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Occupational English Test

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. It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

OET is for Health Practitioner listed below:

Dentistry

Dietetics

Medicine

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physiotherapy

Podiatry

Radiography

Speech Pathology

Veterinary Science

 

Why Take OET?

Recognition

  • In Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, OET is recognised by most major healthcare regulators for registration, leading healthcare educators for admission, and Border control for visas.
  • In Singapore, OET is accepted by the Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Dental Council, Singapore Pharmacy Council, and the Allied Health Professions Council. 
  • OET is accepted by more than 30 Australian universities and TAFEs as proof of language proficiency for admission to healthcare courses. An increasing number of New Zealand universities and polytechnics are also accepting OET.

Confidence

  • OET is recommended by past test takers because test materials reflect healthcare scenarios leading to confidence on test day.
  • Have an established track record, trusted and recognised by major healthcare Boards and Councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Relevance

  • OET helps candidates develop the language skills to communicate in the healthcare workplace.
  • Profession-specific test uses healthcare-specific scenarios reflecting English language skills required in the workplace.

Assessment Structure

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

  • Listening (approximately 50 minutes)
  • Reading (1 hour)
  • Writing (45 minutes)
  • Speaking (approximately 20 minutes)

On Test Day

  • All personal belongings (such as bags, pouches, phones, electronic devices, correction fluid, etc.) must be placed at the designated lockers.
  • Only Passport/ National Identity Card, Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Water in a clear plastic bottle, prescribed medicines and tissues (not in a box) are allowed into the testing room.
  • All materials and/or devices which are found in violation of any test regulations will be confiscated.
  • RELC will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any personal belongings.
  • Please note that mechanical pens and pencils are not allowed.

Test Day Registration and Venue

Registration/Check-In:

8:00am to 8:40am

Address:

RELC Examinations Bureau
30 Orange Grove Road
Level 6 Lobby of RELC Building
Singapore 258352

Click here to view the map of RELC Building.

Public Transport Directions:

From Stevens MRT:
Take Exit A, head to Bus Stop 2 (Bus Stop No.40229).
Take any bus.
Alight two stops later at The Pines (Stop No.40209).
Cross the bridge and enter via the side gate.

From Orchard MRT:
Take Exit B, head to the bus stop located right at the exit (Bus Stop No. 09047).
Take bus 190 or 972.
Alight three stops later at Chelsea Gardens Condo (Stop No.40201).
Enter via the side gate

Parking Charges at RELC Carpark

For Cars For Motorcycles
Mon – Sat
(7.00am to 5.00pm)
Mon – Sat
(5.01pm to 6.59am)

Sun / Public Holiday

1st hour at $4.00 * Subsequent hour at $3.00 $4.50 per entry $4.50 per entry $1.80 per entry

* Grace Period: 15 minutes

 

Supporting OET candidates to prepare for the test

OET is committed to supporting candidates with preparation for the test. Candidates can easily access test preparation support through the OET Preparation Portal, which includes resources, many of which are online or free of charge, such as:

  •  Free online sample practice tests
  •  Free online masterclass with an OET preparation expert
  •  Free online tips to improve test performance
  •  Online Preparation Course
  •  Customised feedback on speaking and writing skills
  •  Practice books
  •  Webinar-based tutorials presented by the preparation support team are offered to repeat test candidates, focusing on test-taking skills, with the opportunity to ask questions.

In addition, candidates require test strategy practice. For more information about what candidates might need to work on, take a look at this article: https://support.occupationalenglishtest.org/hc/en-gb/articles/115001741849-What-if-I-haven-t-achieved-the-results-I-need-

Facilities

Hot and Cold Water Dispensers are available on Level 5 and Level 6 of RELC Building.

Vending Machines that dispenses hot meals, salads, fruits, snacks and drinks are available on Level 1 lobby.

Results

An overview of the test grades is available via candidate's online profile on the OET website, approximately 16 business days after each test day.

Official, hard copy Statements of Results will be mailed within five business days of the publication of results in the online profiles.

The Statement of Results shows the scores obtained at the most recent sitting, as well as scores for all sittings within the last two years. Results for the four sub-tests that make up the OET are reported as one of five grades – A (highest) to E (lowest).

Boards and councils can access results via the OET website. Registration authorities are advised to register for secure access to the site to check individual results – access to the online verification system is controlled by OET Centre management. To gain access, managers working for health profession Assessing/Registration Authorities apply for individual staff members to have secure access.

 

Resources

Please contact us at oet@relc.org.sg or call us at 6738 5638 if you have any enquiries.