Begin your nursing career with The Gordon and gain the skills, knowledge and practical experience most valued by employers. Whether you are looking for a nursing course to get you started or hoping to update your specialist nursing skills, our suite of courses are designed to get you where you need to go.

Our diploma program equips you with both theoretical and practical skills to enter into specialities such as anatomy, physiology, complex needs, infection, and administering medication. We work closely with industry to ensure our program covers the skills employers are looking for, so you are work-ready when you graduate.

Work placement and industry experience

As a diploma student, you'll put your skills into practice in our modern nursing lab and gain real experience through work placement. Our nursing course includes 400 hours of placement covering a range of environments and shifts, to ensure you have solid industry experience under your belt when you graduate.  

Our network of professional industry partners includes Barwon Health, St John of God Hospital and a range of private providers in the wider Geelong region.

Career outcomes

Salary range

Enrolled nurse $48,768 - $83,996

Source: Criteria based on Australian occupations AUD. Updated 21 May 2018.
Note: salaries are a guide only, and are dependent on a range of factors including your experience, employer, and location.

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Profiles and Testimonials

“I am happy I made The Gordon my study destination; I could not have had it any better. Being a TAFE, I felt the practical approach and real experience would help me further my studies and career path.
The teachers are a great asset. The amount of care and attention they provide exceeds expectations. I go to class every morning knowing that I have their full backing and support. Lessons are broken down into very simple and concise parts, our nursing labs are fully equipped with state of the art tools and our lesson plans are set up to match the current needs of the workforce.
The students are very welcoming and ready to interact and I have made friends who have become family.”

Yakubu Daffi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

"I chose to study nursing at The Gordon because of its fantastic reputation and the pathways to Deakin University.
Studying at The Gordon opened up many opportunities. The teachers are all nurses and the facilities are a great learning tool, providing time to practice our nursing care. Work placement provided the best learning experience, allowing me to use what I had learnt in the classroom in real situations. I’m a visual learner so I really enjoyed the focus on hands-on practical work.
I’m now undertaking my graduate program at Epworth Hospital in Geelong, and plan on studying my Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin next year, while working at Epworth."

Edan Granger
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)
Industry and Corporate Training

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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