Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Minor Update: Writing Subtest Assessment Criteria

OET are making minor updates to the assessment criteria for OET’s Writing sub-test, which will take effect from the 3 August test administration.

Test Venues will not be affected by the updates. Test Day materials and administration processes will stay the same.

The minor updates will help to maintain OET’s commitment to excellence and uphold our relevance to the healthcare industry.

If you would like more information about the change, please refer to the Candidate FAQs on OET's website.


Paid Market Research Opportunity

Forethought, a market research consultancy, are looking for healthcare workers to take part in paid focus groups in Melbourne and Sydney. Focus groups will take place in February and run for 90 minutes, you will be compensated for your time.

  • Are you a qualified doctor, nurse or other allied health professional?
  • In the last 18 months, have you completed an English language test in Australia to enable you to work in healthcare? 
  • Or are you currently preparing to take an English language test?

If you answered yes to these questions and are interested in participating in a focus group, please click here to send your details.

Alternatively, contact Nick Harwood on +61 3 8199 3519 or email Please include your name, occupation, state and the name of the test you sat.



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