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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:

Occupational Therapy
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science



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 BOOK NOW Mon 5 Dec 2016
Sat 12 Nov 2016 Thu 22 Sep to Wed 19 Oct 2016  Wed 28 Dec 2016
Sun 4 Dec 2016 Thu 20 Oct to Wed 16 Nov 2016 Wed 11 Jan 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.