Our hairdressing department is home to some of the country’s best industry educators and training facilities. As a Pivot Point accredited school, we’re using the latest educational resources at the forefront of industry change and development in order to bring you some of the country's leading hairdressing courses.

Each year we work with hundreds of apprentices and salons around Victoria. The Studio, our custom designed salon, provides a solid grounding and hands-on experience if you choose to study on-campus. You also have the opportunity to undertake work placement in professional salons and gain extra industry experience across:

  • Photographic shoots
  • Session styling
  • Fashion parades
  • On location for films and events
  • Industry excursions
  • Competitions
Alongside our professional qualifications we also run a range of short course programs, and host guest artists to share their expertise. We also have affiliations with top products such as Krylolan, Kester Black, Bodyography, Dermalogica, Guinot, Skinstitut, Matrix, Goldwell, Eleven and Excellent Edges.

Our hairdressing course is also run as an apprenticeship, see more information on becoming an apprentice, or looking to take on an apprentice.


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The Gordon is proud to be affiliated with the Sustainable Salons Initiative

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Hairdressing: Endota spa, Guinot, Dremalogica, Matrix, Eleven, AHC


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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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