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Charlton Brown.

Internationally-Renowned, Industry-focused, & Award-winning vocational training.

Charlton Brown is a vocational college in Australia specialising in delivering award-winning  qualifications across a range of high-demand trades – from Hospitality to Care, Education to IT. Plus, our bespoke programmes provide a multitude of learning options & we offer a huge range of activities.

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.

Powering Industry Leaders

Our graduates work with some of Australia’s biggest companies.


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Why Study at Charlton Brown?

Nationally Recognised Training.

Our learners choose Charlton Brown because we’re a leader in the vocational sector, providing enriching learning, heaps of student activities, industry partnerships and a path to a qualification and a career that lasts a lifetime.

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.

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

Through our Charlton Brown UniTrack™️ Programme, 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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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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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.

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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.

UTAS Sandy Bay Centre

Integrated with the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Hobart Campus, NIET Group Sandy Bay Centre forms the group’s academic hub.

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Payment & Funding Options

Quality Education

We have engineered our training bespoke experience to be highly focused, to make gaining a qualification as value-rich as possible. This means our graduates walk away as leading candidates, 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.

VET Student Loans

A VET Student Loan (VSL) is an Australian Commonwealth Government scheme that assists Australian domestic students to cover tuition fees for vocational education and training courses through a loan.  VSLs are only available for approved courses at Diploma level and above.

Our VET Student Loans Information page provides key information students applying for a VET Student Loan need to know.

Academic / English Placement Test


If you have lodged an application and were unable to provide the required evidence of your academic standing (such as high school, college or university qualifications and academic results), please take our free Academic Placement Test >>.


If you have lodged an application and were unable to provide the required evidence of your English language communication level (such as IELTS or Pearson – PTE results), please take our free English Placement Test >>. Please do the test after you submit your application.

Health Insurance Made Simple

What is OSHC?

International Students are required to hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their studies. Unless an exception applies, OSHC is compulsory for international students on a student visa and ensures that students are well supported when they have medical concerns.

How do I get OSHC?

For your convenience, we can arrange OSHC for you through our preferred provider, Allianz Care Australia >> when you apply for a course. Alternatively, you can arrange OSHC yourself or through your agent if you prefer. Please indicate your preference when you apply. OSHC is only required if you plan to study on a student visa.

The end of one journey, the start of another.

The annual graduation event for Charlton Brown, is a highly anticipated event held each year at the stunning Customs House in Brisbane. The event is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the college’s students and faculty, with graduates dressed in their best attire and proud family and friends in attendance. 

The atmosphere is festive, with a mix of excitement and nostalgia as students reflect on their time at Charlton Brown and the memories they have made. The ceremony features speeches from college officials and guest speakers, as well as the conferring of degrees and diplomas to the graduating class. 


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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