OET results are accepted as proof of English language skills world-wide, including in the UK, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Recognise OET

Proof of your English language skills

Below is a list of organisations that recognise OET results as proof of English language proficiency. Please check with the organisation you are applying to regarding the OET grade(s) they will accept.

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Australia

Government

Department of Home Affairs (OET on paper only)

The Department of Home Affairs recognises OET for various visa categories including skilled migration and student visas.

Healthcare Boards & Councils

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Ahpra (OET on paper only)

National agency responsible for the registration and accreditation of 14 health professions in Australia. Visit www.ahpra.gov.au for more information.

The following AHPRA Boards recognise OET:

Other Boards and Councils

Universities

TAFEs and Higher Education Institutions

Ireland

OET on paper only

Healthcare Boards & Councils

  • CORU
    A multi-profession health regulator for dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and radiation therapists, speech therapists and optometrists.

Maldives

All delivery modes

Healthcare Boards & Councils

Malta

Healthcare Boards & Councils

Namibia

OET on paper only

Healthcare Boards & Councils

Qatar

All test types

Healthcare Providers

Singapore

OET on paper only

Healthcare Boards & Councils

Spain

Universities & Education

United Kingdom

Government

UK Visas and Immigration

Doctors and nurses in the UK are not required to take a separate English language test when applying for a Tier 2 (General) visa if they have provided OET results as proof of English proficiency to their healthcare regulator. This includes the Health and Care Worker visa which sits within the Tier 2 (General).

Healthcare Boards & Councils

Universities & Education

NHS Hospitals & Trusts

United Arab Emirates

OET on paper only

Healthcare Authorities

United States of America

Healthcare Boards & Councils