OET - English language test for healthcare professionals


Why choose OET?

OET is healthcare specific, so it's easier for you to succeed


Preferred English test for healthcare professionals

OET is trusted and recognised by more healthcare organisations around the world as the preferred test for healthcare professionals. Unlike other general or academic English tests, OET is designed for healthcare workers, so you’re tested on topics you’re already familiar with from your daily work and prior healthcare studies.

By choosing OET, you can feel confident you're selecting an English test that’s relevant to your global healthcare career.


More healthcare professionals prefer OET because:

  • Uses real healthcare scenarios so you’ll know what to expect and feel more confident on test day
  • Most accepted English test by healthcare organisations globally, so it’s easier for you prove your English proficiency for medical or nursing certification. OET is also accepted for visa purposes in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand

  • Helps you develop relevant language skills for success in your global healthcare career – see success stories about people like you

  • Easy to prepare for, using our wide library of learning resources – check them out now!

Patient safety and quality care

Limited language proficiency is an obstacle to effective communication affecting quality of care. OET is designed to replicate the critical tasks of healthcare workplace settings and measure abilities across the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Reliable and backed by research

Delivered worldwide through secure facilities with highly-trained staff. Underpinned by Cambridge Assessment English and the University of Melbourne, and backed by ongoing research from leading academic institutions.

Preferred by healthcare organisations

Healthcare organisations and regulators choose OET because it helps them to select healthcare professionals with the right level of English proficiency to deliver safe and high quality care.

OET - English language test for healthcare professionals

Why these organisations choose OET

  • Governments, healthcare boards and councils have a crucial role to play in safe-guarding public safety and OET gives confidence for safe and effective practice.
  • Educators integrate OET preparation and testing and accept OET results for entry into healthcare courses, helping students to demonstrate they are ready to communicate effectively in the workplace.
  • Employers know that limited language proficiency is an obstacle to effective communication and quality of care. OET replicates the critical tasks of workplace settings and measure candidates’ abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  • Teachers have access to the knowledge and tools needed to run high quality OET preparation courses.
  • Agents know that OET is recommended by healthcare professionals as most suitable for visa and healthcare registration.
OET - English language test for healthcare professionals

Who recognises OET?

OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for visas, study, registration and employment in healthcare.


Take the next step

Towards your international healthcare career.
OET - English language test for healthcare professionals