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 and higher education.  

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

Applicants must:

  • be studying a course at Chisholm TAFE
  • be in possession of a current Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be an Australian citizen, or
  • hold permanent residency status, or 
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and
  • be VET Student Loan eligible if applying for Diploma level course

Before you apply for a scholarship, you need to consider alternative funding options. 

For certificate courses, students need to consider applying for a direct debit plan from Debit Success. This will cover tuition fees but not material fees. The Foundation can assist with the difference.

Scholarship funds for students undertaking diploma or degree courses can assist with amenities, material and ancillary fees for these courses. You can apply for a VET Student Loan for tuition fees which are noted on your Statement of Fees.

PLEASE NOTE: 2018 scholarship applications will be accepted from 2 January, 2018.

Download the 2018 Application Form

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 ccef@chisholm.edu.au.

For any queries please contact the Foundation by email to ccef@chisholm.edu.au or by phone on (03) 9238 8114.