Occupational English Test – an English test for healthcare sector
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:
- Occupational Therapy
- 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.