Great Lakes


About TAFE NSW Great Lakes

TAFE NSW Great Lakes is an innovative and modern campus located at the Great Lakes Joint Education Campus in Tuncurry. Established in 2001, our campus shares the site and some facilities with a junior and senior college, allowing specialised training across a wide range of ages and skills.

Here you will find a nursing practical room, retail skills centre, travel centre, carpentry and joinery workshop, multi media lab, a business model office, and the Gallery Corridor which hosts several art exhibitions every year. The campus has a range of student amenities including BBQ areas and a pizza oven attached to an Aboriginal Meeting Place.

Our campus sits on the traditional lands of the Worimi Aboriginal people, surrounded by coastal bushland, sparkling waterways and iconic beaches of the Great Lakes.


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The Northern Parkway TUNCURRY NSW 2428
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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Great Lakes

  • Disabled parking
  • Canteen
  • Library
  • Computer labs
  • Aboriginal Learner Support Centre
  • Artist studio
  • Nursing prac room
  • Cafe lab
  • Virtual travel agency
  • Carpentry and building staging area and workshop
  • Virtual retail shop
  • Student kitchen
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Student life

    • Check out TAFE NSW - Great Lakes Community Pharmacy facilities. New Courses Commencing 7 August 2017! Do you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy assisting others? Are you working in, or looking to work in a pharmacy? Our Certificate II or Certificate III in Community Pharmacy could be the perfect course for you. Phone us today on 1300 628 233 to enrol.

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    • We are open through the vacation period in Student Central 8:30am - 4:00pm. Semester Two commences next week, don't leave it too late, enrol today - 1300 628 233. #beambitious #TAFENSW

      10 Jul 1 Like
  • It’s a myth you need to go to university to get a crackerjack job. Vocational Education and Training (VET) will land you a great paying job too. #beambitious

    9 Jul 1 Like
  • Come and chat to us at our pop up stall in Tuncurry today to discuss your study options. Be ambitious and enrol by phoning us on 1300 628 233.

    7 Jul 2 Likes
  • Great Lakes is currently holding a pop up stall in Wharf Street Forster, come along and have a chat to us about your study options. Courses start mid July. Phone us today on 1300 628 233.

    6 Jul 2 Likes
  • Great Lakes Student Central is open through the holiday period, Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm. Come in and have a chat about your study options for Semester 2, we still have vacancies in most courses but don't leave it til it's too late. Enquire today by phoning us on 1300 628 233.

    5 Jul 3 Likes
    • It's Open Week! TAFE NSW Great Lakes is open extended hours during open week Monday - Friday until 6pm. For this week only we are also open on Saturday between 9am - 12pm. Come in and have a chat about your career options and study goals for Semester 2 commencing in July. Enrol now by calling us on 1300 628 233.

      21 Jun 2 Likes
    • Congratulations to our first ever group of Diploma in Beauty students graduating from TAFE NSW Great Lakes. If you would like a career in the Beauty Industry why not contact us today on 1300 628 233.

      20 Jun 2 Likes
  • C&J students launching their canoes AWESOME work guys & teacher Brian Jones !!

    19 Jun 12 Likes
  • Come and grab yourself a goody bag and look at your career options for Semester 2 at Great Lakes Open Day today between 10am -2pm where you can chat to our teachers, come on a campus tour and have a free sausage sizzle between 12-1pm. Enrol now on 1300 628 233.

    19 Jun 1 Like
  • Hairdressing Are you looking for a career change or looking to enter the world of hairdressing? Come along to Great Lakes information session on Tuesday 20 June 2017 between the hours of 11:00am - 12:00pm in Student Central Block N. Enrol today by calling us on 1300 628 233.

    18 Jun 2 Likes
  • Retail, Pharmacy & Warehousing An information session for those looking to change careers, reenter the workforce or just starting off, and wishing to enrol in these fields is being held on Monday 19 June 2017 between 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Block Q. Enrol now by calling us on 1300 628 233.

    18 Jun 2 Likes

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