OET (Occupational English Test) exams

Occupational English Test

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

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, go to: 

Contact us: oet@ihlondon.com

Who is 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

OET Preparation Courses

International House London offers a range of courses to help you prepare for the OET test. 



How to book your OET exam

You can apply and pay for the test online three or more weeks before your selected test date at www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet/

OET is available monthly, up to 12 times per year. For up to date details on test dates, go to: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/test-dates-locations/

How much does it cost?

In 2018 the test fees are AUD $587 (approx. £333 as of May 2018, check today’s exchange rates here: www.xe.com). 

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.

OET exam dates and deadlines

10 March 2018 14 February 2018 6 April 2018
14 April 2018 21 March 2018 9 May 2018
19 May 2018 25 April 2018 12 June 2018
16 June 2018 23 May 2018 9 July 2018
14 July 2018 20 June 2018 6 August 2018 
11 August 2018 18 July 2018 3 September 2018
9 September 2018 15 August 2018 2 October 2018
6 October 2018 12 September 2018 29 October 2018
3 November 2018 10 October 2018 27 November 2018
2 December 2018 7 November 2018 24 December 2018

OET test venues



Preparing for your OET exam

OET’s Preparation Portal contains a range of preparation materials, many of which are free of charge. To see the OET Preparation Portal, go to https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/preparation-portal/oet-masterclass/

OET exam 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. For more detail on the test day format, go to: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/

Arrival time

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

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 their results, which are also sent by post.