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

    • Looking good ladies! Sasha and Udur are students currently studying Certificate IV in Community Services, and they recently had the pleasure of representing Ballina TAFE Campus at the roaring 20's themed Community Sector Ball and Awards night.

      28 Nov 3 Likes

      27 Nov 1 Like
  • Come along to our Information Session on Information Technology and Creative Industry Courses starting in 2015! Monday 1 December 2014, 4.30pm Room D.103 - IT, room D.101 - Visual Arts & Design Ballina Campus, 154 Burnet Street, Ballina Chat informally to our experienced and passionate teachers and past students - View examples of students works on display - Enjoy refreshments, good food and company!

    21 Nov 1 Like
  • Beyondblue's big blue bus has arrived on the North Coast. Drop by and pick up some free information, chat to staff and find out about local support services. Check out the poster for dates and venues near you.

    19 Nov 2 Likes
  • Enquire now about having your study costs rebated by the federal government. You must be an existing worker in order to upskill to a diploma level. Take advantage of this offer by enrolling before December 31st. To find out more visit:

    19 Nov 1 Like
  • Don't forget to come down and check out Ballina Prawn Festival today! All the action has kicked off!

    15 Nov 0 Like
    • Ballina Prawn Festival is on tomorrow! (Saturday 15/11) Come down and check out all the action! North Coast TAFE will be hosting games, cooking competitions, prawn shelling and eating, and more! Stop by say hello and enjoy the festivities with us!

      14 Nov 1 Like
    • Don't forget to come down and check out all the action of Ballina Prawn Festival at Ballina's Missingham Park Saturday 15th November! North Coast TAFE will be holding a '500gm prawn shelling and eating' competition, 3 cooking demonstrations (12:30, 3:30 & 5:30pm), prawn games and information! Don't miss all the action!

      10 Nov 1 Like
  • Now the HSC is done the world’s your oyster. Or is it?
    Now the HSC is done the world’s your oyster. Or is it?

    The final HSC exam is over and, for now, it’s time to celebrate until the results are out in mid-December.

    6 Nov 14
  • If you are thinking of studying in 2015, we have some FREE workshops coming up that are designed to help you gain the skills and strategies needed to ensure success in both online and face-to-face training. Participating in these workshops will help students plan for education and employment, compile an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) portfolio for 2015 course applications, maximise learning potential and connect you to the excellent student support services available to all TAFE students. Courses start: Ballina - Ballina TAFE Campus Tuesday 18th November 4:00pm - 7:00pm Byron Bay - Byron Bay Community Centre - Veranda room Wednesday 19th November 4:30pm - 7:30pm For any further information, contact: Julie Simpson Ballina TAFE 0266 818 900

    5 Nov 0 Like
  • Express Yourselfie competition! Ballina students show us what gets them excited about their career!

    4 Nov 4 Likes
  • Enter our ‘Express Yourselfie’ photo competition for your opportunity to win a Polaroid camera or iPad mini! Just take a selfie at TAFE, work or home, tell us what you love most about your future career, post your snap to Facebook and Instagram and hashtag #expressyourselfie and #NCTAFE. We can’t wait to see your creative entries!

    3 Nov 0 Like