OET - OCCUPATIONAL ENGLISH TEST

The Occupational English Test (also known as OET) is the English language test for healthcare professionals. It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET is available for the following 12 professions: dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, and veterinary science

Section Time Limit Tasks
Listening 45 minutes It is divided into 3 parts that test the candidates listening capabilities in various formats.
Reading 60 minutes It is divided into 3 parts that test the candidates reading capabilities in various formats.
Writing 45 minutes It is profession specific and requires candidates to write a letter of reference.
Speaking 20 minutes It is profession specific and requires candidates to enact a roleplay from the healthcare environment.