Personal benefits

Staff surveys show a high level of overall satisfaction with The Gordon as an employer - and it's no wonder when you consider the benefits! 

Company values  

As a values based organisation we demonstrate our values through our behaviours.  We have identified and adopted a set of trademark behaviours which provides a framework for us to model, reward and challenge behaviour across the organisation.  These behaviours are: 

  • Take responsibility
  • Always positive
  • Show respect
  • Step up and take a risk   

Underpinning our trademark behaviours is The Gordon Code of Conduct.  This is a public statement defining how we behave and interact with clients and colleagues. 

Work/life balance

The Gordon offers an excellent work/life balance for staff. Standard daily working hours can be negotiated (dependent on role) to accommodate family and life commitments

Short courses

Learn a new skill for work or just for fun… Gordon staff can access discounted vocational and personal interest short courses. The Short Courses Guide features more than 100 courses each semester in areas including art, computers, massage and writing. 


The Gordon Staff Association organises a wide range of social events for staff members and their families. Activities include subsidised end-of-term parties, family days and social functions.  

Salary sacrifice

Under the teaching and non-teaching awards, staff have the option to salary sacrifice for laptop computers or superannuation. 


 All staff members have access to the following services: 

  • Libraries
  • Gordon Print
  • Bookshops
  • The Davidson – Training restaurant
  • The Studio – Training salon

Equal opportunity   

The Gordon understands the importance of a diverse workforce whose capabilities are recognised and has a responsibility to ensure that:

  • Staff with disabilities are not discriminated against by less favourable treatment or indirectly by treatment which is less favourable in its impact.
  • Reasonable adjustments are made to accommodate an employee’s disability where required.
  • Harassment of staff with disabilities is avoided and prevented. It is important to note that it is not deemed discriminatory to fail or refuse to employ a person with disabilities if the person is unable, or would be unable, to perform the inherent requirements of the position and that this inability cannot be remedied by making a reasonable adjustment.  It is against the law for someone to be treated unfairly due to a person’s actual or assumed:
    • age
    • breastfeeding
    • carer status
    • disability/impairment
    • gender identity
    • industrial activity
    • lawful sexual activity
    • marital status
    • physical features
    • political belief or activity
    • pregnancy
    • race
    • religious belief or activity
    • sex
    • sexual orientation
    • ​personal association with someone who has, or is assumed to have, one of the listed personal characteristics 

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Gordons Reconciliation Plan can be found here.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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