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. 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 is an occupational English test and the article stated clearly the professions that take the test so kindly revisit the link.

    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.

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

  2. I went through the website and realized the courses for OET is for nurses and midwives. Where do I get the online course for doctors?

    1. Our training center in Accra is situated at Achimota.
      You have the option to take the paper-based or computer-based exams

  3. How much is cost for OET Tution and how does it take to be fully prepared
    And preparations how and where is the candidate going to take the test

    1. At the moment, it is only the computer-based OET center that is in operation in Ghana.
      The nearest paper-based center is in Nigeria.
      Kindly contact 0246000170 for details.

    1. The categories of workers that can take OET are listed in the article.
      You can also reach us on 0245444499 for details.

    1. Hello Sam, for a mental health nurse, I will advise you take the UKVI IELTS
      Kindly contact work abroad for more details on how to get a job in your preferred country.
      You can reach out to them on 0240850600