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.


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Get in touch

58 Sea Street (PO Box 3173) WEST KEMPSEY NSW 2440
How to get here  
(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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Take the next step with North Coast TAFE at Kempsey

Student life

    • Do you love working with kids or like helping students achieve their best? Get started on 31 October with four fee-free units and get a credit transfer into a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, or a Certificate III in Education Support in 2017. Numbers are limited so call 1300 628 233 now to reserve your place. #nctafe #thankyourself CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCECE006 Support behavior of children and young people CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

      19 Oct 7 Likes
    • Some pics from Stress Less Day held on Kempsey Campus as part of Mental Health month. A big thanks to everyone who made this happen and to all of the providers and others who turned up. A big thankyou goes out to the students of EES (Education Employment and Support) who provided delicious chocolate treats to soothe away the worries! #nctafe #thankyourself

      19 Oct 18 Likes
  • Stressed out? Eat chocolate! But seriously a tantalising range of chocolate goodies will be on offer at Kempsey TAFE's Stress Less Day, held this Wednesday 19 October from 10.30 am- 2 pm, as part of Mental Health month. There's also a free barbecue, neck and shoulder massages, music, Zumba, art activities, small animal petting and health checks from the nursing students. All are welcome to come along and join the fun! #nctafe #kempsey

    18 Oct 6 Likes
  • October is Mental Health Month. We all get stressed and anxious from time to time, it's completely normal! Here are a few tips for managing those feelings & emotions for a happy and stress free life :)

    6 Oct 1 Like
  • Kempsey staff gathered around a BBQ lunch today to brainstorm in preparation for next term. We're all looking forward to seeing our students again :)

    30 Sep 14 Likes
  • What will you be doing this long weekend?

    30 Sep 1 Like
    • Students - check this out. Friends of students - let them know :)

      29 Sep 4 Likes
    • Get in touch with Student Central staff at Port Mac for your tickets!

      28 Sep 1 Like
  • Huge crowd- great atmosphere! We're having fun at the Macleay Macleay River Festival . Thanks to everyone who has called into see us😊

    24 Sep 9 Likes
  • Micah and Bo did us proud in the Raft Race - their raft stayed afloat beautifully! They're already planning how to make it go faster next year!

    24 Sep 16 Likes
  • It's an awesome day at the Macleay River Festival! Food smells great, music is pumping! Come and visit us - nursing students are doing health checks, hairdressing is doing braiding and our English language students are sharing their culture and food! And Student Central is here if you're keen to find out more about learning at TAFE!

    24 Sep 11 Likes
  • We're off to the Macleay River Festival tomorrow - our students have been hard at work - building a raft for the raft race and making lanterns to float on the river at tomorrow evening's ceremony! We hope to see you there!

    23 Sep 10 Likes