Take the OET exam at LSI Portsmouth

What is the Occupational English test?

OET (Occupational English Test) is designed to meet the specific English language needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals who wish to practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.

All four language skills are assessed, with Writing and Speaking tests available in 12 different areas of healthcare. All candidates sit the same Reading and Listening tests.

OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment.

OET Useful links:

  • If you are interested in taking the OET test at LSI Portsmouth, book now
  • If you are interested in LSI Portsmouth’s OET Nursing Full-Time Intensive course, click here
  • The official OET website
  • Test Information
  • OET Helpdesk with Frequently Asked Questions
  • OET Test Dates UK for 2019:

    Date of test Application Deadline
    Sunday 13th October 2019 17th September 2019
    Saturday 9th November 2019 14th October 2019
    Saturday 7th December 2019 4th November 2019

    OET FAQs

    How will taking the OET test help my career?

    OET is widely recognised as proof of English proficiency for registration, study and work in the healthcare sector, as well as for visas in some countries.

    OET helps you develop language skills for success in your career – see stories about people like you.

    How can I apply for an OET exam?

    To register for the OET exam at LSI Portsmouth, please click here.

    How much are the OET exam fees?

    The test fee in 2019 is $587AUD.

    Have a look here to check the live exchange rate.

    How can I pay for the OET exam?

    Through your myOET profile profile, you’ll be able to book and pay for OET in a single process:
    • Click Apply for the Test
    • Follow each of the four steps
    • Review your test dates to make sure they’re correct
    • Click Proceed to Checkout
    • Enter your credit card details and click PAY NOW.

    What is the deadline to apply for the test?

    A list of OET Test Dates and Application deadlines is available here.

    What are the opening times of the OET Test Centre at LSI Portsmouth?

    You can come to the centre between 9.00am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.

    What are the contact details of the OET LSI Portsmouth Test Centre?

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone number: (+44) 2392 291811 (between 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday except bank holidays).

    I would like to do OET preparation at LSI Portsmouth. What are my options?

    LSI Portsmouth runs OET Nursing Intensive Preparation Courses. For more information click here.

    Are there any OET preparation materials?

    OET Preparation Portal offers a large number of OET preparation material to help you study for the test, including many hours’ worth of free practice materials.

    What time do I need to arrive at LSI Portsmouth on the test day?

    You need to arrive at LSI Portsmouth between 8:00 and 8:30 (click here for a map)

    What do I have to bring on the test day?

    You will be asked to leave your bags, coats, watches etc. in a separate room. Please make sure you leave your mobile phones there as well – and make sure that they are switched off.

    You may only bring into the test room:
    • Non-mechanical pens or pencils
    • Erasers
    • A pencil sharpener
    • A small bottle of water in a clear plastic bottle
    • Your ID document

    When you register for the test, you must provide your valid passport or UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as proof of identity.

    If you do not have a valid passport or BRP please complete this form when you register to take the test.

    Valuables: It is strongly recommended that you do not bring valuables with you on the test day. LSI Portsmouth cannot take responsibility for the loss or damage of your personal belongings.

    How long does the OET exam take?

    The three modules in the morning take about two hours and 30 minutes: Listening (approximately 45 minutes), Reading (60 minutes) and Writing (45 minutes). The Speaking module in the afternoon takes around 20 minutes.
    For more information about the test, click here.

    When do I get my OET results?

    • Your results will be published online 17 days after your test date
    • Log in to your myOET profile profile to see your results on your dashboard
    • You can view, download and print your electronic Statement of Results.

    Who do I need to contact if I have any further questions?

    If you have any questions or want to know any more about the test day please e-mail us: [email protected]

    If you have any questions or want to know any more about our OET courses please e-mail us: [email protected]

    Or call 02392291811 between 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

    We will get back to you as soon as possible.

    You can also visit OET Helpdesk website.