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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(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


currently enrolled students


qualified staff providing quality education


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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

    • "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 1 Like
    • 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
  • Anything and everything is possible! Congratulation Riley on all your hard work, dedication and care. Another North Coast TAFE student changing the world for the better! #TAFENSW #NCTAFE

    25 Jul 2 Likes
  • What's that? Oh nothing, just another North Coast TAFE student changing the game for one of the North Coast's largest industries! This is what happens when real world skills, industry relevant training and a desire to succeed come together. Congratulations to all of those at TAFE NSW who have supported Daniel's journey along the way and obviously a massive congratulation to Daniel Marks. Something tells us your story is only just beginning! #tafensw #nctafe

    18 Jul 0 Like
  • It is the age of Information Technnology! Who knows what opportunities are just around the corner in one of the world's most innovative and transferable industries? Time to get amongst it and find out! Our Information Technology courses offer up to date industry relevant skills which blend modern industry practice with real world experiences. Whether you are just starting out and are looking to further you home-based knowledge or you are considering taking the next step towards a rewarding career, we have the course for you! We have courses kicking off now for all entry levels. Maclean TAFE is taking enrolments in Certificate I, II and III Information, Digital Media and Technology courses. See the link below, call 1300 628 133 or walk on in and talk to our friendly staff at Student Central Maclean TAFE Campus for more information. Hop to it now as spaces are limited!

    18 Jul 6 Likes
  • Enrolling now at Maclean TAFE! Are you are looking to take your first steps towards a new career? Are you are looking to upskill? Maybe you a looking to pursue your passion? Whatever the case, we have a wide range of courses designed to help you get where you want to be. Start your journey today! Call 1300 628 233, visit or call in and speak to our friendly Student Central team at Maclean TAFE campus for more details

    15 Jul 1 Like