So, what is OET?
OET is an English language test that judges the communication skills of professionals in healthcare sectors, who chases their dream to land in an English-speaking environment.
Why choose OET?
Healthcare specialists normally choose OET because it helps them prove their level at English for work or study. A genuine assessment will be made after testing all four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
Who Recognizes OET?
- OET is recognized and trusted by regulatory healthcare boards and cabinet members in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK.
- OET is available for the following professions: dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and veterinary science.
- OET will be considered as a candidate proof to access their ability to communicate wisely in a compelling healthcare environment.
OET test evaluates all four language skills with a special emphasis given on communication. The various tests conducted for the assessment; are Reading (Duration: 60 minutes), Listening (Duration: 45 minutes), Writing (Duration: 45 minutes), and Speaking (Duration: 60 minutes). While writing and speaking tests are performed with respect to their own departments.
Candidates receive the result as a numerical score ranging between 0 and 500 in 10-point increments e.g. 250,260, 270. The numeric score is graded between A (highest) to E (lowest). There is no overall grade for OET.
|Letter grade||Numeric score||Description of ability|
|A||450-500||Can communicate fluently and effectively.|
|B||350-440||Can communicate effectively with patients and health professionals with occasional inaccuracies.|
|C+ C||300-340 200-290||Can maintain the interaction in a relevant environment despite occasional errors and lapses.|
|D||100-190||Can maintain some interaction and understand straightforward factual information, but may ask for clarification.|
|E||0-90||Can manage simple interaction on familiar topics and understand the main point with High-density of errors and overuse of technical language.|
With OET, starting your international healthcare career is just a few steps away.