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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qualified staff providing quality education


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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

    • Responsible Conduct of Gambling Want to add to your skills? Enrol now by calling 1300 628 233. 15th November at Club Forster

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    • Responsible Service of Alcohol Want to add to your skills? Enrol now by calling 1300 628 233. 8th November at Club Forster.

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  • Tell us what you think, you could win a prize by having your say.

    18 Oct 0 Like
  • What a wonderful morning for our Certificate III Beauty Students, being able to participate and give back to our community in a free pamper day put on by Great Lakes Mental Health Carer Support Group. We hope you all enjoyed your me time, it is well deserved.

    11 Oct 15 Likes
  • Have your say

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  • Urban Art! Check out the fantastic lesson our Certificate IV Design students had this morning being ambitious and learning the skills of Urban Art. Lots of fun was had by all.

    20 Sep 14 Likes
    • Great Lakes Campus is OPEN today! We have been advised that it is safe for Great Lakes campus to reopen today. All roads are open, RFS have advised the fire is under control and smoke is being blown north. Enjoy your day !

      14 Sep 5 Likes
    • Great Lakes campus is currently closed due to bush fires until further notice. Please check the Rural Fire Service website for updates

      13 Sep 3 Likes
  • Great Lakes Barista Course Thursday 12 October 2017 TAFE PLUS Statement in Barista Coffee Preparation 160-23668V01 Course Description: For student who wants to learn how to prepare and serve espresso coffee. From Cappuccino to Latte, Ristretto to Affogato, you too can become a Barista. The Barista Coffee preparation course is an introductory course for people who are entering the hospitality industry or current personnel looking to refine their skills to produce a better Espresso Coffee. This course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Barista Course and Barista Accreditation. Enrol today 1300 628 233.

    22 Aug 4 Likes
  • 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.

    27 Jul 2 Likes
  • 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

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