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Occupational English Test

About OET

OET has been serving the needs of the healthcare sector for 30 years
Continuous research ensures test content and structure reflects current healthcare workplace scenarios and the changing needs of the sector.

OET is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector. Established in the late 1980s under contract to the Australian Federal Government, OET continues to remain relevant through continuous research and validation.

Test Overview

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

Designed for Healthcare Professionals

OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions.Tests reflect real workplace tasks and relevant language skills.

DentistryDieteticsMedicineNursingOccupational ThrapyOptometryPharmacyPhysiotherapyPodiatryRadiographySpeech PathologyVeterinary Science

Assessment Structure

OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.


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.

approx. 50 minutes

Same content for all healthcare professions.

Part A: recorded, simulated professional/patient consultation with note-taking questions.

Part B: recorded talk or lecture on health-related topic, with range of short and multiple choice answers.


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.

1 hour

Same content for all healthcare professions.

Part A: skim and scan short health-related texts and complete a summary paragraph by filling in missing words.

Part B: read longer health-related texts and answer multiple-choice questions.


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.

45 minutes

Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required: e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group.


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.

approx. 20 minutes

Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

In a private room you will take part in two role-plays. You take your professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.

Test Dates for Turkey
Applications open: 11 Oct to 17 Dec
Results published: 1 Feb 19
Applications open: 8 Nov to 7 Jan
Results published: 21 Feb 19
Applications open: 8 Nov to 28 Jan
Results published: 15 Mar 19
Applications open: 18 Dec to 18 Feb
Results published: 4 Apr 19
Applications open: 8 Jan to 11 Mar
Results published: 3 May 19
Applications open: 29 Jan to 22 Apr
Results published: 6 Jun 19
Applications open: 19 Feb to 20 May
Results published: 4 Jul 19
Applications open: 12 Mar to 11 Jun
Results published: 25 Jul 19
Applications open: 23 Apr to 8 Jul
Results published: 22 Aug 19
Applications open: 21 May to 5 Aug
Results published: 19 Sep 19
Applications open: 12 Jun to 26 Aug
Results published: 11 Oct 19
Applications open: 9 Jul to 17 Sep
Results published: 31 Oct 19
Applications open: 6 Aug to 14 Oct
Results published: 28 Nov 19
Applications open: 27 Aug to 4 Nov
Results published: 2 Jan 20
Registration for the OET

Take the time to read this page carefully, including the Terms & Conditions and the OET Test Regulations. Please also ensure that your identification documents and digital photo are in line with the guidelines below.

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OET Preparation Center Turkey

Study in UK offers part-time OET preparation classes in Istanbul. Dedicated OET training courses are ideal for all candidates wishing to improve their OET score for entry to employment or immigration.

Private OET Lessons

Private OET lessons in Istanbul are available for all candidates who need to focus on one particular module of OET study, or would rather be taught alone.

  • 10 hour package – £500
  • 20 hour package – £950
  • 30 hour package – £1400
  • 40 hour package – £1800

Private lessons are available between the hours of 08:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday. If you would like to receive private lessons outside of these times, please get in touch.

Benefits of private OET study
  • Can study just one area of the OET exam
  • One-to-one teaching with experienced instructors
  • Faster learning process
  • Flexible schedule and lesson time
How we can help

If you wish to sign up for one-to-one OET lessons, arrange a free consultation today.