How to apply



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.

It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

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
Who recognises OET?

OET is recognised and trusted by more than 20 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 one of only two English language tests recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for a number of skilled immigration visas. DIAC also accepts OET for other visa categories, including student visas. Follow this link to see which Australian and international health Boards and Councils accept the OET.

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