General Questions about OET

OET is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector. It tests English language skills for healthcare based on workplace scenarios. OET is trusted and recognized by regulators, hospitals and universities in following countries as proof of ability to communicate effectively.

The following health care professionals can apply for OET.

Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Dietetics, Occupational therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Radiographer, Speech pathologist, Veterinary scientist

In order to apply for the test you should follow the following steps:
1. Log in to myOET
2. From your dash board, click the apply for the Test tab.
3. Read and carefully fill-up the registration form.
4. Review your times, location and profession.
5. Check all the information again for confirmation.
6. Fill up credit card details in the secure screen.

Results are available online approximately in 16 business days after the test.

    • You can download your statement of results via your myOET portal.
    • On the left side of your test details, you will see an ACTION column
    • Under the ACTION column, there are small black triangles
    • Click on one of these triangles, then “download statement of results”

If you are unable to download your statement of results please enable all pop-ups in your web browser.

About OET Modules

The reading sub-test consists of three parts and a total of 42 questions. All three parts take a total of 60 minutes to complete. The topics are of generic health care interest and are therefore accessible to candidates across all professions.

The listening sub-test consists of three parts and a total of 42 questions. The total length of the listening audio is about 40 minutes, including recorded speech and pauses to allow you time to write your answers. The topics are of generic healthcare interest and accessible to candidates across all professions. You will hear each recording once and are expected to write your answers while listening.

The writing sub-test takes 45 minutes and is profession specific. There is one task set for each profession based on a typical workplace situation and demands of the profession.

The speaking sub-test is delivered individually and takes approximately 20 minutes. You take your professional role whereas the interlocutor plays a role of a patient, a client, or a patient’s relatives or carer.