Update 2 November, 2020

We are pleased to confirm that from next week (9 November) we welcome back students needing to complete essential training and/or assessment in the following trades:

  • AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31116 – Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31216 – Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
  • AUR32116 – Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • AUR32416 – Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
  • AUR20218 – Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology
  • AUR20516 – Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
  • 22304VIC - Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship)
  • MEM30219 – Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (previously MEM30205)
  • MEM30305 - Certificate III in Fabrication Trade– Mechanical Trade (previously MEM30319)
  • 22470VIC – Certificate II in Engineering Studies
  • 22478VIC – Diploma of Engineering Technology
  • MEM40105 – Certificate IV in Engineering
  • MEM40412 Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
  • 22338VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship
  • CPC31411 - Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • MSF31113 – Certificate III in Cabinet Making

We also welcome back students needing to complete practical work in the following Early Childhood Education and Education Support courses:

  • CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support

and students needing to complete practical training and assessment in Hair, Beauty and Wellness have recently returned.

  • SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-up
  • CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media
  • SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing (full-time)
  • SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing (apprenticeship)
  • SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering (full-time)
  • SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering (apprenticeship)
  • SHB30115 - Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • SHB30315 - Certificate III in Nail Technology
  • SHB5015 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

All returning students will have been contacted by the delivery areas via email or phone call.

These courses join a range of other classes that have been able to maintain some on-campus training in Terms 3 and 4 under the State Government’s permitted industries list that included Health-based courses and permitted trades in Construction, Plumbing and Electrical.

An update from the Chief of Student Success and Support

We’re now well into Term 4 and on the home stretch for the 2020 academic year. Once again, I would like to thank all our students for their patience and understanding during the Melbourne Metropolitan lock-down restrictions. While it may not have been the outstanding education experience we were expecting to deliver, I hope you have been able to continue your education pursuits with the support and guidance from Chisholm teachers and support staff. We continue to work closely with the government and industry to bring permitted students on campus for practical activities and assessment and allow placement activities where permitted.

The easing of restrictions to allow more social interaction and people returning to work and study is appreciated across the community.

As the restrictions begin to lift, we will continue to review our operations to determine the critical course requirements and where demand for on-campus training and assessment is most needed. We were able to welcome back to campus some of our hairdressing and barbering students this week. Yet, due to the strict COVID safety plans and conditions, we can accommodate only those students who will be completing their course this year. Students in permitted industry-aligned courses in Trades have continued on site in recent weeks, and from 9 November, we are able to expand on-site training to more students to return for essential training.

For the remainder of Term 4, remote learning will continue to progress for many students and courses. Please continue to check your student email inboxes for updated advice. A reminder that our Student Support and Engagement Team continue to be available to you - whether that be for personal, financial or career counselling services, loan laptops and dongles, student clubs or the four-week webinar program with strategies and advice on offer to help you through the remainder of the year. Our services are available to you, so I encourage you to make the most of them. Our Student Experience Committee met for the first time and I look forward to working more closely with your representatives into the future. Please ensure you reach out if there are any issues you would like raised and discussed.

Please take some time out from your studies in acknowledgement of your work and commitment, to refresh and recharge for the final sprint to the end of the year. It's also timely to say again, thank you for your understanding and cooperation throughout this year. Our teachers and staff appreciate your support.

Stay safe,

Jane McLennan
Chief of Student Success and Support.

On-campus COVIDSafe Plans

Like all organisations across the State, we have introduced a range of CovidSafe protocols and procedures to support everyone to stay safe.

For students returning to campus - when you arrive, you will need to:

  • Be wearing a mask unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so.
  • Wash or sanitise hands regularly. Hand sanitiser will be readily available.
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres wherever practical.
  • Bring all your own equipment as required each day/s that you attend campus for training.
  • Complete theory remotely, as theory classes will not be completed on campus.
  • Attend only the building where your training is being delivered. Please note that campus cafes will be open for takeaway only.
  • Leave the campus once classes are complete – please do not congregate on-site for social purposes once the classes are finished.

All students must adhere to social distancing and mask requirements wherever practical as set out by the State Government. Those who do not meet these requirements will be advised to leave the campus.

We understand that the transition back to campus will bring new challenges, and our Student Support team will continue to offer a full range of services remotely including counselling, financial information, disability assistance, Indigenous engagement and access to loan laptops and Wi-Fi internet dongles.

The Student Support Team can be contacted on 1300 244 746 or via email at studentservices@chisholm.edu.au.


Chisholm's dedicated Coronavirus website has a range of information for students, employers and our partners. The information is updated in line with the latest advice and directions from the Department of Education and Training, the Chief Health Officer, and Chisholm's response to the COVID-19 planning by the State and Federal Governments.

From this page, you can access a range of information about Chisholm's health and safety response to COVID-19, ongoing return-to-campus activity for students, information for VETDSS, VCE and VCAL students, international student updates, and information for apprentices and employers.

If you have any questions that you would like answered, and included on our FAQs page, please send them to student.communications@chisholm.edu.au.

A reminder that although most Chisholm students are studying remotely and engaging with classes via Zoom from home, we still have many of student support services available to you.

Student support and engagement

Chisholm offers support services for students including counselling, career counselling and financial support.

Most services are being provided remotely via Zoom. To make a free, confidential appointment please contact the team by calling 9212 5269 or emailing studentservices@chisholm.edu.au.

24/7 support

You can access after-hours resources via phone, web chat or online.

Lifeline Call 13 11 14 or visit their website
BeyondBlue Call 1300 224 636 or visit their website

Engage with student life

Although we're not yet back on campus for student events and activities, the Student Life team continues to bring you plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow students and take some time out to unwind from studies in a digital space.

There is a range of Social Clubs you can join, and you can also get involved in online workshops with Daily Mindfulness sessions or connect with the Careers Team for Job Seeking Strategy and Interview Preparation sessions.

All Student Life activities are taking place over Zoom. You will need to register for the clubs or sessions you'd like to take part in, and then you will receive the Zoom link via email. View what's on and register now via Eventbrite