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.


Get in touch

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

    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
  • 21 Sep
    Spring student vacation
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Monday 21 September to Monday 5 October

    21 Sep 15
  • Jack Ate the Beanstalk in State Finals
    Jack Ate the Beanstalk in State Finals

    A second chance proved successful for musician and Diploma of Sound Production student Nicko Bird when his new band, Jack Ate the Beanstalk, won last week’s Battle of the Bands Competition at Grafton TAFE.

    1 Sep 15
  • Ruth Finlay is one of our Certificate III Hairdressing students at Grafton, she won the Apprentice of the Year at the Clarence Valley Business Awards Night recently. Congratulations Ruth! Read Ruth's story here:

    28 Aug 24 Likes
  • Big Deadly Yarn Up coming to Grafton Campus soon!!! See Information below

    27 Aug 0 Like
    • What is your learning style? How to turn your natural learning instincts to your advantage
      What is your learning style? How to turn your natural learning instincts to your advantage

      What is your learning style? Does the question conjure up an image of you at your desk flipping from Facebook and Twitter to your textbook and then back to Instagram to see how many people liked your recent post? After ten minutes scrolling through pictures dreaming about the life you could be living, you spend another five minutes trying to find that assignment check list which has disappeared under a plate of cold toast.

      25 Aug 15
    • We are hosting the North Coast TAFE Battle of the Bands right now! Some incredible local musicians performing on campus over the next few hours. Pictured are the girls from Zandalas, who are playing first today.

      25 Aug 4 Likes
  • Some of the incredible talent from up and down the NSW North Coast competing in this year's 2015 Battle of the Bands.

    25 Aug 0 Like
  • Grafton TAFE is hosting the North Coast TAFE NSW Student Association Band Competition tomorrow 25th August in the Performance Centre (W Block) The winners will move on to the QLD State Final being held at Lismore next week and will be in the running for some great prizes as well as the opportunity to represent TAFE at the National Finals in Sydney. We would like to invite you all over to enjoy the music and support this great event tomorrow from 12 noon onwards. See you there!

    24 Aug 2 Likes
  • Staff and students testing out the new Samsung Gear VR this afternoon! Three dimensions of the antarctic, shark cages, and more. #samsung #virtualreality

    20 Aug 7 Likes
  • We have training underway to get you on the road, literally! North Coast TAFE is hosting an information session for anyone interested in finding out more about our Civil Construction training courses. People keen to get skilled to meet the employment demand for Civil Construction workers are welcome to attend. For information please call 1300 NCTAFE (1300 628 233) or visit

    13 Aug 0 Like