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.


Get in touch

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

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
  • Commercial cooking kitchen
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Student life

    • Look at this yummy Italian cuisine our lovely student Shirly cooked up. She is currently enrolled in the Diploma of Hospitality. Nom nom nom :)

      29 Aug 3 Likes
    • Look at this wonderful feast our cookery students created for last week's graduation celebrations. 10/10 for presentation and taste Well Done Guys!!

      29 Aug 3 Likes
  • Thank you to everyone who came along to show support and interest in our Wear It Purple event today. We still have some prizes to be given away. To go in the draw, all you have to do is share your Photo booth strips to either NCTAFE or UoN Facebook pages. A $50 Beauty Voucher just one of our prizes up for grabs!

    26 Aug 2 Likes
  • Fun times at the photo booth and information table for our Wear It Purple Day - sending out the message 'You have the right to be proud of who you are!'

    26 Aug 5 Likes
  • It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces as we recognised the significant achievements of our aged care and nursing graduates. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of your journey. If you see yourself, feel free to tag yourself :)

    26 Aug 9 Likes
  • Free event: Aboriginal Art Exhibition of multicultural designs The event is open to everyone to come and enjoy a day of art at North Coast TAFE Port Macquarie. When: Wednesday, 14 September 11am to 1pm at the Port Macquarie TAFE Campus. Block C Room CG43 Dining Room/Graduates Restaurant https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/showcasing-ronalds-aboriginal-art-tickets-27041299254?aff=es2

    25 Aug 0 Like
    • "Trauma nurse Kathryn Carver did not have a university degree or a meaningful career in her sights when she dropped out of school due to illness at age 16..." Today, she says: “I feel like the world’s my oyster.” http://www.camdencourier.com.au/story/4118662/tafe-helped-kathryn-discover-her-purpose/

      25 Aug 31 Likes
    • WEAR IT PURPLE DAY - this Friday 26 August 11am - 1.30pm in the CANTEEN. Come join us for a few hours of fun, photo booth, prizes for those of you wearing PURPLE! Come talk to our Community Health Officer and one of our Counsellors - Let's create awareness for this day! For info click here http://www.wearitpurple.org/

      23 Aug 3 Likes
  • Our student cafe is open today from 9.30am - 11am. Regular coffee is $2.50 and a large is $3.

    23 Aug 2 Likes
  • It was great to meet Adam Dixon last week while we were filming at Birdon. Adam has recently completed a high-pressure welding qualification with North Coast TAFE, which is a pretty impressive achievement, especially for a third year apprentice. We also loved hearing more about the Birdon story - what an amazing local company!

    22 Aug 37 Likes
  • Have you ever struggled to manipulate a photo in a Word document? Or maybe you've wondered about Mail Merge and finishing tools... Port Macquarie TAFE is offering you the opportunity to transform yourself into a Microsoft Word wizard!!! We have a few places left in an intermediate Microsoft Word course next Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5.30pm-8.30pm)... The course runs for one week only. To enrol, call 1300 628 233, come into Student Central on campus or check it out online here: http://www.northcoasttafe.edu.au/courses/tafe-plus-statement-in-microsoft-word-intermediate-level-two.aspx?source=coursesearch

    19 Aug 19 Likes
  • Stars of the Hasting's Dance for Cancer is coming up soon. Some of these guys are training at our local TAFE campus. Such awesome energy.

    19 Aug 7 Likes