OET and PTE Exam Fee: Prepare and Plan In Advance

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Mastering English Proficiency is the gateway to communicate well abroad. When you think about working or studying in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, the first thing that comes to mind is the ability to speak English well in these English-speaking countries.

For this reason, preparing for the OET (Occupational English Test) and PTE (Pearson Test of English) exams is the only way to prove your ability to work or study in an English country. Apart from being a Visa requirement, both of these exams also help to show your English speaking skills to many employers and universities. 

In this blog, we will discuss the relevance of each of these exams along with the costs associated with OET and PTE exams.

Relevance of OET Exam

The Occupational English Test checks your understanding of medical content and terminologies useful in the medical field. This type of exam assesses your level of English proficiency to determine if you are capable of reading, speaking, listening, and understanding English while offering the best patient care. 

The OET exam is divided into 4 different sections: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Skills. Once qualified, the scores in the OET exam will help you practise 12 different professions.

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Veterinary Science
  • Medicine
  • Speech Pathology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry

OET: Exam Fees

If you are a healthcare professional who wants to advance your professional career abroad, then it is crucial to pass this exam. In addition to course fees, the OET exam fee is AU$ 587. 

Once you get your scores in each of the sections but are not satisfied with the scores in any one or more than one section, then you can consider individual sub-section tests. Remember that OET does not provide an overall score. So, you can book for single sub-tests on paper at a venue at below fees.

Fees for Individual Sub-section Tests:

Fees for 1 sub-test AU$ 315 (including AU$ 7 online booking fee)
Fees for 2 sub-test AU$ 415 (including AU$ 7 online booking fee)
Fees for 3 sub-test AU$ 515 (including AU$ 7 online booking fee)

 

You can only take tests in paper mode at your chosen venue, so it is best to consider other service fees, if applicable, at your test facility.

Rescheduling and Exam Cancelling Fees

The official OET website allows and gives flexibility to reschedule the exam if you are unavailable or have unexpected emergencies. In such a case, you can opt to reschedule the entire test at certain fees before the booking closes.

Before understanding the fees, know that your rescheduling timings should match with the test mode. If you are taking paper mode at the venue test, reschedule your test 24 hours before the closing date. On the other hand, computer-mode at the venue or home test takers should reschedule their exams before 7 days of the closing date to avoid the late booking fees.

  • Rescheduling Fees:

Let’s find out the rescheduling fees here in this table.

Test rescheduled before the closing date AU$ 120
Test rescheduled after the closing date AU$ 200

 

  • Cancellation Fees:

Cancelling your scheduled exam is the last step if you eventually change your mind and you are no longer interested in sitting for the exam. If you are cancelling the OET exam, the withdrawal process can be done through the official myOET account. Here, you must confirm the timelines to avail of the refunds.

Cancellation fees before closing: AU$ 120 (plus AU$7 non-refundable booking fee)

Cancellation fees after closing: AU$ 200 (plus AU$7 non-refundable booking fee)

Here is a breakdown of the refund fees.

Refunds Before Closing Date:
Refund for full OET test cancellation AU$ 460
Refund for 1 sub-test AU$ 188
Refund for 2 subtests AU$ 288
Refund for 3 subtests AU$ 388

 

Refunds After Closing Date:
Refund for full OET test cancellation AU$ 380
Refund for 1 sub-test AU$ 108
Refund for 2 subtests AU$ 208
Refund for 3 subtests AU$ 308

 

Relevance of the PTE Exam 

Pearson Test of English is a 3-hour test designed for non-native English speakers who aspire to work or study in the UK, Canada, Australia, USA, and New Zealand. Many employers and government agencies in foreign lands also consider PTE exams for immigration purposes.

PTE: Exam Fees

No matter if you are a student, a professional, or a consultant looking to explore your career in Australia, PTE Academic is the exam that will make your entry easier. In 2024, the PTE exam fee is AU$ 410.

Keep in mind that this fee can be different for other types of PTE exams, which you can always find on the official PTE website.

  • Rescheduling Fees:

When you choose to reschedule your PTE exam, there is an additional PTE exam fee for rescheduling.

Rescheduled 8-13 days before the test date Pay 50% of the original fee again
Reschedule before 14 days Pay no fee
Rescheduled in less than 7 days Pay the full test fee

 

  • PTE Exam Cancellation Fees and Refunds:

If you cancel the PTE exam, you will have to pay an additional cancellation fee as per the PTE’s cancellation policy. 

14 calendar days or more You will get a full refund, meaning no cancellation fee.
8-13 calendar days 50% of the initial PTE exam fee, meaning the remaining 50% of the fees are cancellation fees.
7 calendar days or fewer No refund, meaning full 100% of the fees will be treated as cancellation fees.

 

So, instead of charging any additional fees, the cancellation policy fits into the percentage of money you don’t get from your refunds.

Takeaway

We hope that this blog has been helpful in guiding you with every detail and factor that affects the total costs of OET and PTE exams. As you move forward with any of these exams, you should understand the difference between the two exams and the factors influencing the OET and PTE exam fee.

As you wait for your next test date, let’s practise more with our effective online OET and PTE classes. Contact English Wise today!

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