Charlton Brown

CHARLTON BROWN – Community Services Industry Training

Established in 1985, CHARLTON BROWN is a private Registered Training Organisation that has trained more than 7,000 students and placed many in employment locally, nationally and internationally. CHARLTON BROWN trains in a range of community services industries including Child Care, Aged Care, Disability Work and Community Services Management.

Our courses have an ideal balance of theory and on the job training ensuring all our students graduate work ready.

CHARLTON BROWN has also been approved to deliver Diploma of Community
Welfare Work, Certificate II in Community Services Support Work and
Certificate III in Home & Community Care.

Practical Courses AVAILABLE

  • CERTIFICATE II IN Community Services Work + Nanny Award
  • CERTIFICATE IV IN Out of School Hours Care
  • DIPLOMA OF Out of School Hours Care
  • CERTIFICATE IV IN Aged Care Work
  • CERTIFICATE III IN Disability Work
  • CERTIFICATE IV IN Disability Work
  • DIPLOMA OF Community Services Management
  • CERTIFICATE II IN Community Services Support Work
  • CERTIFICATE III IN Home & Community Care
  • DIPLOMA OF Community Welfare Work

Courses Start week commencing

  • 9 February
  • 1 June
  • 14 September


Apply now or get more information about Charles Brown and college in Australia – contact our free student service via email.

About Charlton Brown


CHARLTON BROWN, established in 1985, is a leading Australian provider of training
in Child Care, Aged Care, Disability Work and Community Welfare Work.

We pride ourselves in providing quality care education, combining an ideal balance of theory and on the job training to ensure all of our students graduate ready for
work, both in Australia and Internationally.

Exclusive to CHARLTON BROWN, our Nanny Agency staff and Employment Support Coordinator are also willing to help with finding part-time work while you
are studying.

The CHARLTON BROWN team are passionate, industry experienced, qualified professionals who take a personal and hands-on-approach to training. The college offers first class courses and provides a comfortable and supportive learning environment.

All staff at CHARLTON BROWN share in the goal of providing fun, flexible and industry learning for care professionals.


  • CHARLTON BROWN has been training in the Care Industry for over 20 years.
  • CHARLTON BROWN Trainers are passionate, industry experienced, qualified professionals.
  • CHARLTON BROWN will assist you to find casual part-time work while you are studying!



Become a World Class Carer

CHARLTON BROWN understands that people are our most precious resource in this world. Our aim is to help safeguard this resource by educating and placing carers who share our philosophy and are committed to quality care provision.

At CHARLTON BROWN, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and practical training courses that equip our students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become world-class care givers.

Strong industry links for Australian and International placements

CHARLTON BROWN has established strong industry links across the community services industry both nationally and globally.

In addition to offering practical placements within Australia, CHARLTON BROWN is proud to offer international practical placements in specialised care facilities across the Asia-Pacific region.

For a period of two weeks to two months, students can gain essential knowledge and training whilst dedicating their time in internships, student exchanges and volunteer work in charities helping our partners in Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Korea provide quality care to their clients.

Work part-time whilst you study

At CHARLTON BROWN, our Agency and Employment Support Coordinator can assist in finding you part-time, paid work (in accordance with your visa), across the disciplines, with our industry partners on a casual, shortterm or permanent basis, in live-in and live-out positions.

For those studying child-related qualifications, we also have a Nanny Agency on-site. If you are studying Child Care and you are interested in part-time work or casual baby-sitting, you can register with us as a nanny.

Pathways to further study

CHARLTON BROWN promotes pathways to universities and other educational institutions, through our articulation agreements, across all featured disciplines.

Examples of such pathways include an 18 month Diploma of Nursing with Careers Australia Group College of Healthcare, from the Certificate IV in Aged Care, or an option to pursue a Bachelor Level Degree with the University of Southern Queensland or Griffith University.

Charlton Brown Student Support

CHARLTON BROWN Student Support

We are here to Support YOU!

Overseas Student Health Cover

CHARLTON BROWN has an arrangement with Australian Health Management (AHM) to provide the health cover you require. The cost of your OSHC is in addition to your tuition fees for your course/s and will vary depending on the length and type of cover required. Your OSHC will be arranged by CHARLTON BROWN.

