Location - International - Hunter - Newcastle

Newcastle (Tighes Hill)

TAFE NSW Newcastle (Tighes Hill) is located in the trendy inner-city suburb of Tighes Hill, just a quick bus ride from Hamilton railway station, and a short drive from the Newcastle CBD.

Home to some of the most advanced equipment in not only the state, but also Australia, TAFE NSW Newcastle (Tighes Hill) is a beacon of opportunity for the people of the Hunter region to visit and learn, prosper, and create an exciting future for themselves.


266 Maitland Road Tighes Hill 2297


131 601

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TAFE NSW Newcastle (Tighes Hill) works closely with the community and industry to ensure you are exposed to the latest technologies, work with the newest equipment and train in the highest industry-standard facilities:

  • Hairdressing and beauty training academy, open to the public
  • Massage training clinic, open to the public
  • Design Centre Hunter, featuring:
    • Purpose designed gallery
    • Collaborative design workspaces
    • Industrial design workshop
  • Hunter Maritime College, featuring:
    • State-of-the-art simulated engine room
    • Ship bridge simulator
    • Replicated engine control room
    • Heat engine lab
    • Fully operational auxiliary boiler system
  • Newcastle Knights study hub, featuring:
    • Foundation media skills
    • Governance in sport
    • Skills exchange
    • Staff development skills
    • Work placements
    • Access to TAFE facilities for National Youth Cup players
  • Regional Music Institute, featuring:
    • 2 state-of-the-art recording studios with:
    • SSL Duality analogue/digital desk
    • AVID S6 post production desk, capable of producing 360 degree sound
    • 2 Mac computer labs with:
      • 35 computers
      • Pro Tools Version 12 HD
      • Mini keyboards
    • Large performance space with Vertec QL PA system
    • Portable foley sound pit
    • Regional Institute of Performing Arts, featuring:
      • Drama/dance studio with:
      • Dance floor
      • Dance barres
      • Full-length mirrors
      • AV system
    • Writers room
    • 4 flexible rehearsal rooms for music, dramatic performances and screen work
    • Costume and props room

TAFE NSW Newcastle (Tighes Hill) is built upon the homelands of the Awabakal people.