Before you apply - here’s what you’ll need:

  • Email address (It’s our primary way of communicating with you!)

  • Unique Student Identifier {USI} (We’ll explain below, but you’ll need ID documents to get one!)

  • GreenID (We’ll explain below, but you’ll need ID documents to get one!)

  • Year 12 certificate, if applying for Diploma or Advanced Diploma course. It needs to be your official certificate as issued by the Curriculum Board (not your school!) Don’t worry if you don’t have one – there is an alternative option!

Government funding

We’re going to ask you LOTS of questions in your application! But it’s so we can offer you the maximum level of Government funding you’re entitled to for your chosen course. That means the government pay a portion, you pay a portion. If we don’t have all the answers, we can’t assess if you’re eligible for funding. It can cost a LOT more to self-fund! If you also have a government issued Concession card (Health Care, Pension etc) which will be valid by the time you enrol, you may be eligible for further discounts, but we need to have a copy. Let us know in your application, and we’ll send you a link to photograph or upload the card.


Student id

If you’ve been a student (or even APPLIED) at The Gordon before (even if it was AGES ago) you may already have a student ID. If you’re not sure, or have forgotten click here to retrieve it.



Introduced in 2015, the USI is a mandatory government requirement for all students studying accredited training and must be provided as part of your application. We can’t enrol you without it!

It provides you a secure online record of all your nationally recognised training throughout your life. If you don’t already have one, create one here


To determine if you’re eligible for Government funding for your course, we need to verify your citizenship and identification. To save you presenting this in person and holding up your application, you can use our online verification service, if you have one these document combinations:

  • Australian Drivers’ License & Green Medicare Card
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Passport
Click here to create your GREENID. 
If you don’t have one of the above document combinations to obtain GreenID, you will need to come in and show us the original of one of these instead:
  • New Zealand passport
  • Naturalisation certificate
  • Formal Department of Immigration and Citizenship certificate
  • Document confirming permanent residency
  • Humanitarian visa

What now?

Once we’ve got all your information, you’ll receive log on details for our student management system (eCentral), where you can monitor all your applications, enrolments and communications. We’ll be in contact by email or text to let you know the next step. Call us 1300 954 371 or email us on if you have any questions! 


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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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