.

Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational
Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech
Pathology
Veterinary
Science