VCE

Are you a young person looking to complete senior secondary school in an alternative setting, or are mature age and would like to return to study?

If you are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for your own learning, our VCE courses could be the answer for you. Our small class sizes offer great one-on-one opportunities with teachers in a supportive, adult learning environment.  

More questions? Check out VCE FAQs or view our VCE YouTube video!

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Profiles and Testimonials

"I had always wanted to complete my VCE and apply to university for a degree in criminology and criminal justice. I approached my mum and asked if we could find a place that provided VCE in an adult learning environment. We found The Gordon!

I was so happy when school started and l made friends who were all similar to me and although only young, had experienced real life. My VCE group worked hard and formed friendships that allowed us to support each other and complete our VCE. The environment that the staff created was always supportive and welcoming. My teachers encouraged me to develop strong written communication skills as it is a skill l will need when l commence university.

I have now been accepted into Griffith University to study criminology. My career goal is to one day work for a justice related agency supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people."


Jarred Basaraba
VCE Year 12, 2015


“After finishing Year 10, I decided to leave school and complete my trade as a heavy vehicle diesel mechanic. After my apprenticeship and a year or so working as a qualified mechanic, I started feeling mediocre about my career.
 
Knowing I hadn't studied in almost six years, I looked into courses at The Gordon and found the VCE for mature-aged students. I thought this would be the perfect place to start, with the opportunity to test my abilities in a variety of study areas and time to think about my next step. The teachers at The Gordon are great. They're always full of encouragement and checking in to make sure everything is flowing smoothly.  
 
My plan was to pick the class I enjoyed most, and at the end of the year continue on to further study in that field. So far, I’m loving the Outdoor Ed class and it has opened my eyes to a lot of things! To anyone considering returning to study I'd say go for it, you will never know your capabilities until you push yourself, and
furthering your education opens up a variety of avenues for you to look into.”

 
Alec McLachlan
VCE, 2016

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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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