Youth Education

Are you looking for an alternative to mainstream school?

The Gordon offers a variety of options for senior secondary students wanting to engage in more hands-on learning.

Find out about our Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC), a school with a difference that specialises in VCAL, a work readiness program, as well as School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) that teach the practical skills needed to pathway to employment. Alternatively you can choose to get a head start on your career by studying your VCE with a vocational education and training (VET) program that allows for hands-on experience in the industry of your choice.

Our VCE courses allow you to study in a relaxed setting, with small classes, supportive teachers, and an adult learning environment. If you are aged 15 -17 years and are not yet at VCE standard, our Youth Access program can help you achieve your study and work goals.

The Gordon is fully committed to youth and child safety, and The Child Safe Standards. Read more here.

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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 Strait 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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