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 Birpai 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.


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

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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
  • Commercial cooking kitchen
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Student life

    • 2016 gaming PC raffle draw - tune in to find out who the winner is!

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    • Do you have strong communication skills and currently work in Aboriginal Education? This introductory course is available as a pathway towards completing a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Education Support. Contact gayle.beddoe1@tafensw.edu.au or find out more http://bit.ly/2gJZcNV

      1 Dec 3 Likes
  • Ever wanted to apply make-up like a professional? Why not enrol in our Certificate III in Make-Up commencing January 2017 :) Units covered: Design and apply make-up Design and apply make-up for photography Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up Apply airbrushed make-up Design and apply creative make-up Research and apply beauty industry information Provide salon services to clients Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/q5MB306EJBS & to enrol please call 1300 628 233

    30 Nov 1 Like
  • Want to help someone in need this christmas? Help us fill our Christmas Hampers :) From today we are collecting non perishable items up in Student Central. On Friday 9 December, the Salvation Army will be collecting the goodies and donating them to some very grateful families in the community :) For more info & ideas on what to donate please click here: https://salvos.org.au/…/give-back-this-christmas/food-drive/

    28 Nov 2 Likes
  • If you're travelling north, be sure not to miss this Exhibition of emerging Aboriginal Artists. There are some fabulous works on display, presented by students from the Wauchope Cert III & IV Aboriginal Cultural Arts class. Visitory Information Centre Macleay Valley Way South Kempsey Gallery opening hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

    25 Nov 2 Likes
  • Congratulations Guys that's Awesome!! A well deserved cake indeed :) We hope to see you back at TAFE next year for Certificate IV in Fitness ;)

    24 Nov 3 Likes
    • * Have you forgotten how to study? * Are you ready for your new 2017 course? GET A HEADSTART FOR NEXT YEAR & commence 2017 with greater confidence :) ... Short courses available at Port Macquarie TAFE... 30 November - 16 December 2016 (9:00am-1:30pm) Wed - Fri 18 January - 25 January 2017 (9:00am-1:30pm) Wed - Fri & Mon - Wed We prepare you with the study skills needed to complete your course. Training includes: * Research & question analysis * Report & essay writing * Referencing & bibliographies * IT skills for study. For more info please contact: 1300 628 233

      24 Nov 1 Like
    • TAFE staff member Joris Meertens will be dancing at 'The Stars of The Hastings Dance for Cancer' event this Friday 25 November :) GO JORIS! Little did you know that Joris and his dance partner Michelle have spent many a late night rehearsing in one of our TAFE classrooms :) To help support Joris and Michelle: SMS VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE STAR: You SMS in DONATIONS for them to win. Most votes via SMS = PEOPLE's CHOICE AWARD Min SMS vote is $5 VOTE NOW – Text “MICHELLE” to 0437 371 371 All money goes to Cancer Council NSW! for more info on the night click here: https://everydayhero.com.au/event/starsofhastings2016

      23 Nov 15 Likes
  • Our wonderful Community Services students are holding a morning tea presentation for White Ribbon Day addressing domestic violence TODAY! This will be from 10.30am -11.30am in Student Central. Please come along and join us if this interests you :)

    23 Nov 4 Likes
  • FREE Deckhand course - START NOW!!!!!!! Offer ends this Thursday 24 November. For more info & to enrol click here: http://ow.ly/K6np306p0Ek

    22 Nov 8 Likes
  • Thanks to 'Connecting Souls' a local band who played at our open day yesterday. They were fantastic!

    22 Nov 7 Likes
  • TAFE Open Day TODAY!!! 2.30pm - 6.30pm - (tours commence from G Block Widderson Street) Be ambitious & do something your future self will thank you for! Tour the sections/chat to the professionals/live music/afternoon tea. See what exciting courses we are offering in 2017!

    21 Nov 5 Likes