COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

COURSE GUIDE 2019 TAFE courses to degrees

COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

We are fully government owned We offer over 300 nationally recognised courses Over 7000 companies have had their staff trained by us We are one of the largest vocational training providers in Victoria WELCOME TO CHISHOLM This course guide has all the information you need to discover why thousands of students choose Chisholm for their education and training each year. From VCE and VCAL through to certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and specialist degree courses, we offer a full range of study pathways into qualifications across most major industry sectors.

Fully government owned, Chisholm is a proud public TAFE institute with a long history of providing quality education to more than 700,000 students over many decades. We have established partnerships with universities and developed strong links with industry and the local community. We also offer government-funded training and access to student loans for eligible students, along with scholarships, academic support, counselling and a range of student services, and world-class learning facilities.

ON CAMPUS. ONLINE. WORKPLACE. INTERNATIONAL. At Chisholm, we’re here to help you gain the qualifications you need to find work in your chosen career field. With more than 300 courses to choose from, our training is focused on giving you job-ready skills. Our courses are devised in close consultation with industry, and offer practical experience and work placements so you’ll get plenty of on-the-job training while you study. Whether you learn with Chisholm on campus at one of our ten locations, in your workplace or online, our dedicated teachers, student support services and world-class facilities will help you gain qualifications recognised by employers across the country, in industry sectors where workers are in high demand.

COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

CONTENTS Why Chisholm 1 How to apply 3 Get qualified with us 5 Higher education at Chisholm 7 Study La Trobe degrees at Chisholm 9 Learn on campus 11 Learn in the workplace 12 Tailored workplace training 12 Learn online with Chisholm Online 13 Apprenticeships and traineeships 15 Money matters 17 Student Services, we’re here to help 19 Short courses and professional development 21 Scholarships – Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation 22 Courses Art and Design 23 Automotive and Logistics 27 Building Trades 29 Business 33 Early Childhood Education and Care 37 Electronics and Engineering 40 Hair, Beauty and Make–Up 43 Health and Community Services 45 Horticulture and Conservation 49 Hospitality and Tourism 51 Information Technology 53 Sport, Recreation and Fitness 55 Training and Assessing 56 Secondary School Alternatives 57 Our endorsements 67 Stay in touch 68 FREE TAFE FOR PRIORITY COURSES AVAILABLE AT CHISHOLM IN 2019 Health and Community Services, Trades, Accounting, Horticulture, Education and more.

Secure your future by studying one of the many free courses that lead to priority occupations in demand from employers in the Victorian economy. This Victorian Government program covers your tuition fees if you commence a selected course at Chisholm in 2019 and you’re eligible for government subsidy. Find out more at Correct at time of publishing, final list of free courses is yet to be finalised. Full list of tuition free fee courses can be found at Subject to Victorian Government policy change, for more information go to

COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

INSPIRATIONAL, EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS Our experienced and passionate teachers, who are experts in their field, will guide you through your course and help you to achieve your goals. They will also provide you with current industry insights, networking opportunities and relevant career advice along the way. WHY CHISHOLM? We are passionate about inspiring and transforming people’s lives through quality education and training. Our students are our greatest supporters. They recommend us to friends and family because we have dedicated teachers, practical programs, convenient locations, flexible learning options, and state-of-the art facilities to achieve real job outcomes.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES Our state-of-the-art facilities continue to meet the needs of students and industry. We are always investing to forge even stronger links with business and industry and to deliver outstanding education, employment and skills opportunities into the future. A $75.9 million redevelopment at the Frankston Campus (pictured) will be almost complete if you start with us in 2019. This will include new state-ofthe-art education and training facilities for health, community care, early childhood education and hair and beauty. It will also include new higher education space and student hub, and innovative teaching and learning spaces for the digital era, redeveloped trades facilities and a new Centre for Advanced Manufacturing.

The new Berwick Centre for Health is situated in the heart of the emerging Berwick Health and Education Precinct, and will feature specialised training and simulation laboratories, tailored teaching environments and student facilities. 2019 Course Guide 1

COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

GOVERNMENT OWNED EDUCATION AND TRAINING Chisholm has been leading the way in providing quality education and training throughout Victoria, nationally and overseas for decades. You can be confident that we will be here for your whole education journey and into the future. Tafe courses to degrees Chisholm offers certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate courses, short courses and degree programs.

Through our partnership with La Trobe University, we also offer a number of La Trobe degrees at Chisholm. For many of our students, Chisholm’s multiple entry and exit points provide the flexibility to balance the personal and professional journey.

