Supported Learning Programs

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Work Education | Transition Education

Supported Learning Programs at The Gordon are designed to give students the extra support they need for a smooth transition into tertiary studies and the workforce.  They will make new friends and find their way in a new adult learning environment.  

The one-year Work Ed | Transition Ed program (dual qualification) is the perfect program to learn new life skills, gain work ready skills and have the opportunity to pathway to meaningful employment or further educational pathways including apprenticeships.

Organise an interview with our teaching team for us to understand your adolescent's learning requirements and for us to walk you through the application process.

Benefits of the Program

Taster programs in a variety of trades including: 

  • Bricklaying, Landscaping, Cookery, Automotive/Collision repair, Horticulture, Floristry, Animal Studies, Painting, Carpentry/Cabinet Making
  • Work placement 
  • Personal management skills
  • Career planning

Suitable for:

15 years or older 

  • with a diagnosed learning disability and/or
  • have received special education assistance, or have had a modified program at school

Book your one-on-one interview

Find out what course is right for you and get help with your application.


Information sessions


Free TAFE Apply now JobTrainer

22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education

If you have special learning difficulties apply for our Certificate I in Transition Education course to help you make a successful transition into employment

Free TAFE Apply now JobTrainer

22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education

Study our Certificate I in Work Education course now to gain the skills and knowledge to enter the general workforce, or further work-related training.

Student story

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"I was homeschooling prior to studying at The Gordon. My mum and I were looking for a way for me to integrate back into the education system. 

 love it here in my Work Ed, Transition Ed course here at The Gordon.  It is great because I can work at my own pace, and I still have structure.  The teachers are awesome too.  Having undertaken a variety of tasters, I now know I like working with animals and plants.  This has found me choosing a  work placement in a local plant nursery. In addition, the life skills I have learnt in this course helped me apply for my new job at Kmart!"

Ellie Lovell, Work Ed | Transition Ed