Gain industry experience, build confidence, and fast track into a career in business, finance, or technology.

What is the Women in Business, Finance and Technology program?

The Women in Business, Finance and Technology program is designed to create employment pathways for women who want to break into industries with typically low levels of female participation, including business, finance, and technology.

Chisholm Institute is delivering the program, in partnership with EQUANS, to help women in Melbourne’s greater southeast gain new skills and find local employment opportunities in the business, finance, and technology industries.

Available to students enrolled in relevant courses at Chisholm, the program runs for 12 months and gives you access to industry mentorship and work experience opportunities, tailored career guidance, and support after you’ve landed a job.

What support do participants receive?

Designed to accelerate your career in business, finance or technology, the program delivers real-world industry experience and employment outcomes. As a participant, you will:

  • Take part in mentoring and work experience opportunities with our local partner, EQUANS.
  • Work with our on-campus careers counsellor who will guide you through relevant local employment options.
  • Receive dedicated support during the first three months of your new job.
  • The Women in Business, Finance and Technology services are provided to program participants free of charge.


Who is eligible for the program?

The program is designed for women in Melbourne’s greater southeast who are interested in pursuing a career in business, finance, or technology.

You’ll be able to participate in the Women in Business, Finance and Technology program if you identify as female, have a home address in Melbourne’s greater southeast, and enrol in a business, finance, or technology course at Chisholm Institute.

The following Chisholm Institute courses are included in the program:


Business Management


Information Technology

Our partners


Based in southeast Victoria, EQUANS provides leading audio-visual and communications solutions for clients including universities, entertainment complexes, airports, justice, healthcare providers, retail, and corporate offices.

EQUANS is building on its proud history of supporting women within the technology industry to provide dedicated mentorship and work experience throughout this program.

National Careers Institute

The program has received funding from the Australian Government’s National Careers Institute, which provides information, resources, and support to Australian jobseekers.

When do you need to apply?

Enrolments are open for July 2023 intake. Register your interest or find out more via the contact details below.

Enquire now

To start your enquiry about a Business, Finance or IT course and how you can gain access to the program, call 1300 244 746 or complete an enquiry via the course page.