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

    • 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
    • Attention local business owners! See below details for upcoming forum for those wishing to better understand how their business can benefit from the upcoming Grafton Correctional Centre development. 'The aim of the forum is to help business and industry in the region to build their understanding and capability to engage in the tender and procurement processes of the correctional centre' Registration is necessary:

      28 Sep 1 Like
  • A wonderful local event and opportunity for work experience!

    24 Sep 2 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

    21 Sep 1 Like
  • Happy Monday! Just a quick one to remind everyone about the Learner Support Sessions offered by the Education, Employment & Support (EE&S) Section for Grafton & Maclean Campuses. The Learner Support sessions are free & open to any student currently enrolled into an existing NC TAFE course. We can help students with: * Basic computing & how to use your laptop, TAFE PC, iPad, smartphone or tablet for study * Research using the Internet & Learning online * Completing assignments & assessments * Knowing what the question means in assignments & assessments * Understanding the jargon * Writing Reports & Essays * Writing skills: spelling, sentences, paragraphs, grammar * Maths

    12 Sep 3 Likes
  • Plenty happening on campus this week! Check out our weekly "what's on", don't miss out!

    12 Sep 3 Likes
    • What a fantastic RUOK? Day event today. A massive thankyou to all that attended and started that important conversation. A special thankyou to all of the service providers that attended and to the local business that donated gift vouchers for the event including Flowers by Bonnie Hank's Kitchen 2Be Nourished Toast Espresso Saraton The Tilted Teaspoon Hungry Jack’s Grafton Village Green Hotel I Scream Most of all, thankyou to our fantastic RUOK? Day organising team from our Community Services class for their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to putting together such an important and successful day.

      8 Sep 11 Likes
    • And we are up and running for RUOK Day 2016! Entertainment, a free sausage sizzle, plenty of fun activities and most importantly plenty of conversation! Come on down - it's on until 1pm!

      8 Sep 12 Likes
  • Today, 8th of September at Grafton TAFE Campus we are all about conversations and connectedness! Join us from 11am to 1pm in our beautiful campus quad for our very own RUOK? Day event. Organised by our fantastic Community Services students, there will be entertainment, a sausage sizzle and sides, light refreshments, an information hub and plenty of conversation. Don't forget to wear yellow and black in support! Check out this neat write up for the story behind the event and further details. See you there! :-)

    7 Sep 39 Likes
  • ENROLLING NOW - Limited Spaces Available! North Coast TAFE is pleased to be offering a Certificate III in Events at our Grafton TAFE Campus. Do you want to work in an exciting, dynamic global industry? Our Certificate III in Events offers a practical grounding in the basics of event coordination. Our course is a great mix of skills, knowledge and practical engagement in the planning, production and evaluation of events. You will gain knowledge of industry operations and how to work independently under the guidance of more senior event personnel. *Includes RSA, RCG and FSS certificates! Attendance details: 16 hour per week for 10 weeks (Monday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm). See the link below for more details and downloadable course brochure.

    7 Sep 41 Likes
  • Are the costs of travelling to and from TAFE starting to add up? Finding it difficult to get a lift into TAFE? Have you checked out Northern Rivers Carpool? By carpooling to TAFE, you can: • Save wear and tear on your car • Save money on fuel • Make friends • Make roads safer with fewer cars • Reduce your carbon footprint Check out the Northern Rivers Carpool website to register and start looking for a travel companion.

    5 Sep 3 Likes
  • Attention baristas of tomorrow (or today for that matter!). Looking at getting skilled up? Take advantage of the recent surge in hospitality positions across the Clarence. Make a move now! Barista Coffee Prep (TAFE plus statement). This Saturday 10th of September at Grafton TAFE Campus - 10am to 2pm. Follow the link below for more details. :-)

    5 Sep 1 Like