Flexible learning options At Chisholm, we offer flexible study options, including online, part-time, and workplace delivery. Modes of study vary for each course so speak to one of our friendly course advisors to see what can work for you. We’re on the cutting edge We work closely with employers and industry, and are committed to providing a curriculum relevant to both established and emerging industries. From traditional trades and apprenticeships to digital gaming and fine arts, we ensure our courses match current and future industry needs. When you finish a qualification with us, you can be confident that you have the right skills for your chosen industry.

One of the largest vocational education and training providers in Victoria. ✔ Ten locations plus online and workplace study options ✔ Over 30,000 students each year ✔ Over 300 nationally recognised courses ✔ Flexible study options that work for you ✔ Opportunities to earn while you learn ✔ Clear pathways to your ideal job or qualification ✔ Opportunities to transition from certificates to diplomas to degrees ✔ Specialist courses designed to meet industry needs ✔ Inspirational educators ✔ Practical programs that provide real job outcomes ✔ State-of-the-art facilities and equipment ✔ Friendly and relevant learning and support services The year that TAFEs in south east Melbourne merged to form Chisholm Established 1954 as Dandenong Technical School Students have graduated from Chisholm in the last 10 years 125 THOUSAND Ten locations plus online and workplace delivery 65 YEARS 1998 For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 2

COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees
  • HOW TO APPLY IT’S EASY TO ENROL IN A COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU FURTHER INFORMATION Here’s where you can find the most up to date information you need at your finger tips. Of course, if you prefer to talk to someone instead give us a call on 1300 244 746.
  • Course listings
  • Course outlines You can download an outline for each course from the course page
  • USI You need one of these. If you don’t have one, you can get one quickly at
  • Fees Course fees are listed on each course page or go to
  • Come to an open night
  • Find out about students who have completed courses with us –
  • Check out our locations
  • Information for our current students
  • Other links you might be interested in 1.

Apply online at OR Call us on 1300 244 746 OR Apply at any Chisholm location 2. One of our friendly Course Advisors will assist you to finalise your enrolment 3. Once you have completed enrolment, you’ll be ready to commence your course. Our courses have a number of start times throughout the year. 2019 Course Guide 3

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  • WHERE ARE YOU AT? Don’t know what course to do?
  • Email, enquire now or call a course advisor who can step you through what might work for you
  • Come to an open night
  • The course guide is a ‘shopping list’ of what’s on offer. This can be a great starting place. Know what course you want to do, but need more info?
  • Find course outlines on the web which contain more detailed information about what’s covered in each course.
  • Discuss with a Course Advisor.
  • I’m ready and want to enrol. How do I do that?
  • Click apply now on any course page at
  • Call us on 1300 244 746
  • Visit us at any Chisholm location How can I pay for my course?
  • Find more detailed info about payment on page 17 or visit HOW OUR COURSE ADVISORS HELP YOU Our team of friendly Course Advisors will assist you to find, finalise or enrol in your course. Our team are here to help you on your career path. We can work through your interests and goals to determine suitable career or course options. We can answer your quick questions, or have a chat. For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 4
COURSE GUIDE 2019 - TAFE courses to degrees

GET QUALIFIED WITH US At Chisholm, you can choose a qualification level and a learning method that suits your career goals. SHORT COURSES We have a wide variety of short courses that can help you to develop your skills in specific areas. As well as providing experience in your area of interest, many of these courses can be recognised in further study and contribute to your qualification. Discover a range of short courses at ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS Foundation Courses Foundation courses are designed to help students gain valuable language, literacy, numeracy, study and job-ready skills.

Our dedicated and experienced teachers help you to develop a tailored learning plan based on your skill level and future goals. They will also provide support and guidance throughout your learning pathway. Our programs include English as an Additional Language (EAL), General Education for Adults, Work Education and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE).

VET in Schools (VETiS) Did you know that you can include vocational education and training (VET) programs as part of your senior school studies? These programs may count towards your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and ATAR score, or your Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Successful completion of a VETiS program provides you with two qualifications; either VCE or VCAL, plus an industry certificate. Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) If you’ve completed Year 10, you can study your VCE and VCAL Years 11 and 12 at Chisholm.

