Location - Hunter & Central Coast - Newcastle - New


TAFE NSW Newcastle is located in the trendy, inner-city suburb of Tighes Hill, 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 Australia, TAFE NSW Newcastle is a beacon of opportunity for the people of the Hunter region, where they can come to learn, prosper, and create an exciting future for themselves and their local community.

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266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill 2297

Services and facilities

At TAFE NSW Newcastle, you'll learn new skills in training environments designed to reflect real workplaces, with access to the same equipment and latest technology being used by industry.

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

Counselling and careers

Phone 131 601
Email hunter.counselling@tafensw.edu.au

Disability services

Phone 131 601

  • Hairdressing and beauty training salon
  • Massage training clinic

Locations - Hunter - Newcastle