Occupational English Test (OET)

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:

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.

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 16 Jun 2018 Thurs 22 Mar to Wed 23 May 2018  Mon 9 Jul 2018
Sat 14 Jul 2018 Thurs 26 Apr to Wed 20 Jun 2018   Mon 6 Aug 2018
Sat 11 Aug 2018 Thurs 24 May to Wed 18 Jul 2018   Mon 3 Sept 2018
Sun 9 Sept 2018 Thurs 21 Jun to Wed 15 Aug 2018  Tues 2 Oct 2018
Sat 6 Oct 2018 Thurs 19 Jul to Wed 12 Sept 2018  Mon 29 Oct 2018
Sat 3 Nov 2018 Thurs 16 Aug to Wed 10 Oct 2018   Tues 27 Nov 2018
Sun 2 Dec 2018 Thurs 13 Sept to Wed 7 Nov 2018  Mon 24 Dec 2018
Sat 12 Jan 2019 Thurs 11 Oct to Wed 19 Dec 2018  Book Now Fri 1 February 2019
Sat 2 Feb 2019 Thurs 8 Nov 2018 to Wed 9 Jan 2019 Book Now Thurs 21 Feb 2019
Sat 23 Feb 2019 Thurs 20 Dec 2018 to Wed 30 Jan 2019 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Sat 16 Mar 2019 Thurs 10 Jan 2019 to Wed 20 Feb 2019 Thurs 4 Apr 2019
Sat 6 Apr 2019 Thurs 31 Jan 2019 to Wed 13 Mar 2019 Fri 3 May 2019
Sat 18 May 2019 Thurs 21 Feb 2019 to Wed 24 Apr 2019 Thurs 6 June 2019
Sat 15 June 2019 Thurs 14 Mar 2019 to Wed 22 May 2019 Thurs 4 July 2019
Sat 7 July 2019 Thurs 25 Apr 2019 to Wed 12 June 2019 Thurs 25 July 2019
Sat 3 Aug 2019 Thurs 23 May 2019 to Wed 10 July 2019 Thurs 22 Aug 2019
Sat 31 Aug 2019 Thurs 13 June 2019 to Wed 7 Aug 2019 Thurs 19 Sept 2019
Sat 21 Sept 2019 Thurs 11 July 2019 to Wed 28 Aug 2019 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Sun 13 Oct 2019 Thurs 8 Aug 2019 to Wed 18 Sept 2019 Thurs 31 Oct 2019
Sat 9 Nov 2019 Thurs 29 Aug 2019 to Wed 16 Oct 2019 Thurs 28 Nov 2019
Sat 30 Nov 2019 Thurs 19 Sept 2019 to Wed 6 Nov 2019 Thurs 19 Dec 2019
  • 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.