We have a number of VCE subjects at our Dandenong and Frankston locations, or you might prefer to complete a VCAL course in your area of interest. This can help you learn at a pace that suits you and be the first step on your path to a rewarding career. PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS A pre-apprenticeship is a certificate course that enables you to experience what it’s like to work in a trade, before you make a commitment to an apprenticeship. If you do continue to a full apprenticeship, you’ll be better equipped and might even be able to shorten the study component of your apprenticeship by having the subjects you’ve already completed recognised.

APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS You can combine training with full-time or part-time work, so that while learning on the job you get the necessary class time and are paid as you progress. We work closely with industry, community and government to develop programs that meet workplace needs. The best thing about apprenticeships and traineeships is that you get practical, on-the-job experience while gaining a nationally recognised qualification, which means that you can go to any company in the field and be confident in your knowledge.

CERTIFICATES Our certificate courses can be used to start on a career pathway, gain an entry-level position or round out your qualifications.

The content is created with extensive industry consultation and the units are relevant and immediately useful in the workforce. So whether you’re just starting or already well along the way to having the career you want, one of our certificate courses could be just what you need to make it all happen. 2019 Course Guide 5 2019 Course Guide 5

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DIPLOMAS These courses will extend your skills and knowledge across a broad range of technical and/or management functions. In many cases, your diploma can be credited towards the first year of a university degree, which means you’ll complete your degree sooner. Diploma courses dig a little deeper into what the industry requires, and can give you that extra knowledge you need to make an impact. VET Student Loans are available to eligible students for many diploma courses. ADVANCED DIPLOMAS This higher level qualification will provide you with advanced skills and an in-depth knowledge about your chosen field.

In many cases your advanced diploma can be credited towards the first years of a university degree.

DEGREES We offer specialist degrees developed at Chisholm to specifically meet the demands of industry. Through our partnership with La Trobe University, we also offer a number of La Trobe degrees at Chisholm. GRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND GRADUATE DIPLOMAS These postgraduate qualifications, just like our degrees, have been developed with industry to complement existing knowledge. They are suited to diploma or degree graduates from other disciplines, or people with relevant industry experience who are looking to broaden their skills.

Building Design (Architectural) students have the option to pathway into a degree or work post study Further jobs growth predicted over next five years Building design by Adam Andelkovic Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) Building designer There is a shortage of trained architects and building designers at a time when the construction industry is thriving, with annual new housing growth of up to eight per cent.

For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 6

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HIGHER EDUCATION AT CHISHOLM At Chisholm, we offer specialised, industry-specific higher education courses that give graduates a unique insight into the way industry works, as well as creating a network of people in the area. Through our partnership with La Trobe University, Chisholm provides you with a choice of pathways through higher education. You can apply to enter directly into one of our degrees, or you may choose to complete a diploma qualification which can then provide you with credit towards the associated degree. The diploma-to-degree pathway generally takes the same amount of time to complete as the direct-entry degree, but you will hold a qualification at the end of your first year of studies and can potentially begin working in the field while completing the rest of your degree.

We are actively expanding our Higher Education offerings at Chisholm. Check our website for the latest offerings and information as more degrees come on line throughout the year. Further information about Chisholm’s accreditation as a higher education provider can be found at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching (QILT) websites. Bachelor of Engineering Technology Chisholm’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology will prepare you for potential employment as an Engineering Technologist, a career in high demand both locally and across the world.

During this course, you’ll develop advanced skills in engineering practice, project management, problem solving, programming concepts, engineering system design, engineering scientific principles, instrumentation principles, manufacturing systems and workplace training. Chisholm’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology is endorsed by the Institute of Engineers Australia, allowing our graduates to be registered with the Institute upon course completion. Bachelor of Design Chisholm’s Bachelor of Design program will equip you with the skills to launch your design career in graphic and communication design.

With an innovative delivery model that offers a mix of online, face-to-face and industry engagement, this course sets you apart and focuses on developing an industry-ready portfolio. Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Chisholm’s unique Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) will give you the skills you need to provide non-clinical services to specialists such as psychiatrists, nurses and social workers. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, mental health practice, community development and counselling processes.

You’ll also learn about the legal and ethical frameworks, working with children and youth, intervention strategies, client advocacy and working in aged care.

Industry relevant degrees We have pathways to degree qualifications 2019 Course Guide 7 2019 Course Guide 7

This program has been designed to meet the growing need for highly trained practitioners in the field. With direct input from stakeholders in areas of mental health and AOD, the degree has been developed in close consultation with practitioners, academics, professional bodies and policy makers at both state and federal government levels. The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) is a national professional body that endorses training courses for workers in the field.

