OET has been serving the needs of the healthcare sector for 30 years
Continuous research ensures test content and structure reflects current healthcare workplace scenarios and the changing needs of the sector.
Meeting the needs of the healthcare sector
OET is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector. Established in the late 1980s under contract to the Australian Federal Government, OET continues to remain relevant through continuous research and validation.
Accurately reflects ability to
communicate in an English-speaking
“OET test takers are perceived as effective communicators able to communicate
on matters that are both technical and emotional.”
Vidakovic & Khalifa (2013)
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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