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Occupational English Test Centre

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The 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.

OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions. OET tests simulate real workplace tasks and test relevant language skills for each profession.

Recognition: OET is recognised by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies, councils and education providers throughout Oceania including Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) and the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, among others. OET is also recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

About OET

OET simulates real workplace tasks and tests relevant language skills for healthcare professionals. The OET paper-based test covers all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment. The candidates can choose take all four sub-tests in the OET test collectively or in any combination.

The writing and speaking sub-tests are specific to the candidate’s profession and are based on typical workplace situations. The speaking sub-test is delivered as role-play scenarios and reflect the demands made on the professional in those situations.

OET location

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching is an authorised OET Test venue.

The OET Test venue at The University of Sydney is conveniently located at CET in the Wentworth Building (GO1) on the Darlington/Camperdown campus. To plan your trip, please visit the Transport Info website.

Darlington Campus

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching

OET dates

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching holds OET tests twice per year. The OET tests may be conducted at another test location in Sydney depending on the number of candidates.

Test Test date
OET Saturday, 10 June 2017
OET Saturday, 4 November 2017

OET preparation classes

The Occupational English Test (OET) preparation course is an evening course designed to help students and overseas-trained healthcare professionals prepare for the Occupational English Test.

The 40-hour course is delivered over a 10-week period and teaches students exam-taking strategies, extensive exam practise using past papers and strategies to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for the four sub-tests within the OET.

Entry requirements for the OET Test preparation course is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Contact details

Contact us today if you have any enquiries about the OET test.

Office opening hours

Monday to Friday
7.30am – 5.30pm

Centre for English Teaching
The University of Sydney
Level 5, Wentworth Building (GO1)
Corner of City Road and Butlin Avenue
Darlington NSW 2006
Phone: +61 2 9036 7900