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About the Occupational English Test (OET)

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

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

 

Recognition

OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment.

In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.  View a list of the Australian and international organisations that recognise OET.

Preparation course

The ICTE-UQ OET Strategies course will thoroughly prepare you to take the test, providing an overview of the exam, practical tips and strategies and opportunties to practice with feedback from a teacher. 

How to apply

To apply, select the next available test date and complete the official OET application form online.  

Test date Applications open Results published
Sat 15 Oct 2016 Thu 25 Aug to Wed 21 Sep 2016 Tue 8 Nov 2016
Sat 12 Nov 2016 Thu 22 Sep to Wed 19 Oct 2016  Mon 5 Dec 2016
Sun 4 Dec 2016 Thu 20 Oct to Wed 9 Nov 2016 Fri 6 Jan 2017
Sat 14 Jan 2017 Thu 10 Nov to Wed 7 Dec 2016 Tue 7 Feb 2017
Sun 12 Feb 2017 Thu 8 Dec 2016 to Wed 18 Jan 2017 BOOK NOW Mon 6 Mar 2017
Sat 11 Mar 2017 Thu 19 Jan to Wed 15 Feb 2017 Mon 3 Apr 2017
Sat 8 Apr 2017 Thu 16 Feb to Wed 15 Mar 2017 Thu 4 May 2017
Sat 13 May 2017 Thu 16 Mar to Wed 19 Apr 2017 Mon 5 Jun 2017
Sat 10 Jun 2017 Thu 20 Apr to Wed 17 May 2017 Tue 4 Jul 2017
Sun 9 Jul 2017 Thu 18 May to Wed 14 Jun 2017 Mon 31 Jul 2017
Sat 5 Aug 2017 Thu 15 Jun to Wed 12 Jul 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017
Sat 2 Sep 2017 Thu 13 Jul to Wed 9 Aug 2017 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Sat 7 Oct 2017 Thu 10 Aug to Wed 13 Sept 2017 Mon 30 Oct 2017
Sat 4 Nov 2017 Thu 14 Sept to Wed 11 Oct 2017 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Sun 3 Dec 2017 Thu 12 Oct to Wed 8 Nov 2017 Fri 22 Dec 2017
  • Applications can be submitted for the next available test date only. If you want to sit a later test date, please return when applications open for that date.
  • Applications close at 12.00 midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time on the date.
  • Results are published to candidates' online records as soon as they are finalised. Official Statements of Results are sent out via post approximately 5-7 business days after online e-results are published.