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The Gordon Institute of TAFE

Established in 1887, The Gordon is one of Australia’s largest regional TAFE institutes, and is renowned for providing quality education which delivers real results. We pride ourselves on delivering progressive and innovative training in Geelong, and around Australia.

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

CRICOS: 00011G

International students can choose from a large range of nationally accredited qualifications from certificates to advanced diplomas, across a range of industries. We excel at hands-on learning and take pride in our graduates being work-ready. In fact, our graduates achieve a higher employment rate than the Geelong average.

Our international students gain real skills and experience that can lead to an exciting and rewarding career. We work closely with many employers in the region to provide work experience and networking opportunities for students.

For those wanting to pathway to university, The Gordon offers great credit transfers and guaranteed entry pathways to Deakin University.

Location, Location, Location

We are located in Geelong, the second largest city in Victoria. It is a vibrant university town with restaurants, cafes, annual festivals and events. It offers a safe and affordable lifestyle for students.

With blue skies and world famous beaches, Geelong provides an authentic Australian experience.

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...