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The Gordon Institute of TAFE (The Gordon) is a leading education institution in Australia’s gorgeous state of Victoria. It’s the largest TAFE institution in the region and has three campuses, two in Geelong and another in Werribee.
Staff at The Gordon are on a mission to help students gain real skills through hands-on training, volunteering opportunities, and work placements to prepare them for an increasingly competitive society.
International students have a wealth of programs to choose from. The Gordon offers a diverse range of courses across a wide array of subjects - there’s everything from art and design to business and engineering.
The Gordon’s stunning campuses house a number of amazing facilities. International students enrolled at The Gordon have open access to a great library, fantastic career services, awesome skills centers, and excellent social spaces.
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An increasing number of international students from across the world choose to study at The Gordon each year. Over 75 nationalities are currently represented on campus. The student community is tight-knit, friendly, and welcoming.
Comfortable, safe, and modern accommodation is available at The Gordon. The residences are conveniently located near The Gordon’s campuses. Private accommodation is also available and easy to find.
The Gordon’s brilliant international office is always available to talk to. Whether you need help with completing a form or you’re struggling to adjust to Australian life and culture, there’s always a friendly face by your side to guide you.
The Gordon Institute of TAFE has been providing quality education for over 130 years. Our small class sizes, hands-on training, guaranteed industry work placements, and pathways to university will help you gain the skills you need for future success in the workplace.
The Gordon is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria. We are government-owned and operated, so you can be confident you have invested in a quality, secure education. The Gordon has five main campus locations across Geelong and Wyndham, offering you convenience, affordable cost of living, and great lifestyle benefits. With easy public transport links, we are only one hour away from Melbourne.
We focus on practical training and hands-on learning. 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 organized by The Gordon and are a great boost to your resume.
Our teachers are industry-trained professionals who love their work and pass their passion onto their students. With an average of 15 to 22 students in each class, you will get lots of support and more contact time with your teacher.
We are accredited and recognized by peak industry bodies including NEAS, the Australian Community Workers Association, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and the Design Institute of Australia.
The Gordon provides a wide range of student services to international students. These include Career assistance delivered by the on-site Skills and Jobs Centre, personal counseling, airport pick-up services, ongoing support from the friendly staff at The Gordon International office and learning supports, etc.
All these are free services provided to international students. The Gordon also provides state-of-art facilities to students which include affordable on-campus accommodation, on-site libraries, free wi-fi, and access to Office 365 and cafeterias, etc.
Gordon graduates achieve higher employment rates than the state and national averages. Many of our diplomas and advanced diplomas offer pathways to a range of universities so you can gain two qualifications instead of one, save money and develop your practical skills before going onto theory-based coursework.
All courses are job-ready training and most of the courses include work placements as part of the study. Gordon graduates achieve higher employment rates than the state and national averages.
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Pathway to Victoria There are a number of reasons why you might choose The Gordon as your pathway to university. You can gain credit points for prior learning at Victoria University. This takes time off the duration of your bachelor course. Not only can this save you money, but it also means you’ll have the skills to work in your preferred industry whilst studying at university.
Gordon Institute of TAFE
Corner Latrobe Terrace and, Gordon Ave, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
Victoria is a beautiful part of Australia. There’s so much for international students to experience including well-known restaurants, live music venues, lovely beaches, and exciting cultural festivals to name a few.
Many international students require a visa to study in Australia, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you need to meet before applying.Australia student visa requirements