About our Grafton campus

Grafton TAFE Campus is an important part of the Clarence Valley community, offering students an ideal place to study and live.

Our campus features purpose built trades facilities including a painting and decorating showcase, a large automotive garage, specially fitted electrotechnology rooms, and multiple welding and metal work bays with a strong focus on safety. We also have an advanced music and screen facility, child studies and childcare centre, a restaurant-sized kitchen and on-campus restaurant, multiple IT labs, and a separate hair and beauty salon open to the public.

The township of Grafton sits on the banks of the beautiful Clarence River in the Bundjalung Aboriginal nation, and is known for its jacaranda trees, water sports and friendly country feel.


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7 Clarence Street (PO Box 103) GRAFTON NSW 2460
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(02) 6641 1600
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To locate a disability consultant for the Grafton 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 Grafton Campus

  • Music and sound production rooms
  • Cafe
  • Library
  • Cyclorama for photos and media
  • Aboriginal Learner Support Centre
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Student life

    • We are over the moon for all four of our local North Coast TAFE WorldSkills Australia finalists! Shannon Thompson (Tiling), Isabella DiMattia (Hairdressing VETiS), Hannah Elliot (Beauty Therapy) and Nicholas O'Mara (Carpentry) all went off to Melbourne and represented their respective trades, family, friends, teachers and the entire Clarence Valley community with distinction and pride. Just making the finals in Melbourne puts these students in the highest category of up and coming industry talent in the country. Check out this story in the The Daily Examiner on Isabella and Shannon who managed silver and bronze medals at the competition. Unbelievable effort!

      18 Oct 16 Likes
    • Well, what a time North Coast TAFE had at Surfing the Coldstream Festival Yamba on Saturday! We were right in the mix and we loved every minute of it! Proud supporters and major sponsors of this truly wonderful and unique community event! Our fantastic hair and beauty teams delivered countless massages to a very appreciative crowd well into the thousands. Also, our enthusiastic gang of events students got a taste of what it's like to be part of such a large and wonderful cultural event helping with everything from welcoming touring musicians through to experiencing first hand what it takes to oversee enviro friendly waste management on a large scale. What an effort! A special thanks to our wonderful teachers Megan, Justine and Linda. :-) A huge thankyou to all the volunteers, sponsors, the event committee and most of all, the community, for supporting what was another spectacular Surfing the Coldstream Festival for 2016.

      17 Oct 7 Likes
  • They're lining up for massages from our wonderful hair and beauty team! Come see us at Surfing the Coldstream Festival! It's a beautiful day in sunny Yamba!

    15 Oct 6 Likes
  • North Coast TAFE is primed and raring to go at Surfing the Coldstream 2016! A beautiful day for a wonderful event. Once again we are proud sponsors and supporters. :-)

    15 Oct 5 Likes
  • All set up for Surfing the Coldstream Festival tomorrow at Yamba's Flinders Park. Come say hi and let our wonderful hair and beauty student go to work on you! Most importantly, have a fun day and enjoy the tunes! See you there!

    14 Oct 6 Likes
  • Well well! The results are in and to say we are proud of all our local representatives at the WorldSkills Australia finals in Melbourne would be an understatement! Let's kick it off with local tiling apprentice Shannon Thompson! Shannon picked up Bronze in the Wall & Floor Tiling category! Just making the national finals is an indication of the high quality of Shannon's workmanship and also recognition of the fact that he is one of the best young tiling apprentices in the country. Winning the bronze medal is an unbelievable achievement under massive pressure and it deserves to be recognised. So, well done Shannon and thanks for doing yourself, your family, Grafton, the trade you love and North Coast TAFE proud. #nctafe #legendaryeffort

    13 Oct 21 Likes
    • School age students of today are facing huge changes and a technologically advanced future with 50% of today's jobs anticipated to be replaced by artificial intelligence. What will the future hold for you? #futurejobs

      13 Oct 0 Like
    • North Coast TAFE is once again a proud sponsor of Surfing the Coldstream Festival Yamba. See you there on Saturday!

      12 Oct 5 Likes
  • A fantastic night of information and conversation at Grafton TAFE Campus last night. A massive thankyou to all involved. Exciting times for the people of the Clarence Valley. :-)

    6 Oct 0 Like
  • Tonight at Grafton TAFE Campus: find out how your business can benefit from the $550million spend on the new Grafton Correctional Centre over the next 20 years! Registration for tonight is a must. Check out the below story in the The Daily Examiner for more details and event registation link.

    5 Oct 4 Likes
  • We certainly have some talent in our teaching ranks here at North Coast TAFE! Check out this fantastic story in the The Daily Examiner on our wonderful TAFE team member and alround legend Natalie Smith! "The last 21 years has seen Natalie quietly gone about her passion for hairdressing, running her own salon and teaching apprentices at North Coast TAFE. She has trained and mentored five of her own staff members on to national competition level along with six other local apprentices" Take a giant step towards your Hairdressing dream now! Check out what's on offer at North Coast TAFE at:

    4 Oct 126 Likes
  • Are you, or someone you know, a local business operator? Are you interested in how your business can position itself to take advantage of opportunities associated with the new Grafton Correctional Centre? Clarence Valley businesses are invited to attend a New Grafton Correctional Centre Forum planned for Wednesday evening, 5th October at Grafton Campus of TAFE - commencing at 6:00pm. The aim of the Forum is to assist business and industry in the region to build their understanding, and capability, to engage in both the tender and procurement processes of the New Grafton Correctional Centre. Registration is a must and can be done by following the link below:

    29 Sep 1 Like