Great Lakes


About our Great Lakes campus

Great Lakes TAFE Campus 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.


Get in touch

The Northern Parkway TUNCURRY NSW 2428
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(02) 6555 0600
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(02) 6557 5299

To locate a disability consultant for the Great Lakes 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 Great Lakes Campus

  • 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

    • Interested in a career in Early Childhood Education? Information Session for courses Tuesday 2nd February 1.30pm till 3.00pm (attendance anytime between) N Block upstairs

      31 Jan 1 Like
    • Is helping in the classroom your dream career? The Education Support course could be your pathway. Information Session Tuesday 2nd February 2016 N Block upstairs 1.30pm till 3.00pm (attendance anytime between)

      31 Jan 1 Like
  • Would you like an exciting career in IT Networking? Contact us now...Learn new skills with our expert trainers at Great Lakes TAFE...

    28 Jan 2 Likes
  • Make 2016 your year to step into the world of business with great courses enrolling now at Great Lakes TAFE. To enrol or for more information, visit the links below or call 1300 628 233. #nctafe #thankyourself Certificate IV in Business Administration - Certificate III in Business - Certificate III in Business Administration - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping - Certificate III in Accounts Administration - Certificate IV in Accounting - Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (IT Support) - Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Web technologies) -

    10 Feb 0 Like
  • Start a design pathway and flex your creative muscles with a Design Fundamentals course at Great Lakes TAFE! Learn about colour, creative processes and build a portfolio, ready to progress into graphic design, visual art and digital media. Enrolments are being taken now. For more information or to enrol visit or call 1300 628 233. #nctafe #thankyourself

    10 Feb 2 Likes
  • Need to get upskilled to return to work in 2016? Great Lakes TAFE is accepting enrolments now in courses that will help you to work or progress to further study! To enrol or for more information, visit the links below or call 1300 628 233. #nctafe #thankyourself Certificate II in Skills for work and training - Certificate I in Access to work and training -

    10 Feb 1 Like
    • Still keen to study in 2016? Start anytime that suits you, with our range of enrol-anytime courses. Or if you'd just like a taste, take a bite of one of our free courses. Enrolments are open now, so for more information or to secure your place call 1300 628 233 or click on the links below. #nctafe #thankyourself Business: Accounting: Skills for Work and Training: Information Technology: Mental Health Peer Review: Certificate 1 Business: Vocational and Community Engagement:

      8 Mar 1 Like
    • Awesome Great Lakes TAFE Barista students making over 250 coffees at Opera by the Lake #learningonthejob #coffee #GreatLakesTAFE #barista

      21 Mar 8 Likes
  • Amazing Tourism & Events students from Great Lakes TAFE ushered 1200 people and conducted surveys for Opera by the Lake #tourism #events #training #fun #community #opera

    21 Mar 18 Likes
  • Come along on Friday to Colour your Life Expo - Our students have organised alot of really fun events on the day ! Celebrating Youth week at Taree TAFE campus!!!

    29 Mar 0 Like
  • Be part of a Colour Explosion at Taree TAFE this Friday between 11:30 am & 12:30pm...Wear white at Colour Your Life Expo... Celebrating Youth week

    29 Mar 0 Like
  • Now here's a great opportunity for North Coast TAFE hospitality students and budding chefs- the 2016 Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF'S HAT AWARD will now be holding regional NSW heats. A culinary trip to North America is up for grabs and entries are open until Friday 6 May. For more info:

    19 Apr 2 Likes