Supporting student success
As a Chisholm student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, call 1300 244 746.
Each week, our team of professionally qualified counsellors/psychologists offer current students over 40 hours of counselling support. This support is free and confidential. You can talk about anything happening in your life and get the support you need to keep your studies on track.
Our five campus libraries are open for more than 2,500 hours per year, providing students access to more than 40 online databases, 143,000 ebooks and 19,000 online videos. You can also make use of our inviting learning spaces, computers and free wifi. And our friendly library staff are ready to help you, when you need it.
In the past year, Chisholm has provided specific disability support to some 300 students, including assistance with selecting courses, access to specialised equipment and materials, and advocacy and referrals. Special needs identified included learning difficulties, mental health conditions and physical disability. Contact the Disability Officer as early as possible before your course commences to organise support.
Find out more about our disability support services and how to apply
Each week students can access 28 hours of support though the learning skills help desk which operates across our campus libraries. Learning skills teachers can help students improve study skills such as writing reports and essays, referencing and creating bibliographies, preparing for tests and developing presentation skills.
YourTutor provides free online advice from expert tutors to assist you with assignment and study questions. Tutors are available from 3pm to midnight, Sunday-Friday. A 24/7 essay review service operates year round.
Career and employment services
Our employment service can help you to find work. In the past year, our team delivered more than 1,600 one-on-one sessions to support students to build their careers. This included support for finding work, including resume and job search skills development, as well as career and pathway planning. And we have a dedicated jobs websites, where we connect students with jobs in the local area. Since myJobs.chisholm.edu.au launched in 2010, more than 5,000 jobs have been advertised on the site. So register today with with myJobs.chisholm.edu.au and get a job while you study at Chisholm.
Chisholm believes in working with people from all walks of life in the indigenous community. Our Koorie Liaison Officer works with parents who support children in kindergarten, elders in the community, and all ages in between to support the educational and training aspirations of all indigenous community members.
International student support
As an international student, you can access support though our International Students Office. Not only can they help with everything from course transfer advice to change of visa status, they also hold a welcome party for new students twice a year.
Your time at Chisholm is so much more than just what you learn in the classrooms. We provide opportunities for you to get involved in campus life. In the past year, some 70 free campus events were held across all seven of our campuses. During the events, more than 22,000 sausages, vegie burgers, tacos and pancakes were severed to happy students.
Apprenticeship support officers provide free and confidential advice and assistance with work, training or personal issues. We also provide specialised support for apprentices who find themselves out of work, to keep them on track and help them complete their apprenticeships.