Learn skills to prepare you for the workforce

​If you’d like to work in the police force, defence force, nursing, or as a protective services officer (PSO), this course is for you. You’ll learn how to prepare for selection examinations by refining your literacy, writing, reasoning, problem solving and mathematical skills.

These classes are held as flexible delivery options during the day and/or evening. You may:
. Attend classes in the evening
. Access relevant units and may work independently in the Individual Learning Centre 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday (for up to 20 hours)
. And/or work from home at any time

Assistance from teaching staff on campus is available at the Individual Learning Centre or at the evening classes. All students must attend the first lesson on campus which includes orientation.

Recommended: Minimum Year 10 level to meet the literacy and numeracy requirements of the course.

On successful completion you’ll receive a Statement of Attendance and have the skills you need to complete the selection examination.

Chisholm is the examination venue for the Victoria Police education entrance examination and the Defence forces entrance examination. For further information about the police exam contact ACER on 03 9277 5299. For further information about the defence force exam please contact 03 9655 4804.

This course is also delivered via Zoom. Please be aware that the session dates and times differ. See our off-campus course for more information and to book.

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  • Fees

    Fee: $575.00


  • Available sessions and enrol online
    Available sessions and enrol online
    Campus Starts on Finishes Time Sessions Available places Enrol
    Dandenong 12/07/2023 13/09/2023 Wed 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM 10 18
    Dandenong 04/10/2023 06/12/2023 Wed 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM 10 20
  • What to bring
    A4 folder, pen and paper. For Flexible delivery: Students access relevant units and work independently at home. Help from teaching staff on campus is available for up to 20 hours, within a set timetable. Times listed are for orientation on the first session and PSO classes only. Flexible delivery options for all other areas will be discussed at orientation.