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The Gordon Institute of TAFE

 

The Gordon Institute of TAFE has been providing quality education for over 130 years.

We welcomed our first international students in 1920 and since then students from over 75 countries have come to The Gordon to study a range of certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses.

 

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. In fact, our graduates achieve a higher employment rate than the state and national average.

 

 

+61 (3) 5225 0920
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Latrobe Terrace, City Campus
Geelong VIC 3220
Australia

CRICOS: 00011G

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.

Small classroom sizes lead to better outcomes

With an average of 12 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 Deakin University so you can gain two qualifications instead of one, save money and develop your practical skills first, before going onto theory-based coursework.

Study areas:

• Accounting • Graphic Design
 • Building Design and Construction  • Hairdressing
• Community and Social Welfare Services  • Horticulture and Conservation
 • Commercial Cookery and Patisserie  • Individual Support (Aged Care)
 • Early Childhood Education  • Information Technology
 • ELICOS Courses  • Interior Design
• Engineering • Laboratory Technology

 

Student Stories

  • Bo Li

    The Gordon

    “I chose to study at The Gordon as they have an excellent reputation, with a lot of great chefs who have graduated and now own their own restaurants.

    All the teachers are professional and experienced and they make the training interesting and memorable. I have not only learned how to cook a great meal, but also learned how to be a team player. After studying with my classmates all year, we have become like a family. We study from each other, help each other, and have a lot of fun. As an international student I was always shy to speak out, but in the cookery industry you have to communicate with others and my English has improved dramatically. I’ve not only learnt English, but also some specialised words in French, Italian, Japanese and others.

    I am now working in a local restaurant and continuing my studies at Certificate IV level to gain more knowledge and experience. I hope to own my own small restaurant one day. ”

    Bo Li (Allen)
    Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
    Recipient of 2016 The Gordon International Student of the Year Award

    Bo Li

    “I chose to study at The Gordon as they have an excellent reputation, with a lot of great chefs who have graduated and now own their own...

  • Jennifer Pullinger

    The Gordon Institute of TAFE

    Studying at The Gordon was fantastic, the teachers were great and so helpful and also made learning fun. Mixing with Australian students was a great way to make life-long friends who were interested in the same things as me.

    The Gordon has fully prepared me for employment. We not only learnt the vital massage skills but also business skills that have become essential for me as I have started up my own business in Victoria's Western District. Without the key business components that The Gordon offered this would not have been possible for me, so I thank them greatly.

    Jennifer Pullinger

    Studying at The Gordon was fantastic, the teachers were great and so helpful and also made learning fun. Mixing with Australian students was a great way to make life-long friends who were interested in...

  • Julie Rollup

    The Gordon Institute of TAFE

    I chose to study at The Gordon because I had friends that told me a lot of good things about it. Apart from all the studying (ha ha) I really enjoy it. The teachers are just great. In Germany I never had teachers that cared for me so much.

    I think it’s great that The Gordon offers free student services. I saw a counsellor when I started the course and that was fantastic. I would recommend students seek help if they need some advice or just someone to listen. The library is also fantastic! The guys there help you out and I love that it’s not a quiet place - you can eat there, talk with fellow students and work on projects.

    The course has helped me find my strengths and weaknesses and with the help of my teachers, to figure out what direction I want to head

    Julie Rollup

    I chose to study at The Gordon because I had friends that told me a lot of good things about it. Apart from all the studying (ha ha) I really enjoy it. The teachers are just great. In Germany I never had...