Port Macquarie


About our Port Macquarie campus

Port Macquarie TAFE Campus offers an ideal place to study, located in a town that offers an ideal place to live. A broad range of study areas are on offer in a fun and friendly learning environment.

The campus specialises in hospitality, tourism, massage therapy, graphic design, fashion design and electrical and electronics courses. Other vocational study areas available include general education, office administration, accounting and marketing, information technology, retail, community services, children’s services, maritime and nursing.

Port Macquarie TAFE Campus is located in the popular tourist town known for its outdoor activities on land and sea, in the Birpi Aboriginal nation. Situated at the mouth of the Hastings River, Port Macquarie offers all the advantages of a busy city with a laid back lifestyle.

If you’re looking to enter the workforce armed with invaluable experience and practical skills, check out the courses available at our Port Macquarie TAFE Campus.


Get in touch

70 Widderson Street PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
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(02) 6581 6200
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(02) 6583 6478

To locate a disability consultant for the Port Macquarie campus, visit the Disability Support Services page.


Quick facts at a glance


currently enrolled students


qualified staff providing quality education


years industry experience to teach at North Coast TAFE

Key dates and events

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Facilities available at Port Macquarie Campus

  • Cafe
  • Library
  • Shared campus with University of Newcastle
  • 'Solar COLA' for outdoor education and renewable energy training
  • Hair and beauty rooms
  • Graduates restaurant
  • Fashion design rooms
  • Commerical cooking kitchen
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Student life

    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
    • 21 Sep
      Spring student vacation
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Monday 21 September to Monday 5 October

      21 Sep 15
  • 13 Jul
    Semester two begins
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Most on-campus classes start this week

    13 Jul 15
  • 22 Jun
    Winter student vacation
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Monday 22 June to Sunday 12 July

    22 Jun 15
  • Attention Ladies! The 2015 Zonta study bursary is now open for application. Thanks to our generous friends at Zonta International, the successful student will receive a $750 grant to help with study costs. To apply you must be female, enrolled at either the Wauchope or Port Macquarie campus and have a genuine need for financial assistance. Application forms are available now from campus administration, but be quick - applications close at 4pm on Friday, 15th May!

    27 Apr 0 Like
  • We are proud to be part of this exciting project – do you know anyone who might like to be as well?

    27 Apr 1 Like
    • Winter is coming...the creative and talented students from our Certificate II and III in Retail Services were given a wonderful opportunity to showcase their skills at the charitable Red Cross shop in Horton St., Port Macquarie. The brief was to produce displays for new winter stock, now on sale and we think their efforts are pretty eye-catching; what do you think? All in time to get cosy before the chilly weather too!

      20 Apr 3 Likes
    • 20 Apr
      Term two begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      20 Apr 15
  • It's Youth Week! A special shout out to our friends at the Hasting Council YAC who have organised some awesome events for young people in our area - Waves and Melodies, Cosplay and the Amazing Race! Still the fun continues with a Laneway Party and Art Installation Exhibit this week. For details visit http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Resident-Services/Community/Youth-Week/Laneway-Party-18-April-2015

    13 Apr 2 Likes
  • It's time for term break! Classes will resume 20 April so enjoy the last of the good weather with a bit of feet up time! For general enquiries, campus administration staff are available during business hours all days except public holidays. The library is closed public holidays, open Tuesdays to Thursdays 8.30am to 9pm, open Fridays 8.30am to 6pm, open Saturdays 12noon to 5pm. Normal library hours resume Monday 20 April.

    2 Apr 1 Like
  • Tap into this lucrative industry with a Certificate II in Nail Technology starting 20 April at Port Macquarie Campus. Learn from expert educators on how to be creative with nails including manicures and pedicures, gels and acrylics and applying nail art. Study six hours a week for one semester. Make use of our payment options and government subsidies are available to eligible students. For more information visit http://ow.ly/KLA9Q or call 1300 628 233.

    31 Mar 20 Likes
  • To celebrate 2015 NSW Youth Week, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council have organised some fun and exciting activities (see image). They also need volunteers, so if you’d like to join in the fun and support your community, please contact jacqui.morgan@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or phone 0265 8668 and stay updated at www.facebook.com/HastingsYAC

    30 Mar 6 Likes