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Study with Charlton Brown.

Charlton Brown is a vocational college in Australia specialising in delivering award-winning & accessible qualifications across the full-life spectrum of care, providing a multitude of flexible learning options.

Affordable training in the care sector.

The Industry Leader in Care-Based Training.

Our mission is to develop exceptional care professionals who enrich the lives and communities of those they support. That guiding philosophy is why we’re now leading the way as a specialist provider of training and education in the child care, aged care, disability and community services sector. Our reputation, both here in Australia and globally, speaks for itself as we’ve been producing the world’s best carers for more than 30 years.

We provide direct, straightforward real-world learning. 

Our training programmes are structured to be the most direct possible path to a formal qualification, 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.

We make training affordable, without a debt.

Education is one of the best investments an individual can make, and core to our mission is ensuring that gaining a qualification isn’t out of reach. We structure our fees to be inexpensive, and provide payment plans to help you gain a certificate, diploma, or undertake graduate study, without taking on debt.

Recognised Training

We deliver care-focused qualifications in child care, community services, disability, aged care, and care-focused business and technology.

Major Global
University Partners

Charlton Brown has packaging and articulation options with major universities, enabling you to continue your studies, or study in Australia under one CoE.

Our History

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Nanny College

Merrin Brown and Clare Charlton bring the Norland Nanny to Australia to give young Aussies the opportunity to travel abroad.

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RTO & Childcare

The success of the Nanny College leads Charlton Brown to become a Registered Training Organisation to begin qualifying people in what we now know as Early Childhood Education & Care.

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Aged Care

The need for qualified carers for an ageing population and our strong history in care made Aged Care a natural choice to add to our growing course offering.

Disability & Community Services

Disability & Community

Complementing our care qualifications, disability and community services are added to scope, now available to international students.


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Industry Recognition

Charlton Brown was awarded International Training Provider of the year, and went on to be awarded as the Small Training Provider of the year, along with dozens of accolades for our training & staff.


International Delivery

Next Generation

Today, we’re expanding our award-winning education to more learners, helping to deliver affordable care-based training that’s flexible for learners and a leader in international education.

Why Study at Charlton Brown?

Nationally Recognised Training.

Our learners choose Charlton Brown because we’re a leader in the care-based sector, providing flexible learning, affordable pricing, industry partnerships and the most direct path to a qualification – without our students taking on a huge debt.

Extensive Education & Industry Partnerships.

At our core, we’re a training college providing nationally recognised qualifications across a broad range of industry sectors, with a view that learning doesn’t stop when you graduate. To this end, we offer many of pathways through to higher education, whether through our group member Macleay College, or any of a dozen highly-awarded Australian universities.

Plus, our 30-years in the care-sector have led to an extensive library of contacts and partners in the care industry, which we use to help you undertake practical training, provide industry insight, and help our graduates get jobs.

Dedicated to our Learners.

Our training team of industry experts provide excellence in care-based education and skill development, helping encourage all our graduates to be lifelong learners. Through our heritage as a care-focused training provider, we are experts at helping individuals from diverse backgrounds graduate into industry. Fundamentally, Charlton Brown is a fast-growing professional training and education provider with flexible learning options for students to gain skills and knowledge to help care for others.

Powering Industry Leaders

Our graduates work with some of Australia’s best care providers.

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International Students.

Training Designed for ESL Students

Founded in 1980, Charlton Brown has deep roots in training international students from across the globe. With more than 20,000 graduates from Asia, South America, Europe and the subcontinent, our resources and training methodology have been built from the ground-up for learners studying in Australia with English as their second language, with extensive trainer support & high quality online resources.

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Multiple Packaging Options with Major Universities

We offer a large selection of CoE packaging options with major institutions like Macleay & the University of Tasmania. Each faculty offers a range of options for credit transfer, articulation & packaging, enabling our graduates to study under one VISA, and reduce the cost and time involved in attaining a degree.

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Our Learning Facilities

As part of the larger NIET Group, our college operates modern learning facilities in the Gold Coast and South-East Queensland.

Gold Coast Centre

NIET Group’s Gold Coast Centre is a regional campus that embraces the coastal lifestyle, and delivers our most desirable courses right on Australia’s most iconic seaside local. The campus occupies two light-filled levels directly opposite Pacific Fair, with large, comfortable tutorial rooms and lecture theatres, and integrated massage clinic.

Brisbane Centre

Overlooking King George Square in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, NIET Group Brisbane Centre features 10 tutorial rooms, two lecture theatres, library and digital media lab, alongside modern computer lab & large open recreation & study spaces. The campus is just metres from major bus and train terminals, extensive retail & accommodation options.

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Payment & Funding Options

Affordable Education

We have engineered our training experience to be direct and highly focused, to reduce our fees and make gaining a qualification as affordable as possible. This means our graduates don’t walk away with a huge debt, and expanding their options for future growth.

Tailored Payment Plans

Our enrolment team understands that gaining a qualification is still a big investment, and will work with you to develop the ideal payment schedule for your course.

Funding through Study Loans™

Not everyone has the capital to afford paying upfront, and to this end we can help you arrange a financing for your course through the student-focused Study Loans. Study Loans is a bespoke finance offering for students and education providers seeking assistance in financing education. They are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals, by providing the necessary finance options needed to pay for their tuition fees.

How Do I Enrol?

We make it super easy to get started – simply find the course you’re interested in, and submit an application via the form, or send us an enquiry. Our enrolments team has more than a combined 100 years of experience in education, and can answer all the questions you may have.

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and get all the information you need to enrol, start your career.

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with our major higher-education partners.

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