ERIC Number: ED412775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational English Test for Health Professionals. Updated.
Digest of Australian Languages and Literacy Issues, n4 Sep 1996
Australia's Occupational English Test (OET) for health professionals was developed in response to the need for immigrant health professions workers to have increased awareness of Australian colloquialisms, improved language training, both in general and within the professions, and cultural awareness training. The test assesses speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is delivered on behalf of 11 professional organizations. Candidates must reach a satisfactory performance level in all sections before the organizations will support immigration applications and before acceptance into professional courses and/or practice in Australia. The reading and listening components are generic to all health occupations. The writing component requires the candidate to write a referral letter based on supplied case notes. The speaking component requires the candidate to participate in two role-plays (based on profession) with an interlocutor. The test is conducted in major cities and in some overseas locations. All examination materials are returned to Australia for assessment. A candidate must pass all four test sections, but not necessarily in the same sitting. Application and retest fees are assessed. A contact person's name and address are provided. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia