The Foundation was established in the spirit of Caroline Chisholm.  In the allocating of funds the Executive Office and Trustees are conscious of Caroline Chisholm’s statement “I promise to know neither country nor creed but to serve all justly and impartially”.

The Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent charitable trust. The Foundation supports current and potential future students of Chisholm TAFE who due to financial hardship, might otherwise not have access to vocational education and training.  

Scholarships are granted to support students studying a course at Chisholm Institute.

The following scholarships are available:

Scholarship for Engineering and Manufacturing

Read more about the scholarship

General Scholarships – VET programs at all levels

Download the General Scholarship application form

Indigenous Student Scholarships – VET programs at all levels

Download the Indigenous Student Scholarship application form

Scholarship eligibility includes:

  • Your course of study will be at Chisholm Institute
  • You are in possession of a current Centrelink Health Care Card

You are one of the following:

  • be an Australian citizen, or
  • hold permanent residency status

be eligible for one of the following:

  • Victorian and Commonwealth government-subsidised training (if applying for a Certificate IV and below)
  • VET Student Loan (if applying for Diploma level or above)

Before you apply for a scholarship, you need to consider alternative funding options. Ensure you have not paid your course fees before hearing the outcome of your scholarship application as the CCEF is unable to refund students.

Scholarship funds for students undertaking diploma, degree and post-graduate courses can assist with materials and student services fees for these courses. You can apply for a VET Student Loan for tuition fees which are noted on your Statement of Fees.

Scholarship applications are open throughout the year and can be lodged by hand at any Chisholm Campus Student Services location, sent by post to Scholarship Applications, Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation, PO Box 684, Dandenong Vic 3175 or emailed to .

The Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation does not cover the cost of apprenticeships, traineeships or short courses. Awarded scholarship funds can only be used for course costs.

If you require assistance to complete this form, please contact the Wellbeing Team in Student Services via email or phone 1300 244 746 (option 4)

For any queries please contact the Foundation by email to or by phone on (03) 9238 8114.

Download the general application flyer

Download the Indigenous application flyer