Student Services – We’re here to help

Studying is an amazing experience but at times it can be challenging to get the right balance with everything else happening in your life. One of the best things about being a Chisholm student is that we have the support you need to keep on track and to achieve your education goals. We encourage you to get in touch with us when you need support.

Student Centre locations

Dandenong Building A, Level 1 – next to the Aroma café

Frankston Building E, Level 1 – inside the Library

Berwick Building A – next to the Aroma café

If you’re studying at a campus other than those listed above, don’t worry. We can easily connect with you through our video phone network.

Contact Student Services

Call us during business hours, Monday - Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm.

9212 5269
studentservices@chisholm.edu.au

Career Support

So, you have started your course and are well on your way – congratulations!

If you start to think ‘what comes next?’, maybe you aren’t sure if this course will take you to where you want to go, consider speaking with a Career Counsellor.

Our Career Counsellors can support you in planning your career and/or pathway to further study, or to review your current course to make sure you are on track to get the career you want.

Our Career Counsellors can support you to prepare for employment. We can assist you to update your resume to stand out from the crowd with our resume review service. We can also support you to sharpen your interview skills and polish your online career profiles through a one-on-one appointment.

Contact Student Services on 9212 5269 to make a one-on-one appointment.

To access our resume review service use the templates below to complete your initial drafts. To have your drafts reviewed, email them to us at:careers@chisholm.edu.au

Download the cover letter template

Download the resume template
* All wording and dates within the templates are for use as a guide only.

We can also support you to sharpen your interview skills and polish your online career profiles through a one-on-one appointment. Contact Student Services on 9212 5269 to make a one-on-one appointment.

Personal Support

If life is getting in the way of your studies you can talk one-on-one with our professionally qualified student counsellors. Counsellors can help you to get some support and lighten the load. This service is free and confidential. 

Reasons you might speak with a student counsellor include:

  • Support for mental health including anxiety and depression
  • Debrief about life concerns such as relationship issues, financial stress, home sickness etc.
  • Study or course issues including difficulties with other students, teachers or Chisholm staff.
  • We can also provide guidance on Chisholm policies such as special consideration and the complaints process.

Appointments are available on campus at the Student Centre locations. If you can’t make it in to see us, appointments can be held over the phone. If you are located at a campus without a Student Centre we can connect with you through our video phone network. 

Call Student Services to make an appointment. You can also email us at: counselling@chisholm.edu.au

A longer term counselling service, of up to 10 sessions per year, is also available on campus. Students are required to have a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan to access this service. Contact Student Services for further details.

Koorie services

Our Koorie Liaison Officer (KLO) is here to support you during your time at Chisholm. Get in touch with the KLO to have a chat and make a time to meet up. 

We offer guidance with applications, course advice and cultural support. We can also assist you to connect with community.

Scholarships are available for Indigenous students through the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation. If you think you might be eligible give us a call to talk about it further, we can assist you to put through an application. 

Call Student Services on 9212 5269 to make time to meet up or call the KLO directly on: 9212 5460. You can also email us at: klo@chisholm.edu.au

Student activities

Life at Chisholm is so much more than what you do in the classroom, it’s all about balance. That’s why Student Services provide you with opportunities at our free student events to relax, have fun and meet new people. While there you can also meet our staff and find out more about how we can support you.

Our activities are kind of awesome… think free food, live music, games and activities like a photo booth, seated massage and so much more!

Find out what is happening at your campus by checking your Chisholm student email, the screens in your campus café or the Chisholm Facebook page.
See the latest news about campus events.

Disability support

Students with a medically diagnosed disability, mental health or medical condition should consider applying for Disability Support.
Find out more about disability support and how to register

Other support services

Support for finding a job

Connect with employers who are looking for students just like you. Chisholm’s very own free online careers board MyWorkSearch, lists the latest job vacancies including casual, part time, full time, apprenticeship and volunteer opportunities online.

You will need to register for MyWorkSearch through the Skills and Job Centre.

Contact them on 9212 4909 or email skillsandjobs@chisholm.edu.au for more information.

Visit MyWorkSearch at app.myworksearch.com.au

Support for apprentices

Apprenticeship Support Officers (ASOs) provide free, confidential advice, support and mentoring to first-year apprentices under 25.

Your ASO can help with work, training or personal issues that are affecting your apprenticeship.

Contact 9238 8186 or 0423 826 745 or aso@chisholm.edu.au

International Students Office

International students who need support with course changes, documents for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or general advice can contact the International Students Office.

To contact the International Student Office you can visit us at the Dandenong campus in Building B, call us on 9212 5040 or email international@chisholm.edu.au

Find out more about our International Students support.

If you need help or support after hours or on weekends, you can call the Chisholm International Student Assistance Line on 1800 175 349. 

Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation

The Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation (CCEF) provides scholarships and grants to help students experiencing financial hardship with tuition fees, materials fees and other specialist needs. Eligibility criteria apply. Applications are assessed and receive a response within seven days.

Contact the CCEF at the Student Centre on 9212 5269 or 9238 8114 or ccef@chisholm.edu.au

For more information visit the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation website.