Preparation Provider: OET Knowledge
The Knowledge badge covers three modules that are delivered through the Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Provider Program: Induction, OET Overview, and OET Knowledge. The advantage of OET (i.e. embedded in the healthcare context) and the need to improve test taking and language skills are described. The final module covers the format and skills in each sub-test and tips to help students.
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.
Language proficiency plays a crucial role in effective communication and quality care
Governments, healthcare boards and councils have a crucial role to play in safe-guarding public safety. When you need to select healthcare professionals for English-speaking environments, OET gives confidence for safe and effective practice.
Patient safety and quality care
Limited language proficiency is an obstacle to effective communication affecting quality of care. OET is designed to replicate the critical tasks of workplace settings and measure candidates’ abilities across the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Ability to communicate in an English-speaking healthcare workplace
“OET test takers are perceived as effective communicators able to communicate on matters that are both technical and emotional and who can use lay language so that patients can easily understand what they are saying.”
Test material developed by experts
Listening and reading materials developed by the Research and Validation team at Cambridge English Language Assessment. Test materials are piloted and trial results subjected to statistical analysis to confirm validity and reliability. Speaking and writing materials developed by experienced test writers in consultation with subject-matter experts.