The test costs $587 AUD globally and candidate research shows that 85% consider OET to be excellent or above average value for money.
Many candidates say that the familiarity of the test content in OET makes them feel more confident about taking the test
In addition, for many candidates the test provides more than proof of English language skills, it prepares them for success in the healthcare workplace in the following ways:
- OET tests include healthcare-specific scenarios that prepare professionals for real workplace situations.
- OET preparation gives candidates the opportunity to learn healthcare-related English vocabulary necessary for communication in the healthcare workplace.
OET assesses the ability to deal with sensitive topics, reassure someone who is anxious, translate specialist register into lay language and control the power relationship between the healthcare professional and the patient/carer in a consultation.