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The current COVID19 situation continues to develop and with the increased Omicron cases in our community, exposure to the virus is far more common than it has ever been. Our thoughts are with our students who may be unwell, isolating, or caring for someone.

Recently, the Premier announced new requirements to keep workers in key sectors safe. You can read the Premier’s statement here.

If you have any questions or concerns about information on this page, please call the Chisholm Contact Centre on 1300 244 746 during Chisholm open hours.


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Chisholm Exposure Sites

To support our efforts in advising our Chisholm community, students who have attended campus and tested positive to Covid19 via a PCR (testing site) or Rapid Antigen Test will need to let us know.

You can do this by emailing studentsafety@Chisholm.edu.au with the details of your attendance on campus, times and dates and the date of your test result.

Please note that in keeping with the latest advice from the Victorian Government, Chisholm will not be conducting detailed contact tracing.

Instead, positive case information provided to us will be listed, and we encourage you to check this website if you are experiencing any symptoms.

Chisholm has received advice that a person(s) confirmed positive to Covid19 attended campus at the following locations and times.

10 May 2022

Bass Coast

Building A. 9.00am-12.00pm

9 May 2022

Dandenong

Building R. Room 202. 8am-3.30pm

Building R. Room 206. 9.45am-10.15am

Building R. Room 206. 12pm-12.30pm

6 May 2022

Frankston

Buildings B Rooms B111/2 B117 B122 B203 B206 B229 8.00am-4.30pm

Buildings D Room D202 8.00am-4.30pm

Buildings M Room M114 8.00am-4.30pm

Dandenong

Building R. Rooms 106, 221 A324-7. 8am-4.30pm

Berwick

Building B. Rooms R116 and R119. 8.30am-5pm

 

5 May 2022

Frankston

Building B Rooms B111/2 B117 B122 B203 B206 B229 R128 8.00am-4.30pm

Building M Room M114 8.00am-4.30pm

Building R Room R128 8.00am-4.30pm

Building B Rooms B204 8.00am-4.06pm

Building Z Rooms Z104 7.30am-3.30pm

3 May 2022

Frankston

Building B Rooms B228 8.00am-4.06pm

Berwick

Building B Rooms B102 9.00am-4.30pm

Building K Rooms K311 9.00am-4.00pm

2 May 2022

Frankston

Building B Rooms B206 7.30am-12.30pm

29 April 2022

Dandenong

Building A Rooms A316 8.40am-9.30am

28 April 2022

Frankston

Building D Rooms D318 9.00am-4.30pm

Dandenong

Building A Rooms A316 9.00am-5.10pm

27 April 2022

Frankston

Building B Rooms B201 8.00am-4.00pm

Dandenong

Building A Room A219 3.00pm-4.30pm

Building A Room A316 9.00am-5.10pm

Building B Room B110 8.30am-4.30pm

Building R Room R220 8.30am-12.30pm

Building A Room R220 1.00pm-5.00pm

Berwick

Building G Room G222 9.45am-2.45pm

26 April 2022

Frankston

Building B Rooms B201 8.00am-4.00pm

Dandenong

Building C 8.30am-3.15pm

Cranbourne

Building 144 8.00am-5.00pm

Building A Rooms A125D 8.00am-5.00pm

Berwick

Building A Rooms A138 9.00am-10.55am

Building B Rooms B120 12.15pm-12.45pm

21 April 2022

Dandenong

Building L Room L105 7.30am-3.30pm

Building L Room L106 7.30am-3.30pm

 

Important CovidSafe Information

Our facilities and student support services have returned to on-campus operations as we’ve welcomed students and staff back to class this year. We’re delighted to enjoy the atmosphere of events and activities on-site in our dynamic learning environments.

Our return to campus also requires us to follow our CovidSafe plan for the health and safety of our students and staff, and this currently includes the need for all staff, students and visitors to campus to be double-vaccinated.

Masks are no longer mandatory; however, we continue to encourage the wearing of masks where social distancing is not practical.

 

On-Campus and Vaccination Certificates

For all students who attend campus, you must provide a copy of your vaccination certificate before you arrive. Please email a copy of your certificate to covidsafe@chisholm.edu.au.

