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 12 Jan 2019 Thurs 11 Oct to Wed 17 Dec 2018  Fri 1 Feb 2019
Sat 2 Feb 2019 Thurs 8 Nov 2018 to Mon 7 Jan 2019  Thurs 21 Feb 2019
Sat 23 Feb 2019 Thurs 8 Nov 2018 to Mon 28 Jan 2019  Fri 15 Mar 2019
Sat 16 Mar 2019 Wed 18 Dec 2019 to Mon 18 Feb 2019  Thurs 4 Apr 2019
Sat 6 Apr 2019 Tues 8 Jan 2019 to Mon 11 Mar 2019  Fri 3 May 2019
Sat 18 May 2019 Tues 29 Jan 2019 to Mon 22 Apr 2019 Book Now Thurs 6 June 2019
Sat 15 June 2019 Tues 19 Feb 2019 to Mon 20 May 2019 Book Now Thurs 4 July 2019
Sat 7 July 2019 Tues 12 Mar 2019 to Mon 11 June 2019 Book Now Thurs 25 July 2019
Sat 31 Aug 2019 Tues 21 May 2019 to Mon 5 Aug 2019 Thurs 19 Sept 2019
Sat 21 Sept 2019 Tues 12 Jun 2019 to Mon 26 Aug 2019 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Sun 13 Oct 2019 Tues 9 July 2019 to Mon 17 Sept 2019 Thurs 31 Oct 2019
Sat 9 Nov 2019 Tues 6 Aug 2019 to Mon 14 Oct 2019 Thurs 28 Nov 2019
Sat 7 Dec 2019 Tues 27 Aug 2019 to Mon 4 Nov 2019 Thurs 2 Jan 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.