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

    • Do you want to work with children? You can now study Early Childhood Education and Care at South West Rocks! A new course delivery of 7 fee-free units from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be starting on Monday 1 May to Thursday 29 June (9 weeks). To find out more and to enrol call 1300 628 366 #beambitious #tafensw

      19 Apr 3 Likes
    • Kempsey TAFE Students - Before you go on Term break, 'hop' up to Student Central to participate in our Easter competition. Starts today 🐰

      3 Apr 0 Like
  • Congratulations to Luna who received our Kempsey Student Central award at our December 2016 Graduation. Luna was away at the time. Luna has freely shared her exceptional artistic talents at many TAFE events over the years and is a well deserved award winner (Luna pictured with Customer Care Assistant Karen)

    28 Mar 12 Likes
  • We were privileged to have our TAFE NSW Managing Director, Jon Black, visit Kempsey Student Central this morning.

    24 Mar 12 Likes
  • Did you know TAFE NSW is coming to South West Rocks? You’re invited to TAFE Rocks, the official launch celebration of TAFE NSW’s new study options in South West Rocks. It’s on Wednesday 29 March from 10 am- 12 noon at the South West Rocks Surf Club, 1 Livingstone St. Enjoy a delicious morning tea, meet the teachers and find out more. All are welcome. #beambitious #tafensw

    22 Mar 19 Likes
  • Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity .. How would you define Australian culture with a picture? Please join us in Student Central to explore what Australia means to you.

    20 Mar 4 Likes
    • Celebrating the amazing women of the Macleay on International Women's Day. Click on the story for more pics of our wonderful nursing students who did free public health checks on the day. #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

      13 Mar 0 Like
    • Celebrating International Women's Day at Kempsey Student Central. Ladies - come on up to K Block to share this day and receive a beautiful rose :)

      8 Mar 14 Likes
  • Aged Care students in action today at the International Women's Day celebration, held in Kempsey at the Pensioner's Hall. They did free public health checks (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, blood glucose levels) and a Nail Technology student, who completed her certificate last year and has now opened her own businesses, was making everyone beautiful! Great work from our amazing students. #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

    8 Mar 4 Likes
  • Well who are these lovely women? Some Early Childhood and Education service providers in the Macleay! Bit of a teaser for some exciting news to come in South West Rocks. We have (L-R) Gayle Beddoe, Head Teacher of Early Childhood and Education at TAFE NSW Kempsey, Cally Pratt, Director at South West Rocks Preschool, Nyree Simpson, Manager at Kempsey Family Daycare, Patricia Flanagan, Director at Kindy Rocks- Early Learning Preschool. #beambitious

    2 Mar 17 Likes
  • Be early for our book sale. Starting from 8.30am tomorrow in the Kempsey TAFE Library. See you there.

    26 Feb 4 Likes
  • Design Fundamentals students have been getting creative today.

    23 Feb 3 Likes

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