Student Wellbeing and Support

Personal counselling for current students

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Experienced and Qualified Counsellors   
  • Advice on handling financial hardship, particularly in regard to course and material costs
  • Workshop and class sessions on relaxation and stress management, bullying and harassment, mental health, and drugs and alcohol.
Due to the Coronavirus we cannot offer face to face appointments.  We will be conducting email, telephone and telehealth (video) appointments.  Please contact us to discuss your preference for counselling.

Book online here, call 5225 0963 or email for an appointment.

Locations of counselling services:

Geelong City Campus
H building (behind customer service) - H1.22
East Geelong Campus
A Building A1.17
Werribee Campus
Thursday W2.01
Werribee Princes Campus
Tuesday - WP.16

Gordon support services 

Aboriginal Liaison 5225 0859
Careers Counselling 5246 6218
Disability Support Services East - 5225 0768   City - 5225 0835
Student Personal Counselling 5225 0963
Study Support 5225 0765

Other supports



Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids helpline, 5-25 yr olds 1800 55 1800
Q-Life, LGBTI switchboard 1800 184 527
Direct line, drug and alcohol hotline 1800 888 236

Family violence

The SAFV Centre Family Violence during COVID-19 community resource Download PDF for support and information
Sexual Assault Crisis Line, 24 hrs 1800 806 292
Safe Steps, 24 hrs 1800 015 188
Orange Door Bethany, Child Safe, family violence victims and perpetrators 1800 312 820,

Mental health

Headspace, 12 to 25 year olds 1800 650 890
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 |       
Barwon Child Youth and Families 03 5226 8900
SalvoConnect, mental health, housing 03 5223 5400

Online mental health

My Compass, Black Dog institute, self-help online
Smiling mind
Eheadspace, 12 to 25 year olds


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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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