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Diploma of Graphic Design

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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.

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Student life

    • 23 Sep
      Spring student vacation
      08:16 am

      23 September - 7 October

      23 Sep 14
    • For everyone interested in aquaculture, this company is one to watch. They are working toward establishing a 100,000 tonne prawn farm in Northern Australia, the project is called Project Sea Dragon. To put that in perspective, Australia currently produces around 4,000 tonne of farmed prawns per year.

      22 Sep 2 Likes
  • Would you like to work at Kingscliff TAFE? We are currently recruiting Administration Coordinators - Ducere (2 Positions) and Administration Officers - Ducere (2 positions). Click the link for further information. http://northcoasttafe.edu.au/working-with-us/current-jobs-at-north-coast-tafe.aspx

    22 Sep 0 Like
  • Congratulations to Gemma Edwards, first place in hairdressing at the WorldSkills competition in Perth yesterday. Gemma is one of our star students at Port Macquarie TAFE. We'll done! #nctafe #worldskills #risingstar

    22 Sep 8 Likes
  • RT @TrishaMcIntyre2: It's GOLD for Port Macquarie! Well done, Gemma! http://t.co/omFB3RwswK… #wsa2014perth @nctafe

    22 Sep 0 Retweet
  • Amazing news from Perth; Gemma Edwards has won GOLD for Port Macquarie! A massive congratulations to the whole Hairdressing team!!

    21 Sep 10 Likes
    • 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 17 Likes
    • Kempsey TAFE would like to say a HUGE public thank you to local Peter Grima 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 3 Likes
  • 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 6 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 3 Likes
  • 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 4 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