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.


Print all available courses

Get in touch

The Northern Parkway TUNCURRY NSW 2428
How to get here  
1300 628 233
Stay connected
Find us on Facebook  

To locate a disability consultant for TAFE NSW Great Lakes, 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 TAFE NSW

Key dates and events

View all key dates and events  

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
Ready to get started?
Ready to get started?

Take the next step with TAFE NSW Great Lakes

Student life

    • Come and support our hospitaltiy students today serving Barista made coffee 10am - 12pm at the Coffee Lab @ Great Lakes. You won't miss the lab with our brand new sign (designed by a previous hospitaliy student) now printed and installed.

      12 Apr 0 Like
    • Check out this amazing dress made from plastic shopping bags. This was created by one of our students studying the unit "wearable objects" in Certificate IV Design Fundamentals run at Forster Tuncurry. Enrolments for Semester 2 commencing in July will open soon, start your enquiry today by phoning us on 1300 628 233.

      5 Apr 0 Like
  • Happy Easter! We wish all staff and students a safe and relaxing long weekend. Classes resume Tuesday 3rd, April. #HappyEaster

    30 Mar 0 Like
  • Fancy a cheap beauty treatment? Come along and allow our Certificate III Beauty Students to provide you with a professional service at less than half the cost. Call The Beauty Room on 6555 0625 to book your spot today.

    16 Mar 0 Like
  • Great Lakes - Forster/Tuncurry celebrating International Women’s Day with a wonderful morning tea for students and staff today #pressforprogress

    8 Mar 0 Like
  • Short courses are the perfect way to help you boost your current skills faster, give you the confidence to broaden your career prospects or even find a new passion. Be a skills seeker. Enrol today.

    7 Mar 0 Like
    • Are you interested in learning more about digital photography? Our Port Macquarie Campus are running a short evening / weekend class in Digital Phtography Essentials. To find our more or to enrol today phone the contact centre on 1300 628 233.

      28 Feb 0 Like
    • Want to add Excellence Award winner to your CV? Hurry, nominations for 2018 TAFE NSW Excellence awards close Friday 2 March. Sebastian Barkoczy (pic) won the 2015 Student of the Year award, gaining industry recognition, pr opportunities and prize money as well as the 2015 NSW Training Award for vocational student of the year! Be recognised for your achievements. Apply now.

      28 Feb 0 Like
  • Need to up-skill or find a new career? Discover the right short course for you!

    23 Feb 0 Like
  • Our students need your assistance: Would you like to be a hair model for hair treatments, head neck and shoulder massage, basic color and creative colour, hair cuts and perms and hair straightening. Both male and female models required on Tuesdays. If you can assist please contact Rose on 6581 6373 to discuss your availabilities and to gather more information.

    23 Feb 0 Like
  • Did you know that nominations for 2018 TAFE NSW Student Excellence Awards are open? Come on, don't be shy. You've worked hard, now it's time to get recognised for your achievements. Check out the award categories and get cracking, you just might be our 2018 student of the year! #Be Ambitious

    22 Feb 0 Like
  • 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

Chat with us

Please give us some more information to get started.

Leave Customer Help a message

Sorry, live chat is not available at this time. Our office hours are 8am-8pm Monday - Thursday and 8am-5pm on Fridays.
Please leave a note with your email address and we will contact you as soon as we can.