To start your career,
you need training.

Want to start a lifelong career? You need Charlton Brown’s
renowned, industry-focused & award-winning vocational training.

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UTAS Campus.

See NIET Group’s new Sandy Bay Centre,
in the heart of the University of Tasmania.

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The Charlton Brown
Quality Promise™.

Our passion for education & vocation training excellence
means we make sure each student will have a great experience.

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Absolutely packed
calendar of events.

From Kayaking to barbeques, Zumba & jewellery making
we’ve assembled an incredible annual lineup of engagement.

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Why Study with Charlton Brown?

30+ years of delivering
Award-Winning Training

Charlton Brown has been training since 1980, from a humble nanny college to Queensland’s leading vocational RTO.

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Campuses & Facilities

Charlton Brown has campuses in Brisbane CBD, Gold Coast, and UTAS Sandy Bay, with cutting-edge tech, each designed to study & enjoyment.

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Huge Calendar of
Activities & Events

While you’re studying, we’ve worked hard to create a college experience that’s engaging, fun & authentically Australian.

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Need help with your Studies?

Are you stuck with your course, wondering where an assessment is, or looking to lodge a complaint or express a concern? Use our help portal – it’s the fastest way to get assistance.

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Stunning Facilities

Whether you want to study in a city or a rural area, our modern facilities in Brisbane, Gold Coast & UTAS Sandy bay make the perfect study partner.

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Award-winning training for more than 30 years.

The Industry Leader in Vocational Training in Australia.

Our mission is to develop exceptional professionals through industry-focused hands-on vocational training. That guiding philosophy is why we’re now leading the way as an award-winning specialist provider of training and education in the tourism, care, education, hospitality and IT sectors. Our reputation, both here in Australia and globally, speaks for itself as we’ve been producing high-skilled professionals growing businesses for more than 30 years.

We provide industry-developed real-world learning.

Through our extensive industry partnerships, our bespoke training programmes are structured to be the most engaging, interactive and enjoyable route to a formal qualification. We focusing on delivering the core elements required by the national standards. Our trainers are industry veterans and professionals focused on helping you graduate and get into employment in your chosen industry.

You’re not just a number – you’re part of a lifelong family.

Education is one of the best investments an individual can make, and core to our mission is to not only help you gain skills in your industry of choice, but to make sure you have a great time outside of study – from our extensive calendar of events, one-on-one student support, all the way through to our alumni programme. Fundamentally, Charlton Brown is singularly committed to graduating students at the top of their field, while crafting a positive training journey full of lifelong memories – that’s the Charlton Brown Promise ™.

We Deliver Nationally
Recognised Training

We deliver award-winning qualifications in hospitality, tourism, child care, community services, disability, aged care, business and technology.


200+ University
Articulation Pathways

Charlton Brown has more than 200 articulation options with major universities, like Griffith, Torrens & the University of Tasmania – enabling you to continue your studies, or study in Australia under one CoE.

International Students

Designed from the ground-up for international students, our programmes, services, facilities & calendar of activities give our students the absolute best experience studying in Australia.


Activities & Events 🥳

We’re not going to just cram you into a room and click through powerpoint slides – our bespoke courses are designed to be hands-on and engaging; but also, we know you want to have fun, so we’ve built a huge calendar of events and activities to make your study life even better!

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The Latest News & Annoucements

New Diploma of IT Package with USQ

Charlton Brown, an award-winning vocational college, is partnering with the University of Southern Queensland to offer a visa package that combines a Diploma of IT with a Bachelor of Information Technology, saving students up to a year in fees and providing access to university facilities.

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SCU & Charlton Brown Partnership

NIET Group is proud to provide NEW CoE package options for onshore students and graduates to fast-track their studies into Southern Cross University Bachelors and Master degrees. 

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Introducing UniTrack

Charlton Brown Launches the UniTrack Programme, a cutting-edge new Diploma+Degree package solution for International Students

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Our Brand-New Campus in the Heart of UTAS

Charlton Brown is extremely proud to announce a new partnership with UTAS to deliver a new facility, NIET Group Sandy Bay Centre, the latest component in our 5-year growth strategy.

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Cookery at the Ruby Hotel

NIET Group aquires space at Ruby Hotel in Southport to provide Charlton Brown Cookery Students a new Practical Training option.

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New Dialogue with THA

Charlton Brown is pleased to announce a new dialogue with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association toward improving the quality & implementation of training in cookery and hospitality.

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Why not package a Diploma with a Uni Degree?

Exceptional university-integrated diploma & degree packages, combining vocational skills with advanced academia.


I’ve had a really fantastic time studying with the college – our training team are really personable and give us a really in-depth and industry-relevant training experience – both in terms of learning to cook, but also running a kitchen.

Rahul Maharjan

My trainer Richard Kim provided great support and care when I was sick due to the pandemic. Richard gave me extra time on assignments. He also explained every topic with great patience. I consider myself extremely lucky to be his student.

Dhruv Dev

Yashi is amazing! She has years of experience in community services. Her class is engaging and interactive. Her assistance and guidance in my studies have improved my confidence in getting a job in the field.

Karent Camacho

During my work placement at Edge Early Learning Centre, I was promoted to lead educator! I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Charlton Brown – easy access to ECEC resources, constructive feedback on the assessments, and tons of help and encouragement from my trainer Fei Yu.

Zhuang Yuci

Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Rajitha Pathum

After completing the work placement, I received a job offer at a renowned childcare centre in Hobart. I would like to thank my trainer Adam for providing a huge amount of support and encouragement during the course.

Lan Huong Luu

Thank you for the great service and guidance in educating students. I finished my certificate in this college because they’re very helpful and professional.

Franchezca Israel

Words cannot express accurately enough how grateful I am for having Fanny as my trainer during most of my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The level of her service delivery was above and beyond my expectations, as well as her ethics and the knowledge and skill set she kindly shared with her students, always with a positive attitude, broad smile and gentleness that are her trademark.

Angelica Okawa

Teachers and general staff are always willing to attend our needs, tutoring, questions or even basic documents from reception. The campus is organised and clean. Library, learning materials and even the kitchen are always available for student’s use. I feel comfortable studying here and supported by my teachers. Having chosen to study Childcare at Charlton Brown has being a great decision. Thank you Fanny and Fei for your constant support both in theory assessments!

Dayhan Torres
Patricia Charlton Brown

Charlton Brown’s trainers are excellent, helping me throughout my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with incredible examples from the industry, blending their experience and background into the lessons; it really makes the training engaging.

Patricia R
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