Chisholm is Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training provider, prominently placed across Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and residential growth corridors.
We pride ourselves on our record of providing quality education and training that leads to real career outcomes. Our long-term success means you can trust that you’ll learn job ready skills, and earn a respected qualification.
We are a government-owned TAFE that offers over 250 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor and graduate certificate courses, with each course carefully structured to ensure that all of our graduates finish with the skills needed to further their career aspirations. Chisholm is a safe investment in your future.
What we can do for you
Chisholm provides relevant education and training with real job prospects. Learning with us means that you’ll earn a qualification that is recognised by employers across the country. Our goal has always been to provide education that can directly enhance your employment opportunities in the workforce. You’ll be taught by teachers who know the industry first hand, and have significant experience in what the needs of employers are. We offer multiple learning options including on-campus, online and in the workplace to fit in with your busy lifestyle.
We have seven locations across South East Melbourne, all conveniently located with parking and public transport access.
Each campus features a modern learning environment, helpful support services, and world class facilities.
If you need a study solution that considers your work or family commitments, we have online courses that are perfect for you. We offer 20 courses online, ranging from Certificate IV to Diploma and Graduate Certificate qualifications and deliver these in a virtual classroom with innovative learning tools. Each online course includes access to assistance seven days a week and encourages you to learn at your own pace, in your own time.
These courses are delivered by our dedicated and specialist online team – Chisholm Online.
In the workplace
We deliver training in the workplace. This may include work placement as part of your course work—so you get real on-the-job experience with your nationally recognised qualification. We can also work with your employer. We have apprenticeship courses to increase your skills and qualifications which can make all the difference in your career options.
Since 1998, Chisholm has served one of Australia's fastest growing regions - offering industry-respected courses in spacious, modern locations, online, and in workplaces.
At the start of the 20th century technical colleges were established in both Frankston and Dandenong, and through the 50s and 60s other technical colleges were set up in the region. In 1974 the State Government introduced the term 'technical and further education' to Victoria and the acronym TAFE was born.
||In 1998 all the TAFE colleges in south east Melbourne were amalgamated into Chisholm Institute of TAFE. Chisholm was named in honour of Caroline Chisholm, the early Australian reformer and humanitarian, a champion of the poor and needy in the early Australian colony. Her motto "I promise to know neither country nor creed, but to serve all justly and impartially" fits comfortably with the present day Chisholm's philosophy.
Chisholm was established under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.
||Currently, Chisholm offers over 330 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate courses -- and continues to develop specialist degree programs. Chisholm also conducts over 300 short courses for industry compliance and skills development, as well as self-improvement and recreation.|
||Chisholm serves one of the state's most culturally diverse and fastest-growing regions in south-east Victoria, with increasingly-developing, specialised facilities in Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Cranbourne, at Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, and Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast. Courses are also offered online and in the workplace. As one of the largest providers of vocational education and training in Victoria, Chisholm has emerged as the premier VET and tertiary provider in the region.
Chisholm also consults and delivers training in partnership with many overseas commercial companies and educational organisations in their home country.