La Trobe University and Chisolm Institute announce partnership

smiling-student-stdAn exciting partnership between Chisholm Institute and La Trobe University has been formed to enable students gain university-level qualifications at the Chisholm campus in Dandenong. 

A unique three-year degree program has been developed where a first year TAFE accounting qualification is combined with a further two years of university study to complete the Bachelor of Accounting. Both Chisholm and La Trobe University are committed to ensuring that world-class education programs are accessible in the communities where they operate.

“I am delighted with this new partnership as it will enable the community in outer south east Melbourne to study a major university degree at Chisholm’s Dandenong campus in a familiar environment and close to where they live,” said Professor John Rosenberg, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University.

Maria Peters, CEO of Chisholm Institute, “The La Trobe University/Chisholm partnership is part of Chisholm’s commitment to ensuring members of the local community can complete the full spectrum of their education locally. This is the first of what we anticipate will be a number of degrees that Chisholm will be delivering with our La Trobe University partner.”

Students who have completed the one-year Chisholm Diploma of Accounting will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will gain credit points and be eligible to go straight into the second year of the La Trobe Bachelor of Accounting. The final two years of the degree will be delivered at Chisholm Dandenong.

“This new partnership opens up a world of further study options to people who are completing their VCE or are mature age and want to return to study.  Getting accounting qualified with a university degree without having to travel is a big plus for locals,” added Ms Peters.

To find out more about this program, call Chisholm on 9238 8473 or visit


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