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Occupational English Test (OET)
Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.
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Occupational English Test (OET)

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Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It 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.

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Test Information
Why take Occupational English Test (OET)
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  • Recognition
  • In Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, OET is recognised by most major healthcare regulators for registration, leading healthcare educators for admission, and Border control for visas.

     

    In Singapore, OET is accepted by the Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Dental Council, Singapore Pharmacy Council, and the Allied Health Professions Council. 

     

    OET is accepted by more than 30 Australian universities and TAFEs as proof of language proficiency for admission to healthcare courses. An increasing number of New Zealand universities and polytechnics are also accepting OET.

  • Confidence
  • OET is recommended by past test takers because test materials reflect healthcare scenarios leading to confidence on test day.

    Have an established track record, trusted and recognised by major healthcare Boards and Councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

     

  • Relevance
  • OET helps candidates develop the language skills to communicate in the healthcare workplace.

    Profession-specific test uses healthcare-specific scenarios reflecting English language skills required in the workplace.

     

Assessment Structure

Occupational English Test (OET) covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.

 

  • Listening (approximately 50 minutes)

  • Reading (1 hour)

  • Writing (45 minutes)

  • Speaking (approximately 20 minutes)

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Schedule, Venue, Registration, Fees and Test Format
Test Fees and Format
Fees
Format
AUD $587.00
To sit all four OET sub-tests, including the online booking fee of AUD $7.00
AUD $477.50
To sit three OET sub-tests, including the online booking fee of AUD $7.00
AUD $339.00
To sit two OET sub-tests, including the online booking fee of AUD $7.00
AUD $200.50
To sit one OET sub-test, including the online booking fee of AUD $7.00

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Test Day Information
Public Transport Directions

From Stevens MRT:
Take Exit A, head to Bus Stop 2 (Bus Stop No.40229).
Take any bus.
Alight two stops later at The Pines (Stop No.40209).
Cross the bridge and enter via the side gate.

 

From Orchard MRT:
Take Exit B, head to the bus stop located right at the exit
(Bus Stop No. 09047).
Take bus 190 or 972.
Alight three stops later at Chelsea Gardens Condo (Stop No.40201).
Enter via the side gate

Parking Payment
For Car
For Motorcycles
Mon – Sat / (7.00am to 5.00pm) 1st hour at $4.00 * Subsequent hour at $3.00
$1.80 per entry
Mon – Sat / (5.01pm to 6.59am) $4.50 per entry
$1.80 per entry
Sun / Public Holiday $4.50 per entry
$1.80 per entry
What to Bring for OET test
All personal belongings (such as bags, pouches, phones, electronic devices, correction fluid, etc.) must be placed at the designated lockers.
  • Only Passport/ National Identity Card, Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Water in a clear plastic bottle, prescribed medicines and tissues (not in a box) are allowed into the testing room.
  • All materials and/or devices which are found in violation of any test regulations will be confiscated.
  • RELC will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any personal belongings.
  • Please note that mechanical pens and pencils are not allowed.

     

Facilities

Hot and Cold Water Dispensers are available on Level 5 and Level 6 of RELC Building.

 

Vending Machines that dispenses hot meals, salads, fruits, snacks and drinks are available on Level 1 lobby.

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Test Preparation and Resources

Supporting OET candidates to prepare for the test

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Results

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