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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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Payment options to suit you

Don’t let money worries
hold you back

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Fantastic student support

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.

Information for high-school students 

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
Calculate your course fee for 2015
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
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Dungog.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with our southern neighbours.

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    • Find out why Joe's #sustainability studies have changed his life. For more info visit

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    • Hope our friends down at @huntertafe stay safe and dry today! #NewyStorm

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  • Joe’s studies in Sustainability at North Coast TAFE impacted his life forever, both personally and professionally. Find out how.

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  • Learn and gain work experience with a local retailer with the Certificate II in Retail Operations at Kingscliff TAFE, only 12 minutes from Coolangatta airport. Experience a hands on approach to learning, with a strong customer service focus covering visual merchandising, stock control and operation of retail equipment. Make use of our flexible study and payment options and government subsidies are available to eligible students. For more information visit or call 1300 628 233.

    20 Apr 9 Likes
  • Let's kick start the term with a Free Sausage sizzle, it's on this Tuesday 21st April from 12noon outside the Student Association Building. Snags and vege patties on offer.

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  • Winter is coming...the creative and talented students from our Certificate II and III in Retail Services were given a wonderful opportunity to showcase their skills at the charitable Red Cross shop in Horton St., Port Macquarie. The brief was to produce displays for new winter stock, now on sale and we think their efforts are pretty eye-catching; what do you think? All in time to get cosy before the chilly weather too!

    20 Apr 1 Like