Students who are not double vaccinated won’t be able to attend campus. Students and prospective students who choose not to be vaccinated may want to reconsider their study arrangements as non-attendance on campus may impact the ability to apply or complete a course.

For more details about accessing your vaccination certificate via my.gov.au, view the Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Positive test results

To support our efforts in advising our Chisholm community, students who have attended campus and tested positive to COVID-19 via a PCR (testing site) or Rapid Antigen Test will need to let us know. You can do this by emailing studentsafety@chisholm.edu.au with the details of your attendance on campus, times and dates and the date of your test result.

Changes to exposure advice

In line with the Victorian Government’s reporting and isolation guidelines, we will continue to advise via this webpage of on-campus positive case information, including dates, times and building locations. We will not disclose any personal or identifying data. The page will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

Vaccinations and Placements

Some Chisholm courses have mandatory practical placement requirements, including mandatory third vaccination. Please ensure you are aware of these requirements. To attend placement, you must adhere to the vaccination requirements listed by the host employer or industry. If you are required to undertake a placement, our placement team will be in touch to confirm your vaccination status as per the Industry standards and confirm to your employer that you have met the requirements.

Students managing their placement arrangements will need to liaise directly with their host about their vaccination status before work placement.

The third vaccination (or booster) for some workers in critical sectors, including health, aged care, and hospitality, is mandatory. More information is available via the Government’s website.

We encourage you to plan for your placement and ensure you have finalised your vaccinations as required by Government. Students who cannot fulfil the placement component of their courses won’t be eligible for completion.

 

Chisholm Support Services

Our support teams can provide counselling and financial services, connect you with peers and assist you in navigating our IT and Library Services. They can also access disability services with you, create Indigenous and Community connections and engagement, introduce you to our Student Committee and student club members.

You will find a complete list of our services online via our Current Student page.

 

Student Communications in 2022

We will continue to connect with you through your student email, Moodle, MyChisholm app and social media, so please check your Chisholm emails often.

Student email is where you will receive the most critical information about your enrolment, changes to campus access and services, and COVIDSafe processes. Your educator will contact you via Markbook, Moodle or email for information specific to your course.

On behalf of our educators, support staff and the wider Chisholm community, as we maintain a CovidSafe environment, we hope our families, work, study, and environment can remain active and engaged on campus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Contact Centre staff on 1300 244 746.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How is my information collected?

Chisholm will only collect, hold and disclose Vaccination Information as necessary to comply with its obligations under the Mandatory Vaccination Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.  All medical information submitted by you will be stored by Chisholm in accordance with these directions. Chisholm may also be required to provide evidence to an Authorised State Government officer or other third party (such as a placement host organisation).   More information on our Privacy Collection statement can be found on our website

Where do I get my vaccination documents?

You can access your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement by logging into your MyGov account and ensuring your health services are linked.  You can then access this information in the History and statements section of the Medicare services.

How do I get the certificates?

You can get a COVID-19 digital certificate or your immunisation history statement to show proof of your vaccinations.

How you get proof depends on your situation. This includes if you need to create a myGov account, link services or enrol in Medicare.

If you’re 14 or older, you’ll need to get your own digital certificate or immunisation history statement using either:

Once you’ve had all your required doses, you can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your digital wallet.

If you’ve had mixed doses of approved vaccines, you can use your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement as proof.

The best link to find out more information and step-by-step instructions is at: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof.

I can’t access the site or the information I need to find it?

If you can’t get proof online, your vaccination provider can print your immunisation history statement for you.

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register and ask us to send your immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate to you. It can take up to 14 days for your statement or certificate to arrive in the post.

The number for the Australian Immunisation Register is 1800 653 809. But remember, your vaccination provider should be able to give you your immunisation history for you at the time of your appointment.

Where can I get vaccinated?

There are now many places you can go to get vaccinated. Some pharmacies are also taking walk-ins and appointments for vaccinations. For a complete list of all of the vaccination hubs visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment.

Where do I send my vaccination certificate to Chisholm?

You must email your vaccination certificate document to covidsafe@chisholm.edu.au