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Certify your skills and expand your opportunities

Are you a doctor, a nurse or a healthcare worker? Do you want to study medicine or work in healthcare and are you attracted by the idea of doing so abroad? Then OET, Occupational English Test, is the best choice.

Why choose OET?

Do you wish to work or study in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Singapore or Namibia? OET opens up a world of work and academic possibilities in the healthcare sector, allowing you to:

Find job opportunities in the field of health professions

Deal with language needs in 12 different healthcare professions: Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Podiatry and Speech Pathology.

Have the possibility to apply for a visa. If you are not sure about which way to go and the requirements to enter certain Countries, we recommend that you contact one of our advisors.

Where can I use OET?

  • Government agencies and medical colleges
  • Specialised training centres
  • Recruiting Agencies
  • Hospitals

In addition, if you want to exercise your profession in the UK and Ireland, your chances increase, thanks to the official recognition of OET by the GMC (General Medical Council), NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council), NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) and MC (Medical Council of Ireland).

What does OET include?

Reading (not profession-specific) – duration 60 minutes

(Same content for all health professions, it involves reading and understanding different types of texts on health-related topics.

Listening (not profession-specific) – duration 45 minutes

It presents the same content for all health professions and involves understanding a range of spoken health-related materials such as consultations and patient visits.

Writing (profession-specific) – duration 45 minutes

Specific for the profession, it is based on typical work situations. The task is to write a letter, usually a letter sending a patient to a specialist. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required: e.g. a transfer or discharge letter or a letter to advise or inform a patient, an assistant or a group.

Speaking (profession-specific) – two role-plays – duration 20 minutes

This part of OET is set to typical work situations and uses materials specifically designed for your profession. In each role play, the candidate takes on his or her professional role (e.g. nurse or pharmacist) while the interlocutor plays a patient, a client or a relative or a patient’s assistant. In veterinary science, the interlocutor is the animal’s owner or companion.

Examination sessions, skills testing and test preparation

If you want to book your OET exam, please visit www.occupationalenglishtest.org.
Language Point offers educational paths to prepare OET. Contact us for further information.

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