About COVID-19

COVID-19 frequently asked questions

Information for apprentices and employers

Information for international students

Returning to campus

Information for VETDSS, VCE and VCAL

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 our Crafternoons have activities coming up this week. 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

A message from the Executive Director, Student Success and Support

Friday 26 June 2020

Term 3 update

As we complete our first semester of study for 2020, I hope the end of term break brings you some much-need time away from study, and the challenges of remote learning.

It’s been a busy year and one that’s required extensive change for all of us, and I thank you for your patience and willingness to support your educators, and each other through the transition of classes to remote and online learning.

We continue to closely follow the advice and recommendations of the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, the Offices of the Prime Minister and Premier, and the Chief Medical Officers, both here in Victoria and nationally to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.

Our planning for the second half of the year is well underway. At this stage, we will be continuing our remote learning where possible, however, there will be students who need to attend campus for practical activities, assessments or exams, which cannot be completed off-site or without supervision.

Those students will be advised in advance via email by their educators. We have returned to on-campus delivery for VCE, VCAL and VETDSS students to allow them to meet their strict assessment timeframes set out by the State and Federal Government. I would like to thank all students who have returned in recent weeks, under changed and challenging circumstances, and acknowledge their consideration of others, and adherence to the many health and hygiene practices, which have been introduced on campus.

I hope you enjoy your break and in line with the Premier’s messages – we will continue to support you to study remotely wherever possible. We will also continue to provide you with updates via email, Student News and this dedicated Covid19 FAQS website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your teachers or email student.communications@chisholm.edu.au.

Jane McLennan
Executive Director, Student Success and Support.

*Term and term break dates that form the academic calendar are used as a guide only. Please continue to refer to your timetable and course information as provided by your teaching area, as some courses may be continuing classes during the term break.


What are the plans for classes for AMEP students in Term 3?

Foundation College will continue to deliver online English classes in Term 3. We do not have a date when face to face classes will start again. When we do we will contact you immediately.

Do you want to try studying English online? We have a few different choices.

You can study for one hour in the afternoon using your mobile phone and workbooks that we send to your house. The time is 1.30pm – 2.30pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

We also have three hour and five hour classes available at every certificate level. We have day and evening and Saturday classes available.

You may be able to borrow a laptop from Chisholm to help you study online.

If you would like more information contact 1300 517 459 to talk about studying online with Chisholm or email AMEP@chisholm.edu.au.