Professional Language Centre is the best training institute, if you wish to pursue acquiring a good score in the Occupational English Test (OET). We empower students with a thorough knowledge of occupational English language so that our students can conveniently register and practice in the healthcare sector of UAE, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Singapore, and many more countries.
Our training focuses on the need of course, and we train the students for their listening skills, reading skills, writing skills, and speaking skills so that they can qualify the test requirements. Our qualified and experienced faculty simplifies the learning process by engaging student in different task-specific activities.


The purpose of the Occupational English Test (OET) is to evaluate the English language competence of people who have trained as medical and health professionals in one country (e.g., India) and wish to gain provisional registration to practise their profession in an English- speaking context (e.g., Australia). In most cases, applicants are subsequently required by their professional board or council to sit a test of professional knowledge.

OET is available for the following 12 professions:


The OET assesses listening, reading, writing and speaking.

There is a separate sub-test for each skill area. The Reading and Listening sub-tests are designed to assess the ability to understand written and spoken English in contexts related to general health and medicine.

The sub-tests for Reading and Listening are not specific to any single profession but are based on topics and tasks common to all professions.

The Speaking and Writing sub-tests are specific to each profession and are designed to assess the ability to use English appropriately in a relevant professional context.


The Listening sub-test consists of two parts: a recorded, simulated professional- patient consultation with note-taking questions (Part A), and a recorded talk or lecture on a health-related topic with short-answer/note-taking questions (Part B), each about 15 minutes of recorded speech. A set of questions is attached to each section and candidates write their answers while listening. The original recording is edited with pauses to allow candidates time to write their answers.

The format for Part A (the consultation) requires candidates to produce case notes under relevant headings and to write as much relevant information as possible.Most questions in Part B (the lecture) include indications on the number of points a candidate is expected to include.


The Reading sub-test is made up of two texts dealing with the scientific aspects of a health issue, each followed by a set of multiple-choice questions. The number of questions may vary between 21 and 24.

All questions have been analysed for maximum item reliability and to permit effective discrimination between candidates.


The Writing sub-test usually consists of a scenario presented to the candidate which requires the production of a letter of referral to another professional. The letter must record treatment offered to date and the issues to be addressed by the other professional. The letter must take account of the stimulus material presented.

The body of the letter must consist of approximately 180-200 words and be set out in an appropriate format. For certain professions, other professional writing tasks of equivalent difficulty may also be set, e.g., responding in writing to a complaint, or providing written information to a specified audience in the form of a letter. There is currently discussion with regulatory authorities about expanding the writing task options.


The production of contextualised professional language is achieved by requiring the candidate to engage with an interviewer who plays the role of a patient or a patient’s carer. The candidate must respond as a professional consultant to two different scenarios played out with the interviewer.

These exchanges are recorded for subsequent assessment. The recording also includes a short ‘warm-up’ that is part of the interview, though this material is not assessed.

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