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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEWOET or more commonly referred to as the Occupational English Test is an exclusive English language test that has been designed for health care professionals. Since 2013, the OET exam has been conducted by CBLA or Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment which is a venture between Cambridge English and Boxhill Institute. Healthcare professionals who arelooking to work or study in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand are required to apply for the OET to be able to prove their level of English proficiency to be able to deliver superior healthcare. OET exam has been specifically designed for 12 healthcare professions including Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Optometry.

Who conducts OET?

Designed by Professor Tim McNamara in the late 1980s, under the guidance of the Australian National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) which was also the first conducting body of the OET exam also. Over the years, under the University of Melbourne’s Language Testing Research Centre and Cambridge Assessment English, OET has gone through several research and developments to keep pace with the current trends and since 2013, OET has been conducted and owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA), a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.

Who accepts OET?

Healthcare professionals who are looking to study or work in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia are required to take the OET. As these are the countries that largely recognize the OET exam.

Why choose OET?

Professionals who are required to prove their English proficiency to be able to work or study in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia are required to appear for the exam.

OET Eligibility

The OET exam is for healthcare professionals who are looking to work or study in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia, hence, it is important that all applicants possess in-depth certification in similar fields. Conducted by CBLA, OET has been specifically designed for 12 healthcare professions including Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Optometry.

PATTERNS AND SYLLABUS

Healthcare professionals who are looking to work in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, and Singapore are required to appear for their OET (Occupational English Test) in order to establish their proficiency in the English Language in a healthcare environment. For candidates to be able to effectively score well in their OET exam they would be required to know the OET Syllabus/ OET Exam Pattern. Conducted by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA), the latest OET Pattern is as follows. The entire OET Exam is divided into four sections, the Listening Section, which is on 50 minutes in duration and is made up of 3 parts; the Reading Section, which is for 60 minutes and divided into 3 parts; the Writing Section, which is profession-specific and requires candidates to write a letter of recommendation and finally the last section; the Speaking Section that requires the candidate to enact a setting from the healthcare environment.

  • OET Listening Section
  • Part A (Consultation Extracts)
  • Part B (Short Workplace Extracts)
  • Part C (Presentation Extracts)
  • OET Listening Section
  • Part A (Consultation Extracts)
  • Part B (Short Workplace Extracts)
  • Part C (Presentation Extracts)
  • Writing Section
  • Speaking Section

OET Listening Section

With a total duration of 45 minutes, the Listening subtest consists of a total of 42 questions divided into 3 parts. Candidates would each hear the recorded speech once and would be expected to answer the questions while at it. The total duration of the exam would include dealing with topics of generic healthcare interests across all healthcare professions.

- Part A (Consultation Extracts)

For the first task, healthcare professionals would be required to identify specific information during a consultation. Candidates would be required to complete the health professional notes from listening to the two recorded health professional-patient consultations.

- Part B (Short Workplace Extracts)

For the second task, candidates would be required to listen to multiple recorded extracts that could range from team briefings, handovers, to health professional-patient dialogues and answer one multiple-choice question for each extract. In the second part, the candidate is tested on identifying details of short extracts from the healthcare workplace.

- Part C (Presentation Extracts)

The third and final task of the Listening section would require candidates to listen to multiple recorded presentations or interviews on a range of accessible healthcare topics and answer multiple-choice questions for each extract.

OET Reading Section

With a total duration of 60 minutes, the Reading section is made up of 42 questions, divided into 3 parts. Candidates would be required to answer the question of generic healthcare-related topics.

- Part A (Expeditious Reading)

For the first task, candidates would be required to read four short essays and locate specific information from the texts. The essays provided to the candidates would be related to general healthcare topics. The questions could vary from match the following, sentence completion to short answer questions.

- Part B (Careful Reading)

For the second task, candidates would be given multiple short texts related to generic healthcare topics and candidates would be required to identify the main points and answer multiple-choice questions. The essays can include topics ranging from policy guidelines, hospital guides, manuals, emails, memos to internal communication.

- Part C (Careful Reading)

For the third and last task, pertaining to the Reading section, candidates would be required to identify the detailed meaning of the topic provided to them and answer multiple questions for the same.

examWriting Section

With a total duration of 45 minutes, the Writing section requires the candidate to write a letter, usually a letter of reference in his/her field of specialty. The candidate would be provided with background information to his task which he may or may not incorporate into his reference letter. This particular task is profession-specific, hence while a nurse would have to write a letter specific to nursing a dentist would be required to write a reference letter specific to dentistry.

Speaking Section

With a total duration of 20 minutes, candidates are required to individually enact their professional role in real-life scenarios in a professional healthcare environment. A profession-specific exercise, candidates are required to roleplay their profession while the panelist plays a patient for the first part, and the roles are reversed in the latter. Candidates are given 3 minutes to prepare for each side before the start of each act. The roleplays are basically based on mock workplace situations that reflect the mood of the healthcare environment. The candidates would be given enough background information to prepare for their roleplay sessions.

OET PREPARATION

OET Classes At Cambridge English Academy CEA India, our on-demand OET classes allow you to prepare at a time and place that fit your needs. We have an OET class for each of subtest, so you can practise your reading, writing, speaking, and listening from anywhere. Conducted by CBLA, OET has been specifically designed for 12 healthcare professions including Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Optometry.

We provide online and offline classes during week days and weekend. What you have to do is just to tell us which class is convenient for you.

    Overview video lessons – understand what to expect from the OET

    Short, high-quality video lessons that describe the format, timing, and rules of each sub-test (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)

    Method lessons – helpful tips and strategies for approaching each sub-test

    Learn strategic ways to complete the test to maximise your chances of success.

    complete practice test – so you can practise before the test

    There is one complete OET test (Listening A, Listening B, Listening C, Reading A, Reading B, Reading C) as well as a Writing sub-test with a sample answer for both nurses and doctors. Lastly, there is also a set of role-plays for nurses and doctors.