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
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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

    • Great article from The Northern Star about the pioneers of the organic and local food movement in the Northern Rivers who continue to live and breath it. Read more below. #NCTAFE #TAFENSW

      19 Sep 4 Likes
    • Want to know the top five industries in Australia in need of more workers? "Employment Department figures show caring — whether in aged, disabled or child care — is forecast to have 100,000 jobs created in the five years to 2021, while sales is expected to have about 90,000 roles for sales assistants and salespersons alone in the same period. Meanwhile agriculture cannot get enough local workers to fill jobs, trades suffer from skill shortages and hospitality is tipped for growth and already employs the greatest proportion of young workers. Retail, hospitality and agriculture have the nation’s three lowest-skilled workforces as 50 per cent or more do not have a qualification beyond high school, while no experience is required to start an apprenticeship." Read more in the Herald Sun article below. #TAFENSW #NCTAFE

      12 Sep 3 Likes
  • Yes you can! Tomorrow is the start of the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Do yourself a favour and watch this sensational ad everyone is talking about. Go Aussies! And to all our disability students – yes you can! Click here for Disability Services courses at North Coast TAFE

    6 Sep 1 Like
  • Need your RSA/RCG or want to learn coffee preparation? Ballina Campus is now taking enrolments for courses on 12 & 19 September. Enrol Now - Ph: 1300 628 233

    5 Sep 5 Likes
  • Certificate I in Business - Fee Free Course - 17 October - 25 November 2016 Ballina Campus This Certificate allows individuals across a variety of industry sectors to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for the workforce. The course delivery is flexible, supervised by our teachers, all of whom have industry-relevant skills. During the course you will undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. This Certificate is an entry level for further study and students will be assessed by portfolios, exams, demonstrations and observations For more information click on the link below or call Ph: 1300 628 233

    31 Aug 3 Likes
  • We love our Campus and this Thursday we will be having a Spring Fling ! Students are encouraged to bring friends and family on the first day of Spring (Thursday 1st September) as we share the love at Pathways Cafe from Midday. Show us your love for Ballina campus #springfling

    29 Aug 4 Likes
    • Collaborating with FSG, North Coast TAFE will be providing S.T.E.P Training at Ballina campus offering Certificate I in Hospitality. Course held each Wednesday from 9.30am - 3pm starting 14 September until 30 November. The training offers - Face-to-face delivery with a highly experienced trainer - Real skills for on-job futures learned through work experience at North Coast TAFE and FSG social enterprise locations - Fully supported learning environment - One on one and/or group learning support - Job preparation support For more information contact FSG Learning and Development: Ph: 0438 163 266 Email:

      25 Aug 2 Likes
    • North Coast TAFE students are invited to think creatively and design a sustainable tiny home, teeny tiny home or a pocket neighbourhood that enables simple and sustainable living and win up $1000! Entries for the Tiny Homes Design competition close 4.00pm Thursday, 1st September 2016 so don’t miss out! North Coast TAFE is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Sustainable Tiny Homes Design competition, expo and open homes day. For more information visit Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers or

      24 Aug 2 Likes
  • Artist in Residence - Spring Water Colours

    22 Aug 0 Like
  • Need some help with your study ? Ballina Campus offers support for students in the Library on Tuesdays (Literacy) & Wednesdays (Numeracy) from 3-4.30pm. It may also be possible to arrange individual or small group tutorials, so contact Julie Wykeham 6681 8924 discuss your needs.

    22 Aug 3 Likes
  • Are you a people person? Are you looking to qualify in a growing industry and gain a competitive advantage in securing work? Our Certificate II in Retail Services will teach you how to merchandise, market, sell, and control stock. It will equip you with skills in customer service, advising customers, theft minimisation, and give you an insight into the global world of sales with online shopping. Ballina Campus are still accepting enrolments for a Semester 2 start. For more information contact or click on the link below

    17 Aug 2 Likes
  • Ballina Aboriginal Child & Family Centre (10 Hayman Street) are hosting a Community Breakfast BBQ on Thursday 18 August from 9.30-10.30am. All Welcome. Call Cherie or Kris for more info on 6681 1540

    16 Aug 2 Likes