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

    • Attention Yamba - information session alert! Now is your chance to kick-start your journey into the exciting world of information technology! Information session: Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology 27th of April 9.30am to 11am at Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, Yamba. Get the ball rolling and master the basics with a Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology, 4 hours per week for 2 semesters, Thursday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. For further information or to download a brochure with specific course details follow the link below.

      6 Apr 0 Like
    • You might be surprised where a Diploma can take you. Get where you need to be faster with TAFE NSW!

      4 Apr 0 Like
  • What's a Unique Student Identifier (USI), and how do you get one? Your questions answered here.

    27 Mar 0 Like
  • Great to see more employment opportunities opening in the Clarence.

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  • Was 2017 the year you were going to get computer savvy? It's not too late! TAFE NSW Maclean Campus is still taking enrolments for Certificate II Information, Digital Media and Technology! It's the perfect stepping stone for those looking to kick start a career in I.T or take their base level skills to the next level. What are you waiting for? Call 1300 269 633, click on or call in and speak to our friendly Student Central team at Maclean Campus for more details and enrolments. Be smart with your money Be job ready Be in demand BE AMBITIOUS!

    17 Feb 1 Like
  • ATTENTION YAMBA! We have an orientation session coming up for those interested in undertaking the TAFE NSW Certificate III Holiday Parks and Resorts (DELIVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YAMBA!). When: Tuesday, 21st of February Time: 9.30am to 12pm Where: Yamba Aston Motel 37 Coldstream Street, Yamba With Yamba's burgeoning reputation as a must see destination on the Australian tourist map, there has never been a better time to enter this exciting industry. This course will be delivered using a mix of both in-class theory and in-industry practical training, ensuring you receive the skills and experience you need to get the job you're after. Head to the upcoming orientation session and take your first steps towards your new career! For more details on the course follow the link: or call 1300 628 233. Be smart with your money Be job ready Be in demand Be AMBITIOUS!

    14 Feb 11 Likes
    • Enrol in our Statement of Attainment in 2D Computer Aided Drafting now! No previous experience required. Interested in Computer Aided Drafting using AutoCAD? 2D drafting is used across a range of engineering, construction and manufacturing industries. The program is predominantly used for drawing parts, machinery, buildings, diagrams and structural steel components - something the Clarence Valley, and Australia as a whole, is going to need plenty more of in the future. Applicants may also use this course as a pathway into future study in 3D modelling using CAD. So what are you waiting for? Hop to it now and kickstart your CAD career right here at Maclean TAFE Campus by clicking the link below, calling 1300 628 233 or dropping in and speak to our friendly team on campus. Be smart with your money Be job ready Be in demand BE AMBITIOUS

      3 Feb 8 Likes
    • We are still taking semester 1 enrolments. Make 2017 the year you got AMBITIOUS!

      2 Feb 2 Likes
  • Happening now! Head on down to Maclean TAFE Campus between 10am and 2pm for a free pastry, coffee and a course that may well change your life!

    1 Feb 2 Likes
  • Thinking online study in 2017? Go on, give yourself the edge with a TAFE NSW Certificate or Diploma. Here's 8 of our many options! BE SMART WITH YOUR MONEY BE JOB READY BE IN DEMAND BE AMBITIOUS!

    31 Jan 1 Like
  • Head on down to Maclean TAFE Campus (Woombah Street, Maclean) on Wednesday 1st of February from 10am to 2pm for FREE pastries and coffee! Check out our facilities and meet out teachers. We've got courses starting now in: Maritime - Beauty - Business - Conservation and Land Management - Creative Media and I.T - Aged Care and Nursing - Education Employment and Support - Hair Dressing - Tourism - Engineering - Construction Be smart with your money Be job ready Be in demand BE AMBITIOUS! WWW.NORTHCOASTTAFE.EDU.AU

    30 Jan 17 Likes
  • Information session alert! We have an information session for our upcoming Information Technology courses just around the corner! Head on down to Maclean TAFE Campus from 10am to 11am Wednesday 1st of February. Meet our teachers and explore our facilities. Take your first steps toward the I.T career you're dreaming of! Be smart with your money Be in demand Be job ready BE AMBITIOUS! For more information call 1300 628 233 or head on over to the link below.

    25 Jan 3 Likes

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