Chisholm’s programs are endorsed by ACWA. This endorsement adds value to graduates of Chisholm programs as it confirms the professional reputation of our programs. Graduates are able to apply for membership of ACWA. Graduate Certificate in Family Violence Fully accredited, Chisholm’s Graduate Certificate in Family Violence was developed in consultation with industry, academics and associated stakeholders, including former Australian of the Year and anti-family violence campaigner Rosie Batty, of the Luke Batty Foundation.

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence was that practitioners have as a minimum, specialist training to degree level. This new post-graduate course will give those already working within the health and community services sector a chance to advance in the areas of prevention and intervention of family violence. The course is designed to deliver specialised expertise in the area of family violence work. The course objectives focus on the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners within the field. It aims to develop professionals who can respond critically to the current and future needs of their industry, and who are effective lifelong learners who can realise and capitalise on opportunities afforded by emerging research and prevention initiatives relating to family violence work.

Graduate Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Counselling Chisholm’s Graduate Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs Addiction Counselling provides you with the skills to confront current and emerging needs in the alcohol and other drugs service sector. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of addiction to both alcohol and other drugs, evidence based counselling strategies, and the ability to provide service to vulnerable individuals and families all within ethical frameworks for counsellors. You will also learn about the socio-political contexts in which you will practice and how to apply your counselling skills to youth, children, older adults and families in need.

This highly specialised program has been developed to meet the growing need of counsellors and mental health workers to tackle the increase in adult alcohol and drug consumption and the associated mental health concerns. The degree has been developed in consultation with counsellors, psychologists, academics, policy makers, professional bodies and with close liaison with industry partners, ensuring that it provides you with skills based on current evidence, and industry needs. This course is ideal for those with skills in the mental health sector, who wish to extend their qualifications and/or counselling abilities through rigorous training via highly skilled professionals.

Choose the right pathway to suit your needs and lifestyle Pathways provide more options to get the right qualification Gaynor’s pathway “The Chisholm pathways were amazing. The Diploma of Community Services took 1.5 years off my three year degree For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 8 For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 8

Some Chisholm diplomas have direct pathways into La Trobe degrees More La Trobe courses are delivered at Chisholm locations each year La Trobe degrees delivered at Chisholm locations STUDY LA TROBE DEGREES AT CHISHOLM LA TROBE DEGREES AT CHISHOLM Chisholm students can study a range of La Trobe University qualifications from Chisholm campus locations in Melbourne’s south east. By completing certain diploma courses with Chisholm, you will gain entry into* and earn credit towards a specialised degree that prepares you to work in your chosen industry. Each year an increasing range of La Trobe University degrees will be offered and delivered conveniently for you at a local Chisholm campus.

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Entry) When you complete the Diploma of Nursing at Chisholm and hold Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Enrolled Nurse Division 2 nursing registration, you have a direct pathway entrance into La Trobe University Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Entry) at a Chisholm campus. The Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Entry) is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). This option provides you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to become a highly employable Registered Nurse.

Bachelor of Early Learning This degree course is available to students enrolling in Chisholm’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. After successfully finishing your diploma, you can opt to complete the degree program in 2.5 years. It’s currently delivered as a fully supported online course. Both the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and the Bachelor of Early Learning are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Bachelor of Community Services Once you successfully complete your Diploma of Community Services you can pathway into the Bachelor of Community Services at a Chisholm campus.

You will gain credit for eight university subjects providing advanced standing into the second year of the La Trobe degree. The degree program allows you to expand your employment options within the community services sector.

subject to completing transition subject/s for nursing degrees. 2019 Course Guide 9

Bachelor of Accounting Become a tertiary qualified Accountant by studying the Bachelor of Accounting, offered by Chisholm in partnership with La Trobe University. This program is available at Chisholm 311, our location in central Dandenong. You can complete Chisholm’s Diploma of Accounting in one year and then study the La Trobe Bachelor of Accounting for two more years (or equivalent part time) and gain both qualifications. Bachelor of Information Technology If you aspire to be degree qualified in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the Bachelor of Information Technology is for you.

Study locally and conveniently, in the central business district of Dandenong, and fast track your degree by combining one year of study with two years of further university study. When you complete your degree, you will have the confidence and ability to work in a variety of industries as an ICT professional. Master of Business Administration Study a La Trobe Master of Business Administration at Chisholm locations in Melbourne’s south east and gain high level managerial and business skills to lead in your chosen business industry. This is an ideal path if you are looking to advance in your current career area or build skills and knowledge to move into a new business field.

