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

    • 🎄 Merry Christmas from the Maclean Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) students 🎄

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    • Join our TAFE Talks Facebook live event to find out about TAFE NSW Degrees and Higher Education options. Hear from our degree experts and get your questions answered, and your teenager on the right career path. Be informed about 2019 study options. Join the live stream via TAFE NSW FB page. Tuesday 11 December,1pm-2pm.

      10 Dec 0 Like
  • The festivities continued today at Maclean TAFE for our end of year morning tea celebrations. It was such a wonderful morning thanks to all that joined in and made it such a huge success!

    5 Dec 0 Like
  • A sign the end of the year is here where Christmas comes alive and we wind down, celebrate and give thanks for the year that was. Here's a few pics from the first of our Maclean TAFE Christmas Morning Teas held yesterday with another one set for tomorrow morning.

    4 Dec 0 Like
  • Graduating students! Don't forget nominations for the 2019 Excellence Awards, close on the 14 December! We know it's a busy time for many of you finalising your assignments and showcasing your final works, but that's exactly why you should apply. Get recognised for your hard work, dedication, passion and for making a difference inside and outside of the classroom! Winning a TAFE NSW Excellence Award can lead to many more exciting opportunities to get recognised in your industry. Be Ambitious. Be Excellent. Find out more. See you on the podium!

    30 Nov 0 Like
  • Automotive YES Program students from Maclean High School are in the workshop today learning to tune engines 🔩🔧

    21 Nov 0 Like
    • Earth Preschool 🌏 is a new YES Program teaching students sustainable Early Childcare industry skills and practical activities. So far our Earth Preschool students from Maclean High School & Pacific Valley Christian School have walked to the Maclean lookout to meet with Wendy from Landcare Australia to discuss bush regeneration, local wildlife and weed management, had yarning circles each day under the fig tree at Maclean Showgrounds, made sustainable slime and paper, collected cardboard from Maclean businesses and collected natural loose parts for printing 🍁 ... phew!

      15 Nov 0 Like
    • Thanks for having us today Botero! Dan (Coffee Roaster Extraordinaire) was on hand to take our Barista YES Program students on a Coffee Roastery tour and answer the many (sometimes tricky!) questions thrown his way! Oh and we got to drink yummy coffee & delicious cakes in the cafe. Overall a really tough day out of the classroom 😊

      14 Nov 0 Like
  • Our Automotive Youth Engagement (YES) Program has begun! Students are busy pulling apart and putting back together motorbikes and learning abut about 4 and 2 stroke operating systems in the workshop today. Happy, smiling faces all round!

    31 Oct 0 Like
  • The Healthy Towns Event in Maclean today. We've got some flower wreaths to make and some wonderful relaxing 3D videos on the Virtual Reality goggles at the TAFE stand. The event is on in McLachlan Park from 10am - 2pm so head on down and check out the wonderful things you can get involved in.

    30 Oct 0 Like
  • Some fabulous connections being made already at the Summer Jobs Market

    29 Oct 0 Like
  • The Summer Jobs Market is starting to take shape. It's happening at Yamba Community Centre this afternoon between 4pm and 6pm. If you're looking for work it's a fabulous opportunity.

    29 Oct 0 Like

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