Cracked the OET Exam? What next?

Keep reading; in this detailed article, we’ll discuss How Nurses can get jobs after clearing the OET exam & earn $65,000 per year. 

According to an article published in Times of India, Healthcare professionals from India are eligible to get a job after clearing OET exams in countries like UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Ukraine, & Ireland. 

The Occupational English Test (also known as OET) is the English language test for healthcare professionals. 

This test helps analyze the language proficiency of healthcare professionals who wants to practice abroad. 

This test is held every month in more than 110 locations in around 40 countries. It is valid for practitioners in fields like dietetic, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary science, etc.

OET test is divided into four sub-tests:

  • OET Listening
  • OET Reading
  • OET Writing
  • OET Speaking

A Candidate is required to get Grade A or B in all four OET subtests to signup with the Nursing and Midwifery Council(NMC). Also, the OET test score is valid for three years.

If you have a diploma or or M.Sc, you are eligible for jobs in Australia.

According to an article published by Times of India, health professionals who want to practice in the UK, Ireland can do it after clearing the Occupational English Test(OET) offered by an Indian arm of the University of Cambridge.

 UK Home office has also announced that nurses, doctors, and midwives need to give a single Occupational English Test(OET).

Demand for Nurses in Australia is increasing, and this opens ample career opportunities for health professionals.

Your admission into the country depends on your:

  • Age
  • Work Experience
  • Qualification

What are the assessments I have to take to get registered as a nurse in Australia?

 Check the official website of the nursing midwifery board for useful information.

What Qualifications do I need to be a nurse in Australia?

Diploma, Bachelor’s degree is required. To apply, you should be above 17 years of age.

After completion of a three year Bachelor of Nursing, You can become licensed after clearing NCLEX-RN. 


Experience to the registration body. Which registration body should i approach?

Refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website for detailed information. 

What is the process of registration?

The candidate needs to get the assessment of documents done by AHPRA-(The Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulatory Authority.

Steps to apply for registration:

  1. Create your AHPRA account.
  2. Complete your online application and upload your supporting documents.
  3. Pay and submit your application.

How much time is required?

A week or even a month depends on the officers handling each candidate state wise.

What are the steps to immigration?

  • Age – your age must be under 45 when you apply;
  • English language – you should have sufficient ability in the English language to work in Australia.
  • Nominated occupation – when you apply, you nominate a skilled trade, which fits your skills and qualifications.
  • Skills assessment – before you apply, you must have your skills assessed by the Australian assessing authority designated to assess your nominated occupation.
  • Health assessment – Candidate must have their health checked by a panel doctor. 
  • Character assessment – Your character is supposed to possess a good personality.

Top Countries with the Highest Salaries for Nurses:

  • United States
  • Australia
  • Norway
  • Israel
  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Demark
  • Virgin Islands

How can I get a job in the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore, after OET?

After clearing OET, the candidate is supposed to finish the Adaption Program, which is mandatory by the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulatory Authority(AHPA) & then the candidate can apply for Jobs.

How can I find a job after clearing OET?–where can I apply?

Contact Recruitment agencies or apply via online portals such as,

What is the accepted score of OET?

The candidate is supposed to score Grade B in all four sections: writing, listening, speaking, reading. 

How to apply for NMC registration?

Step 1 – 

Do your qualifications and experience meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia?

Step 2 – 

Submit your application for registration with AHPRA

Step 3 – 

Get a VISA

Check their official website for useful information:

What is the CBT test in Nursing?

CBT(Computer-based test) consists of over 120 MCQ Questions, and the time duration is 4 hours. CBT is created for Nurses trained outside the EU or European Economic Area seeking employment as a nurse in the UK.

How much does nursing registration cost in Australia?

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has set registration fees of 2018-109 at $170

What are the requirements to migrate to Australia?

For immigration into the country, Do refer to the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Control(DIBP) website, for UK & Ireland find their immigration process.

Can I bring my family to Australia/UK etc. with me?

To bring your family, you would require to inform the hospital authorities.

How do I prepare for an NHS interview?

Make eye contact with all members of the interview panel. 

  • Be clear and concise in your responses.
  • Structure your answers with 3 or 4 main points of examples.
  • Do not assume that the members of the panel know the detail of what is in your application form or CV.

What is the three months “bridging” course? What is the eligibility to apply for this course?

Bridge course has a theory of 3-5 weeks, which includes exercises and research. Practical classes last between 4 and 8 weeks.

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