OET (Occupational English Test)

The full meaning of OET is Occupational English Test and, as the name suggests, it is a test that assesses a candidate’s English language proficiency based on their profession.

OET (Occupational English Test) is designed to meet the specific English language needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals who wish to practise in an English-speaking environment. All four language skills are assessed, with Writing and Speaking tests available in 12 different areas of healthcare. All candidates sit the same Reading and Listening tests.

OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.  

The test is accepted as proof of English proficiency in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia and Singapore for registration in the 12 healthcare professions.

It is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA). It is a venture between Cambridge English and Box Hill Institute.

The main advantage of OET over the other English language tests is the familiar context it has for candidates. For example, a nurse taking OET is required to use the lexicon/vocabulary relevant to healthcare provision and particularly to nursing, and so it is for doctors and pharmacists.

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  1. Please where are you located in Accra? What is the duration for the course and what is the cost of tuition?

    1. Thank you for the message.

      Accra, Mak-Geors House, Achimota,
      Between New Overhead and Neoplan Station,
      Adjacent Kantanka Motors Showroom.

      The OET tuition fee is 800 cedis and it takes between one month and three months for candidates to be fully prepared.

    1. OET centre is not yet in Ghana. All the candidates we are training have to go to Nigeria to take the test. At the moment, we have created a petition to appeal to the test administrators to open a centre here in Ghana. You can sign it here ( http://chng.it/4rGjKYQYJs ) and encourage your friends to also sign. The more the signatories, the quicker the response we will get.

  2. I would want to join your class in April so I could write the OET too.

  3. Hello, do you have any arrangements in place to get candidates to Nigeria for the exams, or it’s done individually on their own?

  4. please do you offer ielts tutoring too? And if yes, how much do you charge for tutorials?

  5. Please should one chose to write the OET, will there be the need to write CBT and IELTS test too?