The Occupational English Test is an English language proficiency test for healthcare professionals.

About the OET

Syllabus

The test pattern differs for each profession and are as follows.

Listening: (about 45 Minutes) This is same content for all healthcare professions.

Task: Follow and understand a range of health-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures.

Reading: (60 Minutes)  This is same content for all healthcare professions.

Task: Read and understand different types of text on health-related subjects

Writing: (45 Minutes) Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

Task: To write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required. For instance, a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group.

Speaking: (20 Minutes) Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

Task: In a private room you will take part in two role-plays. You take your professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.

Registering for the test

Test Dates: Test is conducted every Month (once or twice)
Test Fee: (587 AUD) : Approx. 30,000 Rupees


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Scoring

Each of the four sub-tests that make up OET are graded A to E; A is the highest grade and E is the lowest. There is no overall grade. Scores are released in 16 days

OET GradeDescription of ability
AVery high level of performance
BHigh level of performance, i.e. able to use English with fluency and accuracy adequate for professional needs
CGood level of performance; however, not acceptable to a range of health and medical councils
DModerate level of performance; requires improvement
ELow level of performance; requires considerable improvement

Score Validity: 2 Years 


OET Training Program

Class Details

60 hours of training
Official Guide
Access to necessary extra material
Unlimited doubt clarification sessions
1 year course validity
Help with test registration
Extra help sessions as required