Geelong Campus - Emerald
Geelong Campus - Emerald
Campus Manager’s Message
Welcome to GEM Emerald Campus Geelong!
Geelong certainly gives you the best of both worlds. Country feel, lifestyle, and pace while only being an hour away from everything that the vibrant City of Melbourne has to offer. GEM Emerald Campus (Geelong) is committed to enabling you to make the most of the amazing opportunities on offer in the region and prepare you for the next exciting episode of your life.
Our highly relevant range of courses is available to open-up career pathways, provide access to a University Degree or, where you have sufficient workplace or commercial experience, open the way to Post Graduate Degree courses.
GEM College of International Business is a rapidly growing network of campuses. GEM learners around the world choose to study at either bricks-and-mortar campuses, or online through the GEM Online Campus.
We are confident you will enjoy your study at GEM College Emerald Campus Geelong because our greatest advantage is that our courses are pracademic – practical and academic at the same time.
As a GEM College campus, we pride ourselves on being learner-centric, which means that our management team, staff and training consultants are here to serve you in the best way possible to meet your learning needs.
Make your study count, enrol in GEM College Emerald Campus Geelong, today!
I’m keen to meet you and help get you started on the road to success.
Like all GEM campuses, GEM Opal aims to deliver “pracademic training”. It is practical, and it is academic. It is down to earth, relevant, and will provide you with the academic springboard to enable you to successfully prepare for your future, whether that is at University, in the workplace, or in your own business.
GEM Emerald’s registered office is at Level 4, 60 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Our main administration and training centres are located in Mile End in Adelaide.
Wide Range of Training Programs
GEM Emerald offers a wide range of high demand programs including Business Strategies and Governance, Administration and Recordkeeping, Human Resources, International Trade, Marketing and Project Management
We have great mentors to guide you through the Entrepreneurship program whether you are an established business owner or a new entrepreneur embarking on launching your new enterprise.
We specialise in high risk areas including Aged and Disability Care, Training and Assessment, Project Management and Work Health and Safety.
Our educational resources, specialist staff and expert trainers and assessors ensure you are equipped to meet the most current industry requirements and prepare you for the converged economies of the Internet of Things.
We are large enough to provide great services and facilities for a vibrant campus environment, yet small enough to focus on offering learners individual support, care and attention, which are not always found in larger tertiary institutions.
GEM College Emerald Campus is building on the reputation built over two decades by our founders and quality specialist providers of Workright Australia (which remains as one of our registered business names). We are proud to combine the wealth of expertise and experience provided by these proven leaders in education and training, under the GEM College of International Business brand.
GEM College Emerald campus delivers more than just theory! We are responsive to the changing needs of individuals, and employers and are flexible in our approach with learners enabling them to manage their learning amid the complexity of life. All our courses are supported by the GEM College Online Campus, so if at any time life stops you from attending the course, you don’t get left behind, you don’t miss out.
Our learning strategies are tailored to meet the learner’s needs, and our programs are designed to meet industry requirements – all without compromising on quality.
Let us help build your reputation!
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Registration
GEM College of International Business (trading as Workright Australia ®) is registered by the ASQA as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) National Code 0366. We have an unblemished record of quality delivery and compliance, as is evidenced by a history of positive outcomes. These results are evidenced in the following:
- Our most recent ASQA Certificate of Registration, which can be seen here;
- ASQA Letter regarding renewal of registration dated 18 June 2019, which can be seen here;
- ASQA report regarding our renewal application audit (29 and 30 October 2014), which can be seen here; and
- ASQA report regarding our change of scope audit (26 March 2015), which can be seen here.”
Nationally and Internationally Recognised Qualifications
The Australian Skills Quality Authority has registered GEM College of International Business as a RTO to deliver nationally-recognised, competency based training, and to issue academic parchments designating various qualifications to GEM graduates.
