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

    • Health checks are well underway and Rhonda has been given the thumbs up!!

      22 Apr 0 Like
    • What a beautiful day for the Scotts Head festival!! Our Diploma Nursing students are here doing free health checks and the first aid for the festival. While you're getting your health check talk to the lovely Jenni and Angela about course information - see you soon 😀

      22 Apr 0 Like
  • No need to bring Morning Tea or Lunch on Friday 13th, TAFE PATH students will be filling our tummies with lovely delights.

    11 Apr 0 Like
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Graphic Design, Photography and Marketing students created magazine covers using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop programs today. The students demonstrated such creativity and enthusiasm while building on their Graphic Design skills. Great work!!

    10 Apr 0 Like
  • Macksville Public school celebrated the opening of their Gayirray Yarning Circle with the community on Wednesday. The Yarning Circle project was a true community collaboration and will provide a cultural learning space for the whole school. Macksville TAFE are proud of the contribution their Certificate II Landscaping and Certificate II Construction students and teachers made to this project.

    6 Apr 0 Like
  • TVET students - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways "Glam me up skill me up" class showed off some of their work today. Macksville High School student Charlize pictured with her purse and holding Dakota's stylish pillow case - great job girls.

    5 Apr 0 Like
    • Some our PATH AUTO students enjoying their outdoor classroom. Here they are with their teacher Jason working on reassembling a whole engine. Macksville TAFE PATH courses run for three weeks. You'll learn about things like communication, teamwork, time management and problem solving that will help you get a job. If you’re a job seeker aged 15 - 24, contact us or your local Employment Services Provider. Macksville TAFE intends to run more PATH courses throughout the year. Some of the courses are: Construction Hospitality Welding and Small Engines Landscaping and Horticulture Retail and Enterprise Hair and Beauty Childcare

      3 Apr 0 Like
    • Certificate II Graphic Design Photography and Marketing Students completing their own projects, with the below process. • Photo transfer to canvas or brick using Modge Podge • First we printed out photographs the students took themselves, on normal print paper with a laser printer. • Then covered the canvas in ‘Modge Podge” placed the image face down to canvas or paver. • Let dry for 24hrs • Then wet the paper and gently rub off to leave the photo on the canvas.

      3 Apr 0 Like
  • Happy Easter! We wish all staff and students a safe and relaxing long weekend. Classes resume Tuesday 3rd, April. #HappyEaster

    30 Mar 0 Like
  • Happy Easter everyone!! We hope you have an enjoyable and safe Easter long weekend. Macksville Campus will open again on Tuesday at 8:30am 🐰

    29 Mar 0 Like
  • Congratulations to our Semester II 2017 Student Recognition Awards recipients. Please feel free to tag yourself in the images. Special thanks to the: Macksville TAFE team for the organisation of the evening Macksville Ex-Services Club​ for the food Keppy's cafe & Restaurant​ for the cake Helen's Photography Library for the photos

    28 Mar 0 Like
  • Louise was a trainee with Bawrunga Medical Centre - Nambucca Heads and completed a Certificate III Business Administration Medical at Macksville TAFE Her teacher Adele McCollom said Louise was a dedicated and committed student and worthy recipient of this award.

    28 Mar 0 Like

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