Students will be integrated into the state-wide program of delivery and will be able to network with peers from all over Victoria. Check our website for the latest La Trobe degrees as more are added throughout the year – Please note that courses may be subject to change where external accreditation requirements apply. Registered nurses Registered nurses are needed across Australia. Nurse practitioners and midwives are also in hot demand with strong jobs growth predicted. Direct pathway entrance into La Trobe University Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Entry) Average annual salary of Registered Nurses in Australia Health will be the largest growth sector over the next 5 years Extremely rewarding career with high job satisfaction $65 THOUSAND For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 10

Dandenong Springvale Berwick Cranbourne Frankston Wonthaggi Rosebud Melbourne LEARN ON CAMPUS OUR LOCATIONS We have ten locations across Melbourne and the South East. Each one has facilities dedicated to the particular learning areas offered at that campus. All campuses are conveniently located with parking and public transport access, each featuring a modern learning environment, helpful support services, and world-class facilities. We also offer options to learn online, or in the workplace for many subjects, so you can create a learning plan that suits your individual needs. Find out more about our campus locations and facilities at Check out transport options at You can also learn online or in your workplace.

Dandenong 121 Stud Road, Dandenong, 3175 The Dandenong campus is the largest Chisholm campus in south east Melbourne, with facilities for international and VCE students, manufacturing and robotics centre, building and construction trades centre, hi-tech automotive centre, a large library and computer lab, café, patisserie, hair and beauty salon and campus store. The Dandenong campus is well equipped to provide you with what you need to succeed in your studies. 311 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, 3175 Chisholm @311 is situated in the Dandenong CBD, providing a contemporary space for students to learn right in the hub of Dandenong.

With modern classrooms and cutting edge technology such as a green screen facility, Chisholm @311 is a fantastic location to gain your qualification.

Frankston Fletcher Road, Frankston, 3199 Our $75.9 million redevelopment at the Frankston Campus brings new state-of-the-art education and training facilities across many disciplines. Frankston also has comprehensive library, computer labs, modern cafe, student restaurant, massage clinic, hair and beauty salon and trades facilities. It is located next to the Peninsula Aquatic & Recreation Centre. Berwick and Berwick TEC 25 Kangan Drive, Berwick, 3806 With an on-site beauty spa, children’s services training centre and a computer, engineering and electronic centre, Berwick caters to many different streams of education.

Berwick also has a fully integrated trade training centre (BTCC) where apprentices work together across disciplines like a real building site. The campus is also shared with Berwick TEC, a premier location for VCAL, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship learning. Other facilities include a modern sports centre, gym and fitness rooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and café. Chisholm’s new Centre for Health is situated in the heart of the emerging Berwick Health and Education Precinct. The precinct includes Casey Hospital and the new St John of God Hospital, both located in walking distance of the Centre for Health.

It features specialised training and simulation laboratories, tailored teaching environments and student amenities to meet increased demand for health and nursing. 2019 Course Guide 11

We develop training for your business We deliver training in your workplace For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 12 Cranbourne New Holland Drive, Cranbourne, 3911 Cranbourne has a large library and study area, computer lab and café. There are also many course specific facilities, such as the large plant nursery, glasshouse and environmental simulation facilities. It also has the National Water Centre– a $10 million water industry training facility. Mornington Peninsula Boneo Road, Rosebud, 3939 The Mornington Peninsula campus boasts many facilities that can help you learn in your chosen field, with a café, library, on-site restaurant and a hair and beauty salon, and is home to the Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre.

It services local secondary students as well as students pursuing tertiary education, helping them develop skills for in-demand trade qualifications. Bass Coast Corner Bass Highway and South Dudley Road, Wonthaggi, 3995 The Bass Coast campus services a large area of Wonthaggi and surrounding communities, with a focus on accessible learning options for secondary and tertiary students. VCAL can help students under 20 work their way into an apprenticeship or preapprenticeship as they progress through Year 11 and 12. There are also many options for school leavers and mature age students to get the qualifications they need, in the career they want.

Melbourne City 399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000 234 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000 Our two Melbourne City locations are positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant commercial business districts, on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Hardware Lane and at 234 Flinders Lane. The city locations provide flexible and contemporary spaces for teaching hairdressing and other courses including English language and business programs. Springvale Corner Boulton Street and Springvale Road, Springvale, 3171 Located in the heart of Springvale, this location specialises in the delivery of english language programs.

