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What is OET and what does OET assess? 

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise 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. For more information, go to

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.

For detailed information about the test, go to

Who uses OET as proof of English proficiency?

OET is used as proof of English proficiency by:

• Health regulators in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Namibia, Dubai and Singapore accept OET for registration in 12 healthcare professions.

• Australian Department of Immigration and Immigration New Zealand accept OET for all visa categories, which may require an English test, including Skilled Migrant Category.

• Leading health educators in Australia and New Zealand accept OET for admission to healthcare courses.

For an up to date list of organisations, go to

What preparation support does OET provide to candidates?

OET’s Preparation Portal contains a range of preparation materials, many of which are free of charge. To see the OET Preparation Portal, go to

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How to apply for OET

You can apply and pay for the test online three or more weeks before your selected test date at




Saturday, 23rd of February 2019


2019 Exam Fee



Discover English is an authorised OET examination centre. Paper-based examinations are held regularly on Campus.