As an essential service, Chisholm is still operational and has been working closely with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to plan for, and respond to, the current and potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our students, staff and the wider community.  To date, we have had no reported or confirmed cases of the virus.

In March, students were transitioned to remote learning and, as a result, there has been significantly reduced demand on our campus facilities and services. Therefore, reduced hours at each of our campuses have been introduced and will remain in place until further notice.

Security hours

Monday to Friday

  • Dandenong campus – 6.30am – 7.30pm
  • Frankston campus – 6.30am – 7.30pm
  • Berwick campus – 7am – 7.30pm
  • Cranbourne campus – 7am – 7.30pm
  • 311 Lonsdale – 7am – 7.30pm.

Wednesdays only

  • Bass Coast - 9am – 12 noon     
  • Mornington – 9am – 12 noon.

Security and first aid

If you feel unsafe on campus or need first aid, call campus security for help on the following numbers:

Bass Coast - 0419 506 564
Berwick - 0400 483 123
Chisholm@311 - 0457 098 633
Cranbourne - 0400 483 005
Dandenong-  0400 483 277
Frankston - 0400 483 002
Mornington Peninsula - 0427 281 803

Emergencies and evacuation signals

It’s a rare event but if a serious injury takes place on campus contact a staff member or security right away. If there is no time to wait, call 000 and ask for police, fire or ambulance, then make sure a staff member is advised of the situation.

If there is an emergency at Chisholm where you need to evacuate, a warning signal will sound. Staff members and the fire warden will guide you when it's time to leave. There are fire and emergency evacuation plans in the corridors of each building. They show you where the nearest exit and assembly areas are – just remember that evacuation plans are different for each building.

Safety on campus

Use common sense at all times! If you don’t know how to use something, ask. Follow all safety procedures and instructions from your teacher when using specialised equipment.  Always take note of any warning signs and don’t interfere with equipment in classrooms, workshops, salons, kitchens and other places around Chisholm.

If you see something that looks dangerous or unsafe tell a staff member and if you hurt yourself or have a 'near miss' tell a staff member. These things need to be reported so we can make sure the problem is fixed and accidents don't happen in the future.

If you have attended an evening class and would like an escort to your car, contact security.

For any breaches of personal safety including an assault, please contact security for the relevant campus.

In the event of an assault, support services are available including the Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1800 806 292 and National Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Counselling Service – 1800 737 732.

Smoke-free campuses

Our campuses are smoke free.