Who recognises OET?

The Occupational English Test or OET, is for healthcare professionals. It is the English language test, and it assesses the language communication skills of the professionals who want to practice and register in an English-speaking environment. OET is available for the healthcare professionals who are from the professions of occupational therapy, veterinary science, dietetics, podiatry, medicine, speech pathology, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, radiography, optometry, and physiotherapy.

The councils and regulatory healthcare boards of different countries recognize the test of OET. These countries include Ukraine, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Namibia, Ireland, Dubai, and the UK. OET is also recognized by The Immigration New Zealand for all visa categories where an English test may be required and the Australian Department of Home Affairs. In a demanding healthcare environment, OET is used as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in many organizations that include universities and hospitals.




  • CORU
    A multi-profession health regulator for dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and radiation therapists, speech therapists and optometrists.



Healthcare Boards & Councils

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
National agency responsible for the registration and accreditation of 14 health professions in Australia. Visit www.ahpra.gov.au for more information.

The following AHPRA Boards recognise OET:

Other Boards and Councils


TAFEs and Higher Education Institutes

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