LEARNINTHE WORKPLACE With many courses we will train or assess you in your workplace. This minimises off-the-job time and makes it easier to get your qualification. Training is done at the premises of your work. Chisholm delivers short courses to further your development to nationally recognised courses adapted to meet the needs of your workplace. TAILORED WORKPLACE TRAINING We understand that a business’s success depends on the quality of its staff. Our tailored staff training programs are designed to improve your team’s skills, increase workplace productivity and meet your specific business needs.

Conducted in the workplace, our flexible training programs are delivered by industry experts and specialist workplace trainers.

We work with your business to ensure minimal operational disruption. Our goal is to achieve outcomes that positively impact your business. Visit to find out more about how we can support your business growth, including:
  • The Chisholm workplace delivery model
  • Delivery Management
  • Account communication and reporting
  • Training and assessment staff. For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 12
  • LEARN ONLINE Chisholm Online is all about flexibility – studying when and where it suits. So you can move towards the job you want without sacrificing pay or family time. Our courses are designed to fit in with you. There are videos, podcasts, simulations, web links, readings and webinars that you can choose to watch live or later in your own time. Your teacher is with you the whole way through, ready to answer any questions you may have and a student engagement team is available 7 days a week to talk to if you need advice. Best of all, you will be welcomed into an online community with a network of people just like you. When you study with Chisholm Online, you will also have access to all the services available to Chisholm on campus students, such as tutoring, skills development and library access. When you successfully complete your course, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification from Chisholm. CHISHOLM ONLINE COURSES Certificate III
  • Individual Support. Certificate IV
  • Building and Construction
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration
  • Disability
  • Leadership and Management
  • New Small Business
  • Plumbing and Services. Diploma
  • Accounting
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • HR Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mental Health.

Short courses Chisholm Online offers a variety of short courses delivered online. 2019 Course Guide 13 2019 Course Guide 13

Real people to talk to when you need it Student Engagement Team available 7 days a week High student retention rate Our online teachers are experts in their fields 7days HOW YOU WILL LEARN ONLINE Virtual classroom Your virtual classroom is where you will access all of your learning materials, watch weekly webinars and chat with your teacher and other students. You’ll learn through interactive activities, simulations, readings and videos which can be accessed from your computer or tablet.

Inspiring teachers Chisholm Online’s teachers have been selected for their knowledge, experience and passion for online learning. Your teacher will guide you through the course material, answering questions as they arise. You are able to contact your teacher at any time through email or group discussion boards in Moodle. 24/7 learning You can access your learning material, complete assignments and post questions to your peers and teacher at any time, from wherever suits you; at home, while on the train, on your lunch break, morning, afternoon or evening, during the week or on the weekend. The choice is yours.

As long as you have a computer or tablet with Internet access, you can access your learning material and support network. Peer interaction Through the virtual classroom, you can interact with other students who are studying the same unit. Communicating with your peers about your course material is a great way to cement your knowledge and stay motivated. Many students form friendships and stay in touch with their peers and teachers, assisting each other in finding jobs and networking. Student services You’ll have access to the same services as Chisholm on campus students have such as on campus libraries, tutoring services, counselling, career and employment services, learning skills help resource with tutorials to help you reach your full potential.

Support 7 days a week A student engagement team is available 7 days a week to answer questions, give advice and offer support. They can help you use the virtual classroom, offer technical support and give you information about course requirements. The engagement team are available: Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday 1 – 5pm To find out more visit or phone 1300 275 265 For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 14 For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 14

Choose the right pathway to suit your needs and lifestyle Pathways provide more options to get the right qualification Flexible learning to help you achieve your goals APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS Apprenticeships and traineeships offer diverse career opportunities as well as the ability to earn while you learn.

With an apprenticeship or traineeship, you’re paid for your time at work as well as the time you conduct training with Chisholm. Another advantage of apprenticeships and traineeships is their flexibility. You can work part-time or full-time, and even complete some apprenticeships and traineeships at school as a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT).

As a Chisholm apprentice or trainee you may attend trade school one day a week or on a ‘block release’ schedule where you work for four or five weeks and then attend for one week. Depending on the apprenticeship you undertake, workplace training may be an option also. Our training facilities represent real-world learning environments, with quality educators, strong links with industry and opportunities for employment and further study. By completing an apprenticeship or traineeship your career opportunities could be endless. From long term employment and even the possibility of running your own business.

