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You can apply directly to Chisholm and secure your place in a course today.

Complete the application form

Click 'Apply Now' on the course page, and fill in the mandatory fields on the course application form. Once you submit this form, you'll be sent an email a link and login to the second part of the application process, where you will need to fill in more details about your personal circumstances and education history. The second part of the application form must be completed in order for you to enrol. 

A Chisholm customer service officer will contact you and discuss your application and book you into an enrolment session, where fees are to be paid to secure your place. If you wish to apply for more than one course, each course needs a separate application.

Make sure you include your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you haven't got one, make sure you have applied for one. Find out about the USI


You will need to provide evidence of your Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

Chisholm wants you to feel confident that your chosen course is right for you! This is why we need evidence of your language, literacy and numeracy skills before we can finalise your enrolment.

We will accept any one of the following:

  1. Evidence of a Year 12, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) senior or equivalent completion that is issued by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) or equivalent in other states or territories. We do not accept certificates issued by schools or colleges.
  2. Certificate IV or above qualification
  3. A completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy Needs (LLN) assessment

If you don’t have any of these, you will need to complete the LLN assessment.

You will receive a separate email titled 'Chisholm - Your LLN - BKSB login details' containing your unique username and password.

In a quiet environment, set aside 45-60 minutes for both English and maths. Do not complete the diagnostic modules.


A pre-training review is used to determine your competency levels and assist us with tailoring your training plan.

The review also helps to identify skills recognition and credit transfers when applying for a vocational education course.

Download and complete the pre-training review electronic form (PDF - 1MB)
If you are having trouble accessing the PDF form, please contact us on 1300 244 746.

View the instructions for completing the online profile tool (Word - 2MB)


Before we can finalise your enrolment, we need some documentation.

Your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit to create, find or reset your USI details. Our staff can support you with this when you enrol if needed.

Certificate IV or below

Original document or certified copy of one of the below documents to demonstrate Australian permanent residency:

  • Current Green Medicare Card
  • Australian Birth Certificate (not an extract)
  • Australian Naturalisation Certificate / Certificate of Citizenship
  • Current Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Formal documentation issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirming permanent residence
  • Foreign passport (or ImmiCard where issued) with one of the following:
    • A current Bridging Visa Class E
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, or
    • Temporary Protection Visa.

Current and valid concession card (for Certificate IV or below) 

One or more of the following current and valid concession cards:

  • Healthcare card
  • Pensioner card
  • Veteran’s Gold card

Diploma and above accessing VET Student Loans

Original document or certified copy of one of the below documents to demonstrate Australian citizenship:

  • Current Australian Passport
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate or Naturalisation Certificate
  • Australian Citizenship by Descent extract
  • Australian Birth Certificate where you were born before 20 August, 1986
  • If you were born on or after 20 August 1986, Australian Birth Certificate and proof of your parents’ Australian Citizenship at the time of your birth. Examples include:
    • Your parents’ Australian Birth Certificates
    • Your parents’ Australian Citizenship Certificates

Credit Transfer documentation

  • A transcript, or
  • A formal statement of attainment

Your transcript or Statement of Attainment must be issued by either:

  • The Student identifiers Registrar,
  • An RTO
  • the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), or
  • another authorised issuing organisation.

Proof of age (if under 20 at 1 January the year you enrol) 

One of the following Proof of Age documents (if under 20 at Jan 1 of the year you are enrolling):

  • Learners / Drivers licence
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Keypass

Additional requirements for students under 18 years old

Your parent or guardian will need to complete a Student Privacy Notice. We will advise you when this is required and provide you with a copy of the notice.

If you decide on a payment plan, your parent or guardian will need to be present to sign

If you are under 17 years old and have either left school or are transitioning from high school, you will need to complete a ‘Transition from school’ form of which your Course Advisor can provide on request.


Now that you have everything you need, it's time to finalise your enrolment.

It’s up to you how we meet – face-to-face or by phone.

We will phone to organise a date and time that suits you and the appointment details will be emailed to you. Please allow an hour for the appointment.

Enrol and pay

To guarantee your place in your chosen course, you must:

  • Pay your upfront Student Services and Materials fees. Chisholm accepts EFTPOS, cheque, cash or credit card (please check the maximum transaction limit available on your card). Visit for information on credit card usage for students under 18 years old.
  • Arrange payment of your tuition fees:
    • Upfront payment
    • Payment plans
    • VET Student loans
    • Government funding
    • Caroline Chisholm Scholarships.

Visit our Help with fees page to find out more about assistance available to pay your fees.

Keep up-to-date on your application status

If you've started the enrolment process already, you can view your application status. You just need to make sure you have your application reference number handy!

Check your application status