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

    • 14 Dec
      Summer student vacation
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Monday 14 December to Sunday 17 January

      14 Dec 15
    • 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
  • 20 Apr
    Term two begins
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Most on-campus classes resume this week

    20 Apr 15
    • 3 Apr
      Autumn student vacation
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Friday 3 to Sunday 19 April

      3 Apr 15
    • We were invited to tour the Willing and Able facilities in Jindalee Rd today and it has to be Port Macquarie's best kept secret!! :) For all you bargain hunters and penny-saving students, don't miss the opportunity to call in and say 'hi' to Craig and Bev at the Clothing Clearance - they've said all downstairs fashions are going for $2 per item. That won't break the bank (and they are a not for profit organisation - *warm fuzzies*). You can visit their page here: https://www.facebook.com/WillingandAbleFoundation?fref=ts

      25 Mar 6 Likes
  • If you're feeling peckish, get on down to the canteen area for a free sausage sizzle in celebration of Harmony Day (which is actually this Saturday, but we're keen!).

    18 Mar 2 Likes
  • In celebration of the multiculturalism within our community, students and staff share a lunch, music and conversation together at the Port Macquarie TAFE.

    18 Mar 1 Like
  • At North Coast TAFE, we're excited by innovation, inspiration and imagination. That's why we're keen to support a day of discovery in The Big Chat, including presentations, workshops, performances and discussions exploring what it means to be older in modern society. The Big Chat theme was inspired by gerontologist Dr Gene Cohen, who said: “Art is like chocolate for the brain". Get your 'brain chocolate' juices flowing next Monday 23 March from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Port Macquarie's The Glasshouse. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Resident-Services/Community/Seniors/Seniors-Week

    18 Mar 1 Like
  • We're proudly supporting 'The Perils of Paula', a short film made by the Sherwood Creative Arts Group from Hastings District Respite Care, screening in the 'Young at Heart 2015' short film festival. Tickets are free to the young at heart (everyone!) in celebration of older actors and active ageing. The festival runs from 9.30am to 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March in the Ross Family Studio, the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie. Bookings are essential and can be made at http://glasshouse.org.au/event/young-at-heart-2015 or by calling 02 6581 8888.

    17 Mar 0 Like