As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, The Gordon has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of options in vocational ‘hands-on’ training with one of the most comprehensive suites of courses in Western Victoria.
Students can choose from hundreds of short courses and nationally accredited qualifications across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create a pathway to University.
From Geelong, Victoria, around Australia and overseas, thousands choose to study with us each year via flexible options including on-campus, full and part-time, off-campus, online, and in the workplace.
The Gordon also embraces the partnership model; working with secondary schools, Deakin University, employers, and the community in programs that deliver real benefits. We are also forging strong international strategic partnerships, particularly in China and Indonesia.
- Advanced Design & Building
- Art & Design
- Business & Training
- Community Services & Early Childhood
- Construction & Licensed Trades
- Cookery – The Gordon Culinary School
- Education & Language
- Engineering & Metal Trades
- Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Make-up
- Health & Science
- Horticulture, Conservation & Land Management
- Industry Skills Training Centre
- Information & Communication Technology
- Tourism, Hospitality & Events
- VCE & VCAL
Are you a motivated, goal-orientated, potential student with big goals for your future?
Is financial hardship a barrier to you achieving the study or career plan you are working towards?
If so, a Gordon Scholarship may be an option for you. Scholarships help students pay the financial costs of studying at The Gordon. Scholarships range from $500 to $5000, and are awarded to students to help cover the costs associated with studying.
Why Choose The Gordon
At The Gordon, we’re all about hands-on, practical learning that will give you the experience and job-ready skills you need for your future career.
- We have lots to choose from! Hundreds of qualifications and short courses across a wide range of disciplines at various levels including apprenticeships, VET in schools, traineeships, certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas.
- We focus on practical training, less theory - more experience.
- Our teachers are industry trained professionals who love their work and pass their passion onto their students.
- Work placements and projects form a large part of our course content, giving you the practical experience you need to be confident when you enter the workforce.
- We offer international study tours to broaden your experience and give you the chance to make contacts overseas.
- We have a widely known reputation for quality, trusted in Australia and overseas.
- You can use our Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas to gain credits towards degrees at other Universities and TAFEs; particularly Deakin University.
- Our location close to the beach and the beautiful Geelong waterfront offers a lifestyle as well as an education.
- Entry to courses is based on varied selection criteria rather than just your academic performance - meaning that there is a study option for everyone.