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Congratulations on starting your new course at The Gordon.

We want you to make sure you get off to a great start in your studies. Explore this site for information, checklists and events to help you get ready before your classes commence, get started in your first week and get connected to everything you need throughout your studies. 

If you have any questions, please ask your teacher or Customer Service. We are all here to help you succeed.


Steps to success


Welcome everyone

Students with a disability

We are committed to providing support and reasonable adjustments to enable students with a disability, health or mental health condition to access and equally participate. 

The Gordon’s Disability Inclusion team can help you access the adjustments you need to be successful in your studies.

If you are about to start in a course and have a Disability but haven’t been in touch with the Disability Support team yet, it is not too late. We encourage you to explore the Disability Inclusion services available and to contact the team to discuss how we may be able to help make your study experience a positive and inclusive one from the very first day.


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If you are an Apprentice, you may start your training at different times to other students, but you can still access all of the services that are available.  You can even get a free coffee and term planner if you go on a tour of the library at Geelong East or City campuses.

Apprenticeship Support Officers are available to support first year apprentices under the age of 25. You can discuss any issues including wage entitlements, training, workplace safety and personal matters.  

Explore the Apprenticeship support page for more information about services available, including financial support that you may be eligible for. 

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First Peoples Students

If you are a First Peoples student starting at The Gordon, we  warmly invite you to drop into the Kitjarra wurrun-ngeen (the Kitjarra Centre) for a yarn with the Aboriginal Education Support team or to use the kitchen and study facilities.    

The Aboriginal Education Support team can offer support, connection to community services, and support.

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International Students

If you are an international student, we want to ensure you have the best experience possible studying in Australia. To help with this, we provide a Pre departure guide and a compulsory International Student Orientation which happens a week before term starts.

In the International Student Orientation, you will  get a chance to meet the International Student Support team and other international students. You will also receive important information to help you understand your Student Visa conditions, your rights and responsibilities in Australia, support services at The Gordon and health and safety information.  You can view the orientation presentation again at any time.

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