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Government & healthcare organisations

Recruit English-ready healthcare professionals to ensure high-quality care and patient safety

Designed for accuracy and relevance

Governments and health organisations can rest assured that OET harnesses expertise and rigorous research for reliable healthcare communication testing.
Designed by experts
Designed by experts
We work with the Research and Validation team at Cambridge University Press and Assessment to develop OET Test Listening and Reading sub-tests. Experienced test writers, in consultation with subject-matter experts design our Speaking and Writing sub-tests.
A highly secure assessment you can trust
A highly secure assessment you can trust
The OET Test is delivered worldwide, through secure facilities with highly-trained staff. We ensure extensive identity and malpractice checks, and materials are assessed centrally.
Underpinned by academic research
Underpinned by academic research
Majority owned by Cambridge Assessment English and partnering with the Australian Research Council and University of Melbourne, OET has featured prominently in research literature relating to language testing in specific-purpose contexts.

Language proficiency plays a crucial role in effective communication and quality care

Governments and health organisations have a crucial role to play in safeguarding public safety. When you need to hire healthcare professionals for English-speaking environments, you can count on OET alumni to be equipped to deliver for safe and effective practice.

Better communication leads to better patient safety and care

Once they’ve passed the OET Test, candidates will have the English language proficiency and confidence they need to practice safely and effectively. The OET Test is designed to simulate critical, real world healthcare scenarios and measure listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Elder et al, 2013
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Ability to communicate in an English-speaking healthcare workplace

“OET Test takers are perceived as effective communicators able to communicate on matters that are both technical and emotional and who can use lay language so that patients can easily understand what they are saying.”

Vidakovic & Khalifa
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OET - English language test for healthcare professionals
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Our Results Verification Service allows organisations that recognise the OET Test to check the authenticity of OET Statement of Results certificates online—it's quick, secure and reliable.
Accepted globally
OET is accepted by organisations around the world.

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