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Certificate II in Skills for Work and Training

Wondering if you can get credit for your course?

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

Study options to suit you

Campus, online or
distance learning options

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Discover the North Coast TAFE difference

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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.

Information for Apprenticeship & traineeship opportunities 

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.

Information for the Aboriginal Learning Circle 
Calculate your course fee for 2015
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Whether you are new to North Coast TAFE or an existing student, use our fee calculator to check what fees you will need to pay in 2015.
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Student life

    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
    • 21 Sep
      Spring student vacation
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Monday 21 September to Monday 5 October

      21 Sep 15
  • 13 Jul
    Semester two begins
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Most on-campus classes start this week

    13 Jul 15
  • 22 Jun
    Winter student vacation
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Monday 22 June to Sunday 12 July

    22 Jun 15
  • Less than one week to go before the 2015 Mid Coast Careers Market and we are getting ready for an amazing event! We have partnered with Mid Coast Connect to bring a diverse range of local career and study choices to over 800 students from across the region and will be at the Port Macquarie Race Club from 9am next Tuesday. You'll get to see some very noisy hot rods, maybe get a quick makeover, learn about the latest developments in career and study pathways and of course, share a hug from our very own 'celebrity', TVET Man! Free entry, all welcome, so come and say 'hi' to our friendly staff. :)

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  • For the second consecutive year, a student from the Electro Technology section at Port Macquarie TAFE has won the top gong at the Student Recognition Awards! Congratulations to Leigh Ryan on your 2015 North Coast TAFE Apprentice of the Year Award - an incredible achievement!

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    • What a fantastic night here at Ospreys. The winners are inspiring and the event is being enjoyed by all. #RisingStars There is more to come so check in later to find out who wins the major award...Student of the Year!

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    • RT @peedeestation: Thanks for a great evening @nctafe for #nctawards #NRWCleaders

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  • Preparations are underway for our night of nights, the North Coast TAFE Student Achievement Awards! All the action will be at Coffs Harbour Education Campus' Osprey Restaurant, where students and teachers will converge this evening to learn who will be trainee, TVET student and apprentice of the year! Follow for all the news as it happens!

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  • It's good to see the sun again after the wet weather last week. Many of the Trenayr staff & students live out of town and would have been affected by the flooding over the weekend. Lisa Terry took this photo this morning in the fog as she came across the flooded creek on the way to work.

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  • Preparations are underway for our major awards dinner...hard work goes into this special event. Keep tuned for more later this evening. #nctafe #risingstars

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  • We're so proud to be a part of all our students' stories. Congratulations to our award winners #nctawards #risingstar

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