BROWNS is an Australian-based education and training organisation with a uniquely global perspective. Opening on the Gold Coast in 2003, the first BROWNS English Language School opened with 3 Japanese students with a passion for language. Today, BROWNS has three campuses across South-East Queensland and encompasses BROWNS English Language School and BROWNS Professional, providing both English Language and Vocational Education and Training programs.
Lecture theatres, case study rooms, tutorial and class rooms are conveniently located throughout our three campuses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast; all within easy walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, accommodation, public transport and green parks. Well-equipped furnishings with the latest technologies and a supportive staff structure ensure students have the tools available to succeed.
And our student community is growing and dynamic. With students from over 50 nationalities across the globe, our student community is alive and changes every week. Joining new friends and making professional networks which span the globe are part of the BROWNS world-class advantage.
Our StudentsA truly diverse student body – in background, nationality, interests and ambitions – is the foundation of the BROWNS experience. Indeed, these differences are critical to the BROWNS learning model, which thrives on the many perspectives and life experiences our students from all over the world bring to their Business classes.
BROWNS Professional nationality mix
Our AccreditationsBROWNS Professional offers VET accredited certificate and diploma programs that have been assessed as compliant by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
A VET accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:
- is nationally recognised
- meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
- provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- meets national quality assurance requirements
- is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.
- Each VET accredited course is allocated a national code and is listed on the national register, training.gov.au.
The copyright of a VET accredited course is owned by an individual or organisation, whose contact details are listed on the national register. The content of the course is not publicly available.
Accreditation means a course may be eligible for:
- listing on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), meaning the course can be marketed and delivered to overseas students
- participant/employer financial assistance through various government agencies, or
- relief from GST on courses.
Accreditation also means that participants in the course may be eligible:
- for Austudy, Abstudy and other entitlements
- to achieve an occupational licensing, or regulatory outcome.
Accredited courses can only be delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) that:
- own the course or have permission from the course owner to deliver the accredited course, and
- have the accredited course on their VET scope of registration.
The Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 apply to courses accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) from commencement of its operations on 1 July 2011. The purpose of standards is to formally identify the standards that apply to course design.
The Standards also apply to courses that were accredited by state and territory bodies prior to the referral of their VET regulation powers to the Commonwealth, and the states’ transition to the national arrangements.
The Standards are a legislative instrument under subsection 188(1) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.