WHAT IS OET?
The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language test for healthcare professionals recognized by various regulatory healthcare bodies. It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.
"Proof of your English Language Skills"
Organisations recognise OET results as proof of English language proficiency.
Healthcare professionals choose OET because it helps them prove they have the right level of English for work or study, while also learning the kind of language they will need every day at work.
Healthcare organisations and regulators choose OET because it helps them to select healthcare professionals with the right level of English proficiency to deliver safe and high quality care.
Structure Of OET Assessment Exam
Follow and understand a range of health-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures.
Read and understand different types of text on health-related subjects
The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required. Ex: a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carrier, or group.
In a private room you will take part in two role-plays. You take your professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.