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

    • Hard day in the office for our YES Program Carpentry students! The workshop has been busy with students learning how to make planter boxes & mobile phone holders 👏🔨✏️📐📏

      28 Jun 0 Like
    • Spot the mannequin! Our ‘Glam Me Up’ YES Program students from Maclean High School and Pacific Valley Christian School are clearly having a terrible time learning about hair, beauty & makeup techniques at TAFE! Love it girls!

      26 Jun 0 Like
  • Maclean High School YES Program Nursing students this week went on an excursion to Mareeba Aged Care. While there the students participated in roleplays, engaged with residents, and learnt how to use various Nursing and Aged Care equipment and resources. A big ‘thank you’ to Maclean Bowling Club for generously assisting with the transport of the students.

    22 Jun 0 Like
  • Our very lucky YES Program Animal Studies students visited Dolphin Marine Magic - Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Ltd in Coffs Harbour this week and participated in an education and conservation ‘ed-ventre’. The park’s founder explained the importance of the coral exhibit to students before the students were introduced to ‘Ellie’ the seal. The day was capped off with visits to the penguins, dolphins, rehab turtles and meeting the little rescued NZ fur seal Scottie! Phew…What a day!

    22 Jun 0 Like
  • YES Program Carpentry students completed their first project this week – a folding stool! Great work from the Maclean High School and Pacific Valley Christian School students. We look forward to seeing the planter boxes next week!

    22 Jun 0 Like
  • The YES Hospitality students explored Maclean High School Agriculture Farm and picked up some tips about fish farming, growing macadamia’s and the reason why you should never eat more than 3 cumquats in a day 😳 The Maclean High and Pacific Valley Christian School students will be using the produce from the farm in their cooking next week – we’re thinking jams, lemon curd and sticky chilli wings…yum! Any other ideas are welcome!

    22 Jun 0 Like
    • A big thank you to the team at O’Halloran Motors for showing the Maclean YES Program Automotive students through their workshop and giving tips and hints to the students about apprenticeships and starting a career in the Automotive industry.

      19 Jun 0 Like
    • If you’re struggling to land that job you’re looking for, it might be time to refresh your job-seeking skills! The fully-funded ‘Job Seeker Bootcamp’ (Statement of Attainment in Foundation Skills Support), covers everything from resume writing, to interview skills—even how to apply for jobs online. Don’t miss this opportunity—enrol today! Call us on 1300 628 233 to secure your place.

      18 Jun 0 Like
  • Be ambitious, be informed and be ready to enrol for semester 2. Explore your course and study options and discover how a TAFE NSW course can get you ready for the career you want.

    12 Jun 0 Like
  • Australia's Biggest Morning Tea was hosted today at Maclean TAFE. Big thanks to all who made today a success-- we've raised some much needed funds for the Cancer Council, all while tucking-in to some delicious food with a side of good company! Check out these snaps from the event below :)

    6 Jun 0 Like
  • Are you a "people person"? Have you always dreamed of a career in the community services sector working with older people? If so, then the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is for you. Potential career opportunities include: Nursing Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant, Community Care Worker and Accommodation Support Worker. Enrol for Semester 2 today! Call us on 131 601, or visit our website: Applicants for this course must attend a compulsory information session to complete a literacy and numeracy skills review: Tuesday, 19 June 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Room: A.1.6, A Block at the Maclean TAFE Campus. Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015-02V01

    1 Jun 0 Like
  • As part of the Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) Program, Barista and Café Skills students from Maclean High School went on an excursion to awesome local café, Botero Coffee for a Café & Roastery tour. Here they are putting their new-found coffee making skills into practice at the Maclean High Coffee Den, with impressive results!

    30 May 0 Like

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