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Certificate II in Skills for Work and Training

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For individual students TAFE recognises the skills and knowledge that you may have gained through previous studies, work and life experiences.


Diploma of Graphic Design

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Information for high-school students

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

    • 30 Nov
      Semester two ends
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Almost there!

      30 Nov 14
    • A quick look at one of our great Screen & Media short films screening this Friday the 28th at 7:30pm at the Lismore TAFE Theatre (Room EG05). Hope you can make it.

      26 Nov 0 Like
  • Running along side our Graduate Visual Arts Exhibition this friday evening from 6pm will be Esprit de Corps - our Graduate Exhibition of our Diploma in Graphic Design. Hope to see you there.

    26 Nov 0 Like
  • Congratulations to Ryan McQuinn, recipient of this year's Nancy Short Media Award as presented by Friends of the ABC's Kerri-Ann Jones and Anne Phillips. Each year a recipient from the Port Macquarie TAFE is chosen, based on their commitment to furthering interests in the media industry, academic excellence and teacher support. We were informed that this year, it was particularly difficult to make the final decision, so we congratulate all the nominees and, of course, the recipient on their efforts. Thanks also to the Friends of the ABC for their generosity and dedication to the future of the media industry.

    26 Nov 3 Likes
  • A great result for one of our Electro-Technology students and his dedicated teachers! Go Mark!

    25 Nov 6 Likes
  • Check out the competition! The Nambucca River Festival is holding the infamous raft race and TAFE staff are on board to paddle on the 'TAFE Terror' (this pic is not our raft). Our super-charged raft design is under wraps but we are gearing up with team building exercises and time in the gym...just joking. Be sure to come along a give us an encouraging cheer! #nctafe #expressyourself #nambuccariverfestival #Macksville #nambuccavalley

    25 Nov 1 Like
    • Fashion student, Julie Oliver and local florist, Ellen Marshall teamed up to produce a stunning reproduction of the David Emmanuel designed wedding dress, as worn by Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Every detail has been lovingly recreated, right down to the sapphire engagement ring and the Mount Batten roses in her bouquet. If you'd like to check out a little bit of royalty history for yourself, hurry over to the Port Macquarie TAFE Library in B block - it's on exhibit until the 12th December. Nice work, ladies!

      25 Nov 19 Likes
    • The Community Service Diploma Students hosted a student farewell event last week, to increase awareness and raise funds for the Murwillumbah Community Gardens. The students raised enough funds to purchase two plots, of which they donated one to TAFE and one to the Murwillumbah Community Centre. Well done!

      25 Nov 3 Likes
  • If you're not viewing this post from an iPad mini then you should think about entering our #ExpressYourselfie photo comp! There is only five days left to enter and this week we're giving away an iPad mini to the best selfie taken at work, home or TAFE. All you have to do is upload it to Facebook or Instagram and tell us what you love about your future career! The comp is open to anyone, just use #ExpressYourselfie and #NCTAFE to enter! For full Terms and Conditions see here:

    25 Nov 39 Likes

    24 Nov 0 Like
  • Congratulations, @Jasminexosykes! You’re this week’s #ExpressYourselfie competition. Well done on completing your three courses at North Coast TAFE. We love encouraging young, intelligent and creative women to find their confidence in the workplace. Everyone: don't forget this is your last week to enter the #ExpressYourselfie competition. Upload your images to our Facebook wall or your Instagram feed using #NCTAFE and #ExpressYourselfie for a chance to win the major prize of an iPad mini. For full Terms and Conditions see here:

    24 Nov 29 Likes
  • The Student Association would like to invite you to come along, enjoy a FREE BBQ Breakfast, Bacon, Eggs, Sausages Tomato and Mushrooms and enter our 'Express Yourselfie' competition for a chance to win a great prize.

    24 Nov 2 Likes