Building & Construction Trades

Building & Construction Trades

If you’d like to be hands-on, keep fit, work indoors and outdoors, and learn a skill that could take you all over Australia – then a building trade is ideal.

The Gordon is the leader for building trade courses in regional Victoria, offering pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses in a variety of construction trades including:
Bricklaying  I  Carpentry  I  Cabinet Making  I  Joinery  I  Painting 

We also offer the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, if you’re a qualified tradesperson looking to prepare for builders' registration or move into supervisory roles.


Combine your TAFE and industry training

As an apprentice, you get the best of both worlds; learning on-the-job from your employer as well as from our specialist trainers at TAFE. Our campuses at East Geelong and Hoppers Crossing are home to world-class trade facilities with courses designed by industry bodies, to give you the latest skills and knowledge being used in your trade. Find out more about starting an apprenticeship.

Are you an employer?

We recognise that every business is different, and the need to have your apprentice on-site can change from week to week and from business to business. Our flexible approach to trade training allows either a small or substantial amount of on-campus training and assessment. This means programs can be tailored to meet the needs of you and your apprentices. Find out more about taking on an apprentice.

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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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