COVIDSafe Update - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

A Statement from the Acting Premier

From 11.59pm Thursday 17 June, many restrictions that have been in place for Metropolitan Melbourne over the past fortnight will ease.

The Statement from the Acting Premier is available online

Chisholm’s delivery of courses, training and assessment is aligned with the advice of the Chief Health Officer, and Victorian State Government is unchanged for the moment. The class and services information listed below (Thursday 10 June) remains in place. Any change to individual timetables will be communicated to students via their educator.

Important reminders for on-campus activity

Masks are required to be worn on campus

For students, staff and visitors to campus masks are required indoors at all times, and outdoors when 1.5 metre social distancing cannot be maintained.

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. The check-in process is now mandatory at all campuses.

Important COVIDSafe Update for All Students – Thursday 10 June, 2021

Following the State Government announcement on 9 June regarding the easing of restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne, current course delivery and training arrangements will remain in place for Chisholm students Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June unless you are contacted directly by your educator.

Details for delivery of courses from Tuesday 15 June will be confirmed soon.

The Acting Premier’s Media Release for Wednesday 10 June 2021 is available online.

In response to the easing of restrictions, the following changes remain in effect until otherwise advised.

  • Chisholm campuses will be open for course delivery required on campus and some support services, which include the laptop loan program for students.
  • Student Enrolment and Enquiry Hubs will continue to provide remote services and staff will continue to respond to enquiries on 1300 244 746.
  • Student, Support and Engagement services continue to provide remote and online services, and students can contact the team by calling: 1300 244 746 (option 4). If you have a scheduled face-to-face appointment for counselling services, one of our team will be in touch with you to either reschedule or to continue with the appointment by phone.
  • Library services will remain online for the immediate future. More details are available via the Library website.
  • Permits are not required to travel further than 25km, however, you may feel more comfortable having written confirmation of your reason for travel. Students can contact 1300 244 746 (option 4) to request a permit.
  • There are a limited number of loan laptops available for eligible students. These can be borrowed through Dandenong campus library. You will need to make a booking before collecting your allocated equipment. Please email library@chisholm.edu.au to make an appointment. 
  • 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
  • Any students undertaking exams in the coming weeks will be contacted directly to discuss arrangements for the assessments.
  • Students expecting to undertake placements will also be contacted directly.

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

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.

Important General Information

Chisholm Online education delivery is not affected by restrictions and will go ahead as scheduled.

Student, Support and Engagement staff are available remotely and online, and students can contact the team by calling: 1300 244 746 (option 4). 

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 are a range of free and confidential services available including counselling and financial by calling 1300 244 746 (option 4). 

Library Services continue to be provided remotely. More details are available via the Library website.

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). 

Student Enrolment and Enquiry Hubs have transitioned to remote services. The teams will continue to respond to phone enquiries, and course advice appointments will be via phone. If you have an appointment scheduled, the course advisor will phone you at the scheduled appointment time. Please do not attend campus.

Cafeterias Some campus cafeterias may remain open for takeaway only. Students attending classes on campus are encouraged to bring their own food and drink.

Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre has transitioned to remote support. Find out more: Skills and Jobs Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our Student Life team has transferred events to Zoom, where you can attend remotely.

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

At this stage, there are no additional changes to timetabled classes, allocated training days or scheduled assessments. Apprentices are still 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:

Have campus hours changed?

Students who have not received an email or notification that they are required to attend on-campus training are asked not to visit Chisholm campuses during this period.

Are Library services still operating?

Help is available via the Library Chat Line or by email (library@chisholm.edu.au) to assist you to log in, reset your password, help with Moodle or Zoom access or using Office 365 software available to students.

Live chat is available between Monday to Friday (8am-5pm). The team will reply to live chat during opening hours immediately and to emails within two business days. The Library’s website has all the information that you need.

The Dandenong Campus Library is open for the Loan Laptop program and only by appointment.