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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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

    • Check out this cute little Student Central visitor. One of our students is a wild life carer & is looking after this orphaned baby brush tail possum.

      15 Aug 7 Likes
    • Our students from Certificate II in Construction Pathways are always in demand. Here they are completing new works at Smithtown Public School. Certificate II in Construction Pathways is a full time qualification that offers a number of introductory units across a range of construction sectors that are currently in demand in the Macleay Valley. To find out more or to enrol visit and search courses/construction or call 1300 628 233. #beambitious

      8 Aug 11 Likes
  • Would you like a job in the hospitality industry? Did you know you can get your Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and your Statement of Attainment in Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) through TAFE NSW Kempsey as part of Certificate III in Hospitality? To find out more or to enrol phone 1300 628 233 or visit and browse all the courses available at Kempsey. #beambitious

    8 Aug 4 Likes
  • Today we bid farewell to our wonderful colleague Megan. After 6 ½ years we're all sad to see you go but we wish you the very best in your new position.

    4 Aug 48 Likes
  • Roses are red, Violets are blue, Kempsey 'Poetry Slam' rocked yesterday ... A huge thanks to all who participated. Alongside our ‘Aussie’ slammers we were treated to a multicultural experience with poetry & song in Thai, Khmer [Cambodia], Korean, Chinese & Farsi [Iran].

    3 Aug 8 Likes
  • Appreciation for our students from Certificate II in Construction Pathways from staff and students at Kempsey East Public School. Our Construction students completed a refurbishment of playground 2 with the addition of much needed new seating. Principal, Jenni Griffiths, has sent her thanks for the high quality of workmanship and the "professionalism of the staff and students who carried out the work". Well done to everyone involved!

    1 Aug 9 Likes
    • 'Poetry Slam' happening in Kempsey Student Central tomorrow at 12:15pm. Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics and monologues. Join us in a fun event as a participant or part of the audience.

      1 Aug 3 Likes
    • Book sale starts today in the Library. First in best picks 📚📘📖👀

      31 Jul 3 Likes
  • Best wishes Jenny, for a well deserved retirement!!! Thanks for the awesome support you have given Kempsey TAFE over the years.

    17 Jul 11 Likes
  • The weatherman says there will be a little rain tomorrow & our weather has been so beautiful it's hard to imagine what the '49 flood was like. 68 years on this article provides some fascinating insights into our local history.

    14 Jul 7 Likes
  • Calling all artists...

    12 Jul 0 Like
  • Your Story: Jacinta visited Kempsey Student Central today to discuss which courses might be suitable for a career in business management & consultancy with the aim of running her own business in the future. Jacinta says she was “impressed with the facilities & helpful supportive staff”. #beambitious

    10 Jul 16 Likes

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