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

    • Information sessions today from 1pm to 4pm at Maclean TAFE Campus! Meet our teachers Discover opportunities Check out our facilities BE AMBITIOUS!

      18 Jan 0 Like
    • Sound Production Live Performance

      17 Jan 0 Like
  • Tomorrow at Maclean Campus! Come down and discover what's on offer. Make 2017 the year you got AMBITIOUS!

    17 Jan 1 Like
  • Attention animal lovers! Facebook live event today at 11.30am as part of TAFE NSW Open Week! Are you passionate about conserving our wildlife? Catch Mimi Dona and Senior Veterinarian Michael Pyne for a live tour and Q&A at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Hear about their inspirational work at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, and about how you too can be a wildlife warrior with TAFE NSW! Watch the action through our Facebook live coverage on the day. More event info:

    16 Jan 0 Like
  • Attention Yamba, Maclean and the Lower Clarence in general! Check out the comprehensive list of local opportunities on offer at TAFE NSW. Once again we will be down at the wonderful Yamba River Markets come Sunday 22nd of January. Make sure you come and speak to us about what's on offer and where it can take you. We would also love to hear your thoughts on this wonderful part of the world, where it is headed and the future training needs of residents and industry so feel free to stick around for a good ol' chin wag! Make 2017 the year you got Ambitious!

    13 Jan 4 Likes
  • TAFE NSW Open Week - Kicking off Monday 16th of January. Be Smart With Your Money Be Job Ready Be In Demand Be AMBITIOUS

    12 Jan 1 Like
    • Information session alert! As part of TAFE NSW Open Week, Maclean Campus is running information sessions for courses in Business, Adult Migrant English Program and Employment Education and Support on Wednesday 18th of January from 1pm to 4pm. Come down to Maclean Campus, explore our facilities, meet our teachers, and learn what fantastic opportunities are on offer to help you get where you want to be faster! "As part of the course we are helping out at a local community event which is a bit of fun outside of the classroom. Instead of sitting behind a computer all the time we actually get to go out into the community and work." - Tamara, TAFE NSW Business Administration graduate Be Job Ready Be In Demand Be Smart With Your Money Be Ambitious

      10 Jan 11 Likes
    • Hey Bright Spark! North Coast TAFE is holding a three-day science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics event preparing young students and school leavers for jobs of the future. Join us at Wollongbar TAFE Campus (61 Sneaths Rd, Wollongbar) from Tuesday 17th of January and discover the possibilities! Bright Sparks 2017 is designed for students and their families to take a peek inside the classrooms of the future and get an understanding of the emerging trends and changes in the careers landscape. Bright Sparks 2017 is hosted in partnership with the Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Lismore, NSW Department of Education, Regional Development Australia, Southern Cross University and Trinity Catholic College Lismore. Kick start your future with bright sparks and future thinkers at TAFE NSW!

      9 Jan 4 Likes
  • Unsure of your future? Know what you're passionate about but don't know which path would be best to turn that passion into a qualification and future career? Take this simple career quiz and see what options are out there. You never know, it could be the start of something beautiful!

    20 Dec 1 Like
  • Semester 1 2017 we have Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) kicking off at MACLEAN CAMPUS from Wednesday 22.2.17. Check out this Q&A with our wonderful Head Teacher of Aged Care Lisa Taffe! Thinking about working in one of the region's fastest growing industries? Lisa has you covered at TAFE NSW! As Australia's population ages, there is increasing demand for aged care. It's a very rewarding industry to work in. Every day you make a positive difference to someone's life. If you love helping others, studying aged care at TAFE NSW is a great choice to establish a fulfilling career in an area with many opportunities. Our expert teachers provide hands-on training in world-class facilities. "I was impressed with the teachers, their industry qualifications, their experience and their professionalism. The group work and class discussions exceeded my expectations and really enriched my learning. I felt equipped to confidently carry out my daily work." - Lynne Hille, Certificate III in Aged Care

    16 Dec 0 Like
  • Good luck to all the HSC students receiving their results today! Remember, what you want is there for the taking. There is more than one way to get where you want to be. ;-)

    15 Dec 2 Likes
  • Do you dream of working in one of the highest growth industries in the country? Do you want to help the elderly live more rich and fulfilling lives? If so, Maclean TAFE has just the course for you! TAFE NSW is excited to offer the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) in 2017. Starting Wednesday 22nd of February, this course is designed to give you the up-to-date, relevant and industry recognised skills that employers want. Click on the link below or drop us a line on 1300 628 233 for more information. *note the requirement to travel to Grafton for simulated workshops and the need to complete the compulsory work placement component of the course. See link for further details.

    14 Dec 1 Like