occupational ENGLISH test


Occupational English Test (OET)

Occupational English Test has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology, and Veterinary Science.

OET tests simulate real workplace tasks and test relevant language skills for each profession.

The exam tests all four English language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. During the listening test, we provide you with stat-of-the art headphones to use.

Key facts: Sub-tests

(40 minutes)

Part A - Consultation Extracts 
Part B - Short Workplace Extracts 
Part B - Presentation Extracts 

(60 minutes)

Part A - Expeditious Reading Task 
Part B & C - Careful Reading Tasks 

(45 minutes)
Profession-specific Task
(20 minutes)
Profession-specific Task - Role Plays

 2020 Exam Dates

  • January: Saturday 11th
  • February: Saturday 8th
  • March: Saturday 7th & Saturday 21st
  • April: Saturday 4th & Sunday 19th
  • May: Saturday 2nd & Saturday 16th
  • June: Saturday 13th & Saturday 27th
  • July: Saturday 11th & Saturday 25th
  • August: Saturday 8th & Saturday 22nd
  • September: Saturday 12th & Saturday 26th
  • October: Sunday 11th & Saturday 24th
  • November: Saturday 7th & Saturday 21st
  • December: Saturday 5th & Saturday 19th

In Australia:

You must provide your valid passport as proof of identity.

See the detailed OET Test Regulations at

You will receive a Statement of Results which shows your score for each of the four sub-tests, on a scale from 0 to 500. Each of the four sub-tests is assessed in a specific way.

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Book your test at our venues in Sydney, North Sydney, and Melbourne