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New collaboration set to improve English language skills of migrating nurses

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OET HCI MOU signing

Cambridge Box Hill Language Assessment (owner of OET) and Health Careers sign Memorandum of Understanding

Patient safety and quality of care is at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by healthcare educator, Health Careers International (HCI) and English testing organisation, the Occupational English Test (OET) to ensure nurses migrating to Australia to train, register and work are proficient in English.

Health Careers’ vocational education division, the Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA), has provided training to more than seven thousand overseas nurses who have gained registration in Australia and helped to address a very significant skills shortage in the Australian healthcare system.

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OET opens new venue on the Sunshine Coast with Lexis English

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OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available on the Sunshine Coast from April 2016; giving local residents the opportunity to sit the test locally.  The Sunshine Coast test venue will be managed by Lexis English, through their LEXIS TESOL TRAINING CENTRES (LTTC) brand.

With the rapid expansion in the Sunshine Coast area of aged care facilities, and in anticipation of substantially increased local healthcare-related employment opportunities with the opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital later this year, this new OET venue will assist employers in sourcing skilled workers from the local area. Read More

New venues in Canberra (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand)

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OET candidates will be able to sit the test for the first time in Canberra, Australia from January 2016, and there will also be an additional venue in Auckland, New Zealand from February 2016.

Canberra, Australia

  • Canberra Institute of Technology, 37 Constitution Avenue, J22, J Block, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Auckland, New Zealand

  • DynaSpeak, Level 10, 238 Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand

Find out where and when OET is available through test dates and venues.

New venues in Aarhus (Denmark) and Cairo (Egypt)

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OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available in Aarhus, Denmark and Cairo, Egypt from January 2016; giving candidates the opportunity to sit the test locally.

OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said the appointment of these new venues is part of the plan to make OET more accessible to candidates all around the world; “This the first time OET has been offered in Aarhus, Denmark, a city attracting many healthcare students and professionals.  Poderdoc, part of PowerGroup International, is a well-respected group helping healthcare professionals with specialist assignments abroad.  We are also pleased to be working with the British Council in Cairo, as we have a British Council venue in Singapore, which receives great feedback from candidates”. Read More

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