OET, or the Occupational English Test, is a standardized English language test designed for healthcare professionals who wish to work in an English-speaking country or region. The test assesses the language skills of candidates in four areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test is widely accepted by healthcare regulatory bodies and organizations in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. It is also recognized by many universities and colleges for English language proficiency requirements for healthcare-related courses.
The test is available in multiple test sessions throughout the year, and results are usually available within two to three weeks. OET is a computer-based test, with the speaking and listening sections being done in person with a qualified test assessor.