Important information - updated 7 August, 2020

Metropolitan Melbourne enters Stage 4 restrictions

Chisholm continues to work closely with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure we comply with new requirements, as Victoria has now entered into a State of Disaster, and Melbourne has moved to Stage 4 restrictions with greater limitations on the movement of people.

On Sunday 2 August, metropolitan Melbourne entered Stage 4 restrictions.  In addition to these restrictions, a curfew is now in place from 8 pm - 5 am, allowing you to leave your house during this time only for work, and essential health, care or safety reasons.

Additionally, during the day from 5 am - 8 pm, there are very limited allowable reasons to leave your house. These reasons include:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services, with only one person per household able to do this once per day, and only travelling up to 5km from your home. · Exercise for a maximum of one hour, only with one other person, whether they live in your household or not and within 5km of your house.
  • Care and health care reasons, such as attending medical appointments, caring for a sick or elderly relative, or accompanying someone for essential medical treatment.
  • Going to work if you cannot do this from home.
  • Personal reasons, such as visiting your partner, or shared parenting arrangements.

Find our more about the allowable reasons to leave your house. 

Recent announcements regarding workplaces has seen changes from Thursday 6 August. Non-essential workplaces are closed or moved to remote and online servicing, and those workplaces that are part of a permitted activity must begin to implement COVID Safe Plans that may include restricted operations. If you are required to attend your place of work you must carry a Permitted worker permit

Read more about the Permitted Worker Scheme.

From Sunday 2 August, Regional Victoria has also entered Stage 3 restrictions. It continues to remain mandatory across all of Victoria to wear a mask or face covering when leaving your house unless an exception applies

Return to remote learning

Following the Victorian Government’s announcement to move Metropolitan Melbourne to Stage 4 restrictions, Chisholm is required to further reduce the training and assessment provided to students on-campus.

Students enrolled in a limited range of qualifications, which are covered by the Government’s permitted industries can continue to attend on-site learning. The approved courses are listed below:


  • Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • Certificate III in Pathology Collection
  • Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Certificate III in Individual Support


  • Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Certificate III in Joinery
  • Certificate III in Plumbing

For more information on our Stage 4 planning, please visit our FAQs.

Chisholm's dedicated Coronavirus website has a range of information for students, employers and our partners. The information is updated in line with the latest advice and directions from the Department of Education and Training, the Chief Health Officer, and Chisholm's response to the COVID-19 planning by the State and Federal Governments.

From this page, you can access a range of information about Chisholm's health and safety response to COVID-19, ongoing return-to-campus activity for students, information for VETDSS, VCE and VCAL students, international student updates, and information for apprentices and employers.

If you have any questions that you would like answered, and included on our FAQs page, please send them to

A reminder that although most Chisholm students are studying remotely and engaging with classes via Zoom from home, we still have many of student support services available to you.

Student support and engagement

Chisholm offers support services for students including counselling, career counselling and financial support.

Most services are being provided remotely via Zoom. To make a free, confidential appointment please contact the team by calling 9212 5269 or emailing

24/7 support

You can access after-hours resources via phone, web chat or online. Lifeline Call 13 11 14 or visit their website BeyondBlue Call 1300 224 636 or visit their website

Engage with student life

Although we're not yet back on campus for student events and activities, the Student Life team continues to bring you plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow students and take some time out to unwind from studies in a digital space.

There is a range of Social Clubs you can join, and our Crafternoons have activities coming up this week. You can also get involved in online workshops with Daily Mindfulness sessions, or connect with the Careers Team for Job Seeking Strategy and Interview Preparation sessions.

All Student Life activities are taking place over Zoom. You will need to register for the clubs or sessions you'd like to take part in, and then you will receive the Zoom link via email. View what's on and register now via Eventbrite