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

    • Free support for all TAFE NSW students! Drop in to a Learner Support session for help with basic IT skills, understanding your UAG, researching and much more. See attached flyer for details.

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    • Some quick snaps from this morning's end of term Devonshire tea. Most classes will now break for 2 weeks, returning the week of April 30. We wish our students a well-deserved break. We'll see you back in Term 2!

      12 Apr 0 Like
  • Happy Easter! We wish all staff and students a safe and relaxing long weekend. Classes resume Tuesday 3rd, April. #HappyEaster

    30 Mar 0 Like
  • For those looking to secure a job working on the highway upgrade, check-in at the Jobs Roadshow at Maclean Bowling Club on Thursday April 5th, 2pm-4pm.

    27 Mar 0 Like
  • Transform your Saturday morning routine and kick start your career in Business! Saturday classes for Certificate II in Business are now open for enrolment at Grafton campus. Starting May 5, this could be your opportunity to update your knowledge of office software and business technology to secure a job as a receptionist, admin assistant or other in-demand business related positions... Call us on 131 601 to enrol today!

    23 Mar 0 Like
  • Join us in celebrating Harmony Day tomorrow at Maclean TAFE. We’re proud to celebrate the diversity of our community. Morning Tea & other activities at Student Central. Date: Wednesday March 21st Time: 10.30am Where: Student Central, MacleanTAFE #EveryoneBelongs

    20 Mar 0 Like
    • Short courses are the perfect way to help you boost your current skills faster, give you the confidence to broaden your career prospects or even find a new passion. Be a skills seeker. Enrol today.

      7 Mar 0 Like
    • Want to add Excellence Award winner to your CV? Hurry, nominations for 2018 TAFE NSW Excellence awards close Friday 2 March. Sebastian Barkoczy (pic) won the 2015 Student of the Year award, gaining industry recognition, pr opportunities and prize money as well as the 2015 NSW Training Award for vocational student of the year! Be recognised for your achievements. Apply now.

      28 Feb 0 Like
  • Need to up-skill or find a new career? Discover the right short course for you!

    23 Feb 0 Like
  • Congratulations to each of our well-deserving graduates and award winners from last night’s Graduation and Student Awards ceremony. On behalf of Maclean TAFE teaching and support staff, we wish you well with your careers or further study. (Thanks to Chris Gulaptis for snapping these pics!)

    23 Feb 0 Like
  • Industry and community engagement is a key feature for TAFE NSW as we build our understanding of the skills and training needs of our region. Thank you to the Clarence River Fishermen's Cooperative for hosting the Rural Services Network forum. It was fascinating to understand more about the opportunities and the challenges for this vital industry.

    23 Feb 0 Like
  • Did you know that nominations for 2018 TAFE NSW Student Excellence Awards are open? Come on, don't be shy. You've worked hard, now it's time to get recognised for your achievements. Check out the award categories and get cracking, you just might be our 2018 student of the year! #Be Ambitious

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