You can apply directly to Chisholm and secure your place in a course today.


Click 'Apply Now' on the course page and fill in the mandatory fields on the course application form. Once you submit this form, you'll be sent an email with a link to login to the second part of the application process, where you will need to fill in more details about your personal circumstances and education history. Complete the second part of the application form so you can progress your application and enrol.

A Chisholm representative will contact you by phone or email to progress your application. If you wish to apply for more than one course, each course needs a separate application.



Chisholm wants you to ensure your preferred course is suitable and appropriate.
You may need to provide evidence of your Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.
We will accept any one of the following as your evidence:

  • A completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy Needs (LLN) assessment completed within the last 15 months using one of the following assessment tools:
  • Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) Australian Edition
  • Core Skills Profile for Adults (published by the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER))
  • Safe Work Resources VFH LLN Assessment Tool (provided via the Learning Resources Groups’ LLN Robot Platform)

If you don’t have any of these, you may need to complete the LLN assessment. If this is applicable to you, further details we will sent directly to you.


A pre-training review is used to ensure the course you are applying for is the most suitable, based on your career aspirations. It also assists us with tailoring your training plan, and helps to identify any credit transfer or recognition of prior learning based on prior study, work or life experience.

A Chisholm representative will be available to support you with any queries to assist you with completing recognition of prior learning and credit transfer. Visit our Skills recognition page for further information.

Some courses may also require an interview for Chisholm to assess your eligibility to study. Further information about the interview will be provided when you apply.


Before we can finalise your enrolment, we need some documentation from you.

Your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit to create, find or reset your USI details. Our staff can support you with this when you enrol if needed.

Access to Skills First (Government) Funding for eligible students

If you are seeking Skills First (Government) funding for your course, you will need to provide the following original documents (or certified copy) to demonstrate Australian citizenship or permanent residency:

  • Current Green Medicare Card
  • Australian Birth Certificate (not an extract)
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian Certificate of Registration by Descent
  • Current Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Formal documentation issued by the Department of Home Affairs confirming permanent residence AND your foreign passport or ImmiCard
  • Foreign passport (or ImmiCard where issued) with one of the following:
    • A current Bridging Visa Class E
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, or
    • Temporary Protection Visa.

Current and valid concession card (applicable to qualifications at Certificate IV or below only)

If you are seeking to pay a reduced rate on your tuition fees, you will need one of the following concession cards that is current and valid at the time of enrolment into the course:

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veteran’s Gold Card.

Please note: Indigenous students are able to access a concession rate on tuition fees at all qualification levels.

VET Student Loans (VSL)

If you are enrolling into a VET Student Loan eligible course and want to access a VSL, you will need to provide an original document (or certified copy) of one of the below documents to demonstrate Australian citizenship:

  • Current Australian Passport
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian Citizenship by Descent extract
  • Australian Birth Certificate where you were born before 20 August, 1986
  • If you were born on or after 20 August 1986, Australian Birth Certificate and proof of your parents’ Australian Citizenship at the time of your birth. Examples include:
    • Your parents’ Australian Birth Certificates
    • Your parents’ Australian Citizenship Certificates.

Credit Transfer

If you are seeking credit transfer, you will need to provide one of the following:

  • An academic transcript, or
  • A formal Statement of Attainment.

Your academic transcript or Statement of Attainment must be issued by either:

  • The Student Identifiers Registrar,
  • A Registered Training Organisation, or
  • Another authorised issuing organisation.

Proof of age (if under 20 at 1 January the year you enrol)

One of the following Proof of Age documents will be required if you are aged under 20 at Jan 1 of the year you are enrolling and want to access Skills First (government) funding:

  • Learners / Driver’s licence
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • ‘Keypass’ Card
  • Proof of Age Card.

Additional requirements for students under 18 years old

If you are aged under 18, your parent or guardian will need to sign a Student Privacy Notice. We will advise you when this is required and will provide you with a copy of the notice.

If you decide on a payment plan, your parent or guardian will need to be present to sign.

If you will be under 17 years old when you start your course and have either left school or are transitioning from school, you will need a written exemption from school attendance.

Enrol and pay

At this stage you will have met all the requirements and are ready to finalise your enrolment.

To guarantee your place in your chosen course, you must:

Arrange payment of your Student Services and Materials fees by:

  • Upfront payment
  • Payment plans
  • Caroline Chisholm Scholarships.

Arrange payment of your tuition fees:

  • Upfront payment
  • Payment plans
  • VET Student loans
  • Government funding
  • Free TAFE
  • Caroline Chisholm Scholarships.

Upfront payment: Chisholm accepts EFTPOS, cheque, cash (Dandenong and Frankston campuses only), or credit card (please check the maximum transaction limit available on your card).

Visit our Help with fees page to find out more about assistance available to pay your fees.