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

    • Macksville TAFE’s own Head Teacher of Education, Employment and Support Jillian Ashley recently had an article published in the triannual journal Fine Print by Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council (valbec). Valbec aims to lead the adult literacy field through identifying issues of importance to practitioners and facilitating positive change. Jill’s article titled ‘High visibility in the community” which talks about project based learning in Macksville, Bowraville and Nambucca Heads. Clearly explains that when education is flexible and tailored to student and communities needs there is a higher completion rate and an overall feeling of fulfilment in the learning process. By understanding, the rationale that adults learn most efficiently if learning reflects the needs and interests of their lives. Jill’s team have tailored programs and found ways to engage student’s curiosity in learning and in turn, opens doors to the community and move students onto further training and employment. To find out more about Fine Print check out: If you would are interested in any courses at Macksville TAFE please call 131 601.

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    • Places still available, Registrations need to be completed by COB 22 December 2017

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  • Come to Macksville TAFE for some short courses to update your skills or learn a whole new way to do things using such programs as Photoshop, Premier Pro, Spreadsheets and much more. Registrations need to be completed by COB 22 December, so don't delay!!

    8 Dec 3 Likes
  • Merry Christmas from all the staff at Macksville TAFE - for this holiday season, may your Christmas be decorated with cheer and filled with happiness, love and peace. Have a wonderful holiday! see you next year....

    4 Dec 22 Likes
  • Join us at 12.30pm today for our End of Year - Assessment Party BBQ. Celebrate all your hard work with homemade Pizza's and a BBQ. Keppy's will also have his van available for coffee's and cold drinks.

    30 Nov 3 Likes
  • Happiest birthday wishes to one of our favourite students Gary!!! Have a great day 🤩🎉🎂

    21 Nov 8 Likes
    • Winners of our photo competition - Course (Miriam), Landscape and Portrait (Sam) well done, hope you enjoy your new TAFE USB's.

      21 Nov 3 Likes
    • PaTHways to Christmas Market - Friday, 24 November - BBQ LUNCH *Steak Sandwiches $4 (steak, sauce, cheese) *TAFE Tradie Burger $5 (steak, bacon, egg, onion, beetroot, lettuce, sauce, cheese) *Homemade Veggie Burger $5 (patty, sauce, lettuce, onion, beetroot) * Assorted soft drinks and water $1 *Bamboo Planters - CAR WASH $20 BOOKINGS call Jenni on 65692007

      20 Nov 5 Likes
  • Congratulations on a fantastic event and collaborating with TAFENSW, great to see so many guests wearing our lanyards. Such amazing, positive feedback from everyone. #ignitemnc #beautifulbowra #TAFENSW

    9 Nov 11 Likes
  • After a very successful stall last week we only have a few Year 10 TVET - "Glam me up skill me up" items left FOR SALE. The class have been working hard making various items with funds raised to go towards their end of year excursion. So get in early and grab a bargain with items from $5.

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  • Macksville Student Central is fundraising for Canteen's National Bandanna Day. Check out the great selection of colours still available FOR SALE @ Student Central for only $5 - Select your bandanna and show your support!

    6 Nov 3 Likes
  • Are you aged 15-24 and need to find work? TAFE NSW can give you the support you need. Register today

    1 Nov 0 Like

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