Occupational English Test (OET)

“In the interest of health and wellbeing of our candidates and test venue staff and in response to our local government regulations relating to COVID-19, it has been decided to cancel the OET test 02 May 2020 at The University of Queensland's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education.

Please wait for an email from OET on the next steps before contacting OET helpdesk. For more information please visit: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/coronavirus-update/


OET - Coronavirus Update 

Click here to access OET's "Candidate Frequently Asked Questions"

OET will contact you directly by email if your test has been cancelled. If you haven’t heard from OET, that means your test is going ahead as scheduled.

In case OET does need to contact you, please ensure your myOET profile includes your correct email address.

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 2 May 2020 Wed 22 Jan 2020 to Mon 6 April 2020   Cancelled Thurs 21 May 2020
Sat 13 June 2020 Wed 04 Mar 2020 to Mon 18 May 2020  Book Now Thurs 02 July 2020
Sat 11 July 2020 Wed 01 April 2020 to Mon 15 June 2020  Book Now Thurs 30 July 2020
Sat 8 August 2020 Wed 07 April 2020 to Mon 13 July 2020   Book Now Thurs 27 Aug 2020
Sat 12 September 2020 Wed 07 April 2020 to Mon 17 August 2020  Book Now Thurs 01 Oct 2020
Sun 11 October 2020 Wed 07 April 2020 to Tues 15 September 2020  Book Now Thurs 29 Oct 2020
  • 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.