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

Our thoughts are with our students who may be unwell, isolating, or caring for someone. Our return to campus also requires us to follow our COVID Safe 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.

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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On-Campus and Vaccination Certificates

Students must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption and provide evidence prior to attending the first class on-campus. This can be done by emailing a copy of the vaccination certificate to or visiting an enrolment hub to show evidence of vaccination. VCE, VCAL and VETDSS students are exempt from the vaccination requirements in line with the Department of Education and Training policy. Students who are not exempt and are not fully vaccinated can apply for consideration of an exceptional circumstance through the Chief of Student Success and Support.

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, 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 Test or Rapid Antigen Test will need to let us know.

You can do this by emailing with the details of your attendance on campus, this includes the times and dates, plus the date of your test results.

Please note that in keeping with the latest advice from the Victorian Government, Chisholm will not be conducting detailed contact tracing, and will no longer publish specific exposure sites on the website. If you have a query relating to an exposure site, please contact


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:

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:

Where do I send my vaccination certificate to Chisholm?

You must email your vaccination certificate document to