Occupational English TestHealthcare Sector
Occupational English Test
What is the Occupational English Test (OET)?
It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication n healthcare professional settings.
A growing number of healthcare regulators, educators and government departments recognise OET as proof of English proficiency, ensuring healthcare professionals are registration and work-ready.
How is OET different to general and academic English tests?
Who recognises OET?
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) accepts OET for all visa categories where an English test may be required.
Visit immi.giv.au for more details
Immigration New Zealand accepts OET for all visa categories where an English test may be required.
Visit immigration.govt.nz for more details.
Healthcare Boards and Councils
OET is accepted for registration purposes by most professional Boards within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and most healthcare profession Councils for accreditation purposes.
OET is accepted by most healthcare Boards and Councils in New Zealand.
Dubai Healthcare City Authority-Regulatory (DHCR):
OET is accepted for licencing of healthcare professionals who have not graduated from a program offered in English, nor worked or licenced in a native English speaking country.
OET is accepted by four major healthcare Councils in Singapore.
OET is accepted by the Health Profession Council in Namibia.
OET is accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council.
OET is accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and the Irish Medical Council.
OET is accepted by the Ukraine Medical Council.
Universities, education providers & recruiters
OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for admission and graduation from healthcare courses at leading universities, TAFEs and colleges in Australia.
OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for admission and graduation from healthcare courses at leading universities and technical colleges.
OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for admission and graduation from healthcare courses at leading colleges in the UK.
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