The English language test for healthcare professionals

Occupational English Test (OET) is an approved International English test for Health Care professionals, enabling them to use their qualifications and work experience across borders. Preparing for an exam will take you through the work-related language needed at your destination, while the exam tests this knowledge assessing Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, making it the most sought-after English Language qualification in the Health Care Industry.

Healthcare professionals choose OET because it helps them demonstrate they have the right level of English for work or study, while also learning the kind of language they will need every day at work.

For Test Overview and Assessment Structure Please click here

OET is a thorough paper-based test of all areas of language ability. It consists of four sections:

  • Listening (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Writing (45 minutes)
  • Speaking (approx. 20-25 minutes)

Results are published online 16 days after the test and candidates are provided with login details to access a secure system to view their results, which are also sent by post.

Who is OET for?

OET tests health practitioners from the following 12 professions:

Occupational Therapy
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science

Book your OET exam at WLC (Hammersmith Campus)

Test venue Information

Exam fee for 2019 is 587.00 AUD. You can check today’s conversion rate here

OET Preparation Courses

We can help you book and fully prepare for your Occupational English Test (OET).

Course duration:
Four days of classroom study.

With five weeks of Online study support available



Later dates are yet to be confirmed

Ealing Green College (W5 5EW)


Why choose us?

  • British Council accredited Language School
  • Individual guidance and advice
  • Excellent facilities
  • We are an OET Exam centre, so we can help you to book your exam as part of our service

For more information, please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 231 6076

** Alternatively, we can arrange bespoke provision for 1-to-1 or in pairs to fit in with your schedules: £90 per hour, or £65 per hour if 10 or more hours are booked.


Nurses and midwives who want to work in the UK will now be able to take OET to prove English language proficiency. The UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced it will formally recognise OET for registration from 1 November 2017. Sujata Stead, OET CEO said “We are delighted that the NMC now accepts OET for registration. The NMC join a range of boards and councils from Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore who use OET to ensure nurses have the right level of English language skills to communicate effectively at work.”

Overseas-trained nurses and midwives who are required to take an English language test to gain registration with the NMC need to achieve Grade B across all four OET subtests. The NMC will only accept results from the February 2016 test administration onwards.

It is possible for nurses and midwives to submit results from two test administrations to the NMC if they comply with strict requirements.

For more information on how you can submit your OET results to the NMC, go to the NMC website from 1 November 2017:

On the Day

We expect you to arrive between 08:00 and 08:30 am. Please note that on Saturday the cafeteria at the College. There is a café and convenience store next to the tube station.

Please read your confirmation and Notice to Candidates regarding authorised and unauthorised items.

How to get to Hammersmith & Fulham College

Gliddon Road, Barons Court, London W14 9BL

  • Underground (Zone 2): Barons Court for Piccadilly and District Lines (5 min walk)
  • Overground: Kensington Olympia (15 min walk)
  • Bus Routes: 9, 10, 27, 33, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 267, 295, 391, 419, H91


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