General Education

General Education

Are you someone who didn’t finish secondary school and would really like to start studying, or maybe you need to improve your basic reading, writing and number skills. 

A General Education course is the perfect place to start your learning journey. Don’t worry if you don’t know what level to start at, we will assess your language and numeracy to ensure you are enrolled into the right General Education course for your current skill level. 
Our courses are run by engaging and supportive teaching staff who will make sure you are understanding the activities you will need to undertake. They aim to improve your basic skills and give you the confidence to continue on your learning journey. The courses provide study in reading and writing, mathematics, oral communication, and general education skills. You’ll not only gain formal recognition for your study, but a pathway to courses at The Gordon and even to employment. 
If you are hoping to undertake our Diploma of Nursing program but need to refresh your skills our Bridging into Nursing Studies (BINS) course is ideal.  
Intakes are twice a year and we now offer some General Educations units in Werribee to prepare you for the BINS course. If you are ready to study we recommend giving us a call to find out what course it the best fit for you.

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Profiles and Testimonials

“I wanted to work within my community and nursing is a job that gives a great range of options. I chose The Gordon as it suited my learning style, and is highly regarded by people in the industry. I initially completed the Bridging into Nursing and Medical Terminology courses, to test my skills and see if I could balance study and family life. Through those, I have found a new confidence and belief that I can do this.
I’m now studying the Diploma of Nursing. I am learning something new every day and loving every minute of it! I like that there is a lot of teacher support, more class contact time and smaller classes. I’m getting hands-on experience to obtain the skills I need to gain employment and have an excellent chance at doing so.
After The Gordon, I hope to continue on to complete my bachelor at Deakin and would eventually like to work as an intensive care nurse.”

Kate Willson
Bridging into Nursing Studies (BINS)
Diploma of Nursing

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If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

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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.

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

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