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Diploma of Graphic Design

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Get a step closer to your dream career while you’re still at school. Our practical learning pathways into TAFE, uni or work can put you ahead of the pack.

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Apprenticeship & traineeship opportunities

Jump into paid work, develop your skills and gain a nationally accredited qualification at the same time. We’re the largest provider of on and off the job traineeships and apprenticeships on the north coast.

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Aboriginal Learning Circle

Collaborating across the state with a shared vision for the achievement of culturally appropriate solutions for Aboriginal people, communities, organisations and employers.

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Student life

    • North Coast TAFE peeps! What do you love most about your future career? Next Monday we're launching a photo comp called 'Express Yourselfie' with some great prizes! Get thinking about your future and stay tuned for details on how to win.

      20 Oct 1 Like
    • I heard about this on the way to work this morning. And fish just keep on coming up with new ways of sexual reproduction; sex changes, male gestation ... you name it fish do it!

      20 Oct 3 Likes
  • Macksville campus staff enjoyed a lunchtime visit from Institute Director Elizabeth McGregor and new Director of Communications Tom Burton (Tom from Tassie!). Welcome aboard Tom! #nctafe #expressyourself #Macksville #nambuccavlley

    20 Oct 8 Likes
  • Huon Aquaculture is expanding!

    20 Oct 4 Likes
  • What better to do on a sunny Friday afternoon than an emergency evacuation! Trenayr campus staff efficiently carried out the drill under the watchful eye of our operations manager, Peter Fahey.

    20 Oct 9 Likes
  • It's Slim Dusty memories week 20- 26 October so be sure to check out all the latest news on their Facebook Page or website for the musical memories: http://www.slimdustycentre.com.au/ #nctafe #expressyourself #Kempsey #macleayvalley

    20 Oct 0 Like
    • With Celly Saunderss and 4 others.

      18 Oct 6 Likes
    • With Celly Saunderss and 4 others.

      18 Oct 15 Likes
  • Pick up a FREE stylus for your touch phone or tablet at Kempsey TAFE Library. Go to nctafe.com/kempsey [the address is on the stylus] for all the latest Kempsey Campus news. #nctafe #expressyourself #kempsey

    17 Oct 4 Likes
  • Can you guess which song we're dancing around campus to this week? ...Shake it off...shake it off!

    17 Oct 2 Likes
  • TAFE gives Rena the confidence to go out on her own! “By completing a Diploma in Hospitality at Kingscliff TAFE, it opened my eyes to the overall picture of operating a successful business,” says Rena. “The skills I learnt at TAFE enabled me to negotiate my way through the processes involved in establishing a business, and then the general day to day running, including budgets, book work and the legal and moral obligations of employing staff,” says Rena Shandies open Tuesday to Sunday from 7am – 4pm, with ‘Lite Bite nights set to commence shortly. For bookings call 07 5536 5568.

    16 Oct 1 Like
  • Graduating Students Light the Way
    Graduating Students Light the Way

    A public art project is set to light up the Clarence Valley this weekend, when Banksea’a, a new local business started by three ex-TAFE students, makes use of projected images on some of Grafton’s historic buildings for the 2014 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.

    16 Oct 14