The nationally recognised qualifications, that are approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority to be offered by GEM College of International Business, are listed on the Qualifications Page. While our key focus is on equipping entrepreneurs and professionals through our Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, we also have entry level courses at lower levels, including those aimed as Learners who have recently entered the workforce, and Team Leaders at Certificate III level.
GEM College of International Business’s International Liaison Officers are currently aligning qualifications, and mapping competencies, offered under the Australian Skills Quality Authority with those that are accredited/registered training under the South African Qualifications Authority and The Philippines’ Technical Education and Skills development Authority (TESDA). Approved Providers in those jurisdictions which align themselves with GEM College of International Business, will be able to offer dual qualifications.
Please browse our qualification pages to gain an overview of what each qualification is about, what it can equip you for, and where it could lead you.
On each qualification page, there is also a link to the Training Package for this, which is nationally recognised training, approved by the Australian Government.
Victoria is fast becoming the go-to place to live and visit in Australia. Its capital city, Melbourne (only 1 hour away from Geelong), has been widely regarded as “The World’s most Liveable City” for over a decade. Renowned for its Coffee Culture, Food, Sport, Arts, World-Class Performance attractions and Live Music scene, it is a friendly, multicultural city which provides a gateway to some of the most beautiful eco-tourist attractions in Australia. From The Wine region of the Yarra Valley, The Dandenong’s, Phillip Island Penguin Colony, The Grampians and the home of surfing in Australia – Torquay (only 20 minutes from Geelong).
Melbourne and Geelong are two of the fastest growing regions in Australia with plenty of opportunities in Building and Construction, Sporting and Lifestyle, Project Management, Business Management, Finance, Regenerative Agricultural practices and Renewables. Geelong is well serviced by trains to Melbourne and Adelaide and both Nationally and Internationally by the Avalon Airport on the Melbourne side of Corio Bay.
Geelong is a “Port City”, located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia. Geelong is 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Situated at the Western top of Port Phillip Bay on Eastern Beach, 30 kilometres from the Bass Straight, separated by the Bellarine Peninsula with its world class wines, spectacular coastline and surfing. It is the second largest Victorian city, with a thriving urban population of 260,000. It is well serviced by Hospitals, Universities, TAFE, Colleges and Schools. The City hosts great shopping with Westfield Shopping Centre as the centrepiece with extensive retail, Pubs, Shops, Restaurants and Cafes to suit every need. Geelong is the Home of AFL powerhouse, the Geelong Cats, who are based at their recently upgraded Home Grond – Kardinia Park, right in the centre of town.
Geelong was named in 1827, with the name derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region, Djillong, thought to mean “land” or “cliffs” or “tongue of land or peninsula”, with the township surveyed in 1838 only 3 weeks after Melbourne. In 1912 the first automatic telephone exchange in the Southern Hemisphere opened in Geelong, the same year that it saw electric trams begin operation. The City of Geelong has a rich history from being the central Port for the Gold Rush and Wool exports from the 1850’s, establishing the first Ford Motor Company Plant established outside the USA in 1925, to becoming a thriving metropolis – as Melbourne’s sister city.
GEM College acknowledges the Wadawurrung people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Wadawurrung people today. Wathaurong, also called the “Wadda Wurrung”, are the Aboriginal Australian people who are the traditional custodians of the land located around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. They are part of the Kulin alliance. The Wathaurong language was spoken by 25 clans south of the Werribee River and they were sometimes referred to by Europeans as the Barrabool people. The area they inhabit has been occupied for at least 25,000 years, with 140 archaeological sites having been found in the region, indicating significant activity over that period.
