Occupational English Test (OET)

Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language proficiency test for trained health professionals from overseas who want to work or study in Australia or New Zealand.

The OET is recognized by the regulatory authorities of most major health professions across Australia and New Zealand. It currently tests the following professions: dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, veterinary science. It consists of four sub-tests: Listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Currently, one should obtain at least B for all four sub-tests to be eligible to work as a doctor in Australia.

The test is administered up to 10 times a year across over 40 venues, mostly in Oceania and Asia. Not all venues operate on every test date.

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