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Diploma of Graphic Design

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Student life

    • 23 Sep
      Spring student vacation
      08:16 am

      23 September - 7 October

      23 Sep 14
    • 20 Sep
      Macleay River Festival
      All day

      TAFE will join in the celebration of arts, culture and stories in the Macleay

      20 Sep 14
  • You can just smell the sugar. Cane fire Lower Clarence

    18 Sep 3 Likes
  • The countdown to the Macleay River Festival this Saturday continues...the dusk lantern release on the river is a highlight of the festival and a magical sight. Come along and be a part of this creative community festival. #expressyourself #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley #kempsey

    18 Sep 6 Likes
  • Check this out! This was the group that pulled together the packing of the mid-wife birthing kits. These will be sent overseas to countries in need to help pregnant women. Good on ya, TAFE students for showing compassion and community spirit on a world level.

    18 Sep 23 Likes
  • Big things happen in small campuses! Our very own head teacher Jillian Ashley is one of three finalists selected nationally in the Excellence in Literacy and Numeracy category in the Australian Training Awards. Now that's a mouthful but it's very exciting- wish Jill luck! www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au #nctafe #expressyourself #nambuccavalley

    18 Sep 11 Likes
    • The national Worldskills opening ceremony is over and competition has officially begun! Best of luck Jade and Gemma, we are all cheering for you!

      17 Sep 1 Like
    • Halfway through the week and we are on the countdown to the semester break! Well done to all our students...only one more semester to go until the end of the year - woo hoo!

      17 Sep 0 Like
  • Halfway through the week and we are on the countdown to the semester break! Well done to all our students...only one more semester to go until the end of the year - woo hoo!

    17 Sep 3 Likes
  • Recycle your old clothes! The Kempsey TAFE fashion students are hosting a fashion garment swap at the Macleay River Festival this Saturday 20th. Tomorrow is the last day to bring your clothes into TAFE or you can bring them along on the day of the festival. #nctafe #expressyourself #Kempsey #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley

    17 Sep 5 Likes
  • The excitement is building for the Certificate II community services students as they prepare for the packing this afternoon at 3pm of the midwife birthing kits! Here on campus in the conference room, drop in!

    17 Sep 3 Likes
  • The Macleay River Festival is shaping up to be a very fine, fun, family event by the river this Saturday. Check out their Facebook page and come and say hello to the TAFE staff and students on the day. #nctafe #expressyourself #kempsey #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley

    17 Sep 2 Likes