OET vs PTE, What to Choose?
“OET or PTE?” This is a frequent question we often hear among students in the health care sector, especially the nursing students. Don’t you wish it was easier to make this decision? Well, life is hard and decisions are complex. So let us help you by breaking it down for you.
Students in the health care sector have a test system called The Occupational English Test (OET) which assesses the language communication skills of health care professionals who wish to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. This test is also used for migration. Alternatively, The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) is a well-known option for students who want to immigrate to Australia with Skilled Independent visa.
How would you know if you have made a smart decision? Here is a table which compares OET and PTE on the basis of different factors. You can compare for yourself and make an informed decision.
|Cost||AU$ 297||AU$ 587|
|Test Dates||6 days per week||Once per month|
|Score Availability||One day (Maximum 5 business days)||Within 16 business days|
|Test Centres||Around 200 centres in 50 countries||Limited centres in 30 counties|
|Academic Reach||Recognized by more than 1800 programs in 719 institutions including INSEAD and Harvard||Recognized by limited institutions in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore|
|Immigration Purpose||Australia only||For Australian health care students only|
The table above provides general information about OET and PTE. Furthermore, if you look at the content of both these tests, you will observe that PTE is more basic and focuses on day-to-day English communication, while OET has a more professional approach with focus on communication in a health clinic or other relevant working environment. Therefore, it is difficult to get high scores in OET as compared to PTE.
Hence, from the given information, it is established that choosing PTE is more feasible and guarantees a higher success rate.
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