The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.
OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:
OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment. It consists of four sub tests:
|Listening||approximately 50 minutes|
|Reading||approximately 60 minutes|
|Speaking||approximately 45 minutes|
The Listening and Reading sub-tests are designed to assess your ability to understand the spoken and written English, based on health-related topics and tasks common to all professions.
The Writing and Speaking sub-tests are specific to the 12 individual healthcare professions - designed to reflect common tasks performed in the workplace.
A detailed breakdown of all four sub-tests is available on the OET website www.occupationalenglishtest.org
|2017 Test Dates||Application Closing Date
(12:00am Midnight AEST)
|Saturday, 14 January 2017||Wednesday, 7 December 2016|
|Sunday, 12 February 2017||Wednesday, 18 January 2017|
|Saturday, 11 March 2017||Wednesday, 15 February 2017|
|Saturday, 8 April 2017||Wednesday, 15 March 2017|
|Saturday, 13 May 2017||Wednesday, 19 April 2017|
|Saturday, 10 June 2017||Wednesday, 17 May 2017|
|Sunday, 9 July 2017||Wednesday, 14 June 2017|
|Saturday, 5 August 2017||Wednesday, 12 July 2017|
|Saturday, 2 September 2017||Wednesday, 9 August 2017|
|Saturday, 7 October 2017||Wednesday, 13 September 2017|
|Saturday, 4 November 2017||Wednesday, 11 October 2017|
|Sunday, 3 December 2017||Wednesday, 8 November 2017|
* Closing Dates: Applications close approximately three weeks before the test date. It is important that you complete your application as soon as possible as spaces are limited at venues.
Test Venue Location
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223 Anzac Parade
Free Parking at Kensington Campus on Saturday and Sunday tests.
You can apply for OET at UNSW Institute of Languages using the application form via the OET website application page.
Please note: UNSW Institute of Languages does not accept test applications directly.
You will find all the information on how to apply for OET, including guidelines for uploading photos, test costs and how to pay on the OET website.