Before You Start

Take the time to read this page carefully before you apply for OET, including the Terms & Conditions and the OET Test Regulations. Please also ensure that your identification documents and digital photo are in line with the guidelines below.

What you will require

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Credit Card Or
Payment Details

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Your Identification

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A Digital
Passport Photo

Applying Online

Correct details

Ensure your name, date of birth, ID number and ID expiry date on this application match those on your ID documents exactly. The OET Centre handles your data according to our Privacy Policy.

Incorrect details

If the details in your application do not match your ID documents, you will not be able to take OET and will need to defer to a later date. You will need to apply and pay again to sit the test once you have the required ID documentation.

Changes or issues

Contact us if any changes need to be made or if you do not have the required ID and need an Authorisation Letter. In this case certified colour copies of three original documents must be received no later than the closing date for applications.

Identification Guidelines

  • Identification documents must include a photograph
  • If you are testing outside your country of origin you must use your original valid passport.
  • Original documents must be used
  • If you do not have an accepted ID document please contact us
  • Documents must be valid on test day – expired documents will not be accepted

Within Australia
You must provide your original valid passport as proof of identity. No other type of photo identification will be accepted.

Outside Australia
You may provide your original valid passport or you may provide your original valid National Identify Card for the country in which you are sitting the test.

Photo ID guidelines

Please follow our guidelines carefully. If your photo does not follow the guidelines it may be removed and you will not be able to sit OET.

OET - Photo ID guidelines
  • You need to upload a recent passport sized colour photo with a white background.
  • The photo must be no more than three months old.
  • Your photo needs to be in .jpeg format and be between 20 and 200 KB
  • be in colour
  • be less than three months old
  • be of your head only
  • have sharp focus
  • be of you looking directly at the camera
  • have no head coverings (except for religious or medical purposes)
  • have nothing covering the forehead, the outline of the eyes, the nose or mouth
  • be without shadows
  • have no red-eye
  • show you with a neutral expression, mouth closed (no smiling, frowning or raised eyebrows)
OET - Photo ID guidelines

OET Fees


  • includes $7 booking fee
  • test fees in Australia include GST

Credit Card

The OET Centre accepts MasterCard and Visa. All payments are processed through SecurePay.  

Bank Cheque / Money Order

All funds must be in Australian dollars and drawn on an Australian bank.
Payable to Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Pty Ltd.
Post bank cheques or money orders along with a printed copy of your online application form to GPO Box 372, Melbourne, VIC, 3001, Australia.

Third Party Payment

Choose this payment method only if an organisation or government department is paying for your application.
Payments cannot be finalised until we have received the original agreement to pay.
By applying for this test, you agree that you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, Privacy Policy and the OET Test Regulations.