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With the Australian College of Business and Technology: Occupational English Test (OET) opens

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at a new venue from November 2016. The new Sri Lanka test venue will be managed by the Australian College of Business and Technology in Colombo
OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.
ACBT Executive Director Erath Karunaratne said “ACBT is proud to partner with Cambridge English, Boxhill Institute and the OET Team to introduce the Occupational English Test (OET) for the first time in Sri Lanka. We are positive that OET will be a huge success and a key contributor to the healthcare industry in Sri Lanka. The team of dedicated and experienced staff at ACBT will give their very best of service to the candidates who undertake this test.”
ACBT Manager – English Department, Dr Thilini Abeypala said: “We are privileged to become the first test venue for OET in Sri Lanka. With years of service excellence, integrity and quality assurance in international exams, we are looking forward to assist healthcare professionals by administering OET at ACBT”.
OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said ACBT will make a huge contribution to the healthcare sector.
“I’m sure OET candidates will have an excellent experience with ACBT. We commend ACBT for their passion for meeting the needs of the community through empowering healthcare professionals to have the level of English communication skills required for safe and effective care”.
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 practice in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and results are accepted by health regulatory boards and councils, and the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for various visa categories. OET is available in over 70 venues in 30 countries. Is it owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge English and Box Hill Institute, Australia. For more information visit http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org
Media contact:
Janeen Gardiner,

  • Marketing Manager, OET,
  • Tel: + 61 3 8656 4000, Mob: 0466 902 562,
  • Email: [email protected]

Dr Thilini Abeypala,

  • Manager English Department, ACBT,
  • Tel: +94 (0) 11 2565511,
  • Website: www.acbt.net,
  • Email: [email protected]

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