UK likes English test
AN ENGLISH language proficiency test developed in Australia for healthcare professionals has now been accepted in the UK.
The UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has formally recognised OET, the Occupational English Test, for overseas-trained nurses and midwives who need to prove their English proficiency to register and work in the UK.
The OET has been used in Australia for the past 30 years and was designed by Professor Tim McNamara of the University of Melbourne to ensure overseastrained health professionals have the right level of English skills to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues.
The OET is now accepted by boards and councils across twelve healthcare professions in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore, and the test can be taken in over 40 countries, as well as being used by Australian and NZ Immigration for visa purposes.