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

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

Semester two ends

All day at Port Macquarie Almost there!

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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

    • 30 Nov
      Semester two ends
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Almost there!

      30 Nov 14
    • Many thanks to Kevin Fallon Photography for these beautiful images from last night's Creative Industries Showcase. We were blown away by the creativity and talent! Special mention must also go to Hamish and Jim from Aurora SFX for lighting, sound and our very own cinema! Our graduates are also extremely grateful for support from Friends of the ABC and Southern Cross University for their generous awards. And finally, none of this would be presented without our incredibly gifted students and staff - congratulations!

      21 Nov 7 Likes
  • Here we go! Doors open a 5pm tonight for our Creative Industries Showcase... head over to C Block, Port Macquarie TAFE for a night of celebration, creativity and collaboration! Here's what's on: 5.15pm Student Awards Ceremony (includes presentation to the 2014 Nancy Short Media Award recipient by ABC Friends) 6.00pm Graphic Design Exhibition 6.45pm Fashion Parade 7.30pm Short Film Festival Free entry, all welcome, see you there!

    20 Nov 5 Likes
  • Remember this? One of the exciting works from a past Creative Industry Showcase and setting the standard for high expectations for tomorrow night's exhibition! All welcome - you don't want to miss this one - doors open at 5pm, free admission at the Port Macquarie TAFE tomorrow night! We can't wait!

    19 Nov 4 Likes
  • You don't want to miss this one, folks! Our 'big' event of the year is this Thursday from 5pm ... the Creative Industries Showcase! Free admission, so bring your friends and family to the Port Macquarie TAFE for a night of entertainment, design and creativity. See you there!

    17 Nov 3 Likes
  • Catch up with three strong men, contributing to a strong community - Luke Horrigan, Uncle Bill O'Brien and Jared Horrigan attending the Aboriginal Men's Health Expo at the Glasshouse in Port Macquarie today. If you're in the neighborhood, don't forget to stop in and visit the North Coast TAFE stand. :)

    12 Nov 4 Likes
    • So why are our Events students looking so glamorous and glittery here? Well, they are getting their 'bling' on for the Darkness to Diamonds fundraiser this Friday, of course! Come and support the hard working Certificate III in Events students and help raise funds and awareness for the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services. Tickets are still available online at www.darknesstodiamonds.com or from Port Macquarie Campus Administration in A Block. See the image for more information and some great raffle and auction items from their sponsors. See you there! *twinkle, twinkle*

      11 Nov 5 Likes
    • A great opportunity for a motivated young person to get a great start in the hospitality industry! Any takers?

      11 Nov 0 Like
  • With this great weather we are going to have a great day on Campus on Wednesday, come and check out Ramona. Playing live next to the Canteen between 11.30am - 1pm. See you there!

    10 Nov 1 Like
  • A fantastic example of student and community collaboration! Our Diploma in Graphic Design students teamed up with the Certificate III and IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts students at Wauchope TAFE - check out the stunning results!

    10 Nov 4 Likes
  • Now the HSC is done the world’s your oyster. Or is it?
    Now the HSC is done the world’s your oyster. Or is it?

    The final HSC exam is over and, for now, it’s time to celebrate until the results are out in mid-December.

    6 Nov 14
  • The race might stop the nation, but these fascinating fashion fillies will make your heart beat faster!

    4 Nov 16 Likes