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

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
  • Commerical cooking kitchen
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Student life

    • Congratulations to all students receiving HSC results today. We are here to help if you need to talk about career or study pathways...

      17 Dec 4 Likes
    • Another busy year, done and dusted, for the Childcare and Education Support students. Here are a few images from their 2014 Graduation Ceremony - well done everybody!

      8 Dec 14 Likes
  • Two fire evacuations today. Maybe the commercial cookery students were flambéing a bit too much? Sorry for the inconvenience, but thank you everyone for evacuating so quickly.

    8 Dec 2 Likes
  • Enquire now about having your study costs rebated by the federal government. You must be an existing worker in order to upskill to a diploma level. Take advantage of this offer by enrolling before December 31st. To find out more visit: http://ow.ly/d/2IOk

    1 Dec 1 Like
  • Not long now until this competition closes...you could be in the running for an iPad mini! #ExpressYourselfie and upload it to the North Coast TAFE instagram page today!

    26 Nov 1 Like
  • Congratulations to Ryan McQuinn, recipient of this year's Nancy Short Media Award as presented by Friends of the ABC's Kerri-Ann Jones and Anne Phillips. Each year a recipient from the Port Macquarie TAFE is chosen, based on their commitment to furthering interests in the media industry, academic excellence and teacher support. We were informed that this year, it was particularly difficult to make the final decision, so we congratulate all the nominees and, of course, the recipient on their efforts. Thanks also to the Friends of the ABC for their generosity and dedication to the future of the media industry.

    26 Nov 10 Likes
    • A great result for one of our Electro-Technology students and his dedicated teachers! Go Mark!

      25 Nov 11 Likes
    • Fashion student, Julie Oliver and local florist, Ellen Marshall teamed up to produce a stunning reproduction of the David Emmanuel designed wedding dress, as worn by Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Every detail has been lovingly recreated, right down to the sapphire engagement ring and the Mount Batten roses in her bouquet. If you'd like to check out a little bit of royalty history for yourself, hurry over to the Port Macquarie TAFE Library in B block - it's on exhibit until the 12th December. Nice work, ladies!

      25 Nov 34 Likes
  • 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