North Coast & Mid North Coast

Level 4, Suite 3
29 Molesworth St
LISMORE NSW 2480
Ph (020 6627 8400

Major centres

  • Taree
  • Port Macquarie
  • Kempsey
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Grafton
  • Lismore/Ballina
  • Tweed Heads

Click to view detailed maps.


Top ten industries in 2006

  • Retail Trade
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Other Services

More detailed information about the region's industry, employment, education and socio-economic characteristics. [pdf 287kB]


Apprentice and trainee numbers

Training type October 2009 October 2010 October 2011
Apprentices 4007 4246 3968
Existing worker trainees 2789 3031 3640
Entry level trainees 4460 4527 4617

Download the latest statistics here: Apprentices in training summary report - April 2012 [pdf 47kB]


Top five areas of vocational training in 2009/2010

(students funded, contestable training)

  • Community Services, Health and Education
  • Building and Construction
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Primary Industry
  • Computing

Group Training Organisations

Group Training Organisations (GTOs) employ apprentices and trainees, and then place them with a host employer. Some have a specific industry or regional focus.

GTOs that operate in the North Coast and Mid North Coast can be found here.

More information about GTOs.


Australian Apprenticeship Centres

Australian Apprenticeship Centres (AACs) are contracted to provide a free service to employers and individuals. They can explain the rules and assistance available for apprentices and trainees in NSW. Some have a specific industry or regional focus.

AACs that operate in the North Coast and Mid North Coast can be found here.

More information about AACs. 

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Page last updated: 14 June 2012