So, if you’ve been weighing the benefits of OET and you’ve asked the most important question of all: Why OET?
The Occupational English Test or OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore. It covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.
Research shows that this test is advocated by past test takers as the most suitable test for registration, employment and visa purposes because the test focuses on medical English (note: the test does not quiz you on your medical knowledge).
As a healthcare professional you know how important communication is in your job. OET is designed for you, simulating real workplace tasks and testing relevant language skills. For example, for the writing section of this test you must write a referral letter or a discharge letter a task that you must learn how to do in your job anyway.
OET is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment.
You should take the OET because:
● The test materials reflect real workplace scenarios.
● You will use the test skills you learn immediately, and for the rest of your career.