About TAFE NSW Maclean

TAFE NSW Maclean offers a range of training opportunities for all ages. Situated next to Maclean High School, our TAFE-school program is popular with many Year 11 and 12 students who study HSC subjects at our campus.

The campus prides itself on cultural innovation, diversity and acceptance, featuring Aboriginal Language courses, strong connections with nearby Aboriginal communities such as through the North Coast Computer Project, and programs for non-English speaking students. We are known for our practical maritime program and our promotion of sustainability, with a student garden, worm farm and composting activities.

Built on the banks of the Clarence River, Maclean is known as the ‘Scottish Town of Australia’. The town is a major fishing village and the centre of the sugar growing district, and is located upon the traditional lands of the Yaegl Aboriginal people.

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


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Wombah Street MACLEAN NSW 2463
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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Maclean

  • Disabled parking
  • Canteen
  • Library
  • Computer labs
  • Beauty pop-up shop
  • Aboriginal Learner Support Centre
  • Auto workshop
  • Student garden
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Student life

    • Last day of Semester 1 for our Business Administration students. “Well Done”, “You Did It”!

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    • Open Week is on at Maclean Campus! Check out the upcoming information sessions below! Tuesday 20th of June • Education, Employment & Support – 1.30-2.30pm in A1.12 • Health, Aged Care & Nursing – 2-3pm in AG.20 • Beauty Services – 3.30-4.30pm in AG.22 Thursday 22nd of June • Business and Accounting – 3.30-4.30pm in AG.20 Friday 23rd of June • Information Technology – 11am-12pm in AG.22

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  • A couple of snaps of our students diggin’-in and celebrating the final weeks of a successful first semester at yesterday’s BBQ. Thanks to security guard, Tom, for his safe handling of the cook-up! P.S. Study a Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision with TAFE NSW, and your get your foot in the door to hospitality and food handling positions, or just learn how to BBQ without the need to pre-register with local paramedics! (Link below)

    15 Jun 7 Likes
  • Our students have been working extra hard this semester. We think they deserve a celebration! What better way than to fire up the barbie and load it with snags? Join us from 12.30pm, Wednesday June 14th. All students and staff are welcome!

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  • Your career can set sail, with a TAFE NSW Maritime or Marine Engineering qualification!

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  • Tafe NSW Open Week is just around the corner. Whatever it is that you want to be, get there faster with TAFE NSW! Come down and check out #TAFENSWOpenWeek at TAFE NSW Maclean Campus from the 19th - 24th June. Information session are running all week so check out the link below for more details on what's running and when. #BEAMBITIOUS

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    • "Think about what you need in a career. Decide on the course that gives you practical work skills and knowledge to prepare you for your future job." #BeAmbitious

      1 Jun 1 Like
    • A massive thank you to everyone who made Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Maclean Campus a success! Delicious food, great conversation and to cap it all off $83.05 raised for the Cancer Council! And the winner of our ‘Jelly Bean Jar Guessing Competition’ is ... Wendy Cromack, just 3 off the count with 263! Thank you all for your support.

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  • The booming industry of Construction & Building Design is calling. Study online with OTEN, when and where it suits you.

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  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is this week! Join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this Thursday May 25th, 10.30am - 11.00am. Help support and acknowledge the importance of research for Cancer. Bring a plate to share, or just join us for morning tea. Donations optional. All staff and students welcome!

    22 May 1 Like
  • Enrolling in a course? Course areas such as nursing, healthcare, engineering, IT and more are eligible for a $1000 scholarship! Over 60 courses qualify. You could be eligible.

    19 May 1 Like
  • Get the qualifications you need with affordable payment plans and VET student loans at TAFE NSW.

    10 May 1 Like

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