About TAFE NSW Macksville

TAFE NSW Macksville has a relaxed, friendly and social atmosphere. Wi Fi access makes our Tuscan gardens a popular place to study, while a wood fired pizza oven, café and music playing through the grounds during class breaks adds to the casual vibe.

We specialise in providing vocationally oriented entry-level education and training across the study areas of business, community services and information technology. The campus also features a sustainable herb and vegetable garden for students and the community to enjoy.

Macksville lies on the banks of the Nambucca River on the homelands of the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people, surrounded by fertile lands producing bananas, crops, beef and dairy products.

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


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5-9 West Street MACKSVILLE NSW 2447
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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Macksville

  • Disabled parking
  • Cafe
  • Tuscan gardens with wood-fired pizza oven
  • Library
  • Computer labs
  • Horticulture vegetable gardens
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Student life

    • MySkills success! TAFE NSW Macksville delivered the pilot of the MySkills Employability Skills Year 6 Program on Tuesday 11 December to 60 Year 6 students from Macksville Public School. This program, aimed at improving employment outcomes for youth in the Nambucca Valley, was developed in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Eight local industry representatives from Nambucca Valley came together with Community Services organisations to share their skills and knowledge, and to mentor the students to help them carry out experiential activities based on their specific industry area. Students learnt about the importance of Employability Skills and the specific or transferable skills and knowledge required of them to gain employment in the future. TAFE NSW Macksville want to say a HUGE thank you to the industry representatives, community services organisations and Year 11 students from Macksville High who generously gave their time to help positively change employment outcomes for youth in the Nambucca Valley. It looks we have a bright future looking at the skills and enthusiasm the Year 6 students displayed. See Link to the drone pictures from the day below.

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    • More of awesome fun from the 'My Skills Year 6 Program'

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  • Thank you to Macksville Public School for participating in the first ever "My Skills Year 6 Program".

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  • Join our TAFE Talks Facebook live event to find out about TAFE NSW Degrees and Higher Education options. Hear from our degree experts and get your questions answered, and your teenager on the right career path. Be informed about 2019 study options. Join the live stream via TAFE NSW FB page. Tuesday 11 December,1pm-2pm.

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  • Nominations for the 2019 TAFE NSW Excellence Awards are closing on Friday 14 December! Graduates this is a great way to boost your profile in industry! The awards recognise students who have excelled in their academic achievements, contributed to their industry or exhibited great personal qualities and leadership skills inside and outside of the classroom. Be Excellent. Nominate yourself today.

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  • Graduating students, don't forget nominations for the 2019 Excellence Awards, close on the 14 December! We know it's a busy time for many of you finalising your assignments and showcasing your final works, but that's exactly why you should apply. Get recognised for your hard work, dedication, passion and for making a difference inside and outside of the classroom! Winning a TAFE NSW Excellence Award can lead to many more exciting opportunities to get recognised in your industry. Be Ambitious. Be Excellent. Find out more. See you on the podium!

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    • Macksville staff taking on the #bookface challenge.

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    • Happiest Birthday wishes to the happiest and funny student... Gary Hope you had a great day.

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  • Come on down to the Nambucca Plaza and have a chat with the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services. They are here today to increase awareness on TAFENSW and community services available in our community. Are you thinking about doing a course in 2019 now is the time to find out more. Call 131 601 or drop into our campus at 5-9 West Street, Macksville

    13 Nov 0 Like
  • The NSW State election is on 23 March 2019 and the NSW Electoral Commission is looking for people to work with us to deliver democracy. All roles are paid and training is provided. The NSW Electoral Commission is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the population of New South Wales, and encourages applications from people living with disability, people who speak a language other than English and Aboriginal people. To work at the election, you must be an enrolled voter. Fill in an expression of interest on the website:

    8 Nov 0 Like
  • Mackville TAFE sharing course information at the Bowraville Memorial Cup today! Are you thinking about doing a course in 2019 now is the time to find out more. Call 131 601 or drop into our campus at 5-9 West Street, Macksville and speak with our helpful staff who will be able to get you started.

    26 Oct 0 Like
  • Happy Birthday to Jude we all wish you a wonderful day. Jude is studying a Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology - MST30816. If you would like to know more call 131 601 as this course will be offered at Macksville TAFE again next year.

    22 Oct 0 Like

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