OET (Occupational English Test) is an English language test, especially for healthcare professionals, that evaluates the English communication skills of healthcare professionals to be registered and practice in an English-speaking workplace.
OET is recognized by regulatory healthcare boards and councils in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and many more. OET is available for 12 professions: medicine, nursing, dentistry, dietetics, pharmacy, occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry, physiotherapy, radiography, veterinary science, and speech pathology. OET tests one’s all four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The tests include a 45 minute, Listening test, 60 minute Reading test, 45-minute Writing test, and 20-minute Speaking test.
OET is the best option for international medical graduates to pursue their careers abroad. You may be wondering why should you choose OET. Well, below we have mentioned the top four reasons why candidates choose OET for their abroad career:
1. Fulfills Language Requirements for Both Registration and Immigration
The Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Medical Council, and other colleges and universities in the United Kingdom accept OET. Doctors and nurses don’t need to take any other English Language Proficiency Test when they meet the English language requirements on OET. One who has passed the OET test becomes a registered doctor or nurse once after completing other requirements of the regulatory boards.
2. Test is Specific to Healthcare
OET test is designed especially for healthcare professionals and it is based on the unique communication of a candidate to work in an English-speaking healthcare environment. Test materials in an OET examination are developed by subject matter experts. One who clears the OET examination develops the required English language skills to provide high-quality care and patient safety.
3. Confident Healthcare Professionals
According to a survey, 70% of candidates who participated in OET said that they feel confident while giving OET test than any other English test. When asked, they said it is because the OET test contexts and vocabulary are pretty similar to what they encounter in the healthcare workplace. The increase in confidence leads a candidate to increase the test score.
4. Supports UK Employers and Recruiters
OET provides a wide range of services to UK organizations and helps candidates with bulk booking discounts, training workshops, and marketing support. OET is definitely the best opportunity to move your recruits from normal candidates to successful employees, in a quick way.
OET provides a wide range of services to the UK organisations and help the candidates with bulk booking discounts, training workshops and marketing support. OET is definitely the best opportunity to move your recruits from a normal candidate to successful employee, in a quick way.
Note: You will be given 15 minutes to fill in your credit card or debit card details. After 15 minutes your application will expire. If that happens, you will have to process it again.
If you are planning to choose OET as your English proficiency test, NCLEX Nepal might be a better option for you as we assist candidates with OET preparation along with NMC processing and job assistance.