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

View your study options 

Access funding

Don’t let money worries
hold you back

View your funding options 

Fantastic student support

Discover the North Coast TAFE difference

View student support 

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 
Training & Assessment Courses

Student life

    • 23 Sep
      Spring student vacation
      08:16 am

      23 September - 7 October

      23 Sep 14
    • Kempsey TAFE Community Services teacher Jodie Sherrin hanging out with some very colourful looking wallabies she had a hand in creating for the Macleay River Festival. What a multi-dimensional lot we are here at Kempsey TAFE! #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley #kempsey

      21 Sep 15 Likes
  • Kempsey TAFE would like to say a HUGE public thank you to local Tomago and his son for helping us out so willingly with our marquee at the festival. They were real lifesavers so if you see them round town be sure to say hello. #topblokes #nctafe #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley #kempsey

    21 Sep 1 Like
  • Look at this amazing group of Applied Fashion Design and Technology students from Kempsey TAFE with teacher Julianne (left) and their busy clothing swap stall at the Macleay River Festival. It was a fashion frenzy! #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley #kempsey

    21 Sep 3 Likes
  • The North Coast TAFE information stall being manned at the Macleay River Festival by these two cheery characters- Mark Whitehead (Community and Business Engagement Leader for Macleay) and Jared Horrigan (Aboriginal Learning Circle representative for Macleay). #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayvalley #macleayriverfestival #kempsey

    21 Sep 1 Like
  • Kempsey TAFE visual arts students Ed and Judy with teacher Soozie (centre) doing a handmade paper making demonstration, lino prints and an exhibition at the #macleayriverfestival. What a talented bunch! #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayvalley #kempsey

    21 Sep 2 Likes
    • 20 Sep
      Macleay River Festival
      All day

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

      20 Sep 14
    • Northcoast TAFE ESL students Panee and Som with teacher Lorraine (centre) and their gorgeous water lanterns. #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayvalley #macleayriverfestival #kempsey

      20 Sep 9 Likes
  • The TAFE media hub is ready for action! They will be out and about taking photos, videos and doing surveys for the Macleay River Festival today in Kempsey. #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayvalley #macleayriverfestival #kempsey

    20 Sep 4 Likes
  • So proud!

    19 Sep 2 Likes
  • We're really excited to be a part of the Macleay River Fesival tomorrow. Kempsey TAFE students will be running a Media Hub doing festival media coverage (on this page too!), a recycled clothing swap, a paper making demonstration and sales and the ESL students have recorded river and water stories from their country of origin which will screen in the film tent. We'll have an info stand, so make sure you come along and say hi- we're a friendly bunch :) #nctafe #expressyourself #macleayriverfestival #macleayvalley #kempsey

    19 Sep 4 Likes
  • To end the term the packing has started and its all hands on deck. Thanks to all students including the little ones that came in to help and thanks to Port Macquarie community that came to help. These midwife birthing kits will go to third world countries so that we can help the larger world community that we all live in. than you! From the student association.

    19 Sep 14 Likes