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.


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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


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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

    • Hello and welcome to the #firstdayofsummer. Did you know we have a number of short courses and amazing events over summer?

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    • Congratulations to local Ballina North Coast TAFE apprentice Rhys Farley who won the Civil Contractors Federation NSW Certificate III Student of the Year award last Friday night. “We are very proud of Rhys and his commitment to his future career within the civil construction industry. As a business with an ageing workforce, we are hoping by working with North Coast TAFE we can attract more young, keen people like Rhys into civil careers.” (Kate Morgan, Morgan Earthworks, Ballina) Interested in a career in civil construction? Click here to view available course options. DJ Rhys Farley #NCTAFE #CIVILCONSTRUCTION #TAFENSW #CIVIL #CCFNSW #construction

      24 Nov 18 Likes
  • "This year we have a wide range of films from intimate documentaries to psychological thrillers to a film about a talking toy robot." — Rohan Langford Teacher Lismore TAFE Film talks to Byron Shire News about this week's graduation showcase.

    21 Nov 4 Likes
  • Are you ready to kick-start your career? Join us on Tuesday 29 November to discover all the possibilities at our Ballina TAFE info day!

    15 Nov 5 Likes
  • Ballina Info Day

    15 Nov 3 Likes
  • A great episode from ABC Landline on the future of farming with particular focus on the North Coast. Hear how farmers are leading the way in their industry.

    15 Nov 4 Likes
    • Australia is celebrating World Teachers' Day today. Thank you to all our wonderful teachers at North Coast TAFE who make a difference every day!

      28 Oct 4 Likes
    • "Humanitarian action is all about sacrifice, but I need to do it because I know the reality in the Congo." A great article from ABC North Coast about one of our exceptional North Coast TAFE past students, Jean Claude Mapatano, and his MESH humanitarian project helping women and children in the Congo. #refugeeswelcome #refugees #inspirational #students #NCTAFE

      27 Oct 2 Likes
  • Check out our Wollongbar TAFE students putting out fires in slowmo.

    18 Oct 2 Likes
  • 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!

    13 Oct 4 Likes
  • 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