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

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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

    • Amazing news from Perth; Gemma Edwards has won GOLD for Port Macquarie! A massive congratulations to the whole Hairdressing team!!

      21 Sep 16 Likes
    • So proud!

      19 Sep 2 Likes
  • To end the term the packing has started and its all hands on deck. Thanks to all students including the little ones that came in to help and thanks to Port Macquarie community that came to help. These midwife birthing kits will go to third world countries so that we can help the larger world community that we all live in. than you! From the student association.

    19 Sep 15 Likes
  • They say that all good things come to an end, and sadly term 3 at North Coast TAFE is no exception. Say adios to classes, have a great break, and we'll see you all for term 4 on October 7. For all the nerdburgers out there, our library is open 8.30am to 7.30pm weekdays and from midday to 5pm Saturdays. The learning centre is open 7am to 10pm weekdays and 10am to 5pm weekend days (both facilities are closed on the public holiday Monday 6 October). For online library assistance, use the AskUs service at http://northcoasttafe.edu.au/current-students/library-information-services/ask-us.aspx.

    19 Sep 2 Likes
  • Excitement builds on campus today as some of Certificate IV Community services students, who will be preparing for the packing of the mid-wife birthing kits to go to third world countries this afternoon. Please just roll up and give a hand from 3pm TODAY in the canteen n B block if you have a spare hour. Of course you do!

    19 Sep 4 Likes
  • The national Worldskills opening ceremony is over and competition has officially begun! Best of luck Jade and Gemma, we are all cheering for you!

    17 Sep 1 Like
    • Halfway through the week and we are on the countdown to the semester break! Well done to all our students...only one more semester to go until the end of the year - woo hoo!

      17 Sep 3 Likes
    • Tomorrow morning, Port Macquarie TAFE will be hosting an information session for the Aboriginal Learner Driver Program. If you are interested in registering, please contact Jared on 0427 008 091 for more details.

      16 Sep 1 Like
  • Today we say 'bon voyage and good luck' to Gemma Edwards (Hairdressing) and Jade Robertson (Beauty Therapy); two amazing students off to represent Port Macquarie TAFE and the wider mid-north coast community at the National Worldskills competition in Perth. Best of luck girls - go for gold!! :)

    16 Sep 9 Likes
  • Are your education choices cost competitive? Naomi Dinnen, executive officer of the Group Training Association of NSW says, "Trades are now quite competitive, as more and more people realise this is a great way of getting a qualification and being able to travel and earn good money."

    15 Sep 2 Likes
  • The second in a series of cookery competitions for Port Macquarie TAFE Certificate III in Commercial Cookery students.

    11 Sep 6 Likes
  • Our second North Coast Chefs Association Student Cook-Off is underway! If you are on campus, visit C Block kitchens and take a peek at our skilled apprentices in action...

    11 Sep 15 Likes