Occupational English Test (OET) for Healthcare Professionals.



The Occupational English Test (also known as OET ) is an English language test for healthcare professionals recognised by various regulatory healthcare bodies.


It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practise in an English-speaking Country.


OET is available for the following 12 professions:

🔸Nursing,

🔸Medicine,

🔸Dentistry,

🔸Dietetics,

🔸Occupational Therapy,

🔸Optometry,

🔸Pharmacy,

🔸Physiotherapy,

🔸Podiatry,

🔸Radiography,

🔸Speech pathology, and

🔸Veterinary science




OET Recognition OET is recognised by regulatory healthcare boards and councils in 🔸United Kingdom 🇬🇧, 🔸Australia🇦🇺, 🔸New Zealand🇳🇿 🔸USA 🇺🇲, 🔸Ireland 🇮🇪, 🔸Dubai🇦🇪, 🔸Singapore🇸🇬, 🔸Namibia🇳🇦 and 🔸Ukraine🇺🇦. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate's ability to communicate in English effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Home Affairs and Immigration New Zealand for all visa categories where an English test may be required. Each recognising organisation determines which grade results mean that candidates meet the language competency standards to function in their profession. In the UK 🇬🇧, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), a regulatory body for Nurses in the UK 🇬🇧and General Medical Council (GMC), a regulatory body for Medical Doctors, do accept OET as a proof of English Language Proficiency as alternative to IELTS.

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