About TAFE NSW Lismore

TAFE NSW Lismore is a great place to learn with a welcoming, friendly feel and a wide range of support services to help students complete their studies. The campus has a relaxed courtyard atmosphere and a strong focus on sustainability and creativity.

The campus is home to a popular gallery space that exhibits works from students, staff and local artists throughout the year. We also have state-of-the-art equipment for screen and media training.

TAFE NSW Lismore, in the Bundjalung Aboriginal nation, is located in the centre of a city known for its art and cultural focus. In the heart of the Richmond Valley, Lismore is renowned for its natural beauty and several spectacular World Heritage National Parks.

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


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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Lismore

  • Disabled parking
  • Cafe
  • Library
  • Artist studio
  • Computer labs
  • 'Aunty Fay' Aboriginal Learner Support Centre
  • Film editing suite
  • Disability support
  • Animal sciences lab
  • Art gallery
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    • Ngalingah Mijung Dubais Art Exhibition - Love & Power

      14 Jul 0 Like
    • Sustainable House Day competition challenges designers to think locally. The Sustainable House Day Design Competition not only inspires people who want to build sustainably but is also helping pioneers of new and innovative housing make their mark. Last year Michael Leung entered the professional category and won the People’s Choice Award for SkyFarm, a rural studio he and his family were living in outside Mullumbimby while they planned their future house. After losing Michael’s father-in-law to asbestosis, both he and his wife wanted to build a “healthy, energetically balanced home” made of hemp, recycled timber and other non-toxic materials. As a result of the build, Michael met two builders who would become his business partners and they created the vision for his business Balanced Earth. He said the Sustainable House Day Design Competition and Expo played an important role in helping his new venture get noticed. “I put 200 business cards out and they were gone in half an hour. It was incredible,” he said. “It’s important that our work gets seen by the public because that will bring more awareness to living healthily, as well as sustainably.” The theme for this year’s Sustainable House Day Design Competition, opening on 16 June, is Build it Local. The theme challenges entrants to build an urban structure using materials from our collective backyard in the Northern Rivers region. Event Coordinator Andia Cally said she was excited to see what local designers could create from local and recycled materials. “Most of us are familiar with the concept of food miles where our embodied energy footprint is reduced as a result of growing and transporting food locally, but embodied energy is often overlooked in the building sector,” she explained. “We are a region that is rich in local materials like bamboo, basalt, clay and camphor to name a few, as well as having an abundance of recycled materials.” The competition also encourages entrants to build themselves or use local labour. “Affordability is a huge issue in housing in this region,” Andia said. “We believe this theme addresses environmental and social issues. Building locally will boost the region’s economy and skillset. It will also highlight where the gaps are in terms of skills and materials and open the door for new industries, such as hemp production.” Leung believes that building from our backyard goes hand in hand with creating healthier, more sustainable buildings. “Everyone talks about wanting to be sustainable but we’re all living in houses filled with global products. I like the whole idea of embodied energy because as soon as you add globalisation to the discussion on building materials the embodied energy goes through the roof,” he said. “The key to changing the world is becoming more localised and moving away from global economies.” The Balanced Earth designer plans to create a new ‘sweat currency’ around building with hemp called ‘hemp credit’. “I want to create a local community labour pool where people gift their time and in return eventually people gift time to their projects,” he explained. “Labour is such a huge part of building costs these days. We all think it is materials but the key is the labour. We’re all building houses and things so let’s exchange time and energy.” CEO of event sponsor Summerland Credit Union, Margot Sweeny, said she was thrilled to be part of Sustainable House Day and help promote and support local businesses. “We’re delighted to support this event as it aligns with the values of Summerland Credit Union,” she said. “Summerland actively supports local businesses to assist in strengthening our local region. The more business we generate, the better the entire area will be in managing the ups and downs of business, which quite often are outside our control.” Entries for the 2017 Sustainable House Day Design Competition are open from Friday, 16 June until 1 September. The 2017 Sustainable House Day Expo will be held on Saturday, 16 September at Tweed Seagulls Club, where all entries from the design competition will be displayed. The 2017 Northern Rivers Sustainable House Day Design Competition is a joint project by Lismore City Council, Byron Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Tweed Shire Council, Nimbin Neighbourhood & Information Centre, TAFE NSW, Self Seed Sustainability and Dorroughby Environment Educational Centre. Visit for entry details. Image: SkyFarm in Mullumbimby is a unique hemp and reclaimed-timber studio and is a carbon negative home. The studio was built in three months by the team from Balanced Earth. For interviews and more information phone Michael Leung 0415 739 767 or Andia Cally on 0438 825 411. For more photos from Balanced Earth, visit:

      4 Jul 3 Likes
  • A fantastic show of solidarity from our campus community at the Lismore Lantern Parade this year thanks to Rohan Langford Teacher Lismore TAFE Film's Diploma of Screen & Media students. Great job guys!

    4 Jul 5 Likes
  • Thanks for dropping by our Open Week Pop Up Shop Mr Boost Juice!

    24 Jun 12 Likes
  • Want to find out about what courses are on offer at TAFE for Semester 2? We are set up at Lismore Shopping Square today and tomorrow so drop by to have a chat and explore your options.

    23 Jun 6 Likes
  • Open Week started with a bang at the Civil Open Day held at the Trenayr Infrastructure Skills Centre on Monday. Students, employers and civil construction industry representatives came together to showcase and celebrate all things civil!. If you are interested in entering or upskilling in the civil industry contact the TAFE NSW civil team on 1300 799 251 today.

    21 Jun 3 Likes
    • Looking for career inspiration, information & motivation? Whether you're starting fresh or looking to upskill, come and visit The Lismore TAFE Campus Pop up Shop at Lismore Shopping Square and learn about what we have on offer for Semester 2! We are open daily this week from 9am - 5pm, and 9am - 2pm on Saturday.

      20 Jun 12 Likes
    • Everyone is welcome to come and check out the new Mini TAFE Student Central located in C Block at Southern Cross University. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and also easy to find not far from the Library and Plaza. Drop by for a cuppa, we would love to see you!

      9 Jun 16 Likes
  • The cleaning of our Campus has begun!

    6 Jun 26 Likes
  • While undertaking our weekly review of the on-going effects of the recent flood on Lismore Campus, our safety team have raised a concern about the growth of mould, likely exacerbated by warmer weather conditions. Because our first priority is safety, the campus will be closed till further notice while we conduct comprehensive air testing and establish what hygienic cleaning is needed to resolve the issue. We apologise for this inconvenience – we will advise when it is safe for students and staff to return to the campus. In the meantime, contact your teacher regarding the relocation of classes and for any questions about your classwork.

    29 May 5 Likes
  • While undertaking our weekly review of the on-going effects of the recent flood on Lismore Campus, our safety team have raised a concern about the growth of mould, likely exacerbated by warmer weather conditions. Because our first priority is safety, we have cancelled all classes at the campus on Thursday 25 May and Friday 26 May while we conduct comprehensive air testing and establish what hygienic cleaning is needed to resolve the issue. We apologise for the sudden notice and inconvenience – we anticipate classes will resume on Monday 29 May. If we need to keep the campus closed longer than anticipated we will look to relocating classes. Either way, we will keep you updated. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions about your classwork.

    25 May 5 Likes
  • Our recovery process is progressing well, but at this stage the Lismore campus is not ready to reopen. Alternative arrangements for Lismore classes for term 2 have been organised and students should have been contacted by their teacher about their class location. If you have not heard from us please contact us on 1300 628 233. A list of temporary class locations and other useful information can be found online:

    2 May 2 Likes

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