OET launches new test centre in Kerala - more opportunities globally for the healthcare professionals

Posted by: at 1/22/2017 11:34:00 pm

Kochi: Cambridge English Language Assessment (Part of the University of Cambridge) and Boxhill Institute, Australia have launched the new authorised Occupational English Test (OET) venue in Kochi recently for the healthcare professionals of the state. As part of this event, David Wiltshire, OET Preparation Content Manager and Afsaneh Rashidi, OET Operations Support Manager from Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, Australia presented two information sessions - a masterclass for English language trainers on how to prepare students to succeed in the English language test for healthcare professionals and a roadshow for healthcare students and professionals on how to prepare for success in the OET.

Occupational English Test (OET) is an industry-recognised English language test for healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment (a joint venture of Cambridge English Language Assessment & Box Hill Institute, a leading Australian vocational and higher education provider) launched a new test venue at Kochi which will be managed by Planet EDU, a leading educational company, which also runs authorised OET Test venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency by all major boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, for registration in 12 healthcare professions. OET is also used by leading healthcare educators for entry and exit testing, to ensure students have the work-ready English language skills on graduation.

The launch event was attended by experts from the healthcare sector in India, educators and officials from Cambridge English Language Assessment, OET and Planet EDU. This new test venue at Kochi will be very useful for the healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses and many more the opportunity to become more competent in English as it relates to their workplace, leading to safer and higher quality care.

In 2014, Australia ranked sixth in the world in terms of healthcare efficiency, up from seventh in 2013, and rated seventh in life expectancy. Compared with other countries’ health systems, Australia’s healthcare system and its outcomes rank highly. Similarly, New Zealand and Singapore are yet other notable countries for their advancements and futuristic approaches in the healthcare industry.

Sujata Stead, CEO, Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, said, “The availability of an OET test venue close to home makes the test more accessible to healthcare professionals in the state who wish to take a healthcare related English language test for enhancing job prospects internationally”.

TK Arunachalam, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment said, “English plays a major role in the workplace in most countries around the world and is extremely important for professionals in the healthcare sector. OET is a standardised English test which has been developed for this industry exclusively. The launch of the new OET test venue will be very useful for the healthcare professionals in India to reach globally”.


Picture 01 - Officials at the launch of new OET test centre in Kerala
 Picture 01 - Officials at the launch of new OET test centre in Kerala


Picture 02 - Officials at the launch of new OET test centre in Kerala
 Picture 02 - Officials at the launch of new OET test centre in Kerala


Picture 03 - Officials at the launch of new OET test centre in Kerala
Picture 03 - Officials at the launch of new OET test centre in Kerala

About OET:


OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It is taken by healthcare professionals wanting to practise in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and results are accepted by health regulatory boards and councils, for visas in Australia and New Zealand, and entrance into healthcare courses.

OET is available in over 70 venues in 31 countries. It is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a joint venture between Cambridge English and Box Hill Institute, Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/

About Cambridge English Language Assessment:



Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge. They develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take their exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations accept their certificates. For more details, visit: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/in/



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