Can I defer/reschedule my OET booking to a different date?

Skip to: Section 2. OET on computer at a venue/OET@Home

Section 1. OET on paper

Quick Read:

  • You can defer your test up to 23:59 pm the day before the test.
  • You must defer all sub-tests at the same time.
  • Check OET Test Regulations 3.4 for a complete guide.

If you are unable to attend your original test date, you can defer your OET booking to another date, venue, or test type, subject to the conditions and fees below. 

How much does it cost to defer my test?

Timeline

Fee

Up to the booking closing date.

AU $120 

After the booking closing date.

AU $200 

To view your booking closing date simply:

  • Go to test dates and locations
  • From the drop down menu select your test type and country
  • Find your test
  • Your booking closing date will be displayed as shown below OET_on_paper_booking_closing_date.PNG

 

How do I defer my test?

  • Log in to your myOET candidate profile
  • Click the small arrow in the Action column under 'My Applications'
  • Click 'Defer'
  • Choose your new test date and/or venue
  • Confirm

For more information please read the step-by-step instructions on how to defer your test.

Note:

  • You can defer your test at any time including the day of the test, if you have NOT gone through the test day registration process at the test venue,
  • A test day deferrals are subject to approval, you must complete the online Test Day Deferral form and submit this on the day of the test.
  • You must defer your whole application.
  • A deferral cannot be reversed.

 

Section 2. OET on computer at a venue/OET@Home

Quick Read:

  • Reschedule up to two days before the start of your test through your OET account.
  • You may be able to reschedule on the day of your test, if you experience technical issues.

If you are unable to attend the test on the day you have booked, you can reschedule to a different date, venue, or test type up to two days before the start of your first sub-test. Subject to the conditions and fees below:

Conditions

If you want to reschedule the LRW sub-test you must also reschedule your Speaking sub-test.

Must reschedule up to two days before the start of your first test.

How much does it cost to reschedule my test?

Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking reschedule fees:

Up to 10 days before the test

AU $120 | US $95

Less than 10 days before the test

AU $200 | US $155

Speaking reschedule fees:

Up to 10 days before the test

AU $30 | US $25

Prices displayed in US$ only apply to candidates taking their test in America.

To reschedule your LRW and Speaking sub-tests follow the steps below:

      • Log in to your OET account
      • Click on the ‘My Bookings’ tab
      • Select the booking you wish to change and click ‘Reschedule Booking'
      • You will be asked which test you would like to defer.
        • If you want to reschedule the LRW you must also reschedule your Speaking test.
      • Select when, how and where you want to take the test
      • Confirm your new dates and proceed to the payment page.

To reschedule your Speaking sub-test only follow the steps below:

      • Log in to your OET account
      • Click on the ‘My Bookings’ tab
      • Select the booking you wish to reschedule and click ‘Reschedule Booking'
      • You will be asked which test you would like to defer.
      • Continue to ‘Change Speaking test only’
      • Select when, how and where you want to take the test
      • Confirm the new dates and proceed to the payment page.

Note:

  • If you want to reschedule your venue to a different country, you must contact our customer service team.
  • If you have already taken one sub-test you cannot request to reschedule your remaining sub-tests.

 

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Comments

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    Keesa Zahra

    Kindly defer my exam. I am covid positive.

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    Gibsy m john

    Kindly requesting you to change my date from Jan 22 to Feb 20 due to covid issues

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    Alonzoaiza18

    Good day. I sent a message here before may 9 on deferring my exam without payment because i got covid and i got a reply via email. Isubmitted to him the result of my PCR test as well as my father's. I got a reply that consider my request granted that i don't have to pay for anything. I was asked to submit a date and place where i want to reschedule my exam. Now i got an email thay i need to got to my OET account to defer and pay for the said amount or 200 AUS dollars? Why is it like this?

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