About TAFE NSW Ballina

TAFE NSW Ballina 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 TAFE NSW Ballina.


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154 Burnet Street BALLINA NSW 2478
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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Ballina

  • State-of-the-art maritime training facility
  • Simulated hospital nursing environment
  • Simulated fire-suppression training facility
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) computer labs

  • Simulated business offices
  • Virtual retail operation skills centre
  • North Coast TAFE Jobs Hub
  • ‘Pathways’ - an operational training café open to the public

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Student life

    • Be recognised for your passion, commitment and achievements at this year's TAFE NSW Excellence Awards. The Awards showcase not only academic excellence but also personal, workplace and community achievements. Nominations are now open. Be ambitious and go for it!

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    • FACS are offering a great scholarship opportunity for students living in social housing and who are enrolled in a school based apprenticeship, traineeship, or studying a VET subject at school in 2018. The successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with covering study expenses. Find out if you're eligible to apply.

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  • Welcome to the official start of semester 1, 2018. If you're starting this week, be sure to check out all our student support services, including the student association. If you're planning to enrol to study, it's not too late for many of our courses ranging from degrees to diplomas, certificates, apprenticeships and more. We wish you every success!

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  • Train services will be significantly reduced from Thursday 25th January and through the Australia Day long weekend. On Monday 29th January, all stations will be closed and no trains will run across NSW. Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and expect major delays. For more information check Transport NSW website.

    24 Jan 0 Like
  • Certificate 3 in Individual Support – Home and Community Care (HACC) Starts 5 February 2018 Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm Full Time 6 month course Ballina TAFE Contact Alana on 6681 8928 to enrol now!

    17 Jan 0 Like
  • Come on in to Student Central Ballina Tafe and kick start your new career.

    15 Jan 0 Like
    • Ballina Tafe had a great response to the Enrolment Pop Up display at the Ballina Fair.

      15 Jan 0 Like
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      2 Nov 0 Like
  • AGED 15-24? NEED TO FIND WORK OR WANT MORE HOURS? TAFENSW CAN GIVE YOU THE SUPPORT YOU NEED WHAT’S THE PROGRAM ABOUT? TAFE NSW is a provider of the Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program for the North Coast region. We support young people who are looking for work and those who are looking to increase their hours. By helping you gain industry specific skills, by reducing your barriers to employment, (such as access to transport or job specific clothing/equipment) or by helping you gain workplace experience, we provide the support you need to secure the right job for you. ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? If you’re aged between 15 and 24 contact us to see if you’re eligible. HOW YOU BENEFIT Our dedicated employment co-ordinator will work with you to develop an individualised plan to help you reach your employment goals. Your plan may include some of the following: - Training to fill skills gaps - Work placement - Access to transport - Assistance with getting personal protective equipment or a work ticket. Cost: $0.The Smart, Skilled and Hired Program is funded by the Department of Industry NSW. If you would like more information, you can contact us on 1300 628 233. Alternatively, you can come into any one of our TAFE campuses or email us

    17 Oct 0 Like
  • We’re proud to support Stay Smart Online Week! This week take some time to learn about simple steps to stay safe online. Head to #SSOW17 #StaySmartOnline

    9 Oct 0 Like
  • A great article from the The Northern Star on Cyber Security Awareness Week and the free professional development evening at TAFE NSW Wollongbar's Nightcap Restaurant on 10 October.

    6 Oct 0 Like
  • FREE Course Certificate I in Business (BSB10115) Tuesday and Friday 17 October to 24 November 9.30 am to 3.00 pm This entry-level qualification allows individuals across a variety of industry sectors to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. if you would like more information, pop into one of our TAFE campuses and talk to one of our amazing Student Central staff, follow link to our website: -OR- give us a call 1300 628 233

    20 Sep 0 Like

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