Port Macquarie


About TAFE NSW Port Macquarie

TAFE NSW Port Macquarie 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.

TAFE NSW Port Macquarie 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 TAFE NSW Port Macquarie.


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70 Widderson Street PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
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1300 628 233
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Facilities available at TAFE NSW Port Macquarie

  • 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

    • Christmas Hamper week....Students and Staff As has been the tradition over the last 5 or 6 years, we are organizing to donate Christmas Hampers again this year. The boxes will be collected on next Tuesday 18th December by The Salvation Army for distribution to those in the community who need them most. If you wish to contribute, please bring in as many items for the hamper as you want - but don't delay - you have just one week to bring your items in. Thanks in advance for your generosity and support . Here are some ideas: • Christmas cake/pudding • Vegemite/spreads • pavlova shell • cereal/rice/noodle • biscuits (sweet/savoury) • tea/coffee/Milo • non-alcoholic wine • candles/decorations • shortbread • fruit mince pies • soft drinks • bon bons • sweets and chocolates • custard/canned fruit • juice • napkins • nuts/chips • cordial/soft drinks • general groceries • fruit/veg/meat vouchers

      12 Dec 0 Like
    • Join our TAFE Talks Facebook live event to find out about TAFE NSW Degrees and Higher Education options. Hear from our degree experts and get your questions answered, and your teenager on the right career path. Be informed about 2019 study options. Join the live stream via TAFE NSW FB page. Tuesday 11 December,1pm-2pm.

      10 Dec 0 Like
  • Last week saw the guys get shaved after a month of growing mo's for a great cause. Thanks to HeadSpace, I.T, Fitness, Retail and the Barbering teams for your involvenment in the day. Stay tuned to hear how much money was raised over the month. The raffle is also going to be drawn today - winners will be contacted individually.

    3 Dec 0 Like
  • Graduating students! Don't forget nominations for the 2019 Excellence Awards, close on the 14 December! We know it's a busy time for many of you finalising your assignments and showcasing your final works, but that's exactly why you should apply. Get recognised for your hard work, dedication, passion and for making a difference inside and outside of the classroom! Winning a TAFE NSW Excellence Award can lead to many more exciting opportunities to get recognised in your industry. Be Ambitious. Be Excellent. Find out more. See you on the podium! http://ora.cl/yY6zT

    30 Nov 0 Like
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Summer School 3 December 2018 – 23 January 2019 If after completing the course you decide that you want to work in this area you can become an apprentice in the following fields: Electrical Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Electronics Electricity Supply – Distribution Overhead Electrical Systems Computer systems Telecommunications You will have completed the first part of the course already which is a win/win for the employer and the student. Phone: 131 601

    28 Nov 0 Like
  • MO-Vent Madness tomorrow!!! G Block Quadrangle, 10 – 11am Tomorrow is the day of the great shave off, come on down and get amongst the festivities. - Free Moustache shave/trim - Free soft drinks - Headspace - Drug and alcohol Info stand from Community Services - Free health checks from Allied Health, Fitness students - Gaming PC raffle and viewing. ($2 a ticket) Movember raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 which can be purchased from retail students who will also be present. Alternatively, make a donation directly to our team or an individual member online and every $5 earns you a ticket: https://au.movember.com/team/2286698?mc=14 We are also running a Silent Auction for a $1,000 Gift Voucher, which gets you, your bike of choice in store, from our friends at Port City Harley-Davidson for an entire day!!

    27 Nov 0 Like
    • If you're over at Settlement City this afternoon - drop by and see the friendly - Tom and Jarrad our Digital Technology experts. Get some information on TAFE NSW courses starting in 2019.

      22 Nov 0 Like
    • Another example of the fantastic teachers that we have at TAFE NSW Port Macquarie....check out the "before" photo of 6 of our Retail/IT teachers all taking part in raising money for Movember. Many students have joined their cause too. You can get involved too. All you have to do is buy some raffle tickets to go into the draw to win some great prizes. There are over $1000 dollars worth of prizes up for grabs including: Rydges accommodation for 2, Sony Bluetooth speaker, Good Guys voucher, Settlers Inn voucher, Challenge Fitness gym membership and many more. Purchase your tickets in Student Central or from the "IT guys" in G Block - for a full list of prizes available, see the flyers up around campus. Or donate here: https://moteam.co/port-macquarie-tafe

      19 Nov 0 Like
  • TAFE NSW Port Macquarie Beauty section are offering spray tans! Get a quick tan at a great price! What days? Wednesday to Friday (3 days). Cost? Just $10. Call 6581 6373 and leave a message if no one answers, we WILL call back.

    9 Nov 0 Like
  • Students, Roll up Roll up! Tomorrow, Student Central will be holding a FREE sweepstake for the race that stops the nation! Hair/Beauty & Coffee vouchers to be won! Please come & see us in Student Central between 9.30am and midday tomorrow and grab your lucky number  Good Luck!

    5 Nov 0 Like
  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃👻🧙‍♂️🧛‍♂️🧟‍♂️👀🎃 Know any good Halloween jokes?

    31 Oct 0 Like
  • MOVEMBER 2018! Please join our Port Macquarie TAFE team to help us raise awareness for Men’s Mental Health! Sign up to raise funds and awareness for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in your life. Together we can make a difference for men's health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Women can also get involved by putting one foot in front of the other. Move this Movember by running or walking 60 kilometres over the month. That’s 60 kilometres for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour. You don’t have to be an ultra-athlete, or own the latest kicks. Move is simpler than that. Hit it fast. Take it slow. Run solo. Join a team. Go outside. Or jump on the treadmill. Call on friends and family to back you with a donation, and then chip away, your way. Please help us by beating our last year’s effort of $1,500. You can stop men dying too young! Join in, or donate and follow our progress here: https://au.movember.com/team/2286698?mc=14

    29 Oct 0 Like

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