The Occupational English Test (also known as OET) is an international English language test for the healthcare sector.Opening the door for doctors and other helth professionals to Australia, New Zealand,Singapore & Dubai. It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.OET is available for the following 12 professions: dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, and veterinary science. OET was designed in the late 1980s by Professor Tim McNamara, under the guidance of the Australian National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), which administered the test at that time. The test has been researched and developed continuously since then to ensure that it has kept up with current theory and practice in language assessment. This work has been done primarily by the University of Melbourne’s Language Testing Research Centre and, more recently, also by Cambridge English Language Assessment.