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What is OET?

OET is recognized by Regulatory Healthcare Bodies and Councils in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and Dubai. Many hospitals and universities consider OET as an evidence of a candidate’s effective communication skill in English. OET is applicable only for healthcare professionals including Nurses and Doctors. The list of professionals who can take OET test are: Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Radiography, Dietetics, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology & Veterinary Science.

OET Test Format

• Writing (45 minutes)
• Speaking (approximately 20 minutes)
• Listening (approximately 50 minutes)
• Reading (60 minutes)

Scoring and Grades

Each of the four sub-tests that make up OET are graded A to E, where A is the highest grade and E is the lowest.

 
OET Grade Description of Ability
A Very high level of performance
B High level of performance, i.e. able to use English with fluency and accuracy adequate for professional needs
C Good level of performance; however, not acceptable to a range of health and medical councils
D Moderate level of performance; requires improvement
E Low level of performance; requires considerable improvement
 
Test Dates Registration Closing Dates Results Published
Saturday 14 July 2018 Wednesday 20 June 2018 Monday 6 August 2018
Saturday 11 August 2018 Wednesday 18 July 2018 Monday 3 September 2018
Sunday 9 September 2018 Wednesday 15 August 2018 Tuesday 2 October 2018
Saturday 6 October 2018 Wednesday 12 September 2018 Monday 29 October 2018
Saturday 3 November 2018 Wednesday 10 October 2018 Tuesday 27 November 2018
Sunday 2 December 2018 Wednesday 7 November 2018 Monday 24 December 2018