About our Maclean campus

Maclean TAFE Campus 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 our Maclean TAFE Campus.


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Wombah Street MACLEAN NSW 2463
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To locate a disability consultant for the Maclean campus, visit the Disability Support Services page.


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Facilities available at Maclean Campus

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

    • Want to know the top five industries in Australia in need of more workers? "Employment Department figures show caring — whether in aged, disabled or child care — is forecast to have 100,000 jobs created in the five years to 2021, while sales is expected to have about 90,000 roles for sales assistants and salespersons alone in the same period. Meanwhile agriculture cannot get enough local workers to fill jobs, trades suffer from skill shortages and hospitality is tipped for growth and already employs the greatest proportion of young workers. Retail, hospitality and agriculture have the nation’s three lowest-skilled workforces as 50 per cent or more do not have a qualification beyond high school, while no experience is required to start an apprenticeship." Read more in the Herald Sun article below. #TAFENSW #NCTAFE

      21 Sep 0 Like
    • Happy Monday! Just a quick one to remind everyone about the Learner Support Sessions offered by the Education, Employment & Support (EE&S) Section for Grafton & Maclean Campuses. The Learner Support sessions are free & open to any student currently enrolled into an existing NC TAFE course. We can help students with: * Basic computing & how to use your laptop, TAFE PC, iPad, smartphone or tablet for study * Research using the Internet & Learning online * Completing assignments & assessments * Knowing what the question means in assignments & assessments * Understanding the jargon * Writing Reports & Essays * Writing skills: spelling, sentences, paragraphs, grammar * Maths

      12 Sep 1 Like
  • Attention baristas of tomorrow (or today for that matter!). Looking at getting skilled up? Take advantage of the recent surge in hospitality positions across the Clarence. Make a move now! Barista Coffee Prep (TAFE plus statement). This Saturday 10th of September at Grafton TAFE Campus - 10am to 2pm. Follow the link below for more details. :-)

    5 Sep 1 Like
  • Attention competition enthusiasts with a penchant for graphic design! North Coast TAFE, along with the Yamba Museum, would like to invite you to participate in a Graphic Design Competition. Open to all students studying at North Coast TAFE (Clarence Valley Campuses), Semester 2, 2016. Submit your design and go in the running to win a $100 Coles/Myer gift voucher! See picture below for further details. :-)

    5 Sep 1 Like
  • "My teacher said 'it's OK, she's not in the wrong room', so I suppose I was treated differently from the start because everyone was wondering why I was in the plumbing room." North Coast TAFE female apprentice students and automotive trades head teacher Graham Armstrong spoke to ABC North Coast about how we are challenging gender stereotypes here at NCTAFE. #WomanInPower

    29 Aug 2 Likes
  • Attention Yamba and surrounds: North Coast TAFE is excited to announce we are now taking enrolments for our Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resort - this time delivered in Yamba! This exciting, practical and hands on course offers students the opportunity to learn the skills needed to work successfully in resorts, motels and leisure/holiday parks. With the burgeoning tourism sector making it's mark right across the globe, what better time to stake your claim in the industry! An information session for prospective students will be held from 9am to 10.30am, Tuesday the 30th of August at Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, Yamba. For more information click on the link below and scroll down to the 'On the job/in the community' section for further details on the Yamba offering, information brochures and 'enrol now' options. Hop to it now to avoid disappointment - spaces are limited.

    25 Aug 15 Likes
    • At present, women make up just 28 per cent of apprentices nationwide and there is a strong movement to raise this number! Women NSW have launched a funding scheme for the training and employment of women in non-traditional trades. Ladies, what trade would you like to learn?

      16 Aug 0 Like
    • The good folk at Irons and Craig are on the hunt! If you, or someone you know, has experience in the hospitality game let them know. :-)

      11 Aug 5 Likes
  • Maclean TAFE is excited to be running (for the first time!) the Statement of Attainment in Pre-vocational Engineering Skillset. Our first offering was full faster than you can say "Computer aided design!" The course offers a solid grounding in versatile and relevant skills that can be used across wide-ranging industry sectors. “Computer aided design plays its part in many disciplines including architecture, boat design and landscaping through to fashion, civil engineering and cartography. The opportunities are endless.” - Head Teacher Wayne Day. Check out the link below for more details and a massive thankyou to the Clarence Valley Independent for sharing a fantastic example of a thriving and innovative Clarence Valley.

    8 Aug 41 Likes
  • See all you wonderful people and businesses there! North Coast TAFE is proud to play its part in the development and support of the ever vibrant and innovative Clarence Valley. As sponsor of the 'Technology and Innovation Award' at this years Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards, we can't wait to see all the smiling faces and appluad any opportunity to recognise and congratulate local individuals and businesses that help keep the Clarence Valley the vibrant and successful place that it is. Congratulation to all the nominees and eventual winners. :-) Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards

    5 Aug 1 Like
  • Jobs in the Clarence ...

    4 Aug 0 Like
  • Did you know that sixty-five percent of children that entered primary school in 2011 will end up working in careers that have not yet been invented? Read more in the The Sydney Morning Herald article below. #EntrepreneurialJobs

    28 Jul 0 Like