Apprenticeships focus on trade careers while working and undertaking a formal qualification. Approximate duration two to four years. Traineeships focus on building skills and knowledge while working and undertaking a formal qualification. Approximate duration one to two years. 2019 Course Guide 15 2019 Course Guide 15

HOW DO I GET AN APPRENTICESHIP? 1. Decide on your preferred industry or trade Find out about the different trade careers available. Register to attend one of our Open Nights at 2. Polish your resume and cover letter The Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre can help you with resume writing and interview skills. Call 9212 4909 or email for these services. 4. Sign your apprenticeship/traineeship training agreement Once you’ve found an employer, they must register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Network provider within three months of starting work and arrange for you and your employer to sign a training agreement.

Make sure you list Chisholm as your training provider. 5. Enrol at Chisholm Once your training agreement details are received by us (this can take a few weeks) we will be in touch via phone or email with the next steps for enrolment. Visit or contact a Chisholm course advisor on 1300 244 746 with any question you may have in the meantime.

3. Find an employer:
  • Search the Apprenticeship Employment Network at and the Australian Apprenticeship Network provider at
  • Try, (Jobs and Workplace), Facebook, LinkedIn and other job sites
  • Newspapers generally advertise apprenticeships on Saturday or Wednesday. Most apprenticeships are gained through word of mouth.
  • Telleveryonethatyou’relookingforanapprenticeship
  • Ask trade outlets such as plumbing and hardware suppliers if you can post a notice at their business.
  • Phone or send your resume to companies you’d like to work for.
  • Drop in to their business or work sites with a ‘calling card’ or resume.
  • Register with the Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre for help finding employment. Call 9212 4909 or email For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 16
MONEY MATTERS Everyone’s circumstances are different, and this can affect how much you’ll pay for your training at Chisholm. The cost of our courses is listed on the course information pages, and is correct at the time of print, but it’s a good idea to check our website as prices may change if resources, funding and expenses change. Go to Fees listed on our website are for:
  • students who are eligible for Victorian and Australian government-subsidised training
  • students who are eligible for concession rates on Victorian and Australian governmentsubsidised training
  • students who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  • Annual course costs include:
  • a tuition fee (for course delivery)
  • a student services fee (for services and facilities)
  • a materials fee (for resources and equipment where applicable). Some courses use more resources than others, and the cost may reflect this. These fees must be paid on the day of enrolment, although you may be eligible for assistance with your tuition fees that can defer the payment through a government loan. These loans are available if you are studying eligible diplomas and above. Payment plans may also be available.

FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS There are several ways you can pay for your fees.

Many people prefer to pay over time or at a later date instead of in one lump sum. There are government loan options available to eligible students for many courses too. So you can learn now, and repay later when you have the job you’ve been working towards. For all the latest information, go to VET Student Loans Study now and pay later with VET Student Loans – an Australian government loan program that assists eligible students to pay for their vocational education and training (VET) tuition fees when studying for a VET Student Loan-eligible diploma or advanced diploma.

Eligible students studying VET Student Loan-eligible graduate certificates and graduate diplomas may also qualify for VET Student Loans assistance. To be an eligible student, you must be an Australian citizen, hold a Permanent Humanitarian Visa and be usually resident in Australia, or be an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Students do not have to repay the loan until their income is above the minimum repayment threshold for compulsory repayment. Voluntary payments may be made at any time. FEE-HELP This Australian government loan scheme helps eligible students to pay their tuition fees when studying a bachelor degree or FEE-HELP eligible graduate certificates or graduate diplomas. You don’t have to repay the loan until your income is above the minimum repayment threshold for compulsory repayment, although you can make voluntary repayments at any time.

Full details on your finance options online Speak with us about your finance options You can trust your investment with us Honest, unbiased advice just for you 2019 Course Guide 17

Payment plans Payment plans are available for most courses at certificate I, II, III and IV levels and diplomas or above that are not eligible for a VET Student Loan. You can spread your tuition costs over the year by making part payments by direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. We work in partnership with Debit Success, the largest direct debit provider in Australasia, to set up a payment plan that works for you. Financial assistance If you hold a current Health Care, Pensioner Concession or Veterans’ Gold Card, or are named on the card as a dependent spouse or child, you may be eligible for a tuition fee concession.

This applies to all Victorian government-subsidised courses except diplomas and above.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses This Victorian Government program covers your tuition fees if you commence a selected course at Chisholm in 2019 and you’re eligible for government subsidy. Find out more at (Subject to Victorian Government policy change Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are eligible for a concession on tuition and student services fees for any level of Victorian governmentsubsidised course.

Skills First Program Skills First funding is a Victorian state government subsidy that makes training more affordable.

