OET is an international English language test Course in Chandigarh that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practice 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 medical and health professional settings.

OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.  Find out how the Occupational English Test is based on typical workplace scenarios in your profession.

Where is the OET -Occupational English Test used ?

The OET test is currently used by the governing bodies of the professions at state and national level in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore. Each board or council determines the result required from candidates to meet the language competency standards required in order to function in their profession.

OET Preparation Course content and student outcomes:

The Listening sub-test consists of two parts, with approximately 20-28 question items. The topics are of generic healthcare interest, accessible to candidates across all professions. Each part consists of about 15 minutes of recorded speech, containing pauses to allow you time to write your answers. You will hear each recording once and are expected to write your answers while listening

The Reading sub-test consists of two parts and takes 60 minutes to complete. The topics are of generic healthcare interest and are therefore accessible to candidates across all professions.

The Speaking sub-test is delivered individually and takes around 20 minutes. You take this part of OET using materials specifically for your profession. In each role-play, you take your professional role (e.g. as a nurse) while the interlocutor plays a patient/client or sometimes a patient’s relative or carer. For veterinary science the interlocutor is the owner or carer for the animal.

The Writing sub-test takes 45 minutes and is profession-specific.  There is one task set for each profession based on a typical workplace situation and the demands of the profession – a nurse does the task for nursing, a dentist does the task for dentistry, and so on.

In order for health professionals to be able to practice in Australia, they need to pass Occupational English Test to meet the requirements of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

LEAD is specialized in providing coaching for all these professions.

  • OET coaching for Doctors,
  • OET coaching for Dentists
  • OET coaching for Veterinarian,
  • OET coaching for Pharmacists
  • OET coaching for Occupational Therapists
  • OET coaching for Nurses
  • OET coaching for Dietitians,
  • OET coaching for Radiographers