About our Ballina campus

Ballina TAFE Campus is a warm and welcoming place to study, with a close-knit community of friendly teachers, supportive staff and a large multicultural population of students.

Our innovative campus is home to a state-of-the-art maritime section with simulated training equipment and an operational boat for practical lessons. Here you will find specialised learning environments for nursing, retail and business as well training programs for general education, information technology and welfare.

The Northern Rivers region is brimming with things to do on land and sea, and is renowned for its quality beaches like nearby Byron Bay. The township of Ballina is an expanding regional centre, located at the entrance to the Richmond River in the Bundjalung Aboriginal nation.

If you’re looking to enter the workforce armed with invaluable experience and practical skills, check out the courses available at our Ballina TAFE Campus.


Get in touch

154 Burnet Street BALLINA NSW 2478
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(02) 6681 8900
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To locate a disability consultant for the Ballina campus, visit the Disability Support Services page.

Quick facts at a glance


currently enrolled students


qualified staff providing quality education


years industry experience to teach at North Coast TAFE

Key dates and events

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Facilities available at Ballina Campus

  • Disabled parking
  • Cafe
  • Extensive nursing labs
  • Library
  • State of the art maritime facility
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Student life

    • Check out our Wollongbar TAFE students putting out fires in slowmo.

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    • Looking for an entry-level course to familiarise yourself with the workplace? Our Certificate I in Business is the course for you. The certificate allows you to develop basic business skills and knowledge to prepare for work. With flexible course delivery you can choose how and when you study! This course runs from 24th October to 2nd December and is open for enrolment now. Click here for course information

      13 Oct 1 Like
  • A message to all the year 12 students sitting their HSC exams this week from us here at North Coast TAFE!

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  • There are huge changes on the horizon for school age Australians who might be planning a career, with 50% of today's jobs anticipated to be replaced by artificial intelligence. What will the future hold for you? #futurejobs

    12 Oct 3 Likes
  • #mentalhealthmonth #lifesabeach Come on down to the Ballina Campus and enjoy our beach setting with a complimentary ice cream and enjoy the sounds of a Ukelele, as Stuart plays for all of the beach goers.

    11 Oct 9 Likes
  • Life's a beach today at Ballina TAFE! Come and join us at the campus beach from 12-2pm and enjoy free ice-cream and entertainment to help celebrate Mental Health Month! WayAhead - Mental Health Association NSW #mentalhealthmonth #breakthestigma

    11 Oct 4 Likes
    • Don't miss this opportunity - apply now for $1,000 scholarships!

      4 Oct 0 Like
    • Great article from The Northern Star about the pioneers of the organic and local food movement in the Northern Rivers who continue to live and breath it. Read more below. #NCTAFE #TAFENSW

      19 Sep 4 Likes
  • Want to know the top five industries in Australia in need of more workers? "Employment Department figures show caring — whether in aged, disabled or child care — is forecast to have 100,000 jobs created in the five years to 2021, while sales is expected to have about 90,000 roles for sales assistants and salespersons alone in the same period. Meanwhile agriculture cannot get enough local workers to fill jobs, trades suffer from skill shortages and hospitality is tipped for growth and already employs the greatest proportion of young workers. Retail, hospitality and agriculture have the nation’s three lowest-skilled workforces as 50 per cent or more do not have a qualification beyond high school, while no experience is required to start an apprenticeship." Read more in the Herald Sun article below. #TAFENSW #NCTAFE

    12 Sep 3 Likes
  • Yes you can! Tomorrow is the start of the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Do yourself a favour and watch this sensational ad everyone is talking about. Go Aussies! And to all our disability students – yes you can! Click here for Disability Services courses at North Coast TAFE

    6 Sep 1 Like
  • Need your RSA/RCG or want to learn coffee preparation? Ballina Campus is now taking enrolments for courses on 12 & 19 September. Enrol Now - Ph: 1300 628 233

    5 Sep 5 Likes
  • Certificate I in Business - Fee Free Course - 17 October - 25 November 2016 Ballina Campus This Certificate allows individuals across a variety of industry sectors to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for the workforce. The course delivery is flexible, supervised by our teachers, all of whom have industry-relevant skills. During the course you will undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. This Certificate is an entry level for further study and students will be assessed by portfolios, exams, demonstrations and observations For more information click on the link below or call Ph: 1300 628 233

    31 Aug 3 Likes