Why choose The Gordon to study at?


Quality hands-on training that delivers

We focus on practical training in a safe and supportive environment, which means less theory and more hands-on experience. That's why Gordon graduates are job ready.


Work placements and practical training in every course

Work placements and industry projects form a large part of our course content, giving you the practical experience you need to enter the workforce with confidence. All work placements are organised by The Gordon and are a great boost to your resume. 


Affordable cost of living and great lifestyle benefits

Geelong and Werribee are affordable, student-friendly cities with a wonderful sense of community. With easy public transport links to Melbourne and close proximity to the Great Ocean Road, you will get access to the city and the coast.


Small classroom sizes lead to better outcomes

With an average of 15 to 22 students in each class so you will get lots of support and more contact time with your teacher. You’ll work on group projects with your peers so it’s a great way to get to know your fellow students and make Australian and international friends.


Guaranteed pathways to university

Many of our diplomas and advanced diplomas offer guaranteed pathways to a range of universities so you can gain two qualifications instead of one, save money and develop your practical skills first, before going onto theory-based coursework.


More job opportunities for graduates

This year's NCVER report confirmed it, our graduates achieve better employment outcomes than the state and national average.


Industry-trained teaching staff

Our teachers are industry trained professionals who are up-to-date with the latest industry standards and make sure the courses they teach match the needs of industry.


Connected to industry through accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by peak industry bodies including: NEAS, Australian Community Workers Association, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Design Institute of Australia.


One of Australia’s best training providers

Gordon graduates achieve higher employment rates than the state and national averages.


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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.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

ABN: 27 241 053 246. | TOID: 3044 | CRICOS Provider No. 00011G | © Gordon Institute of TAFE 2014