TAFE NSW North Coast is located on the north coast of NSW, which starts approximately two hours drive north of Sydney and extends to the NSW/Queensland border, a distance of over 700kms. TAFE NSW North Coast has about 40,000 students (both local and international) studying at 17 different locations.
Port Macquarie (population: 44,300) and Coffs Harbour (population: 26,400)
What's it like to live there?
The north coast of NSW includes modern, regional cities and towns, bustling resort complexes and peaceful seaside villages set amongst glorious tropical rainforests, beaches and scenic rural settings.
Port Macquarie has been named Australia's Most Liveable City, with an average daily temperature of 23 degrees. Further north, Coffs Harbour is a popular tourist destination with its pristine beaches and world famous Big Banana theme park. The north coast's temperate to sub-tropical climate means residents can enjoy a laid back, coastal lifestyle with popular leisure activities such as surfing, water-skiing and even dolphin and whale-watching.
- Business and Accounting
- Building and Construction
- Community Services and Health
- Creative Arts
- Hair and Beauty
- Information Technology
- Primary Industries
- Sport and Recreation
- Tourism, Hospitality and Events
"I did some travelling in Australia before and I really like the North Coast region. The climate up here is very good. The teachers are approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. They are very passionate about what they are doing. The facilities are good – the canteen, library and the student learning centre are some of the facilities I use a lot. Staff at the international student office were very helpful and friendly. I am currently working part-time locally."
Jouke Nuijten from Netherlands - Community Services
Locations and transport links
|Ballina||154-164 Burnet Street, Ballina NSW 2478||**|
|Casino||144 Barker Street, Casino NSW 2470|
|Coffs Harbour||High & Glenreagh Streets, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450|
|Coffs Harbour Education (CHEC)||Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450|
|Grafton||Clarence Street, Grafton NSW 2460|
|Great Lakes||Northern Parkway (Manning Street), Tuncurry NSW 2428|
|Kempsey||58 Sea Street, West Kempsey NSW 2440|
|Kingscliff*||Cudgen Road, Kingscliff NSW 2487|
|Lismore||Conway Street, Lismore NSW 2480|
|Maclean||Wombah Street, Maclean NSW 2463|
|Murwillumbah||Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah NSW 2484|
|Port Macquarie||Widderson Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444|
|Taree||Montgomery Crescent, Taree NSW 2430|
|Trenayr||Trenayr Road, Junction Hill NSW 2460|
|Wauchope||Young Street, Wauchope NSW 2446|
|Wollongbar||Bruxner Highway & Sneaths Road, Wollongbar NSW 2477|
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