OET (Occupational English Test) is the healthcare-specific English language test. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals looking to register and practice in an English- speaking environment. OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions and you are eligible to take the test if your profession is among these healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.
OET is recognized as proof of English proficiency by Healthcare professionals who are looking to study or work in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia.
OET is held 14 times every year. Similarly, in Nigeria, OET is held 14 times and is available in popular city which is Lagos, Nigeria.
Candidates looking to appear for their OET exam are required to register for the same with EETT.
You will receive a Statement of Results which shows your score for each of the four sub-tests, on a scale from 0 to 500.
How is OET scored?
You will receive a separate grade for each sub- test ranging from A (highest) to E (lowest). There is no overall grade. Here are the descriptions for each grade that appear on the Statement of Results:
Listening and Reading
Your answer booklets for Listening Part A and for Reading Part A are marked by trained OET Assessors. These answer booklets are assigned to OET Assessors at random to avoid any conflict of interest. Your answer booklets for Reading and Listening Parts B and C are computer scanned and automatically scored.
Listening and Reading Assessors use a detailed marking guide which sets out which answers receive marks and how the marks are counted. Assessors use this guide to decide for each question whether you have provided enough correct information to be given the mark or marks available. Assessors are monitored for accuracy and consistency, and Part A answers are marked by at least two different assessors.
Writing and Speaking
Your performances on the Writing and Speaking sub-tests are each rated by at least two trained Assessors. Audio files and scripts are assigned to Assessors at random to avoid any conflict of interest. Your test-day Interlocutor is not involved in the assessment process.
Writing and Speaking Assessors are monitored for accuracy and consistency, and the scores they award are adjusted to take into account any leniency or severity. If two Assessors award different scores to your performance, your script and/or audio file will be referred to at least one other senior Assessor not previously involved in your assessment.
For the Writing sub-test, each Assessor scores your performance according to five criteria: Overall Task Fulfillment, Appropriateness of Language, Comprehension of Stimulus, Linguistic Features (Grammar and Cohesion), and Presentation Features (Spelling, Punctuation, and Layout). The five criteria are assessed on a scale from 0 to 6 and are equally weighted. A score of 350 (previously grade B) for Writing requires a high level of performance on all five criteria.
For the Speaking sub-test, each Assessor scores your performance according to nine criteria. The four linguistically-oriented criteria are Intelligibility, Fluency, Appropriateness of Language, and Resources of Grammar and Expression. They are assessed on a scale from 0 to 6. Clinical communication criteria include Indicators of Relationship Building, Indicators of Understanding & Incorporating the Patient’s Perspective, Indicators of Providing Structure, Indicators for Information Gathering and Indicators for Information Giving. They are assessed on a scale from 0 to 3. A high level of performance on all nine criteria is required in order to achieve a score of 350 (previously grade B) on the speaking test
Who accepts OET?
OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for visas in:
- Australia– The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) accepts OET for all visa categories where an English test may be required.
- New Zealand– Immigration New Zealand accepts OET for all visa categories where an English test may be required.
OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency for registration, accreditation and licensing purposing in:
- Australia– OET is accepted for registration purposes by most professional Boards within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and most healthcare profession Councils for accreditation purposes.
- UK– OET is accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for registration
- New Zealand– OET is accepted by most healthcare Boards and Councils in New Zealand.
- Dubai Healthcare City Authority Regulatory (DHCR)– OET is accepted for licensing of healthcare professionals who have not graduated from a program offered in English, nor worked or licensed in a native English speaking country.
- Singapore– OET is accepted by four major healthcare Councils in Singapore.
- Namibia– OET is accepted by the Health Professions Council of Namibia.
Where Can I Register and Receive Lecture For OET In Nigeria?
You can visit any of Excellence Education Travel and Tours for your OET registration/Lecture or send us an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 08180003159 for more information.
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