Student Services – We’re here to help

Studying is an amazing experience but at times it can be challenging. One of the best things about being a Chisholm student is that we have the support needed to keep you on track to achieve your goals. Students are often surprised by the amount of services we have available. We encourage you to get in touch with us when you need support. 

Student Centre contact phone number – 03 9212 5269

Student Centre locations

Dandenong campus – Building A, Level 1

Frankston campus – Building E, Level 1 – inside the Library 

Berwick campus – Building A, next to the café 

If you are studying at a campus other than those listed above, don’t worry. We can easily connect with you through our video phone network. Simply give us a call at the Student Centre. 

The services offered by Student Services are free for all current students – here is what we can offer you: 

Support for planning your career or further study

You have started your course and are well on your way – congratulations! If you start to think ‘what comes next?’ or if you aren’t sure if this course will take you to where you want to go, consider speaking with a Careers Counsellor. 

Our Careers 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.

Contact the Student Centre to make a one-on-one appointment or you can email us at careers@chisholm.edu.au 


Assistance finding a job

You might be looking for a casual job to fit around your studies or maybe a graduate role on completion of your course. The good news is we can help. Our careers team can support you through one-on-one appointments to build your job search skills, refine your resume and ensure you are well prepared for an interview. We can also provide support for out of trade apprentices, so you can get back to work. Contact the Student Centre to make an appointment. 

We can also connect you with employers who are looking for students just like you through myJobs – its Chisholm’s own student employment website. myJobs lists the latest job vacancies including casual, part time, full time, apprenticeship and volunteer opportunities online. Register now to browse the latest jobs and start receiving job alerts straight to your email inbox. 

To register visit: myjobs.chisholm.edu.au   


Support for personal concerns

If life is getting in the way of your studies you can talk one-on-one with our professionally qualified counsellors. You can talk about anything happening in your life, to get some support, or to lighten the load. This service is free and confidential. If we aren’t able to help, we will refer you to a service which can. 

Reasons you might speak with a 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. If you can’t make it in to see us, appointments can be held over the phone. We can also connect through our video phones. 

Call the Student Centre to make an appointment or email us at: counselling@chisholm.edu.au

A long term counselling service, of up to 10 sessions per year which requires a Medical Mental Health Care Plan, is also available on campus. Contact the Student Centre for further details. 


Support for a disability 

Students diagnosed with a disability or medical condition should consider applying for disability support.

Find out more about disability support


Support for Indigenous students

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 and enrolment, course advice, cultural support and can assist you to make contact with community support.

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 it further, we can assist you to put through an application.  

Call the Student Centre to make time to meet up or call the KLO directly on: 9212 5460.

You can also email us at: klo@chisholm.edu.au


Free student events 

Life at Chisholm is so much more than what you do in the classroom, it’s all about balance. That’s why we provide you with opportunities at our free student events to relax, have fun and meet new people. 

Think – free food, live music, games and activities, freebies, jugglers, photo booth, seated massage, bike n blend, bungy fun run…and more!

Find out what is happening at your campus by checking your Chisholm student email, the TV screens in your campus café or the Chisholm Facebook page. 


Support for apprentices 

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

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

You can contact an ASO by calling: 9238 8186 or by email: aso@chisholm.edu.au