Brett holds a BA (Hons) in English and Sociology from the University of New South Wales (Australia). He has also completed a Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) from International House London.
He has many years of experience teaching English for Academic Purposes. He worked for a decade at Latrobe University Melbourne, where he taught on a range of English and Foundation programs. He is also an assessor for the Aviation Language Proficiency Exam. Prior to that, he was an assessor for the Occupational English Exam (OET) for over ten years. He is also a teacher trainer and materials writer.
His professional interests include the assessment of spoken English, the teaching of academic skills to international students, curriculum design and materials development.