What is the OET?

OET is an international English language test for  healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET at ih london

OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

For detailed information about the test, visit the Occupational English Test website.

Contact the IH London OET team on oet@ihlondon.com

Who is the OET for?

OET tests health practitioners from the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Optometry
  • Radiography
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science


How to book your OET exam

Apply and pay for the test online three or more weeks before your selected test date:

Book online

OET is available monthly, up to 24 times per year.

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How much does the OET cost?

AUD $587

You make your payment via the OET website when you apply.

You will receive a confirmation email from International House London approximately 10 days prior to the test and a reminder 4 days before the test.

Your OET test day

Test day format

The three written tests will take approximately 3 hours. In addition, a 20 minute speaking test is also scheduled on the same day. More detail on the test day format.

Arrival time
You need to arrive at 8am and the first test starts at 9am


Please ensure that you have read the OET Test Regulations before attending your test day:

Your OET results

Results are published online 16 days after the test and candidates are provided with login details to access a secure system to view  and download their results.

Your OET


Test dates

OET is available monthly, up to 24 times per year.

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Prepare for the OET test

We have a range of OET preparation courses, including face-to-face in London and online.

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How to defer

If you have booked your OET exam, but can’t take the test, then you can defer.

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About OET

OET is an international English language test for healthcare professionals who want to work in an English-speaking environment.

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OET test venues

Explore a selection of 11 conveniently located OET test centres across the UK, Ireland, and Nigeria.

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