The global leader in English language testing for healthcare professionals

Continuous research ensures test content and structure reflect current healthcare workplace scenarios and the changing needs of the sector.

Connecting the world to better healthcare

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

That means better healthcare for all.

Majority owned by Cambridge Assessment English

Since 2013 OET has been owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.

Cambridge Assessment English is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge with over 100 years of experience in assessing the English language.

Box Hill Institute is a leading Australian vocational and higher education provider, active both in Australia and overseas.
OET - Speech Pathology

Accurately reflects ability to
communicate in an English-speaking
healthcare workplace

“OET test takers are perceived as effective communicators able to communicate
on matters that are both technical and emotional.”
Vidakovic & Khalifa (2013)

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OET has been developed specifically
to reflect workplace tasks for
12 healthcare professions

Tasks simulating real workplace scenarios and
testing relevant language skills for healthcare.
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Test material underpinned
by ongoing research

Findings and recommendations from key research
studies have informed the development of OET test material and tasks, ensuring the test remains relevant.
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Who Recognises OET?

OET is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in the UK, the USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore and more. 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.

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