OET 

The Occupational English Test (OET) evaluates the English language competence of qualified healthcare professionals, who wish to gain provisional registration to practice their profession in an English-speaking context. All four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) are assessed.


OET TESTS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FOR THE FOLLOWING 12 PROFESSIONS:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

BENEFITS OF OET:

· OET ensures that the English language skills of healthcare professionals are apt to work in the healthcare sector.

· Regulatory authorities, registration boards and councils can ensure that internationally trained healthcare professionals have the appropriate standards of English, specific to the healthcare sector. This is the key to guarantee patient safety and well-being.

· Hospitals and other healthcare employers can ensure that their employees (doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals) have the necessary English language communication skills for delivering quality healthcare.

· Educational institutions can ensure that graduating students have employment-ready or registration-ready language skills by including OET preparation and tests in their courses.


OTHER BENEFITS OF OET:

· Gives confidence in the language competence of practicing healthcare professionals

· Optimises communication with patients, caregivers and colleagues, in turn improving the quality of care

· Establishes a fair way to select internationally trained health professionals

· Attracts candidates committed to excellence and professionalism


OET MODULES


LISTENING SUB-TEST

The Listening sub-test will be shorter, feature a broader range of accents and focus more on professional-to-professional interaction e.g. a doctor-to-doctor conversation. As per the old test, candidates will still be tested on the ability to follow facts during a consultation and understand a short talk.

The new Listening sub-test will take about 45 minutes and include three brief sections as follows:

Part A (15 minutes) - Two separate consultations between a healthcare professional and a patient

Part B (10 minutes) - Six short dialogues or monologues in workplace settings

Part C (15 minutes) - Two long presentations or interviews with health professionals

TOTAL : 40-45 minutes


READING SUB-TEST

The Reading sub-test will include new task types such as matching, short-answer questions, and a new broader range of documents, such as policy or procedure documents. As per the old test, it will still be relevant for all professions and test the candidate’s ability to understand texts and source information from multiple texts (‘skim’ and ‘scan’).

Part A (15 minutes) - Expeditious (fast) reading task

Part B (45 minutes) - Six short workplace extracts

Part C - Two long presentation passages

TOTAL : 60 minutes


SPEAKING SUB-TEST

The Speaking sub-test is delivered individually and takes around 20 minutes. This is taken using materials specially pertaining to the candidate’s profession. In each roleplay, the candidate has to take their professional role (e.g. as a nurse) while the interlocutor plays a patient/client or sometimes a patient’s relative or caregiver. For veterinary science, the interlocutor is the owner or caregiver of the animal.

In each Speaking test, the candidate’s identity and profession are checked by the interlocutor and there is a short warm-up conversation about the professional background. Then the roleplays are introduced, one by one, and the candidate is given 2-3 minutes to prepare for each. Both the roleplays take about five minutes each.

The candidate is given information for each roleplay on a card, which they are allowed to keep while doing the roleplay. The candidate may write notes on the card if required. The card explains the situation and what they are required to do. In case of any questions regarding the roleplay, candidates are allowed to ask them during the time given for preparation.

The roleplays are based on typical workplace situations and reflect the demands made on the professional in those situations. Different roleplays are used for different candidates at the same test administration. The interlocutor follows a script so that the Speaking test structure is similar for each candidate. The interlocutor also has detailed information to use for each roleplay. The clinical communication skills will be assessed as these are crucial in the workplace and also play an important role in:

· Relationship building

· Understanding the patient’s perspective

· Providing structure to the conversation

· Gathering information from the patient

· Establishing what the patient already knows


WRITING SUB-TEST

The Writing sub-test takes about 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.

The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, there is a requirement for a different type of letter, e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, caregiver, or group. Along with the task instructions, the candidate is also given stimulus material (case notes and/or other related documentation) which includes information to include in their response.

The candidate’s performance on the Writing sub-test is marked independently by two trained Assessors. Neither Assessor will be aware of the score the candidate has received from the other Assessor, or have achieved in the other sub-tests.

The candidate’s performance is scored against five criteria and receives a band score for each criterion:

  • Overall task fulfilment
  • Appropriateness of language
  • Comprehension of stimulus

· Linguistic features (grammar and cohesion)

· Presentation features (spelling, punctuation, and layout)


LEARNING RESOURCES

· ABC health newsletter

· New England Journal of Medicine

· Science Magazine for the American Association for the Advancement of Science

· British Medical Journal

· Journal of the American Medical Association

· Medical Journal of Australia

· OMICS International


TEST DATES

Please refer to the following OET website for available test dates for the chosen profession before registering for the exam: www.occupationalenglishtest.org


TEST VENUES

OET can be taken in many locations around the world. However, for various reasons the test is not offered at every venue on every date.

Please refer to the following OET website for available test dates in different locations throughout the year: www.occupationalenglishtest.org

If the minimum number of candidates required for a given venue are not met, the OET Centre reserves the right to defer candidates to a mutually agreed venue and date.


APPLYING FOR OET

Applying for OET is done via the website. Please visit www.occupationalenglishtest.org


OET COURSES OFFERED BY JOBINS TRAINING


1. FULL COURSE OET - TWO MONTHS

  • Total course fee: 20000

· Duration of the course: 2 months

· 4 classes in a week (Monday to Sunday)

· Days and time are flexible

· Free extra classes would be provided towards the end of the course for two weeks (this facility is available only for two months course)

· Full material support will be provided with the course. The materials will include more than 10 mock tests and over 70 complete sets of all modules. The materials will be emailed as soon as the candidate enrolls for the course.


2. CRASH COURSE OET - ONE MONTH

  • Total course fee: 12000

· Duration of the course: 1 month

· 5 classes in a week (Monday to Sunday)

· Days and time are flexible

· Full material support will be provided with the course. The materials will include more than 10 mock tests and over 70 complete sets of all modules. The materials will be emailed as soon as the candidate enrolls for the course.


UNIQUE FEATURES

Mixed sessions - 2 letters and 1 roleplay will be discussed. The tutor will clarify all doubts and focus more on task achievements, appropriateness of language, organisation, comprehension stimulus, linguistic features and presentation features.

Writing sessions - 2 letters will be discussed and corrected. The tutor will clarify all doubts and focus more on task achievements, appropriateness of language, organisation, comprehension stimulus, linguistic features and presentation features.

Speaking sessions- 3 to 4 roleplays will be discussed and corrections will be done on various areas such as overall communicative effectiveness, intelligibility, fluency, appropriateness, resources of grammar and expression and other features such as accent and presentation.

Reading sessions- Tutors will clarify doubts and train the candidate on how to deal with different patterns of questions.

Listening sessions- Tutors will clarify your doubts and train you how to deal with different patterns of questions.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEE FOR THE COURSE DEPENDS ON CLASSES, AND NOT ON THE MODULES.


OTHER INFORMATION

· Admission to the course will be subject to availability.

· Highly experienced and expert faculties will handle the online training productively and prepare the candidates to be competent and face the exam.

· Feedback will be given to the candidates and will be informed about the progress regularly.


A Group Teaching Facility is available for all the online students, which is offered beyond the normal classes.


ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INCLUDE

· Free CBT training - for the UK and Ireland

· Free CBT materials assistance - for the UK and Ireland

· Free interview preparation assistance

· Free placements in the UK and Ireland’s renowned hospitals and nursing homes

· Complete Free Visa processing assistance

· Free OSCE (UK) Orientation

· Free Aptitude Test (Ireland) Orientation