About OET Online

About OET Online


OET Online was established in 2008 by Steve MacPhail with the primary aim of helping medical professionals improve their English language competency and communication skills in order to pass the Occupational English Test (OET). The OET Online website brings 11 years of OET education and resource development into one location. The resources you will find on this website are all original and have been made in partnership with Australian and overseas trained medical professionals.

Here at OET Online we realise that health professionals are busy and well traveled individuals. Therefore, the website has been designed so that students can study at their own pace and at a time and place that suits them. All the materials are located within the website in the form of tutorials, assignments, PDF documents and audio files and there are a variety of courses to meet your needs.

OET Online Teaching Team

All OET Online teachers are experienced and passionate about teaching and will do their best to help you pass OET! We have many years of experience in teaching English for Medical Purposes and will help you develop the required communication skills for your profession.


Steve MacPhail
  • Master of Education (TESOL) QUT
  • Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Horticulture) University of Queensland

I have been helping health professionals prepare and pass OET since 2002. I have been an English language teacher for over 17 years. I first taught in Japan where I lived for 6 years and this was followed by 7 years teaching English for Academic Purposes at Griffith University in Brisbane. I am an experienced examiner for ISLPR and other English language examinations. I currently reside in Brisbane, Australia with my wife and two children. I enjoy organic gardening and surfing in my free time.
Elizabeth Aubin
Elizabeth Aubin
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) QUT
  • Ex Registered Nurse & Mid Wife

I am a former nurse and midwife and have branched out into teaching English to medical professionals. I have taught conversational English for 4 years in Australia and in Japan for 6 months in 2009. I have also learned a foreign language at university level and understand the challenges students experience. This is my third year teaching with OET Online both via Skype and Group classes in Brisbane. I am also involved in resource development for OET Online and have helped many students to prepare for OET and succeed in their goals. I live in Brisbane with my husband, Warwick and have four adult children. My interests are people, coffee and fashion.
Tish Kirkland
Tish Kirkland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) Victoria University of Wellington
  • Certificate In English Language Teaching

I'm a freelance English Language Tutor originally from New Zealand and now based in Brisbane, Australia. I've been teaching for 12 years; 10 of which have been English language teaching and education management. I have a strong interest in medical English and come from a family of medical professionals and health care policy-makers. I've taught English in New Zealand, England, Ireland, Tunisia, and Australia, and I have lived in Canada and Saudi Arabia. I have 1 cat and 1 boyfriend.
Sally Robinson
  • Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) / Law Monash University
  • Master of Legal Studies (Translation and TESOL) University of New South Wales
  • CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) Cambridge University

I work freelance as an English language teacher, and have taught a wide range of exams. I also work as a Cambridge Exams speaking examiner so I understand the pressures involved for students taking speaking exams. I assist with resource development for OET Online and have many years experience teaching online using skype. I am an Australian who has enjoyed travelling the world teaching English for the past 10 years in countries such as Australia, The U.K., Canada, Japan, Italy, Austria, Germany and Turkey. I now live on the Gold Coast and enjoy the surf and outdoor lifestyle with my boyfriend.
Remy Boccalatte
  • Bachelor of Arts (Japanese)
  • Master of Applied Linguistics


I work at OET Online teaching via skype and assisting in resource development. I also work at Griffith University teaching Academic English and currently I am studying a post-graduate degree in psychology. I have spent a great deal of time traveling to North,Central and South America, Asia and the Pacific. I play guitar and compose music and am also a visual artist. I am looking forward to assisting you in achieving your goals.

Jadranka Brown

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (English, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


  • I work as a health care interpreter and translator in the medical field
  • My main professional interest is communication in medical encounters
  • I am a freelance teacher/trainer as well
  • In my other life I am an artsy type with a serious addiction to traveling, climbing mountains and taking photographs
Last modified: Friday, 11 April 2014, 5:31 PM