Choose GOTAFE as Your First Preference

If you are still not sure what you want to do after VCE, why not consider studying with GOTAFE? Get job-ready skills for employment or choose a course that can give you credit points into the University degree of your choice.

GOTAFE offers hundreds of nationally recognised courses and provides students with practical hands-on skills, delivered through flexible programs, designed to allow students to follow their passion and increase their employability.

GOTAFE’s university partnerships enables students to receive credit towards further study, providing students with an alternative to direct entry into universities such as La Trobe University, Charles Stuart University and Federation University.

GOTAFE Community Services student Bethany Mugford has a heart for kids and is passionate about creating a better life for those who are faced with challenges outside of their control.

During her studies at GOTAFE’s Seymour Campus, Bethany gained a sound knowledge of the children’s services industry and enjoyed both the practical and theoretical content.

“The training has given me a lot more confidence and self-belief and will assist me to realise my dream goal of one day setting up an orphanage overseas.”

“Almost immediately after completing my certificate I secured a part-time job in the industry at a long-day care centre in Marysville where I continue to work, and I also work with children on a special needs school bus that travels to Seymour College,” she said.

Bethany was awarded the GOTAFE Community Services (Children’s Services) Centre Achievement Award for 2014 and was a recent finalist in the Victorian Training Awards, an honour she saw as an opportunity to thank her teachers and trainers.

“It’s a chance to share the positive experience I have had with GOTAFE and to encourage others to consider a similar path.”

Bethany is already planning her next step with GOTAFE, interested in completing a Diploma in Children’s Services in the coming years, with the goal of attending university and becoming an early year’s teacher.

GOTAFE campuses in regional Victoria are located at Shepparton, Wangaratta, Seymour, Benalla, Terang, Warragul and Werribee.

For a full list of available courses visit or phone 1300 GOTAFE (1300 468 233).