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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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

    • Join us each Tuesday at Student Central from 12 midday for lunch time Mindfulness sessions hosted by our very own Careers Adviser Emma #greatlakestafe #greatlakesnsw #campuslife #mindfulness

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    • Look who has made the front page of the Manning River Times today. Our multi-talented and wonderful Librarian Janella Leotta. #greatlakestafe #greatlakesnsw #campuslife #studyattafe

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  • Support our Certificate III Beauty Students on Tuesday 30 August by having a free manicure and pedicure. This is a wonderful opportunity to assist our students with their study and to get pampered at the same time. Don't miss out!!!. Call or sms Laura on 0407250860 to book your appointment. #greatlakestafe #greatlakesnsw #northcoasttafe #studyattafe #careers #manicure #nailart #pedicure #pampering

    25 Aug 10 Likes
  • Have you thought about a career in Aged Care? Our students enjoy practical experience each week in a supportive learning environment. Enrol next semester to experience our campus life. #greatlakestafe #northcoasttafe #greatlakesnsw #studyattafe #agedcare #careers #livingthedream

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  • Our 2nd year Building & Construction students enjoyed breakfast today with Student Central staff. It is Tradies Health month this month. #tradieshealthmonth #greatlakestafe #northcoasttafe #greatlakesnsw #studyattafe

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  • It is Tradies Health month this month. Here are some highlights from our first Tradies breakfast. #greatlakestafe #northcoasttafe #studyattafe #greatlakesnsw

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    • Our wonderful Certificate III Nails students put their theory into practice on Friday in class @ Great Lakes Campus. Check out their awesome work. Wonder what they will get up to this week? #greatlakesTAFE #Nails #studentwork #nailart #NCTAFE

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    • Oh yes.... it's that time again! Our hospitality students are now running their coffee lab to all staff and students onsite. Check out the team putting their theory to practice today. Great Lakes TAFE get on board, lots of coffee over the next few weeks, woohoo. #GreatLakesTAFE #Hospitality #Coffee #Students #coffeebuzz

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  • Fierce competition in today's mini olympics at Great Lakes TAFE, be there tomorrow for more fun and games #greatlakestafe #miniolympics #studentfun #competition

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  • Day one of competition in The Great Lakes TAFE mini Olympics. Tourism and Events (Brazil) are currently in the lead with 5 gold medals. See you all at Q block on Friday for Day 2 of competition. #greatlakestafe #northcoasttafe #greatlakesnsw

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  • Our Gold Medalist Holly from Tourism and Events in action #greatlakestafe #northcoasttafe #greatlakesnsw

    10 Aug 2 Likes