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

    • Be recognised for your passion, commitment and achievements at this year's TAFE NSW Excellence Awards. The Awards showcase not only academic excellence but also personal, workplace and community achievements. Nominations are now open. Be ambitious and go for it!

      15 Feb 0 Like
    • Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do? Be inspired by Rivera's story and find a career you love.

      11 Feb 0 Like
  • FACS are offering a great scholarship opportunity for students living in social housing and who are enrolled in a school based apprenticeship, traineeship, or studying a VET subject at school in 2018. The successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with covering study expenses. Find out if you're eligible to apply.

    6 Feb 0 Like
  • Welcome to the official start of semester 1, 2018. If you're starting this week, be sure to check out all our student support services, including the student association. If you're planning to enrol to study, it's not too late for many of our courses ranging from degrees to diplomas, certificates, apprenticeships and more. We wish you every success!

    5 Feb 0 Like
  • FACS are offering a great scholarship opportunity for students living in social housing and are enrolled in either a school based apprenticeship,traineeship, or studying a VET subject at school in 2018. The successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with study expenses. Find out if you're eligible.

    2 Feb 0 Like
  • New Course being offered at Great Lakes: Certificate III Information Technolgy Web/Photography commencing Tuesday 13 February. The timetable for this course will be: Tues 9:30-3:00 Wed 9:30-12:30 Thurs 9:30-3:00 Fri 9:00 – 3:00 This is a hugely popular course with the added bonus of video and multi media units also. Don't delay, BE Ambitious and enrol today by contacting us on 1300 628 233.

    31 Jan 0 Like
    • Now is the time to BE Ambitious! TAFE NSW courses are commencing at Great Lakes in February. Have you been thinking about upskilling or trying something new? Don't delay, we have a range of courses to suit your individual needs. We also currently have vacancies in the below courses: Certificate III Hospitality, Certificate III Design Fundamentals, Certficate III Information Technology. Please contact us on 1300 628 233 to enrol today, or pop in and see us at Student Central, Block N.

      30 Jan 0 Like
    • Train services will be significantly reduced from Thursday 25th January and through the Australia Day long weekend. On Monday 29th January, all stations will be closed and no trains will run across NSW. Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and expect major delays. For more information check Transport NSW website.

      24 Jan 0 Like
  • Business, Finance, Creative Industries, Information Technology, Education Information Sessions. Drop in and chat to our expert teachers and staff and tour our campuses facilities.

    10 Jan 0 Like
  • Certificate III Design Fundamentals enrolling now at TAFENSW Great Lakes. Enrol today 131 601 or

    9 Jan 0 Like
  • Come along to Enrolment Week @ Great Lakes.

    9 Jan 0 Like
  • TAFE NSW offers over 1,200 courses from certificates to degrees. Whether you want to be qualified faster, be in a career you love, or be the boss - take charge of your career and explore your options at the TAFE NSW Enrolment Week 2018. From 15 - 19 January 2018, we will be throwing open our campus doors to future students seeking course information and finalising their enrolments. Our friendly team will be on the ground to assist new students with enrolment paperwork, provide career advice and offer campus tours around our start-of-the-art campuses! We are open extended hours as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm TAFE Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm Come along, have a chat and BE AMBITIOUS IN 2018.

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