Specific support is available for our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student studying at Chisholm, our Koorie Student Support team can provide you with the opportunity to link in with cultural support and Koorie specific services.

This team can also connect you in with other students through yarning circles, excursions to community hubs and a range of on-campus cultural celebrations.

Our team is here to support you during your time at Chisholm, including:

  • one-on-one support sessions
  • enrolment advice and assistance
  • helping you access external or community support
  • connecting you with your local Aboriginal community
  • connecting you to our Student Support services such as counselling, careers and employment support, and disability support
  • referrals and applications for our Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation scholarships

Want to make an appointment?

Please call Student Services on 1300 244 746 (option 4) or email studentservices@chisholm.edu.au to make a time to chat.

You can also contact the Koorie Student Support directly by emailing klo@chisholm.edu.au

Cultural Celebrations

Throughout the year there is a range of cultural celebrations you can get involved in. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural events including The Anniversary of the Apology, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, Sorry Day, and Children’s Day with activities like Yidaki (didgeridoo) Healing, BBQs, and excursions.

Join the Dots is by far the Chisholm's biggest celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture – with bushfood lunch, Indigenous dance performances and workshops. In March, we acknowledge national Harmony Week and celebrate the cultural diversity we have here at Chisholm.

Aboriginal traditional dance 

External services

Need immediate support?

Student Support and Engagement is not a crisis or emergency service.

If your life, or the lives of others are in immediate danger, always call emergency services on triple zero (000).

For immediate crisis support, you can contact:

For a full list of emergency contacts, visit the Safer Communities.