COVIDSafe Information – Updated 27 July 2021

The latest statement from the Premier’s Office is available online.

The key points of the announcement include:

  • Masks must continue to be worn indoors and outdoors at all times.
  • QR Code Check-Ins remain mandatory – you must check-in to all premises, including on-campus and at each campus building that you enter.
  • If you’re not feeling well, do not attend campus or class. You must get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.
  • The 5km travel limit is lifted.
  • Business can re-open. Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service. Retail and beauty and personal care will open in line with density limits, as will entertainment venues and community facilities.
  • You cannot have visitors (including family) to your home, and you must not visit other people’s homes (including family).

    The new set of restrictions will remain in place for two weeks.

    The latest CovidSafe settings relevant across the state is available via the Department of Health’s website.

    Chisholm’s delivery of courses, training and assessment is aligned with the advice of the Chief Health Officer, and Victorian State Government.

    The delivery of courses for the remainder of this week will remain unchanged however, there are some exceptions and students are encouraged to regularly check their emails for the latest advice from their teachers.  

    Apprentices For all apprentices enrolled in courses considered essential - Electrical, Plumbing, and Construction, your on-campus training remains unchanged.  Additional apprenticeship courses and pre-apprenticeship courses will be returned in coming days and we encourage all apprentices and those enrolled in pre-apps to check their emails regularly.

    Engineering students will remain in remote study until next week. Further communications will be sent to you via email.

    Health Students who are enrolled in Nursing and have continued on-campus during lockdown will continue their on-campus training as scheduled.

    Students enrolled in health-related courses who can continue to study remotely will remain remote. However, it is anticipated that a gradual return to campus will occur for some courses, which require dedicated space, equipment and specialist training. We encourage students in these courses to continue to check their emails – your educators will advise of the next steps. Until then, your classes will remain as they have been during the past two weeks. 

    Higher Education most classes will be delivered remotely online, however nursing laboratory and practical sessions will continue as planned on-campus on your scheduled days.

    VETDSS Some VETDSS students will return to campus from tomorrow. Your educator will contact you today to advise if you are required on to campus. Please check your emails. Other VETDSS classes will return on Friday.

    VCE and VCAL students will continue to study remotely unless they require specialist assessment, or access to equipment. For these students, you will be advised via email from today. 

    Chisholm Online education delivery is not affected by changes to restrictions and continues as scheduled.

    Short Courses Delivery of some on-campus courses will resume Thursday 29 July 2021. Please check your emails for further communications from the Short Courses team and your course teachers.

    Visit our Short Course webpage for more information about Short Course availability at Chisholm.

    Please continue to check your student emails and your timetables for the latest class and training information. Any change to individual timetables will be communicated to students via their educator.

    Important reminders for on-campus activity

    Masks on campus

    For students, staff and visitors to campus masks are required to be carried with you at all times and are to be worn indoors and outdoors. If you forget to bring a mask, security can provide you with one.
    VETDSS school staff (primary and secondary) and secondary school students aged 12 or older are required to wear face masks indoors when attending non-school premises, including a TAFE, non-school senior secondary provider, or other training organisations.

    Check-In to campus

    When you arrive on campus, you must check-in using one of the QR codes printed on posters around the campus. QR Codes are now mandatory across the state of Victoria. There are fines if you don't check in to locations, and this includes when you're on campus for classes and training, visiting the library or seeking support services. No matter how brief your visit to any Chisholm campus, you must check in using the camera on your smartphone when entering a new building or classroom. 

    • QR Code Posters are located in each classroom - please check in using these if you are timetabled for a class or training.
    • If you are visiting campus but you're not attending a class, please use the QR Code Posters located in the building that you’re visiting. If you are visiting more than one location, you must check in separately to each building. 
    • If you visit campus libraries or the Student Enquiry Hubs, please check in using the QR codes at that location. 

    • If you don't have a smartphone, manual sign-in points are available at various locations on campus:

      Dandenong:
       Aroma Café. Building A ground floor
      311 Lonsdale St: Skills and Jobs Centre Reception. 311 ground floor shop front
      Springvale: Security Office
      Berwick: Aroma Café. Building A ground floor
      Cranbourne: Aroma Café. Building A ground floor
      Frankston: Aroma Café. Building J ground floor
      Rosebud: Tasty Buds Café. Building A ground floor
      Bass Coast: Campus Reception. Building A ground floor

    Find out more about the State Government's roll-out of the QR Code system.

Important General Information

Please continue to check your Chisholm emails each day and we will also update the Chisholm App, MyChisholm, and send notifications for important changes. Find out more about the App here.

If you haven’t accessed the MyChisholm App yet, visit the Apple or Google Play store and download the App. Follow the log-in using your Chisholm username and Password. The Quick Links and Student News tile is where you’ll find all of the latest information.

Student, Support and Engagement teams are available for appointments across all services, including Personal, Careers or Financial Support, Equitable Learning and Disability Support, and our Indigenous Engagement Unit. Students can contact the team by calling: 1300 244 746 (option 4). 

The Student Support Hubs will be open on-campus at Dandenong and Frankston from tomorrow.

Student Enrolment and Enquiry Hub enquiries can be made on 1300 244 746. Berwick, Dandenong and Frankston campus Hubs are open for walk-in enquiries and enrolments from 8.30am – 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Equitable Learning If you have a learning access plan in place, or require disability support, please reach out to our Equitable Learning and Disability Support team to discuss any adjustments to your mode of delivery. You can reach the team by emailing studentservices@chisholm.edu.au.

Mental Health Care This may be a difficult time and we wish to remind all students that there is a range of free and confidential services available including counselling and financial by calling 1300 244 746 (option 4). 

Library Services have transitioned online with the team providing support remotely via web-chat and email: library@chisholm.edu.au. Library resources are available online via the Library website. It is anticipated that our Libraries at Berwick, Frankston and Dandenong campuses will be open from next week.

Loan Laptop Eligible students can access short-term loan laptops by emailing a request to library@chisholm.edu.au and once approved, students will be provided with an allocated time to collect the laptop from Dandenong campus Library. Please contact our Student Support and Engagement Team for further information, on 1300 244 746 (option 4). 

Cafeterias Campus cafeterias have returned to normal operations with capacity limits in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

I was going to attend some on-campus student activities, are they still on?

Our Student Life team will continue to host the Pop-Up events. These will be held online. Find out more information and register to attend.

I have a Trades Apprentice scheduled for training on campus – are there any changes?

There are no additional changes to timetabled classes, allocated training days or scheduled assessments. Apprentices are required to attend their regular training and classes. We appreciate the support of all employers in working with us to ensure apprentices continue their scheduled training.

For all apprentice-related enquiries, please contact the Apprenticeship Hub on Phone: 1300 775 265. 
Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm. Email: 
apphub@chisholm.edu.au.

What if I am not feeling well?

Students and staff who are feeling unwell are reminded to stay at home and not to attend class or work. If you or someone you are in close contact with are awaiting COVID-19 test results, you are not to attend campus until a negative result is confirmed.

If you or someone you’re in close contact with has had a COVID test, please advise your educator/manager that you won’t be attending campus and email:

Are Library services still operating?

Staff are still available to assist remotely. Contact the team via web-chat or email during open hours. It is expected that Libraries at Frankston, Dandenong and Berwick will open from Monday.