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OET Meaning/Full form - Occupational English Test

OET (Occupational English Test) is a special test developed to assess the language proficiency of healthcare professionals needing to work in an English speaking country. The OET exam scores are accepted by 15+ international healthcare councils including Australia, the UK, and New Zealand.

Some of the notable councils accepting OET scores are:

  • UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • the Nursing and Midwifery Councils of New Zealand

The OET exam is also accepted by many top Australian universities, healthcare bodies, and the Australian Border and Immigration Protection.

OET Specification for Health Professionals

Since its inception in the late 1980s, OET has been key eligibility for the healthcare professions such as:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography 
  • Speech Pathology

OET Delivery Modes

OET exams are delivered by two modes:

  1. OET on Paper at a Test Venue
  2. OET on Computer at a Test Venue

Candidates who opt for OET on computer at a test venue can only take up Reading, Listening, and Writing at the test venue. Whereas the speaking test can be taken at home via Zoom on a tablet or computer.

Requirements for the OET Exam

  • A valid email id to register for the OET Exam.
  • A valid identification (ID) at the time of booking and this id must be shown on the test day for the verification process.
  • For On-Paper OET test venues, candidates will be asked to upload a photo that matches the OET requirements.
  • For Computer OET test venues, candidates will be asked to upload a photo for their identification.
  • Candidates can pay the OET fees at the time of booking online.
  • Users registering for OET can book all 4 tests such as Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing at the same time.

How to apply for OET Exam?

Step 1 - Click on the Book button on the official OET Website.

Step 2 - Choose the exam delivery mode, (i.e) OET on computer or OET on computer.

Step 3 - Submit email id, preferred name and country location.

Step 4 - On the "About You Section", candidates are asked to fill in the gender, date of birth, first language and legal name (Legal name should match the name on the ID submitted on test day).

IDs accepted by OET are:

Passport: Displaying candidates' date of birth, full name, expiry date and photograph.

National Government Issued ID: Any identification issued by the government. ID must include their photograph, full name, and date of birth (DoB).

Step 5 - Specify the OET on computer, specify the month and select the test option (medicine or nursing).

Step 6 - Choose a location and find the test centres.

Step 7 - Upload id proof and process the payment (The OET Centre accepts Visa and MasterCard).

Step 8 - Candidates will receive a confirmation email with all the relevant information about the OET Exam.

IDs accepted by OET

Passport: a valid passport displaying your full name, photograph, date of birth, and expiry date.

National Government Issued ID: Any single form of identification issued by the national government in the country you are sitting the OET (this excludes driving license). ID must include their photograph, full name, and date of birth (DoB) - all these features must be recorded on one form of national ID.

OET Exam Schedule or OET Test Types

People who take up the OTE exam must pass all 4 sections such as:

  • OET Reading
  • OET Writing
  • OET Listening 
  • OET Speaking

OET Reading

The OET Reading exam comprises three parts (OET Reading Part A, OET Reading Part  B, and OET Reading Part C) with 42 questions to answer. The time allocated to complete all parts of the reading exam is 60 minutes.
OET Reading Parts
OET Reading Syllabus and Tips
OET Reading Part A

OET Reading Part A Tips and Syllabus

  • OET Reading Part A exam assesses the test taker’s ability to locate a piece of information from 4 mini texts efficiently. 
  • The four mini texts can be of a single healthcare topic, and candidates must complete all the 20 questions in the specified period. The other questions of part A including, sentence completion, matching, and short answer questions.
  • Constantly reading a healthcare magazine can help quickly complete the OTE reading part on the stipulated time.
OET Reading Part B

OET Reading Part B Tips and Syllabus

  • OET Reading Part B exam assesses the test takers’ ability to identify the core message or gist of 6 short texts, preferably from the healthcare workplace of 100 to 150 words each. 
  • The texts might have extracts from hospital guidelines, manuals, policy documents, or internal communications such as memos and emails. 

OET Reading Part C

OET Reading Part C Tips and Syllabus

  • OET Reading Part C assesses the test takers’ ability to examine the detailed concept of 2 long texts on healthcare topics (800 words each).
  • The texts might have extracts from hospital guidelines, reports and manuals.

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