Why choose OET?

Healthcare professionals

Do you need to take an English test to work or study in healthcare in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia?

Then OET is the test for you!

By taking OET you will prove you have the right level of English plus you’ll be learning the kind of language you will need every day at work.

And, that’s not all – healthcare professionals choose OET because:

  • OET uses real healthcare scenarios so you’ll feel more confident on test day.
  • OET is widely recognised as proof of English proficiency for registration, study and work in the healthcare sector, as well as for visas in some countries.
  • OET helps you develop language skills for success in your career – see stories about people like you.
  • It’s easy to prepare for the test using the OET Preparation Portal – check it out now!

Who Recognises OET?

OET is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai 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.

The following AHPRA Boards recognise OET:

  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
  • Dental Board of Australia
  • Medical Board of Australia
  • Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Optometry Board of Australia
  • Pharmacy Board of Australia
  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Podiatry Board of Australia

Other Boards and Councils

  • Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
  • Australian Dental Council
  • Australian Institute of Radiography
  • Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
  • Australian Pharmacy Council
  • Australian Physiotherapy Council
  • Dieticians Association of Australia
  • Health Advisory Council
  • Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and NZ)
  • Sino-Australia Association of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine
  • South Australian Medical Education and Training
  • Speech Pathology Australia


  • Medical Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Dental Council of Ireland
  • CORU
    A multi-profession health regulator for dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and radiation therapists, speech therapists and optometrists.

New Zealand

Healthcare Boards & Councils

  • Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
  • Dental Council of New Zealand
  • Dietitians Board of New Zealand
  • Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Midwifery Council of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
  • Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
  • Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and NZ)
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand
  • Pharmacy Council of New Zealand
  • Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
  • Podiatrists Board of New Zealand
  • Veterinary Council of New Zealand

Universities and Education


  • Singapore Dental Council
  • Singapore Medical Council
  • Singapore Pharmacy Council
  • AHPC – Occupational Therapy
  • AHPC – Physiotherapy
  • AHPC – Speech-language Therapy
  • AHPC – Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Therapy


  • General Medical Council
  • King’s College London
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of Opthalmologists
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • University of Highlands and Islands


  • Ukrainian Council of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Ukrainian Medical Council
  • Ukrainian Professional Council of Public Health Services

Payment Information

AUD $587.00