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

    • Course Information Session - Individual Support (Ageing) Certificate III

      18 Apr 5 Likes
    • Course Information Session - Foundations for Vocational & Further Study

      6 May 1 Like
  • Course Information Session - Cert IV in Small Business Management

    2 Jun 1 Like
  • Course Information Session - Hospitality - Certificate III

    1 Jun 3 Likes
  • The Ballina TAFE campus end of year celebration for students and staff will be held on Wednesday 3rd December from 12noon in the Cafe. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to the front office by this Friday if you wish to attend.

    24 Nov 2 Likes
  • If studying is on your list of New Year's Resolutions, whatever your passion, we have a course to match. Do something today, that your future self will thank you for! #nctafe #thankyourself #newyearsresolutions #2016

    12 Jan 3 Likes
    • 'Eighty percent of success is showing up' -Woody Allen. #nctafe #thankyourself

      22 Jan 4 Likes
    • Thank you to everyone who came to the Ballina Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Ballina TAFE last night! It was a very successful evening, amazing food and beverage service by the Wollongbar TAFE TEACH team! Another big thank you to everyone who helped make it such a great night!

      10 Feb 5 Likes
  • A massive congratulations to all of the 2015 nursing students who had their recognition ceremony today! This congratulations can not go without a huge thank you to all of the amazing nursing teachers who have helped guide and teach all of our very talented students!

    12 Feb 15 Likes
  • Come enjoy the sunshine, great atmosphere and yummy toasties at the Lismore Eat the Street festival! Today Noon-8pm!

    12 Mar 0 Like
  • Come and get coloured at the Colour Us event at Ballina Campus on Saturday 30 April (12 noon- 4pm)! Jump, crawl, balance, roll and laugh your way through the obstacle course and colour-powder Rainbow Run to the sound of fun DJ beats. Wear white to experience all the colours of the rainbow and don’t forget to bring protective eyewear and a towel. Colour powder satchels will be available for $2.00 each and a photo area will be set up for selfies! Tickets are pre-sale, with registration on the day opening at 11.30am. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available online at: and the cost is $10 (TAFE and High School students), $15 (Adults), $5 (Primary School Students) and $30 (Families- 2 Adults, 2 Children). #nctafe #thankyourself #colourusnctafe

    22 Mar 25 Likes
  • Friday 8 April 2016 Congratulations to our award recipients for their outstanding achievement in 2015. We wish you all success in the workplace or with your continued studies. #nctafe #thankyourself

    12 Apr 8 Likes