Certificate II in General Education for Adults (Youth Access)
The Gordon's English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed for students from CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities, equipping them with more
opportunities in education and employment by improving their English skills.
Through these English courses, students will improve their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. Numeracy is also covered in the Course in ESL. The courses also cover employment and living skills, knowledge of Australian society and strategies for successful transition into work or further study.

Students are placed in the course level that corresponds to their current English level. We use the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Rating) descriptors to rate English proficiency.
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Length
Full Time: 20 weeks
Price
$446
Delivery Mode
On Campus
Study Type
Full Time
Subject Area
Vocational Teaching
Course Level
Certificates I-IV
Campus
Geelong VIC
If applying for a full time place for the first year of Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma course you MAY need to apply through the VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) system. VTAC application forms are available in the VTAC Guide from newsagents and the Gordon Bookshop. Alternatively, internet applications can be made by accessing the VTAC web site www.vtac.edu.au Closing dates for VTAC applications can be found in course brochures or from the Course Browse section of this website. Late fees apply for any applications received after the Timely Application closing date. It is important when applying to note Extra Requirements which are clearly indicated in the VTAC Guide. Applicants who do not fulfill extra requirements risk not being considered.
Length
Full Time: 20 weeks
Price
$446
Delivery Mode
On Campus
Study Type
Full Time
Subject Area
Vocational Teaching
Course Level
Certificates I-IV
Campus
Geelong VIC
The Gordon Institute of TAFE grew out of the need for technical training in the brave new world of the 1800s industrial age. From its origins as a mechanics institute and a night school for tradespeople, the Gordon has become the embodiment of quality vocational education and training in Geelong and beyond. During the late 1800s, Geelong's increasing importance as an industrial centre, along with a worrying overseas trend showing Britain was losing its traditional markets to the United States and Europe, spurred leading Geelong citizens to campaign for greater technical training. However, it was another overseas event that hastened the Gordon's development. The heroic exploits of British general Charles Gordon had captured Geelong's imagination. His death during the siege of Khartoum in Africa prompted calls for a memorial. One proposal, backed by a military battalion brass band, suggested a statue but others wanted something more meaningful. What better memorial could there be, it was said, for a man whose life was devoted to civic duty and, especially, to the education of the disadvantaged, than a vocational institute? Since opening in 1887, in a single-storied hall and operating mainly night classes for tradespeople, the Gordon has developed into an institution operating across five campuses. The Gordon offers 220 nationally recognised courses in seven teaching schools, as well as 240 specialist courses exploring a wide range of career options. There is an annual enrolment of 26,000 students.
Length
Full Time: 20 weeks
Price
$446
Delivery Mode
On Campus
Study Type
Full Time
Subject Area
Vocational Teaching
Course Level
Certificates I-IV
Campus
Geelong VIC