Airport Reception

Students requiring transfers from the Brisbane domestic or international airports can arrange for a CHARLTON BROWN representative to meet them on arrival and transport them safely to their accommodation. For more information please contact our free student service.


To make sure you feel welcome, the first day of your course with CHARLTON BROWN will be an orientation day, where we will share with you important information about your study and your time with us.

Social Activities

At CHARLTON BROWN, we support you in your study and encourage you to take some time to explore our Brisbane lifestyle, with organised day trips to local attractions, visits to affiliate colleges and College social events with your new friends and classmates.

Personal Support Counsellors

CHARLTON BROWN have trained, qualified counsellors who are aware of some of the challenges facing international students, and provide free and confidential personal, academic and career advice.

Improve your English

CHARLTON BROWN offers weekly conversational English sessions to provide international students with a casual environment to practice their English, ask questions about personal or study related documents, and interact with their classmates in a fun and friendly environment.


CHARLTON BROWN has an onsite Employment Consultant free of charge for all students. Our consultants are here to assist students seek work in their chosen field and provide guidance for pathways into future study.

Brisbane City

Brisbane City

What a Wonderful City! – Brisbane, Queensland

Close to public transport and a short walk from some of the famous Brisbane landmarks, studying at CHARLTON BROWN means witnessing first hand, our bustling boutique shopping districts transform into thriving night spots as the working day ends and party time starts, and the trade mark laidback fun-loving attitude of Queenslanders gets put on show.

Because of its vibrant economy and expanding infrastructure, Brisbane is the ideal place to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the care industries.

  • Population: 1.8 Million
  • Time Zone: GMT+10
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Electricity: 220-240V
  • Emergency Phone Number: 000
  • Climate: Subtropical with hot, humid summers and mild dry sunny winters.
  • Average Temperature ranging from 23-25 degrees.  Local Attractions: City Botanic Gardens, Lone Pine Sanctuary, Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Southbank Parklands, MovieWorld, SeaWorld, Dreamworld.

Cost of Living in Brisbane

Weekly Expenses

Expenses per person based on shared 2 bedroom unit. Please note that these are approximate prices only!

  • Food (Own cooking): $100
  • Electricity ($150 per quarter): $10
  • Telephone (Local calls only): $15
  • Educational: $10
  • Total Expenses: $312

Child Care Studies

Child Care Studies

Certificate II in Community Services Work & Professional Nanny Award

CHC20202 (CRICOS 047071G)

Students study a range of subjects to gain an understanding of how children grow and develop.

The course includes practical experience organised by CHARLTON BROWN in a family home environment usually with a baby and a toddler or multiple birth babies.

  • Senior First Aid Certificate;
  • Self Defence;
  • Life Saving;
  • Defensive Driving;
  • Professional Image.

CHC30402 (CRICOS 047072G)

(Includes Professional Nanny Award)

The Certificate III builds on the Nanny Award introducing students to work with groups of children in child care or pre-school centres.

Graduates of the course are qualified to work as an assistant in a child care centre or as a nanny in Australia or overseas.

Subjects in the Certificate III include:

  • Understand how children grow and develop;
  • Learn how to take observations on children and how to keep parents informed;
  • Create and illustrate your own story;
  • Create self- help activities for children.

As part of the course, students complete hands on experience in a child care centre with children of all ages.

CHC50302 (CRICOS 065619E)

(Includes Certificate III & Professional Nanny Award)

On completion of the Diploma, students are qualified to work as a Group Leader in a child care centre or as a nanny in a family home.

Students develop skills in establishing and managing plans for the development of children.

Skills include:

  • Learn how to interpret and apply your observations on children;
  • Learn short and long-term organisational skills and time planning;
  • Learn how to organise experiences for children of differing ages and abilities.

As part of the Diploma, students complete practical experience in a child care centre working with children of all ages.

CHC60202 (CRICOS 047076C)

(Includes Certificate III & Professional Nanny Award)

This qualification provides students with practical, administrative and managerial knowledge to manage staff and children in care environments.

