Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to combine paid work with structured training, leading to a nationally-recognised qualification and great industry skills to set you up for your chosen career.

TAFE apprenticeships and traineeships can be completed part-time or full-time, on or off the job. The Gordon works with employers, apprentices and trainees to customise training to suit specific workplaces through the development of an Individual Training Plan. We also help deliver and assess your training both in the workplace and on-campus at The Gordon.

Every apprentice and trainee must have a business willing to employ them and a Training Contract, which is organised through a local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.

You can get a head start on your apprenticeship while remaining at secondary school with a School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT). You need a business to employ you as an apprentice and your school to give relevant consent and support. Generally you need to be 16 years old and have completed Year 10. Find out more about SBAT here.

The Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC) also offers a unique program for Year 11-12 students combining VCAL, trade training and real work experience leading to apprenticeship opportunities.

Visit Department of Education and Training Victoria Apprenticeships and Traineeships for detailed information about training types and industries, wages and financial assistance.

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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 Straight 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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