Youth Programs

Youth courses

Improve your self-esteem and achieve successful study or employment outcomes. Our youth programs courses are practical and engaging, with a variety of study options in a positive learning environment.

Choose from our Youth Access or Work Education courses, depending on where you’re at and where you’d like to go. Other services in our youth program include:

  • Mentoring
  • Youth pathway program
  • Individual counselling support
  • Links to other youth programs
  • Breakfast facilities

Which one’s for me?

Youth Access
This program is ideal if you are aged 15-17 and:

  • Are not at secondary school or are yet to complete secondary school
  • Need to develop your skills and prepare for further study, training or work
  • Need further career direction
  • Are unsure of training opportunities for your future career
  • Are unemployed

As a Youth Access student, you can study a range of units towards a Certificate I or II in General Education for Adults, or VCE Preparation.
Work Education and Transition Education
Our work education program is ideal if you are aged 15 or older and:

  • Have special learning needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Want to make a successful transition into employment

This course is specially designed to give you the skills and knowledge to enter the general workforce or to undertake further training for your future career. You’ll learn workplace communication and safety procedures, personal management skills and career planning. The course includes:

  • Work experience opportunities
  • VET Tasters
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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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