Occupational English Test

Occupational English Test:

The occupational English test is an English proficiency test for healthcare professionals that is recognised by various number of healthcare bodies. To simplify, it is a test for healthcare professionals, to meet the proficiency of the language that is needed in the environment of these professionals.

The following professionals can give OET  exam:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech pathology
  • Veterinary science.

The test takers include:

  • nurses (47%)
  • doctors (23%)
  • dentists (20%)
  • pharmacists (6%)

Recognition of OET:

The OET of exam is recognised by various healthcare boards and councils.

Countries accepting OET (for registration in 12 healthcare professions):

  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Dubai
  • Namibia
  • Singapore





Consists of 3 parts(42 questions)

Approximately 45 minutes


Consists of 3 parts

60 minutes


Consists a letter

45 minutes


One task is divided in 3 parts

Approximately 20 minutes



The test is divided in 3 parts:

Part A- The answers in Part A are double-marked by (OET) assessors. A recorded health professional- patient consultations would be played and you will have to complete the health professional’s notes.

Part B- You will listen to a recorder extract and will answer the Multiple choice questions.

Part C- A recorder presentation will be played. You will have to listen to two different extracts and have to answer multiple- choice questions.


The test is divided in 3 parts:

Part A- You must answer 20 questions in a given period of time. There would be 4 short texts which would be related to healthcare. The questions include matching, sentence completion and short answer questions.

 Part B- There would be 6 provided short texts from healthcare.  For each text, there is one three-option multiple-choice question.

Part C- There would be 2 texts. For each text, you must answer eight four-option multiple choice questions.


In the writing section you will encounter a letter, usually a referral letter. Other letters can be a letter of transfer and a letter of discharge.


The test is divided in 3 parts:

Part A- It is a warm- up session in which you get to know about your partner and get comfortable with them.

 Part B- A role play of card with a scenario would be provided. It would be like a real life situation you might encounter in your life.You will have 2-3 minutes to read the card.

Part C- Finally, the roll play would be processed for about 5 minutes.

NOTE: You are allowed to ask questions about the role play like how it works.


“Sunland education and Immigration consultants” allow you to grasp the opportunity to know and study about OET. Also, you will be provided with consultants which will assist you through your course. Moreover, the person is properly trained for their exam.


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