Occupational English Test (OET)

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The English language test for healthcare professionals

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.

How to apply

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

Before booking, please check Professions available on Test Dates

Test date Applications open Results published
Sat 12 June 2021 Fri 13 November 2020 to May 17 May 2021  Book Now Thurs 1 July 2021
Sat 10 July 2021 Fri 13 November 2020 to 14 June 2021  Book Now Thurs 29 July 2021
Sat 7 August 2021 Fri 13 November 2020 to 12 July 2021  Book Now Thurs 26 Aug 2021
Sat 11 September 2021 Fri 13 November 2020 to 16 August 2021  Book Now Fri 1 October 2021
Sat 9 October 2021 Fri 13 November 2020 to 13 September 2021  Book Now Thurs 28 October 2021
Sat 6 November 2021 Fri 13 November 2020 to 11 October 2021  Book Now Thurs 25 Nov 2021
  • 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.

Learn more about why to choose the Occupational English Test (OET)

Mr Hardik Patel, a nurse from India, completed OET in 2015.

Anna Mylis is a pharmacist who took OET to prove her English language proficiency to practice in Australia.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Gunnar took OET to work in Australia.