OET (Occupational English Test) is an English Language test for healthcare professionals that is recognized by various regulatory healthcare bodies and is accepted as proof of English proficiency for visas, study, registration, and employment in the sector. Unlike other tests, the OET has been specifically designed for practitioners that need to test their English language proficiency in a healthcare-specific context. OET is trusted by regulators, hospitals, and universities in various countries, including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore, and Namibia.
OET provides a valid and reliable assessment for listening, reading, writing and speaking for doctors, nurses, dentists, dieticians, pharmacists, occupational therapists, vets, and other health and social care professions. Additionally, OET is the only test in which all content is related to the medical and healthcare industry. Listening will require candidates to demonstrate their understanding of health-related spoken materials (patient consultations, lectures, etc.) Reading will demonstrate the candidate’s ability to understand different types of text on health-related topics. Writing will assess the ability to analyze a healthcare letter (this may regard transfers, discharges, etc.). Speaking requires role-playing your desired job role and working with either a patient, client, patients relative, or carer.