Why choose OET?
Do you need to take an English test to work or study in healthcare in the UK, the US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia?
Then OET is the test for you!
By taking OET you will prove you have the right level of English plus you’ll be learning the kind of language you will need every day at work.
And, that’s not all – healthcare professionals choose OET because:
- OET uses real healthcare scenarios so you’ll feel more confident on test day.
- OET is widely recognised as proof of English proficiency for registration, study and work in the healthcare sector, as well as for visas in some countries.
- OET helps you develop language skills for success in your career – see stories about people like you.
- It’s easy to prepare for the test using the OET Preparation Portal – check it out now!
What’s in the test?
The test is divided into four subtests: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
The Listening and Reading subtests are designed to assess a candidate’s ability to understand spoken and written English, based on health-related topics and tasks common to all professions.
The Writing and Speaking subtests are specific to the 12 individual healthcare professions and designed to reflect common tasks performed in the workplace.
|Approx 40 minutes||60 minutes||40 minutes plus 5 minutes reading time||Approx 20 minutes|
|Follow and understand a range of health-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures||Read and understand different types of text on a health-related subject.||Write a letter, usually a referral letter, but could be a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group.||You will take part in two role-plays. You take your healthcare professional while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.|
When you arrive, you will need to:
- Show the valid ID document* you used when you applied for OET.
- Get your digital photograph taken
Test day format
The three written tests will take approximately 3 hours. In addition, a 20 minute speaking test is also scheduled on the same day. For more detail on the test day format, go to: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/
São Paulo Open Centre is the first approved OET Test Venue in Brazil! Venue: 0001
The test is run at our centre at Avenida Adolfo Pinheiro, 1000. Cjs 111-113 – five-minute walk from the subway station Alto da Boa Vista.
The test centre is accessed between Adolfo Pinheiro and Rua Nove de Julho (corner of Rua Nove de Julho). Entrance to the building is beside the cafeteria called Café do Ponto.