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

    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
    • 21 Sep
      Spring student vacation
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Monday 21 September to Monday 5 October

      21 Sep 15
  • 13 Jul
    Semester two begins
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Most on-campus classes start this week

    13 Jul 15
  • 22 Jun
    Winter student vacation
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Monday 22 June to Sunday 12 July

    22 Jun 15
  • 20 Apr
    Term two begins
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Most on-campus classes resume this week

    20 Apr 15
  • 3 Apr
    Autumn student vacation
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Friday 3 to Sunday 19 April

    3 Apr 15
    • It's time for term break! Classes will resume 20 April so enjoy the last of the good weather with a bit of feet up time! For general enquiries, campus administration staff are available during business hours all days except public holidays. The library will be open when the campus is open (weekdays not on public holidays), but no library staff will be present. For online library assistance during this time, use the AskUs service at

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    • Don't forget to come down the Close the Gap event we are having here at the Ballina TAFE campus on Thursday 19th March,10:30am - 11:30am. There will be traditional Indigenous games, food/drinks and guest Aboriginal speakers. Come down and help Close the Gap!

      17 Mar 1 Like
  • A BIG Thanks to everyone who make Harmony Day at Ballina TAFE such an awesome success!

    17 Mar 5 Likes
  • Harmony Day celebrations this Tuesday 17th March on campus from 12noon in the café. Drumming workshop, music, food, arts and lots of fun!

    16 Mar 3 Likes
  • Congratulations to all of the winners at the recent Ballina Campus Student Achievement Awards.

    2 Mar 3 Likes
  • Yearning for a maritime career in 2015? Come to the information session from 12.30 to 1.30pm on Wednesday 28 January to find out how you can express yourself with study at Ballina TAFE in 2015.

    27 Jan 1 Like