OET is a healthcare-specific English language test. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals looking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.
This high-quality test has been designed by world-leading experts in language assessment, and is supported by over 30 years of test development, research and validation.
OET tests international health practitioners from the following 12 professions:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Veterinary Science
If you have chosen one of the professions OET is the ideal test for you. It is a significant milestone towords your international career development.
What’s in the test?
OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare
environment. It consists of four sub-tests:
How is OET scored?
You will receive a separate grade for each sub-test ranging from A (highest) to E (lowest). There is no overall grade.
Here are the description for each grade that appear on the printed Statement of Results:
Very high level of performance
High level of performance i.e. able to use English with fluency
and accuracy adequate for professional needs
Good level of performance; however not acceptable to a
range of health and medical councils.
Moderate level of performance: requires improvement
Low level of performance: requires considerable