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
How to get here  
(02) 6681 8900
Stay connected
Find us on Facebook  

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

View all key dates and events  

Facilities available at Ballina Campus

  • Disabled parking
  • Cafe
  • Extensive nursing labs
  • Library
  • State of the art maritime facility
Ready to get started?
Ready to get started?

Take the next step with North Coast TAFE at Ballina

Student life

    • For all those who missed the Arts vs Science Festival, or those who attended and maybe got snapped by a photographer, see the link for some great pics of the day. By all accounts, the talk given by North Coast TAFE teacher Steve Giese was inspiring!

      29 Aug 0 Like
    • Lucky we have Maritime Course Navagation Markers at Ballina Campus, we might need them this afternoon to get throught the rising flood water!

      27 Aug 3 Likes
  • Congratulations to Lismore TAFE students Vanessa and Arna, known as the No Frills Twins, who won the North Coast TAFE Band Competition at Grafton yesterday.

    27 Aug 1 Like
  • See our Lismore Campus Fine Art Teacher Steve Giese present his keynote session "An Apology to Animals, Recent tendencies in environmental art & design." at tomorrow's Art Vs Science Festival at Lismore City Hall at midday. For the full program visit

    23 Aug 0 Like
  • QUESTION: What is the key to success in life, the pursuit of art or science? (A question in the theme of the Art Vs Science Festival at Lismore Town Hall this Sunday - for more info visit

    22 Aug 0 Like
  • Express Yourself, 表达自己, jezelf uitdrukken, drücken Sie sich, exprimez-vous, 自分を表現 with English classes for travellers or students available in Byron Bay or at the North Coast TAFE Ballina campus. Start anytime and study 4 to 16 hours a week for only $250 per month. For more information call 1300 628 233 or visit #expressyourself #nctafe

    15 Aug 0 Like
    • Lock next Sunday in your calendar and stroll down to the river at Lismore to see the latest in science and innovation at the Art vs Science Festival, proudly supported by North Coast TAFE.

      15 Aug 0 Like
    • Thinking about your future? Then don't miss the Mini Careers Expo next Thursday 21st August at Wollongbar Campus. It's on from 11.30 to 1.30, Southern Cross University, Grifith University, Defence Forces, Police, Apprenticeship Centres, and TAFE Jobs Hub will all be there plus a heap more.

      14 Aug 0 Like
  • A reminder for all students that important updates will be made to many North Coast TAFE systems from 6pm tonight to 8pm Sunday night. This will mean no access to Moodle, Student Portal, student e-services and some library resources. Apologies for any inconvenience in advance!

    8 Aug 0 Like
  • It's not too late to express your career desires for semester 2! Enrolments are still being taken for students that want to take their next step now! Call 1300 62 82 33 to find out more about affordable courses with government subsidies and flexible study options. #expressyourself #nctafe

    7 Aug 0 Like
  • Calling all apprentice plumbers at North Coast TAFE. Could you use a helping hand to pay for your TAFE fees, tools or fuel to get you to and from work? Have a go at scoring one of 25 grants from Rheem Australia worth $1000 each! Visit for more information.

    25 Jul 0 Like
  • FRIDAY FUNNY: Weird Al Yankovich takes aim at grammar, great reminder when putting together assignments! Enjoy the weekend everyone.

    18 Jul 0 Like