Nikki’s Story: Studying in Brisbane, Australia with Charlton Brown

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Charlton Brown

Established in 1985, CHARLTON BROWN® is an international community services social enterprise which specialises in: accredited and contextualised skill set training in aged care, disability care, welfare, children’s services, youth work and justice studies; leadership and professional development programs for industry; practicum work placements across the ASEAN region for Australian students; study tours and on-going student support with casual, part-time and full-time employment.

CHARLTON BROWN® courses have an ideal balance of theory and practical training, ensuring all students graduate ready for work. Courses include unique features such as complimentary safety programs, conversational English classes and job preparation support for International students. As approximately 30% of student cohort are International students, CHARLTON BROWN® understands the sacrifices that these students need to make when choosing to study in another country. A dedicated International team is aims to provides a wide range of support services to them.

Nikki, originally qualified as a nurse and educator clinical instructor in the Philippines, made the life-changing decision to further her education and study in Brisbane, Australia. Nikki’s husband and son stayed in the Philippines, while she studied in Australia.
Nikki studied in the Aged Care and Community Services areas, whilst working in industry and as a trainer, throughout her studies. Nikki shares her experiences of studying in Brisbane, Australia with CHARLTON BROWN®.

“I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of other people. CHARLTON BROWN® has allowed me to develop my skills in the Aged Care industry and the Health care sector in Australia. Due to my time with CHARLTON BROWN® I have the ability to work with confidence and display my skills that I have learnt through the training. They have helped me to become a better person and helped me maximise my talents and abilities.
The professional staff at CHARLTON BROWN® make you feel like part of the family and provide you with excellent service and training. The highlight of my training has been the opportunity to work with the disabled, people with special needs and elderly people. It has been an amazing opportunity and one that will be cherished. CHARLTON BROWN® provides you with all the opportunities to fulfil your dreams in Australia.”
Nikki’s studies in Community Services have given her pathways to further study in Australia. Nikki is now qualified as a registered nurse in Australia and currently works at a large hospital in Brisbane. Nikki’s family now live in Australia with her, making her sacrifices in order to study internationally, all the more worthwhile.

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