Skills taught in the course include

  • Administrative duties including managing rosters and ordering equipment;
  • Leadership development;
  • Learn how to liaise and communicate with families, staff and the community;
  • Learn how to manage a child care centre;
  • Learn how to supervise trainees and students.

Whilst studying with CHARLTON BROWN Advanced Diploma students gain hands on experience in the management of a child care centre through the coordination of every-day activities and issues over a six month period.

Out of School Hours Care is care for school aged children.

Out of School Hours Care Studies

Out of School Hours Care Studies
 Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care

CHC40402 (CRICOS 054915K)

Out of School Hours Care is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, having an extremely high job placement prospect for graduates.

The Certificate IV is ideal for students looking for employment in a before or after school care facility, vacation care program (including summer camps in the United States of America) or a sport and recreation facility.

You will be taught a range of skills including:

  • How to work effectively with families;
  • Administrative duties;
  • How to support the development of children;
  • Developing recreational activities.

As part of your studies you will put your theoretical knowledge into practice in the workplace environment.

 Diploma of Out of School Hours Care

CHC50202 (CRICOS 054912B)

Students who graduate with the Diploma of Out of School Hours Care can expect to gain employment as a coordinator or team leader in summer camps or vacation settings.

The course teaches a range of skills including:

  • Develop and implement policy;
  • Establish and implement plans for developing responsible behaviour;
  • Learn how to manage workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system;
  • Conduct programs for children with special needs.

Your practical placement, organised through CHARLTON BROWN includes a period of one week where you will take responsibility of the program in which you are placed, to gain valuable experience in leadership and management.

Aged Care Studies

Certificate III in Aged Care Work

CHC30102 (CRICOS 054911C)

CHARLTON BROWN offers the Certificate III in Aged Care Work to students wishing to enter the Aged Care industry. Aged Care is presently one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.

After completing the three month course, graduates can expect to gain employment in an aged care facility or even as a companion or personal care worker in a home setting.

Certificate III is also a fantastic pathway to other health care professions such as nursing.

The Certificate III is ideal for those looking to embark on a career which genuinely improves the quality of life for their clients.

Throughout the course, students are required to complete practical work at a Residential Aged Care Facility. During this time students can discover what it is like to work in the industry and gain valuable hands-on experience, putting their classroom theory into practice.

Students develop skills in a range of areas including personal, emotional and spiritual care, clinical nursing needs, quality of life therapies, industry specific communication and teamwork skills, and workplace health and safety elements.

Certificate IV in Aged Care Work

CHC40102 (CRICOS 054910D)

After completion of the Certificate III in Aged Care Work, or if you satisfy the pre-requisite criteria, you may wish to continue your study to upgrade your qualification to the Certificate IV in Aged Care Work.

Students who have studied their Certificate IV can look forward to further education opportunities in the health and community care sectors. You can even double your training with another community services qualification such as Certificate IV in Disability Care.

Disability Care Studies

Certificate III in Disability Work

CHC30302 (CRICOS 054913A)

The Certificate III equips students with the knowledge and practical skills to work under supervision with the disabled in a community or residential care facility.

The course structure provides a broad knowledge base in disability services with the flexibility to allow students to specialise in specific condition, age groups or culturally specific areas.

Students study a combination of core units including:

  • Quality of life issues for the disabled;
  • Skills to empower and enable clients to take part in the community;
  • Build networks within the disabilities services sector.

As part of the course, students complete hands on experience in an environment with disabled people.

 Certificate IV in Disability Work

CHC40302 (CRICOS 054914M)

Certificate IV is an ideal course for students looking to gain professional development in the disability sector.

The Certificate IV provides students with a pathway into higher qualifications in community care and health.

The broad range of subjects includes:

  • Team work and managing small groups;
  • Developing programs and protocols of care;
  • Reporting and liaising with allied health professionals; n Developing client care skills and a customer focused model of care.

CHARLTON BROWN facilitates practical placements and experience for all students within a residential or community care facility.

