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Gordon Geelong Institute of TAFE

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1887
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 2 Fenwick Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220
    • Phone:
    • +611300954371
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of The Gordon Institute of TAFE 

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is the TAFE institute servicing Geelong since 1888.The Gordon has campuses in Geelong, Colac, Victoria, East Geelong, Victoria, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria and Werribee, Victoria. It was named after General Charles George Gordon after his death at the Siege of Khartoum. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, The Gordon has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 130 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of options in vocational ‘hands-on’ training with one of the most comprehensive suites of courses in Western Victoria. Students can choose from hundreds of short courses and nationally accredited qualifications across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create a pathway to University.The Gordon also embraces the partnership model; working with secondary schools, Deakin University, employers, and the community in programs that deliver real benefits. We are also forging strong international strategic partnerships, particularly in China and Indonesia.

Academic Highlights

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Aged Care
  • Agriculture
  • Allied Health
  • Animal Studies
  • Beauty Therapy

Life in The Gordon Institute of TAFE 

Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city and is only 55 minutes from Melbourne in Victoria. Geelong is a student-friendly, coastal city. The city is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with lots of opportunities. Geelong is also the gateway to the world-renowned coastline of south-west Victoria via the Great Ocean Road. There is no shortage of fun-filled activities for students to do on weekends, from learning to surf, to seeing Australian wildlife and heading to music, food and cultural festivals. Some of the things that make Geelong such an attractive destination include: Geelong is a multicultural city, home and a welcoming place to people from many countries. Great employment opportunity with health care and social assistance being the largest employment sector (source from Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Government).

School Ranking

The Gordon Institute of TAFE i World Rank- 12057


Step 1  - Search our international courses list to find the course you want to study.

Step 2  - Check that you meet the entry requirements, including all academic and English language requirements.

Step 3  - Gather all the supporting documentation you need, including:

Step 4  - Submit your application through your education agent or online by visiting our international courses list and selecting the course you would like to apply for.

Step 5  - Receive your offer letter via email from The Gordon International team.

Step 6  - Accept your offer by following all the instructions on your offer letter.

Step 7  - Receive your electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE) via email.

Step 8  - Check your visa requirements and apply for your visa. All students are required to meet the Australian Government’s Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Criteria

Step 9  - Wait for your visa to be granted.

Step 10  - Once your visa is granted, you are free to travel to Australia and start your course at The Gordon!

Notable Alumni

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The Gordon provides education to 13,500+ students annually and with 500+ staff members, it is one of the largest employers in Geelong.

Other Campuses
    • 24 Watton Street, Werribee, Victoria, Australia
    • Boundary Road, East Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia



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