Location - Hunter & Central Coast - Newcastle - New


TAFE NSW Newcastle pays homage to the Awabakal people, the traditional custodians on which our campus sits.

Located on the east coast of NSW, our Newcastle campus is positioned in the trendy, inner-city suburb of Tighes Hill. A quick bus ride from Hamilton train station and a short drive from the Newcastle CBD, this campus offers unmatched convenience. Surrounded by some of the best beaches, a welcoming community and quality education, Newcastle has it all.

Home to some of the most advanced equipment in Australia, TAFE NSW Newcastle is a beacon of opportunity for the community in the Hunter Region. You’ll gain new skills by learning in practical environments that simulate real workplaces. To complement your learning experience you'll have access to cutting-edge equipment and the latest industry technology. The Design Centre Hunter is a hub of creativity with collaborative workspaces, an industrial design workshop, and a purpose-designed gallery. If music’s your thing, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Regional Music Institute featuring rehearsal rooms, a performance space, and state-of-the-art recording studios.

TAFE NSW Newcastle is also home to the Hunter Maritime College. Here, students can witness maritime excellence with impressive features such as a fully operational auxiliary boiler system, advanced heat engine lab, and state-of-the-art ship bridge simulator. If you want to chase your sporting aspirations? Unleash your potential at the Newcastle Knights study hub. Aside from offering access to TAFE facilities for National Youth Cup players, there are ways to develop your media skills, build skills in sports governance and seek work placements.

TAFE NSW Newcastle is a place to learn and prosper. Here, you can create an exciting future for yourself and your 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