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Gunnar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, An OET Success Story

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gunnar, took OET at a venue in Germany in order to move to Australia to work. He said: “OET is basically the first stepping stone you have to take, you have to prove your level of English to the Australian Medical Board.  The venue was well prepared..and the staff were very friendly there, I felt welcome and relaxed, it was a good atmosphere to do the test”.

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OET opens new test venue in Kochi, India

A new OET Test Venue in Kochi, in the Kerala region of India, will provide healthcare professionals with an easier and more convenient place to take OET.

OET testing will commence at Planet EDU, Kochi in January 2017. Healthcare professionals can be assured of a quality experience as the venue will be managed by Planet EDU, which also runs Authorised OET Test Venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

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Sujata Stead, OET CEO says: “Many healthcare professionals from Kerala have to travel to other states to take OET, which can be costly and time consuming. Being able to take the test closer to home will help to make candidates more confident and at ease when taking the test”.
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Immigration New Zealand accepts OET for visa purposes

Immigration New Zealand announced on 11 October that it will accept OET as proof of English proficiency for all visa categories where an English language test result may be required.

OET is already accepted by all the major healthcare Boards and Councils in New Zealand, and with recognition from Immigration New Zealand, international healthcare professionals can now take OET for both their visa application, and healthcare registration.

To see which organisations recognise OET for proof of English proficiency, go to: www.occupationalenglishtest.org

Sujata Stead, OET CEO, says: “We applaud Immigration New Zealand for giving OET candidates the chance to use their test results for their visa application. We share the common vision of supporting healthcare professionals to successfully contribute within the New Zealand healthcare system”.

The New Zealand Immigration website states that hospitals and practices across New Zealand are looking for doctors, midwives, surgeons and 36 other healthcare occupations. It’s estimated that New Zealand will need 380 extra specialists every year to meet the OECD average by 2021, and up to 25,000 more nurses by 2030.

OET now has more than 70 test venues in 30 countries. With the recent addition of Massey University, there are now seven test venues in five cities in New Zealand:


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

For more information about the requirements for Skilled Migrant Category visas, go the Immigration New Zealand media centre website: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/new-zealand-residence-programme-changes/nzrp-smc

For information about migrating to New Zealand, go to: www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas

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OET opens new test venue at Massey University, Auckland

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Test Venue in Auckland, New Zealand at the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) at Massey University.

OET testing will commence at the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education in October 2016.

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Andrea Flavel, PaCE Director says: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities on the North Shore and wider Auckland area. By offering OET at Massey University, we are enabling healthcare professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes”.

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

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OET opens new test venue in Sri Lanka

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Test Venue in Sri Lanka at the Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT).

OET testing will commence at the Australian College of Business and Technology, Colombo in November 2016.

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ACBT Manager – English Department, Dr Thilini Abeypala said: “We are privileged to become the first test venue for OET in Sri Lanka. With years of service excellence, integrity and quality assurance in international exams, we are looking forward to assisting healthcare professionals by administering OET at ACBT.” Read More