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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Disability Consultant

Mark Jewell
Phone (02) 6620 4759 

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

Term 4 Commences

All day at Ballina Welcome back students for term 4.

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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

    • Students from Ballina and Evans River High Schools are loving the Certificate II in Skills for work and Training at Ballina Campus. They have enjoyed taster courses in Retail, Hair and Beauty, Automotive, Hospitality and Digital Media.

      28 Oct 0 Like
    • The ‘comma’ has gone on stress leave – bring back the ‘full stop’!
      The ‘comma’ has gone on stress leave – bring back the ‘full stop’!

      A light-hearted look at the use of commas versus full stops in writing. Are you a comma slave driver or do you put a full stop to things?

      15 Oct 14
  • 7 Oct
    Term 4 Commences
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Welcome back students for term 4.

    7 Oct 14
  • They say that all good things come to an end, and sadly term 3 at North Coast TAFE is no exception. Say adios to classes, have a great break, and we'll see you all for term 4 on October 7. For all the nerdburgers out there, our library will be open, but no library staff will be on campus in the vacation. For online library assistance, use the AskUs service at

    19 Sep 1 Like
  • R U OK? Day is an annual day in September to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question R U OK? A conversation could change a life. To find out more abou R U OK day visit the display in the Ballina campus library or visit

    11 Sep 0 Like
  • It's MoneySmart Week! Start early to get on top of your finances. Take one of the Financial Literacy Australia MoneySmart Week challenges or do the free Money Health Check here #MSW14

    2 Sep 0 Like
    • 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