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

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

    • Thank you to the Students and Teachers who came along to our Australia's Biggest Morning Tea today. We raised $110 in donations and raffle ticket sales! Thank you to Ballina Fair Cinema's for donating the raffle prize of two adult movie tickets.

      24 May 3 Likes
    • Ballina Student Central will be hosting an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea for Students and Staff at 10:30am on Wednesday, 24 May to raise money to help the Cancer Council beat cancer. Come along to share a cuppa, have a chat and donate to this great cause if you wish. Hope you can join us!

      22 May 1 Like
  • FREE TAFE COURSE Starting on Tuesday, 23 May Ballina TAFE is running a Certificate I in Business for two days per week: Tuesday and Friday 9:30am – 3:00pm both days for 6 weeks. A fantastic course for anybody just beginning to learn business skills or wanting to learn new skills. Drop into Ballina Student Central or call 1300 628 233 to get started in this course.

    9 May 2 Likes
  • Students and teachers gathered at the Ballina TAFE Student Central on Monday the 24th April, for a Morning Tea with Darren Murnane, Vice President of the Ballina RSL Sub-Branch. We are very grateful to Darren for his time and for sharing with us the significance of Anzac Day.

    26 Apr 4 Likes
  • The Ballina TAFE Campus will REOPEN tomorrow Tuesday 4 April. For information on classes running please visit our website

    3 Apr 3 Likes
  • CAMPUS CLOSURE UPDATE AS AT SUNDAY 2 APRIL: The BALLINA TAFE Campus will remain closed for classes and enrolment on Monday 3 April, due to severe flooding across the region. Further information about the conditions can be found here - We will provide further updates at 4PM tomorrow afternoon (Monday). Please stay safe.

    2 Apr 5 Likes
    • CAMPUS CLOSURE UPDATE: The Ballina TAFE Campus remains closed across the weekend, due to severe flooding across the region. We will update this page on Sunday 2nd April at 4:00PM, with advice on whether the campus will be open on Monday 3rd April. Further information about the conditions can be found here -

      31 Mar 0 Like
    • No classes running at Ballina TAFE campus today due to flood warnings. Staff will be on site to direct enquires until mid-morning. For up to date information about the weather conditions head to

      31 Mar 3 Likes
  • Want to work in the booming civil construction industry? TEAM Training, TAFE NSW civil construction training partner, will be holding a free civil construction information session at Terranora on Wednesday 5th April from 10:30am. This is your chance to skill up for a job on the Pacific Highway upgrade and help build our future infrastructure. Call 1300 799 251 to register today.

    28 Mar 3 Likes
  • We'll be streaming our Ballina Awards of Excellence live from Student Central tonight from 6:00pm! If you can't make the event in person tune in to our Facebook page as we celebrate our high achieving students.

    27 Mar 4 Likes
  • #Ballina local and Certificate II in Animal Studies graduate, Lindsey Johnston, was recently awarded for her outstanding results and approach to her studies at the Lismore TAFE Awards of Excellence. “When I was a little girl, I think it was in first grade, we had to do writing exercise about what we would like to be when we grow up, I said a vet – I have always wanted to be a vet and I love that I can work towards that at TAFE” “Last year I enrolled in the Certificate II in Animal Studies at TAFE NSW Lismore and I have loved every minute of it. It has been absolutely amazing and honestly the best schooling experience of my life" Well done Lindsey, you are well on your way to fulfilling your dreams and we have no doubt you will make a fabulously caring vet someday.

    27 Mar 19 Likes
  • We are so proud of Reid Wilkie who has recovered from a serious downhill mountain biking accident and landed his dream career at Kyogle Hospital after completing a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing at TAFE NSW Ballina. “Getting back into study, writing assessments and managing the workload was a bit of a shock but we had an amazing class – really supportive group of students, I was so lucky to have such a great group of friends to study with" Reid recommends making the time now to pursue your ambitions, to explore the study and finance options and suggests ‘you don’t have to wait for an injury to make you chase your dreams’. Well done Reid!

    21 Mar 99 Likes

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