About our Kempsey campus

Kempsey TAFE Campus has a great community feel, a focus on sustainability and friendly staff and students who get involved with local projects like community gardens and agricultural events. Here you will find an active student life with regular events like the Poetry Slam and Reconciliation Day activities, and the popular Drumming Circle.

The campus is home to trade workshops for automotive, metal fabrication and welding, and features extensive fine arts facilities including painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. We also have specialist facilities for children’s services and aged care studies.
Kempsey TAFE Campus, in the Dunghutti Aboriginal nation, is an integral part of the Kempsey community, which is surrounded by fertile beef and dairy farmlands.

If you’re looking to enter the workforce armed with invaluable experience and practical skills, check out the courses available at our Kempsey TAFE Campus.


Get in touch

58 Sea Street (PO Box 3173) WEST KEMPSEY NSW 2440
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(02) 6560 2900
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To locate a disability consultant for the Kempsey 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 Kempsey Campus

  • Disabled parking
  • Canteen
  • Library
  • Learner support centre
  • Nursing lab
  • Auto and engineering workshops
  • Child care playgroup
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Student life

    • Free Microsoft Office 365 for students...#nctafe

      9 Feb 1 Like
    • Are you patient and like being helpful? Are you passionate about education and want to assist students to achieve the best learning outcomes? Start your career in the education industry by studying a Certificate III in Education Support at Kempsey TAFE. For more information and to enrol, call 1300 628 233 or go to: #nctafe #thankyourself

      11 Feb 6 Likes
  • Fabulous day getting creative at Kempsey TAFE on Thurs 4th Feb. The free Creative Industries’ workshops went really well and a lot of fun and colour was had by all! These pics are from the 'Abstraction through Colour'- exploring approaches to painting by investigating abstraction through colour, collage and composition and 'Embellishing for Fashion or Furnishing'- learning hand and machine embellishing techniques, to design and create your own adornment for a garment or soft furnishing item workshops. THanks to everyone who came along! #nctafe #thankyourself

    11 Feb 11 Likes
  • Remember the love on Valentine's Day! #nctafe

    12 Feb 0 Like
  • In recognition of the 8 year anniversary of the National Apology made by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. #nctafe #kempsey #dunghutti

    13 Feb 2 Likes
  • Studying higher level qualifications just got cheaper (if you meet the conditions)! See the post below for the new fee changes. #nctafe #thankyourself

    16 Feb 0 Like
    • It's time to celebrate student success with the Student Recognition Awards. Nominations are open now! #nctafe #thankyourself

      23 Feb 1 Like
    • With the year in full swing, here are a few ways for students (and staff!) to boost their brain power. #nctafe #thankyourself

      1 Mar 0 Like
  • Celebrating International Women's Day with roses at Kempsey Campus! Pictured here new Student Experience Officer Bernadette O'Sullivan with students Makaila and Yasmine. #nctafe #kempsey

    8 Mar 7 Likes
  • The organising committee for Youth Homelessness Matters Day is looking for 3 Youth Skaters for accredited facilitation of their Skate Competition. This is an amazing opportunity for our young people. • Youth Homelessness Matters Day Skate Competition Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative • Participants will receive a certificate of accreditation. The accreditation will be a Certificate II from The Australian Skateboarding Federation. The Certificate II will give them the capacity to facilitate skateboard lessons and demonstrations and run small scale competitions. • Age 16 – 25 • Venue: Skate Park • Date: April 13 2016 • Time: to be advised • Contact Annabel Lines (Kempsey Shire Council) with expressions of interest on 6566-3226 or

    10 Mar 5 Likes
  • Jamie O'Donnell, a #kempsey TAFE student undertaking training to obtain his licence to operate a forklift under the supervision of Teacher, Robert Williams. For more info about getting your forklift licence go to: #nctafe #thankyourself

    14 Mar 7 Likes
  • Anyone hear a rumble over the weekend? Seems there was an earthquake off South West Rocks! #nctafe

    15 Mar 1 Like