If you’re an apprentice, our Apprenticeship Support Program is here to support you in your apprenticeship journey with Chisholm. Our Apprenticeship Support Officers (ASOs) can give you advice on workplace, training or personal issues that could be impacting your apprenticeship.

We can also help you contact services outside the VET sector, like Centrelink, the FairWork ombudsman and Worksafe, and get literacy and numeracy support, mental health, and drug and alcohol counselling.

The service is confidential and absolutely free.

If you need apprenticeship support or would like more information, contact us on 0423 826 745 or aso@chisholm.edu.au. 

Getting an apprenticeship employer

If you need to get a job to complete your apprenticeship, these services can help.

Skills and Jobs Centre
Chisholm's Skills and Jobs Centre is a free service for apprentices as well as potential students, job seekers and employers. If you're looking to start or complete an apprenticeship the Skills and Jobs Centre is a great place to start. For further information, head to the Skills and Jobs Centre website.

Need an apprentice
If you are out of trade you can register with Need an Apprentice for help getting another apprenticeship to finish your apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Support Australia
Phone: 1300 363 831
Email: info@apprenticeshipsupport.com.au 

MAS National
Phone: 1300 627 628
Email: info@masnational.com.au 

Phone: 13 63 48
Email: info@megt.com.au

Sarina Russo
Phone: 1300 178 776
Email: apprenticeships@sarinarusso.com.au 

Additional resources

FairWork Ombudsman

The FairWork Ombudsman is a government organisation to help you understand your rights and responsibilities at work. For any questions about your workplace entitlements, fair work, pay conditions and access to your Modern Award, head to the FairWork Ombudsman website.

Worksafe Victoria

Worksafe Victoria provides employees with tools to help create a safe and healthy workplace. If you are feeling unsafe at work, or exposed to poor work health and safety conditions or bullying, Worksafe can help. For more information and advice, visit the Worksafe website.

Low Income Health Care Card

As an Australian Apprentice you may be eligible for a Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card (LI HCC) which entitles you to discounts such as cheaper trade school fees. Check your eligibility for a Centrelink LI HCC.

Trade Support Loan

Trade Support Loans are designed to help with everyday costs while you complete your apprenticeship. The loans go up to $21,542 and are paid back in instalments over the life of the apprenticeship. Visit the Australian Government’s Financial Support for Apprentices webpage for more information.

Trade apprentice registration discount

Are you a trade apprentice using your car for work? You could be eligible for a discount on your next annual renewal. For more information head to VicRoad’s Trade apprentice registration discount’s webpage.

Your training

For more information on the regulation of your education and training providers and qualification, head to the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) website.

Becoming an apprentice

For more information on how to become an apprentice visit our apprentice webpage.