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New English test venue location in Torquay, UK

Occupational English Test (OET) opens a new test venue in the UK with Kaplan International English Torquay.

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at a new venue from May 2017. The new South West test venue will be managed by Kaplan International Torquay.

OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.

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New English test venue location in Manchester

Occupational English Test (OET) opens a new test venue in Manchester with Manchester Academy of English, part of Experience English (in partnership with British Study Centres).

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at a new venue from June 2017. The new Manchester test venue will be managed by Nadia Falou.

OET (Occupational English Test) is an English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.

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OET opens new test venue in Sydney

A new OET Test Venue has opened in Sydney, to give a wider choice to candidates taking the English language test for healthcare professionals.

OET testing will commence at MP Testing Services in May 2017.

Maki Thanaphattaratada, MP Testing Services Exam Centre Manager says: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities in Sydney. By offering OET at MP Testing Services, we are enabling health care professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes”.

“OET, which is owned by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Box Hill Institute, has a unique and proven 30 year pedigree in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The decision to offer the test was an easy one to make,” she concludes.

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OET now in accepted in Dubai

OET is now accepted as proof of English proficiency in Dubai. In February, the Occupational English Test (OET) signed an agreement with the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), giving healthcare professionals the opportunity to improve their career prospects in the UAE.

KHDA supports schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

Healthcare professionals who pass the healthcare-specific OET test to prove English proficiency will also be able to receive a statement of recognition showing compatibility with the UAE National Qualifications Framework (QFEmirates).

OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said: “We commend KHDA for their commitment to the healthcare sector in Dubai where an increasing number of medical tourists, and therefore healthcare professionals, communicate in English”.

“Unlike other English tests, OET test materials are based on real healthcare scenarios so employers can be confident that successful candidates have the level of English communication skills required for safe and high quality patient care.”

“We are delighted to strengthen the bonds between OET and the UAE and contribute to the high standards of healthcare in the region,” she concludes.

Pictured: Sujata Stead, CEO of OET with Dr Almahdi, Chief of Qualifications and Awards, KHDA.

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OET opens new test venue in Wollongong

A new OET Test Venue has opened in Wollongong, to give a wider choice to candidates taking the English language test for healthcare professionals.

OET testing will commence at UOW College, University of Wollongong in April 2017.

Acting General Manager Heather Thomas says: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities in Wollongong. By offering OET at UOW College, we are enabling health care professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes. We’re also excited to be developing an OET preparation course, so our students will get the most out of their test”.

“OET, which is owned by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Box Hill Institute, has a unique and proven 30 year pedigree in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The decision to offer the test was an easy one to make,” she concludes.

OET CEO, Sujata Stead said the new venue will make a significant contribution to the healthcare sector.

“I’m sure OET candidates will have an excellent experience with UOW College. We commend them for their passion for meeting the needs of the community through empowering healthcare professionals to have the level of English communication skills required for safe and effective care”.
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