OET is a Bronze Sponsor of the NEAS Management Conference.

The Occupational English Test (OET) assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It helps regulators, employers and educators select healthcare professionals with the right level of English proficiency to deliver safe and high-quality care, by optimising communication with patients, carers and colleagues.

Underpinned by Cambridge English and partnering with the Australian Research Council and University of Melbourne, OET has featured prominently in research literature relating to language testing in specific-purpose contexts.

OET comprises four sub-tests (writing, speaking, reading and listening) and is available monthly in 40 countries. It assesses the English language skills of 12 different health professions, from nursing and medicine to dentistry and optometry.

OET has developed a Preparation Provider Programme (PPP) to give OET preparation providers the knowledge and tools needed to run high quality OET preparation courses. It is designed for education institutions and teachers currently preparing students for OET, or those interested in starting a new course.

Preparation providers who undertake the Programme are supported fully throughout the process and are listed on the OET website upon successful completion.

Those providers who successfully complete additional online training are awarded Premium Provider status and receive a range of benefits, including a new library of sample materials, use of the OET Premium Provider logo, and access to a toolkit of marketing materials.

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OET Company Profile
At OET our mission is to Connect the world to better healthcare.

We set the benchmark for global healthcare communication skills, through industry-wide collaboration, to facilitate the mobility and development of healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Since 2013 OET has been owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Unit Trust (CBLA), a venture between Cambridge English (Aus) and Box Hill Institute. Cambridge English is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge with over 100 years of experience in assessing the English language. Box Hill Institute is a leading Australian vocational and higher education provider, active both in Australia and overseas.

OET is a global leader in healthcare English communication. Our test is designed to assess the healthcare specific English language skills of internationally trained healthcare professionals to ensure they have the necessary workplace-specific communication skills to provide safe and quality care in an English-speaking environment. It tests the full range of language competency required to communicate effectively with patients, carers and peers.

OET is accepted for professional licensure to practice and for visa purposes in Australia with long-standing and trusted relationships with the Department of Home Affairs and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Healthcare boards and councils in the UK, the USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore and more recognise and trust the OET Test as proof of the ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment.

The test is just under three hours long and provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking tailoring the test to the types of communication required for healthcare settings.

We have over 350 test venues delivering the paper or computer-based tests across more than 70 countries globally. Including delivering the OET@Home, the number of countries where the test has been administered exceeds 160. Successful OET learners have the English language and clinical communication skills required to provide high quality and safe patient care.

To find out more about how to book and prepare for OET visit our website www.oet.com

To make an appointment to learn more about how OET can help your business contact tom.keenan@oet.com.au

Contact Us

Phone: +61 3 8658 3963

Email: Tom.Keenan@oet.com.au

Website: occupationalenglishtest.org

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