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August 30, 2013

Tests

English test for medical professionals now more accessible

oet-logo.jpgCambridge English Language Assessment reports on changes to an English language proficiency test for trained health professionals from overseas who want to work or study in Australia or New Zealand.

The highly regarded Occupational English Test (OET) for healthcare professionals is now more accessible, with tests to be scheduled ten times a year in 2014 (up from seven in 2013), and a reduction in the cost of the test for many candidates.

From October this year, OET candidates will now pay the same AU$580 test fee, regardless of the location in which they take the test. Candidates previously paid a higher fee if they were outside Australia.

The changes to OET have been made as part of an enhanced focus on quality and accessibility by the newly formed Cambridge Box Hill Language Assessment, a joint venture between the University of Cambridge’s language assessment arm, Cambridge English Language Assessment, and Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute.

Sujata Stead, CEO of Cambridge Box Hill Language Assessment, said improving accessibility of OET was an important element in the plan to build the language test’s international profile.

Full article from Cambridge English Language Assessment.

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