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

    • Lismore Certificate III Health Services Assistance is enrolling soon. Come along to the Information Session this Tuesday 4th September 11 o’clock, Lismore Tafe Campus

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    • Want a career in Age Care? Are you a "people person"? Have you always dreamed of a career in the community service sector working with older people? If so, then the Certificate III Individual Support Ageing is for you. Certificate III Individual Support Ageing is enrolling now at Ballina Tafe. Course commences 23rd July 2018. Enrolling is easy Phone 1300 628 233 or drop into Ballina Campus.

      18 Jul 0 Like
  • Certificate I and II in Information, Digital Media and Technology Are you a computer whiz, looking to start an administrative role in the IT industry? The Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology course is an excellent starting point for anyone seeking a career in the IT industry. This course will teach you a wide range of knowledge and skills relating to using small scale networks and office computer systems, as well as teaching you how to operate word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Successful completion of the Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology will assist you with obtaining an entry level job as a Clerical or Administrative Worker. Be in a career you love. Courses enrolling in semester 2. Certifacte I Certifacte II

    9 Jul 0 Like
  • Certificate II in Career Preparation Take the next step towards your dream career with TAFE NSW's Certificate II in Career Preparation. This course will teach you skills to contribute effectively to our diverse society and workforce and help you to find job training pathways in your area of interest. You will also develop employability skills to help you take advantage of future employment opportunities. If you are interested, we will be running an infromation session on Tuesday 24th July, 10-11am in room GG.01 at the Ballina TAFE Campus.

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  • Certificate I in Access to Work and Training This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: * develop employability skills and knowledge at AQF level 1 to retrain or enter the workforce * identify realistic education, employment or community engagement goals and appropriate training pathways, including pre-vocational pathways * participate in a formal, supported or self-managed learning environment. If you are interested, we will be running an infromation session on Tuesday 24th July, 10-11am in room GG.01 at the Ballina TAFE Campus.

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  • Want to start a career in the fitness industry? Our practical courses include training in fully equipped facilities, that prepare you to become a fitness expert, with great career opportunities. Richard Peiffer has just completed his certificate IV in Fitness and loved every minute of his course. He knows he's got the theoretical and practical skills he needs to start work as a PT immediately. “The course really helped me set in stone what I wanted to achieve in the present and future. I’m starting to work in personal training and hope to build my reputation in the industry. Next year, I’ll be taking what I’ve learnt at TAFE to uni, where I'm starting the Bachelor of Exercise Science. I highly recommend studying fitness at TAFE. You’ll have high quality teachers who keep you motivated and pass on their knowledge and love for the industry." Enrol now for the Certificate III in Fitness for semester 2 at the Ballina TAFE. Discover your new career today.

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    • Check out the certificate IV in community services offered at Ballina.

      30 Jun 0 Like
    • Whether you are interested in small or large enterprises, specialist work or general management roles, TAFE NSW offers a range of Business and Finance qualifications to connect you to the core of business achievement and productivity. We are running an Information Session on Wednesday 27th June between 10:00am and 2:00pm at our Ballina TAFE Campus, 154 Burnet Street, Ballina NSW 2478. Come on down and have a chat with one of our amazing teaching staff.

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  • Ballina Certificate III Health Services Assistance is enrolling soon. Come along to the Information Session this Monday 18th June 11 o’clock, Ballina Tafe Campus

    15 Jun 0 Like
  • Be ambitious, be informed and be ready to enrol for semester 2. Explore your course and study options and discover how a TAFE NSW course can get you ready for the career you want.

    12 Jun 0 Like
  • Are you a school leaver who needs to gain skills and confidence to be job ready? The Smart Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program can help you secure your dream job with industry-recognised qualifications, work experience and career advice. The program is fully-subsidised by the NSW Government. See how we can help you turn your ambition into a real career.

    4 Jun 0 Like
  • Are you looking to start your own business or grow an existing one? Find out how our fully-subsidised, skills for business courses, can get you and your staff digitally and financially savvy.

    4 Jun 0 Like

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