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Occupational English Test – an English test for healthcare sector

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The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English test for the healthcare sector and was established in the late 1980s.

The test is now owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a joint venture between Cambridge English Language Assessment and Box Hill Institute.

OET assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. OET tests health practioners from the following professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

The test is recognised by over 20 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

OET has four components:

  • Listening (about 50 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes
  • Writing (45 minutes)
  • Speaking (about 20 minutes

The test can be taken in Germany in Oldenburg, Munich and Berlin. The first test session will be in January 2014.

More information about OET …

Written by cambridgeenglishde

October 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

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