About TAFE NSW Kempsey

TAFE NSW Kempsey 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. It also features beauty and hairdressing facilities as well as extensive fashion room facilities. We also have specialist facilities for children’s services and aged care studies.

TAFE NSW Kempsey, 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 TAFE NSW Kempsey.


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58 Sea Street WEST KEMPSEY NSW 2440
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1300 628 233
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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Kempsey

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

    • If you’re looking for something to do this weekend pop out to the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery at 5 Kinchela Street Gladstone & have a look at some of the great work our art students are exhibiting under the guidance of teacher Simone Atkins. The exhibition opened yesterday & runs from today until 2nd July.

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    • Starting soon in Wauchope - Phone 1300 628 233 to find out more.

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  • Give your car the pampering it deserves ... Our PaTH students are holding a car wash tomorrow Tuesday, 19 June. Venue: Kempsey TAFE carpark. Time: 10.30 am - 2.00 pm. Call or Text 0421 469 098 for a booking.

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  • Are you a natural with kids? Have you thought about turning these skills into a rewarding career? Our courses are designed with industry and are delivered in real-world facilities. Career outcomes include jobs as a childcare centre manager, special needs worker, early childhood educator, nanny or a children’s services coordinator. Whether you're just starting out in your career, want to gain more qualifications, we can help you get the skills you need to be in demand. Enrolling now for semester 2.

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  • Here are some of our beauty students working on their brow shaping skills. If you'd like to find out more about the beauty course at Kempsey call our friendly contact centre on 1300 628 233.

    12 Jun 0 Like
  • Be ambitious, be informed and be ready to enrol for semester 2. Explore your course and study options and discover how a TAFE NSW course can get you ready for the career you want.

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    • Congratulations to our Kempsey Campus National Worldskills winners. Gold medallist Matthew Hobbs- Automotive Mechanics - works for Meidecke Motor Group in Port Macquarie. Silver Medallist Adam Dixon - Welding - works at Birdon Marine Port Macquarie. Silver Medallist Jordan Hoffman - IT and Networking Systems.

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    • Thanks to the Macleay Argus for these great pics of last week's Youth Reconciliation Event.

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  • Wonderful to see so many of our amazing community involved in our Youth Reconciliation Event held at Kempsey TAFE. There's still time to come down before 2pm, eat some yummy food & join in some of the workshops which include weaving, basket & jewellery making, face painting, tool making or you can relax with some Dadirri meditation. Big thanks to Aunty Carmel, Mission Australia & Kempsey Central IGA for providing all the delicious food. #KempseyShireCouncil, #MissionAustralia, #BurrunDalai, #AustralianRedCross, #TAFENSW

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  • It's National Library Week! A big shout out to our passionate campus librarians, who continually strive to provide students with the latest information and technolgy! Visit your campus library and check out the local events, or just lose yourself in books, music and interactive technology. #nationalibraryweek

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  • Our TAFE NSW Kempsey 2017 Aboriginal Achievement Award went to Liam Barker, who was unable to attend our awards evening on 27 March. Liam was presented his award by Community Services teacher, Jacky Dixon, when he dropped into Student Central this week. Congratulations Liam .. a well deserved award :)

    18 May 0 Like
  • Kempsey Student Central would like to thank the following local businesses for donating gifts for our Mother's Day Giftaways this week - Central IGA, Millers, Karly's Cafe, Just Lingerie, Macleay Valley Gems, Furniture and Bedding, JC's Crafts and Hobbies, Moore's Books and Kempsey TAFE Beauty and Hairdressing. The gifts were well received by our TAFE students.

    11 May 0 Like

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