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Student life

    • This looks like a fantastic project for anyone with an interest in screen, or local artists :)

      3 Mar 1 Like
    • Look at the fantastic meals our students are preparing at our campus training restaurant. One of today's meals was king prawns with semi dried arancini, yum!

      16 Mar 6 Likes
  • Everyone belongs. We are celebrating Harmony Day at Grafton TAFE by sharing the range of native languages our students speak. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Can you recognise some of the languages below?

    21 Mar 6 Likes
  • A massive congratulations to all of our 2015 graduates and award winners, and thank you to those who celebrated at our annual Awards of Excellence in Grafton last night. A special mention to Gold Award winner and student of the year, Jason Tebay, for his incredible achievements in Certificate IV Community Services. Our teachers, staff and fellow students wish all of you the best for your future successes, you've truly earned it :) Photo: Deborah Johnson (Community Services Head Teacher), Jason Tebay (Gold Award Winner), Trish Dengate (Community Services Teacher), Michelle Willott (community Services Teacher)

    22 Mar 25 Likes
  • Do you start your study sessions with good intentions, but then get overwhelmed? Help is at hand with these sure-fire tips to get you through the Semester. #nctafe #graftontafe #thankyourself

    10 May 4 Likes
  • There has never been a better time to become a tradie! "Eric Lynch, licensed electrician and director of ElectricSun, says he's able to earn between $65 and $75 an hour" Your journey to a trade starts here! www.northcoasttafe.edu.au #nctafe #graftontafe #thankyourself

    11 May 3 Likes
    • "Dare to dream and dare to stand out. Get off the beaten path.” ― Denise Pitre. What's your dream? www.northcoasttafe.edu.au #nctafe #graftontafe #thankyourself

      12 May 2 Likes
    • Well done to our Community Services students for getting behind such a great cause! Putting skills into real world use for positive change. Smart AND kind: a great combination to have around Grafton campus. Donations are still being accepted as part of this great "yarn bomb" initiative! www.northcoasttafe.edu.au The Daily Examiner #nctafe #graftontafe #thankyourself

      12 May 7 Likes
  • Just in case you missed Kitty Flanagan's very important community service announcement at the Logies. Remember if you want to be a chef, go to TAFE! #NCTAFE #Logies #KittyFlanagan #MasterChef www.northcoasttafe.edu.au

    13 May 7 Likes
  • More recognition for our local community including our fantastic TAFE Community Services students! Well done! #Graftontafe #thankyourself #NCTAFE www.northcoasttafe.edu.au

    13 May 2 Likes
  • Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is coming! Be part of the fun and support a fantastic cause. Activities include a morning tea provided for all staff and student on Tuesday the 24th of May. See you there! Fundraising Activities from Monday 16th: • Jellybean Guessing Contest (located at Student Central in the Library building). Guess how many in the jar and win it all! • Hundred Chart (also at Student Central) – pick a number, make a donation and win some fantastic prizes! Prizes for the Hundreds Chart include vouchers to the beauty salon and restaurant on campus. 1 in 5 wins! (With a special thanks to the Beauty and Hospitality teaching sections!) Activities on Tuesday 24th: • Morning Tea provided for all staff and students. • Final entries and winners of jellybean contest and hundreds chart announced. • Please wear something yellow to show your support of the Cancer Council and make a gold coin donation on the day. • All donations from the morning tea and activities go to the Cancer Council, including $1 from each coffee sold by the canteen on the 24th. https://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/

    16 May 4 Likes
  • From 12pm today Grafton campus becomes a festival of the senses with live music provided by our creative industries crew and out of this world flavours brought to you by our culinary experts in the restaurant. Come get amongst it. Student life! www.northcoasttafe.edu.au #thankyourself #nctafe #graftontafe

    19 May 2 Likes