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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Get in touch

Wombah Street MACLEAN NSW 2463
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(02) 6603 5000
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To locate a disability consultant for the Maclean campus, visit the Disability Support Services page.


Quick facts at a glance


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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


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    • ATTENTION STUDENTS......Bill Ussher scholarship applications available. Some more info from their website: The following link directs you to the BCU website with all the information on how to apply, who is eligible etc. StudentPlus Scholarships NOW OPEN! Could you use $1,000 for a new laptop at school or maybe tools for your apprenticeship? bcu’s 2017 Bill Ussher scholarship is helping 20 driven students, trainees and apprentices create their future. Apply now and see how… BCU.COM.AU

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  • ATTENTION STUDENTS......Bill Ussher scholarship applications available. Some more info from their website: The following link directs you to the BCU website with all the information on how to apply, who is eligible etc.

    26 Oct 1 Like
  • They're lining up for massages from our wonderful hair and beauty team! Come see us at Surfing the Coldstream Festival! It's a beautiful day in sunny Yamba!

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  • North Coast TAFE is primed and raring to go at Surfing the Coldstream 2016! A beautiful day for a wonderful event. Once again we are proud sponsors and supporters. :-)

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  • All set up for Surfing the Coldstream Festival tomorrow at Yamba's Flinders Park. Come say hi and let our wonderful hair and beauty student go to work on you! Most importantly, have a fun day and enjoy the tunes! See you there!

    14 Oct 2 Likes
    • School age students of today are facing huge changes and a technologically advanced future with 50% of today's jobs anticipated to be replaced by artificial intelligence. What will the future hold for you? #futurejobs

      13 Oct 0 Like
    • North Coast TAFE is once again a proud sponsor of Surfing the Coldstream Festival Yamba. See you there this Saturday!

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  • Attention local business owners! See below details for upcoming forum for those wishing to better understand how their business can benefit from the upcoming Grafton Correctional Centre development. Registration is necessary. 'The aim of the forum is to help business and industry in the region to build their understanding and capability to engage in the tender and procurement processes of the correctional centre' Registration is necessary:

    28 Sep 1 Like
  • 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 1 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