Building a Bright Future

Faces of Frankston


Frankston has been recognised by Plan Melbourne as a leading Health and Education Precinct. Along with the city’s 44 public and private schools, we are home to leading vocational and tertiary training institutions, Monash University and Chisholm Institute. Meet two of their stand-out students.


Emma Ward studied a Bachelor of Nursing at Monash University Peninsula Campus in Frankston and loved discovering the community. Originally a Queenslander, throughout her four years of studying and living in Frankston she discovered a new found appreciation for the beach. Sitting down on Frankston Pier watching the sunset over the bay rates as one of many her favourite things.  So too is her love for Oliver’s Hill lookout despite it being a killer run/walk up. Not to be forgotten is the ever so humble, Yummy Pho on Wells street -one of the cheapest, uni-student friendly eats around. Super delicious, generous servings & never disappoints.

Emma also has great memories of the events at Christmas time when she would picnic in the park waiting for the Christmas fireworks to begin. Emma is a firm believer that with the fabulous schools, universities, hospitals, parks, shopping centres and the beach; you have everything you need at Frankston. Emma is now working as a Registered Nurse at Frankston Hospital. 

Frankston’s local TAFE, Chisholm Institute trains nearly 7000 students annually, including star student Danielle Shedden, Master Builder’s Apprentice of the Year and Community Choice Award Winner at the Victorian Training Awards 2016.

Danielle, who completed a Certificate III in Shopfitting at Chisholm, says her studies showed her the value of the training system and how it adds to what people learn on the job.

“Most importantly, Chisholm has shown me a pathway to my career goals, and that is a big benefit,’ said Danielle.

Chisholm will continue to operate classes as usual during its $70.5 million redevelopment works. Find out more about the works at www.investfrankston.com - select the ‘Revitalisation’ tab

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