WHAT IS OET?

WHAT IS OET FOR NURSES?

The Occupational English Test (also known as OET for Nurses) is an international English language test for the healthcare sector. It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.

WHO ACCEPTS OET RESULTS?

OET is recognized and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. Please visit the OET website to view a list of organisations which accept OET results as proof of English language proficiency. Please check with the organisation you are applying to regarding the OET grade(s) they will accept.

WHAT GRADE DO YOU NEED TO PASS OET?

Most recognizing boards and councils require candidates to have at least a B grade in each of the four sub-tests. But to make sure you’re up-to-date with requirements, always check with the relevant boards and councils that regulates your profession.

HOW LONG ARE OET RESULTS VALID FOR?

The length of time the results are recognized as valid is decided by the authorities that recognize OET (e.g. boards and councils, government departments). Always check your authority’s website for details to make sure you know their requirements. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) also publicizes their requirements on their website.

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