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Safety and security

The Gordon is fully committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students and to providing a safe, secure, culturally sensitive, respectful, inclusive and welcoming environment.

We have a zero tolerance for any harm or abuse to any person.

We acknowledge that some of our students are young people under the age of 18, and will take additional measures to meet their safety and wellbeing needs.  Find out more about student safety at The Gordon.


On campus security and first aid

Security Officers are on campus at the City and East Geelong Campuses between 7 am and 10 pm.  If you are on campus, please contact security if you:

  • require first aid   
  • feel unsafe or if you feel someone else is unsafe
  • wish to report an incident or hazard
  • require an escort
  • notice suspicious behaviour
  • require access to a building after 7.30am

Contact details

During business hours

After hours

  • All campuses:  Standby Security 1800 809 579

Emergency services     

  • Police, Fire and Ambulance: Dial 000 (triple zero)

Accidents and injuries

First aiders are trained and located across The Gordon.  For emergency assistance contact Gordon Security. In an extreme emergency, dial 000 first.

All accidents, incidents and near misses on The Gordon’s premises must be reported to a member of staff. The staff member will assist you in filling in an Injury and Illness form. Please make sure any witnesses also give their name and contact number. If you are an apprentice you will need to notify your employer as soon as possible.

You are strongly advised to have ambulance insurance to cover costs associated with transport to hospital if required.


In case of an evacuation you should:

  • assist anyone in immediate danger (if safe to do so)
  • raise the alarm including phoning Gordon Security
  • leave by the nearest, safest exit (do not use a lift)
  • assemble and remain in the evacuation area (evacuation maps are located in every building)
  • report injuries or information to a staff member or relevant authority dealing with the emergency, including the location of a person with mobility issues.
  • not re-enter the building until advised by the relevant authority
  • not use lifts during any evacuation emergency or drill
  • refer to the Emergency Response Codes which are located on public noticeboards on campus

OHS policies, plans and documents


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