Community Welfare Work Studies

Diploma of Community Welfare Work

CHC50702 (CRICOS 066168G)

CHARLTON BROWN students are placed in work-based placement as a major part of the course. Through this practical placement they have hands-on interaction with people and learn the role of a welfare officer and how to work as part of a team and working with clients of varying needs.

Subjects in the course teach skills including:

  • Meet statutory and organisational information requirements;
  • Undertake research activities;
  • Develop and implement policy.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Community Development Officer;
  • Local Area Co-ordinator;
  • Welfare Worker;
  • Program Manager;
  • Early Intervention Co-ordinator

Charlton Brown Testimonials

Rachel, New South Wales, Australia

Because of CHARLTON BROWN I have had the chance to travel to different parts of Australia doing what I love best.

I have been able to live a life long dream of working in rural and remote areas and helping children and families who are too isolated to go to child care or school.  The courses CHARLTON BROWN offer are realistic and prepare you for real life situations.

The teachers become a huge part of your life and so many times I hear their voices in my head when I am out working.

They are supportive and always willing to help and assist you.


 Georgeta, Romania


But I discovered a great team that can give anything to help you at any time.

I love CHARLTON BROWN for what it is and for what if offered me.

College in Brisbane – Charlton Brown

College in Brisbane

CHARLTON BROWN College offers 11 vocational education and training
qualifications in the community services sector in Australia.

Students can enroll in a single course, or package together a selection of
qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma in child
care, aged care, disability care and community services management.

Study programs vary in duration from 12 weeks up to 24 months, during which time students are required to undertake practical on the job work placement as part of their training.

CHARLTON BROWN has strong industry links which enable students to access paid work (up to 20 hours per week) in their chosen industry as well as enhance their study and work experience in Australia.

International students wishing to enroll at CHARLTON BROWN must meet the
following entry requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) for Certificate level courses
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for Diploma and Advanced Diploma level
  • CHARLTON BROWN Graduates posses a variety of skills, knowledge and industry networks which enable them to pursue a career in community services both in Australia and overseas.

Upon completion of their study program, graduates can continue into paid
employment or progress to tertiary education.

Charlton Brown


Charlton Brown offers courses and employment for those in the care industries such as Child Care, Aged Care, Community Welfare Work and Disability Work. A fantastic idea for a provider to offer training and then go on for employment. Charlton Brown is also an agency, here you can register as a Nanny and they will help you to find work.

A rewarding career path with plenty of work available. It takes a special person to commit to such a job you need to be positive, patient and understanding, at the end of the day how ever the reward of seeing these people happy and to know you have helped them to get there is all worth it.


Charlton Brown is located in Brisbane a short stroll from Queen Street Mall and the Brisbane River. Brisbane is a lovely sunny town, Queensland is known for it’s tourist destinations and Brisbane being the capital of the state is just a happy town to be in. Beautiful tropical beaches, theme parks, entertainment galore, rainforests, are all available in Queensland a fantastic place to live and be.

We have a saying in Australia about Queensland it read “Beautiful One Day and Perfect the Next” there is no other place they could be talking about. Queensland is a truly magical place.


Classrooms are specially made for the teaching of the caring profession. Teachers are all qualified and supportive and the College itself is fully accredited. Charlton Brown offers its own support team to help students and employee’s with whatever they are in need of. Centrally located close to Queen Street Mall in the Brisbane CBD, the campus is a short distance from public transport, eateries, shops and accommodation. With everything you could possibly need within walking distance.


You may study with Charlton Brown either Full Time, Part Time or Externally. You will need successful completion of Australian Year 10 and have a sound understanding of the English Language.

It is desirable that you complete a General English Course before commencement of study if you are new to the language. Enrollments commence each semester which is six monthly.

Courses available for study include:

  • Certificate II in Community Services + Nanny Award
  • Certificate III in Children’s Services + Nanny Award
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Junior Nanny Award
  • Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care
  • Diploma of Out of School Hours Care
  • Certificate III in Aged Care Work
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care Work
  • Certificate III in Disability Work
  • Certificate IV in Disability Work
  • Diploma of Community Services Management
  • Diploma of Community Welfare Work