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
How to get here  
(02) 6581 6200
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(02) 6583 6478

Disability consultant

Dave Bowles
Phone (02) 6581 6275
Email david.bowles4@tafensw.edu.au

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

Term 4 Commences

All day at Port Macquarie Welcome back students for term 4.

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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
  • Stationary store on campus
  • Fashion design rooms
  • Commerical cooking kitchen
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Student life

    • Some well deserved recognition for our hard working library staff from one of our wonderful students. Share the love!

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    • Only eight days to go until applications for the Hastings Education Fund close!! Have you got yours in? If you need further information on applying for financial assistance, copy and paste the URL https://cef.org.au/cef/cef-foundations/nsw-foundations/hastings/, get your application in and good luck!!

      22 Oct 2 Likes
  • Congratulations to our North Coast team of students attending the Johnsons Culinary Challenge in Sydney recently...they all bought home silver medals and impressed the judges with their 'depth of knowledge, skills and meticulous techniques'. Way to go, team!! :)

    22 Oct 14 Likes
  • This Saturday, load up the boot and make some pocket money! No costs, just turn up from 9am - 3pm at the Port Macquarie TAFE and join us for a fun community day! See you there....

    21 Oct 18 Likes
  • If you are heading west today, drop into the Wauchope TAFE in Young Street from 11am, to take time out and relax, meet other community members, get a massage or learn how to make a stress ball. They'll also have games, music, a barbecue, an Aboriginal Art display and plant sale, so come over, take a break in your busy day and say 'hi'!

    21 Oct 4 Likes
  • The ‘comma’ has gone on stress leave – bring back the ‘full stop’!
    The ‘comma’ has gone on stress leave – bring back the ‘full stop’!

    A light-hearted look at the use of commas versus full stops in writing. Are you a comma slave driver or do you put a full stop to things?

    15 Oct 14
    • Any takers?

      14 Oct 0 Like
    • Register now for the 'You Beaut TAFE Car Boot' sale...if you can fit it in your car, you can sell it here on Saturday, October 25th and keep the cash!! Free registration, sausage sizzle and live entertainment - why wouldn't you sign up? :) Visit https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/register/sale?destination=node/27361/add-sale to get on board today or contact Trisha at trisha.mcintyre@tafensw.edu.au for more details. See you there!

      8 Oct 2 Likes
  • To raise further awareness of Mental Health Month, some of our Certificate IV in Community Services Students are working with the organisers of 'Creatability'; an exhibition of work created by artists with lived experience of mental illness and their carers. If you, or someone you know, would like to submit any medium of art for display and if you meet their criteria, we strongly encourage you to forward a submission. Please contact Nicole at devuldern@missionaustralia.com.au for more details.

    8 Oct 7 Likes
  • Stress Less Day activities are underway! Come and join in the fun, grab a sausage sandwich and help support Mental Health Month at Port Macquarie TAFE. Many thanks to the Tacking Point Lions Club, PMQ Headspace, Student Association and all the other organisations that have helped us to connect today. :)

    8 Oct 3 Likes
  • Join us in supporting local students to reach their goals and drop your spare change in at the Hastings Co-op, Westpac Bank and the Holiday Coast Credit Union in the Port Macquarie Hastings Area or contact hastingseducationfund@gmail for more information

    8 Oct 5 Likes
  • 7 Oct
    Term 4 Commences
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Welcome back students for term 4.

    7 Oct 14