Our Program

The program offers:

Adventure Camps and Activities

  • Bushwalking Camp
  • Mountain Bike Riding
  • Surfing
  • Caving
  • High Ropes Course
  • Rafting
  • Rockclimbing And Abseiling
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing

Personal Development and Certificate Work

  •  Basic Life Support Certificate
  • Surfing Victoria Water Safety Certificate
  •  NMIT TAFE Taster Certificates
  • CFA Fire Awareness Certificate
  •  Community work with Collingwood Childrens Farm

Vocational Orientation

The TAFE Taster Courses offered by the Chisholm Institute enable the students to participate in short courses in a range of areas including Engineering,Agriculture and Horticulture.

All students involved in the program participate in a Youth Pathways program conducted by NMIT Youth Pathways and Youth Projects. Students are given a 12 month follow up with a case manager who assists each student by visiting them at school post program.

Community Projects and Involvement

The program operates with several community partnerships thereby increasing the students’ connectedness to our community.

The students  participate in a Fire Awareness Course with the CFA at the South Fiskville training base. Students also experiance a range of volunteering opportunities, such as the Collingwood Childrens’  Farm.

Students become involved with a large cross section of individuals and organisations in all aspects of the course. Where possible, local facilities and resources are used in the delivery of the program.


A formal graduation ceremony takes place in week eight of the program. The graduation is the culmination of the term’s work and is an event that is celebrated by friends, family, important members of the education and police fraternity as well as many of the people that have been involved in the delivery of the program.

To graduate from the program the students need to adhere to a strict set of guidelines which basically involve full participation in the course.

Students are followed up with school visits and phone calls post program for a period of two years.