Geelong City Campus

  • Art and design 
  • Animal studies
  • Business and management
  • Children’s and community services
  • Cookery and hospitality
  • Hairdressing and beauty therapy
  • Health (Nursing and Aged Care)
  • Fashion
  • Floristry 
  • General education and English language
  • Lab technology
  • Tourism and events

Located on the edge of Geelong CBD and opposite the Geelong Railway Station, our City Campus is home to The Gordon’s first building (now The Davidson Restaurant) built in 1887. Over the years this campus has grown and developed; now comprising three levels and bordered by four main streets.

Some of the special training facilities you’ll find here include:

Art and design studios

A range of specialist design spaces equipped with the latest equipment for digital media, graphic design, and visual arts. You’ll also find photographic dark rooms, screen printing equipment and a light filled mezzanine drawing/painting room.

The Studio

Our on-campus hair and beauty salon open to the public during each term. Just like a commercial salon, The Studio offers a broad menu of hair and beauty treatments performed by students using quality products from L’Oreal, Matrix, American Crew, Kevin Murphy, Dermalogica, Guinot, and Pevonia Botanica. Find out more about our salon services.

Fashion studios

Our fashion factory and smaller workshops are the perfect space to design, construct and create – equipped with quality industrial machines, computer design spaces, patternmaking, fabric and fitting equipment.

Nursing lab

A simulated hospital room environment complete with beds, ‘patients’, and all the equipment you’d expect to find in a real hospital.

The Gordon Culinary School

Home to our live training venue the Davidson Restaurant as well as a series of commercial training kitchens; all equipped with the latest sustainable equipment. The Gordon Culinary School is an industry leader in sustainable service for the cookery and hospitality industry. Find out more about our Culinary School.

The Gordon Gallery

Located in the Bostock Memorial Building – one of The Gordon’s oldest buildings on the corner of Fenwick St and Gordon Avenue. The Gordon Gallery hosts a range of student exhibitions and events throughout the year, as well as public programs, events and touring exhibitions. Find out more.


City Campus Library is study heaven! Our library space has interactive digital screens that you can Mirror Cast from your phone, or attach to your laptop via a HDMI cable (available from the Library desk) to make group study sessions interactive. We have some awesome booths and pods for group study space that you can use anytime. A DVD player, Easy Reading and fiction collection is available for relaxation as well as daily newspapers to read on your coffee break.


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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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