About OET Testing

In the interest of health and well-being of our candidates and Test Venue staff and in response to our local government regulations to fight against Coronavirus, it has been decided to cancel the 28th August OET test at AUA Language Center. Please wait for an email from OET on the next steps before contacting OET helpdesk. For more information please visit: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/coronavirus-update/


What is OET? What does OET assess?
The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

To learn more about the Occupational English Test, visit the official OET Site or connect with OET on Facebook .

Who is OET for?
OET tests health practitioners from the following 12 professions:
• Dentistry
• Occupational Therapy
• Podiatry
• Dietetics
• Optometry
• Radiography
• Medicine
• Pharmacy
• Speech Pathology
• Nursing
• Physiotherapy
• Veterinary Science

What’s in the test?
The test is divided into four sub-tests:
• Listening
• Reading
• Writing
• Speaking.

Find more detailed information about the test here.

Who uses OET as proof of English proficiency?
OET is used as proof of English proficiency by:
• Health regulators in Australia, New Zealand, Namibia, Dubai and Singapore for registration in 12 healthcare professions.
• Australian Department of Immigration and Immigration New Zealand for all visa categories, which may require an English test, including Skilled Migrant Category.
• Leading health educators in Australia and New Zealand for admission to healthcare courses.

View an up-to-date list of organizations here.