Occupational English Test also known as OET is an English language test especially created for the healthcare sector. It evaluates the English proficiency skills of healthcare professionals who want to join and perform in an English-speaking environment. OET exam is conducted in over 120 locations across 40 countries and is held fourteen times in a year.
The twelve professions which are offered by OET are:
Healthcare sectors in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, Namibia, Ukraine, Singapore and Namibia recognise OET.
OET is acknowledged in many countries as a proof of English proficiency to study and work in the healthcare sector. It can also be used for getting a visa in some countries. OET gives you actual healthcare situations. OET will not only help you in getting a good job but will also improve your knowledge, skills, mindset and approach in becoming a better healthcare worker. This exam helps in builds confidence and enhances one’s communication skills.
Registration for the exam has to be done via online method only. Aspirants need to visit the official OET website and to fill the application page they must create an OET Login and build a profile. Documents and other requirements like photographs also have to submitted during this application process.
OET costs $587 AUD globally. A survey shows 80 percent of the candidates consider OET as outstanding or above average value for money. Payment has to be done online via a valid Visa or a Mastercard.
OET presents an authentic, reliable and trustworthy valuation of all four language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking –including questions related to communication in medical and health professional settings.
The sub-tests of OET are:
|OET Exam Sub-tests||Test Duration||OET Description|
|Listening||45 min.||It will assess your understanding of health-related spoken materials.|
|Reading||60 min.||It will check if you can easily read medical related terms|
|Writing||45 min.||It will check if you can write referral letters|
|Speaking||20 min.||It will evaluate your speaking skills on the basis of your two role-plays|
In case you are unable to give the test then you cancel it too. But it is important to know that certain costs are involved in this procedure. You can withdraw from the exam by online method via your OET account. Cancelation before the OET closing date of the test, administration will cost you $120. It can cost you around $200 if you cancel it before one week of the exam. Also, no refunds will be given if you cancel it in less than one week of the actual exam. So, it is advisable to only fill the form when you are sure about your future dates and commitments.
Reading and Listening sections will be scored instantly after the end of the test. These scores will give you an impression of your performance. If you are not satisfied with your scores then you have the option of cancelling your scores too. Think carefully before cancelling your scores as scores will be cancelled of all the four sections and not of one section. Also, no refund will be given to you after the cancellation of your scores.
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