The Gordon has been a significant influence in the Geelong , and Victorian, education sector since 1887. As the largest regional TAFE in Victoria, The Gordon continues to deliver world-class education and training to thousands of students every year. 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. The Gordon offers full-time and part-time accredited courses and short specialist courses, apprenticeships and traineeships to meet industry and emerging skill demand. In 2012 The Gordon celebrates 125 years as an icon in Geelong and is set to continue its proud tradition and history of great success.