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

    • Come and meet the new Student Central team tomorrow and see our awesome space in the Library in B-Block. We have a free BBQ, free photobooth, live music, plus some sweet prizes. All you have to do to cash in on these freebies is come and meet the new Student Central team and get your BBQ token. Photobooth: 10am-3pm in the canteen BBQ: 11.30am-2pm in the canteen courtyard Music: 12-2pm in the canteen courtyard Student Central tours start at 10am.

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    • Don't forget our SPECIAL FUN day today - our official opening of Student Central!!! FREE BBQ, Photobooth (the wigs are waiting) and live music by BILL ROBERTS - HAPPY DAYS!

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  • FREE Keep Cups full of chocolates!!! Just post your photobooth strip from our fancy photobooth in the canteen on our Facebook page and come see us for your cup full of goodies!

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  • Some very happy 'Student Central' customers today after winning their prizes. Thanks to you all who participated and helped make our day so enjoyable!

    27 Apr 13 Likes
  • Not a bad time to be a fashion student at Port Macquarie TAFE... Fashion designer Jamilla McCrossin will share some of her secrets with our fashion students tomorrow morning during a video conference conversation link with the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney. http://www.jamillamccrossin.com/#intro

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  • Huge congrats to Cheree Dunne and Melissa Streater for their wins last night at the North Coast Institute Student of the Year awards in Coffs. Cheree Dunne took out the Community Services and Health section and Melissa Streater was the Student of the Year in Creative Industries. The Port TAFE community are very proud of your achievements!

    5 May 23 Likes
    • "You must optimise your visual content with links... Think in terms of how to drive traffic to your website, product and services." Julie Robbins, Information Technology Teacher. If digital marketing seems complex to you, Port Macquarie TAFE can help. We now offer short, sharp online courses in WordPress Basics and Email Newsletters. The IT team are on hand today at the Digital Marketing Day Out, working with local businesses to make their lives easier.

      5 May 1 Like
    • A few more snaps of our local winners from last night, celebrating passion, innovation and excellence at the 2016 North Coast Institute Student of the Year Awards...

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  • Great to see so many opportunities for students at the Mid Coast Careers Market today. Come down to the racecourse to check out the courses you can study at TAFE. It's open 'til 2pm.

    10 May 4 Likes
  • It’s never been a better time to be a tradie in NSW.... "The big winners this year are builders in NSW. They earn $77.85 an hour, a 27.7 per cent increase compared to last year's result." http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/the-truth-about-tradies-salaries-20160510-goqrk8.html

    11 May 4 Likes
  • Come and attend our FREE Information & Technology workshops at Port Macquarie TAFE! Learn valuable practical skills in computer hardware and networking. Sessions will be face-to-face, interactive and hands-on! Learn some new tips and tricks! May 18th This workshop is intended for those currently employed or seeking employment in IT. Broaden your Information Technology hardware and networking skills base. May 25th This workshop is for students seeking IT skills for school or who plan to transition into work and further training in Information Technology. All resources and refreshments supplied For more information please contact 1300 628 233 or visit http://ow.ly/Rh3T3007CPf.

    12 May 2 Likes
  • Interesting story about emergency beacons...

    12 May 0 Like