“Djilang was the traditional Wadawurrung name for Geelong. Djilang meaning a “Tongue of Land”. As Bunjil, our Karringalibil Murrup (Creator Spirit) flew over this country, his eyes looking down on country, he saw the water coming into the bay and the tongue of land – Djilang. Djilang was a rich cultural landscape for the Wadawurrung, a place of plenty. From our wetlands, coastal country, rivers and inland country, the resources were used by our people to live a rich and sustainable life and as valuable trading materials. Significant cultural landscapes feature surrounding Djilang include: Wurdi Youang, meaning Big Hill and now known as the You Yangs, Corio Bay, meaning Sandy place, Lake Connewarre coming from the Wadawurrung word Kunawarra – the Black swan, and the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers, a connected system between the mountains and the sea. These significant cultural land features show how our land still speaks to us of our language, Wadawurrung Ancestors, and their connection to this Country.” (Excerpt from the Wadawurrung Aboriginal history, Reconciliation Action Plan)
Geelong, like Melbourne’s weather is famous for having “four seasons in one hour”. Geelong has stable weather, yet still offers four distinct seasons. It has a temperate oceanic climate with dominant westerly winds, variable clouds, moderate precipitation, warm summers, and mild to cool winters. February is the hottest month and July is the coldest and with an average annual rainfall of around 520 mm making Geelong the driest sizeable city in Australia.
1. Geelong is very affordable with excellent Public Transport
Geelong is the perfect place to live and explore on a student budget. It is one of the most affordable cities living costs, with rent substantially lower than Sydney. There is a wide range of accommodation options and plenty of casual work available across tourism, hospitality, aged care, retail, trades and service. Transport in Geelong is convenient and inexpensive, well serviced by Buses and Trains.
2. Geelong is home to some top educational institutions
GEM College provides Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector training. Beyond GEM you can attend some of Australia’s top educational institutions including Deakin and Swinburne. There are plenty of opportunities for internships and employment
3. Geelong has a great food and music scene
Geelong’s food and bar scene is alive and well – the adventurous Foodie will sniff out quirky food boutiques and rooftop bars. Geelong has great coffee, phenomenal pizzas, and world winning wines at every turn.
4.Geelong offers day visit treats
Whether you want to do a day trip or get away for the weekend, Geelong is wonderfully situated to take advantage of both situations. The Bellarine and Moorabool Wine Regions are within 30 minutes, while the renowned Great Ocean Road with Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne and Apollo Bay, all within a few hours. Or, head to the spectacular Grampians, The Gold region of Bllarat and Bendigo within a few hours or the Macedon Ranges and Wineries – there’s more than enough to keep you going for the rest of your days.
4. Living in Geelong – Country feel with the “City” at your doorstep
Geelong has the country feel and lifestyle but sits on Melbourne’s doorstep – giving you the best of both worlds. We experience low unemployment rates and a healthy economy. Celebrate our diversity, opportunities, education and come enjoy the beautiful crisp air with us!
GEM has a number of Migration Agents that it works with in different regions around the world.
We recommend our alliance partners:-
David Hilton is a qualified Accountant, who is well regarded in Adelaide. His professional ethics and personal integrity are beyond question.
At the turn of the century, research into the Migration Profession showed there were many opportunities for migration agents to assist people wanting to come to Australia.
David undertook detailed study and became one of the first Migration Agents to possess the Graduate Certificate in Migration Law. This qualification has now become a requirement for new Migration Agents. David’s commitment to his clients and to quality service delivery, has seen him qualify in Post Graduate Migration and Refugee Law, broaden his knowledge of the profession even further.
AUSTRALIA MIGRATION DHC is a leading provider of migration services and supports people from all walks of life, both business and personal who are looking for results. David provides quality assured services built around Business Skills, Students, Skilled Workers, Families, Refugees and General Migration Cases.
DHC can provide both temporary and permanent visa services.
GEM College of International Business (Global) commends David to your attention.
Our Reference Committee members are experienced in business, and they will be inputting into your life through workshops, seminars and helping us to ensure our courses remain current and relevant in a dynamic and rapidly changing commercial world. Reference Committee members will introduce you to their business network, provide you with work experience and, for those who prove their diligence and professionalism throughout their course, to future possible employers.
If You Would Like to Know More, Enquire Here.