You could be eligible for a government subsidised training place, depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you meet the eligibility criteria, the Victorian government may subsidise your training greatly reducing what you need to pay. Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation helps support students who, due to financial hardship, might otherwise not have access to training and education. Find out more on page 22.

people employed in the Manufacturing and Engineering sector Engineers in high demand across Victoria of working engineers have bachelor degrees 54 PERCENT 590 THOUSAND For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 18

STUDENT SERVICES WE’RE HERE TO HELP As a Chisholm student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you to complete your training successfully. For more information about any of our services, visit 2019 Course Guide 19

Apprenticeship support Apprenticeship Support Officers (ASOs) provide free and confidential advice and assistance with work, training or personal issues.

Counselling services Experienced and professionally qualified counsellors provide free support, advice or referrals to specialist providers to help you. Client services Our staff can assist you with course information, application and enrolment procedures, student ID cards and more. Disability support We provide support for students with diagnosed disabilities, medical or mental health conditions. Contact a disability officer as early as possible, before your course starts, to organise the help you need. Employment services Our employment service can help you to find work. We provide advice and assistance in areas such as career counselling, job search techniques, resume review and interview preparation.

You can also register online with MyWorkSearch, a job search and training tool. It provides support for all aspects of looking for and securing a new job, both while you study and once you graduate. Visit: Indigenous support We help Indigenous students to access a full range of educational opportunities. Our liaison office can provide advice. International Student Programs Our International Student Programs staff can help you with everything from course transfer advice to change of visa status. Visit for more information.

Learning skills If you want to improve your study skills, our learning skills staff can assist you with writing reports and essays, referencing and bibliographies, exams and test preparation, and presentation skills.

Connect with Learning Skills support in your campus library. Free, online study support Get free online help from expert tutors. Studiosity provides online personal study support with assignment and study questions, and a 24/7 essay review service. Library and information centre Our friendly staff can help you find information and connect you with resources and services to support your study. For opening times, visit Parking We provide free student parking across all campuses with a permit issued (except for @311 and Melbourne City).

Student experience We provide a range of experiences including campus events, competitions, giveaways, incentives and discounts. You’ll also have access to student-run salons, restaurants and massage clinics – all at discounted prices. You can talk to us Keep up to date at ChisholmInstitute We’re here to help you Your needs are our number one priority For the latest information, visit or call 1300 244 746 20

SHORT COURSES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NOT QUITE READY FOR A LONGER COURSE? Check out our extensive range of short courses across every career area at

A short course can be a great way to feed a passion, dip your toe into a new career, add a skill to your resume or pathway into a nationally recognised certificate course. We deliver across our ten locations as well as online and in the workplace. We can even customise specific courses and content to suit your individual business needs. Government report estimates growing need for cyber security over next 10 years The Australian government has invested in a $230m Cyber Security Strategy $ Cyber security Our cyber security courses have been developed in consultation with industry. This field has strong jobs growth predicted for the next 10 years.

OPEN NIGHTS Open Nights are taking place at Chisholm campuses throughout the year. Drop by to learn more about what Chisholm has to offer you. Visit our website for dates and locations. 2019 Course Guide 21

Over 200 grants awarded last year Donate and make a difference in someone’s life We help people improve their lives We are helping more and more people each year SCHOLARSHIPS The Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation helps support students of Chisholm who, due to financial hardship, might otherwise not have access to training and education. The scholarships can assist in paying tuition fees, material fees and amenity fees. HOW TO APPLY Applications are processed throughout the year. You can pick up an application form from any Chisholm Campus Customer Service location or download one from Eligibility and selection criteria apply.

For more information on how to apply contact the Foundation on 9238 8114 or email us at Meet Dianna, a Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation success story Dianna left school in year 9 at the age of 15 when the traditional secondary school environment was not supporting her needs. At 20 years of age, Dianna recommenced her education by enrolling into VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning). Dianna’s return to education was assisted by the financial support of the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation Scholarship. As a single mother, the scholarship allowed her to successfully complete a course she would otherwise not have had access to.

Dianna not only completed her VCAL but went on to successfully complete a Certificate III in Business Administration Traineeship with the Red Cross, and a Certificate IV in Business Administration with asistance from the CCEF. From those early years of uncertainty, Dianna developed in to a confident student. As the mother of a young daughter, working fulltime in administration including reception, sales, and purchasing, Dianna’s future is filled with opportunities. In the future, Dianna aspires to undertake further study, eventually working in a senior position and saving for a house.

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