Coffs Harbour Education Campus


About our Coffs Harbour Education Campus

The Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) is an innovative and inviting learning environment incorporating a Senior High School, TAFE and Southern Cross University all on one site.

Our large shared campus has a range of practical skills centres and workshops including a state-of-the-art automotive workshop, functioning hair and beauty salon, commercial kitchen, child care centre, simulated hospital for nursing training, farming gardens and nursery, and the only furniture design workshop on the North Coast. The campus features extensive student amenities including a multi-level library, computer facilities, on-campus gym, campus bar, indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, and the popular Osprey Restaurant.

For more information about the Coffs Harbour Education Campus Technology Park, visit their website.

The Coffs Harbour Education Campus is situated between the thriving city of Coffs Harbour and the beachside community of Sawtell, built upon the homelands of the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people.

If you’re looking to enter the workforce armed with invaluable experience and practical skills, check out the courses available at our Coffs Harbour Education Campus.


Get in touch

363 Hogbin Drive COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450
How to get here  
(02) 6659 3000
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(02) 6659 3071

Disability consultant

Gillian Smith
Phone (02) 6648 2440

Quick facts at a glance


currently enrolled students


qualified staff providing quality education


years industry experience to teach at North Coast TAFE

Key dates and events

Term 4 Commences

All day at Coffs Harbour Education Campus Welcome back students for term 4.

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Facilities available at Coffs Harbour Education Campus

  • Disabled parking
  • Cafe, coffee shop and bar
  • Library
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Student learning centre
  • Horticulture nursery
  • Nursing labs
  • Performance theatres
  • Hair and beauty
  • Osprey restaurant
  • Gumbayngirr room Aboriginal Learner Support Centre
  • Auto and logistics facilities
  • Bookshop on campus
  • Maritime facility
  • Computer labs
  • Shared facilities with Southern Cross University and Coffs Senior College
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Ready to get started?

Take the next step with North Coast TAFE at Coffs Harbour Education Campus

Student life

    • Come along to our Information Session on Information Technology and Creative Industry Courses starting in 2015! Monday 27th October 2014, 4pm-6pm Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour (D Block Theatre Foyer) Chat informally to our experienced and passionate teachers and past students - View examples of students works on display - Enjoy refreshments, good food and company!

      24 Oct 2 Likes
    • Make sure not to miss this great exhibition....CHEC it out !!!

      24 Oct 2 Likes
  • Today the campus did a check to see how we are all going...especially important at this time of year.

    22 Oct 10 Likes
  • This Wednesday 22 October at lunchtime the campus will be hosting a mental health month event in the gathering space with the theme of “be YOUnique”. It is FREE and everyone is invited...stuff on includes mental health information, head & shoulder massages, health checks, food, music, prizes/giveaways, and more.

    21 Oct 1 Like
  • Hungry for a about some freshly baked biscuits. YUM!!! The 'Hole in the Wall' here at CHEC will be open today from 12.30pm selling those freshly baked mixed biscuit packs for only $3.00. Get in early to avoid disappointment.

    15 Oct 3 Likes
  • The ‘comma’ has gone on stress leave – bring back the ‘full stop’!
    The ‘comma’ has gone on stress leave – bring back the ‘full stop’!

    A light-hearted look at the use of commas versus full stops in writing. Are you a comma slave driver or do you put a full stop to things?

    15 Oct 14
    • The "hole in the wall " will be open today from 12pm, with lots of great lunch specials...or grab some to take home for dinner. Lamb samosa's or vegetarian samosa's with minted yoghurt, kebab's with tomato onion cucumber, or vegetable pakhoras all $4.00. Veal and chickpea curry with coconut rice, dhal with spinach and basmati rice, or curried chicken and saffron rice all $6.00.

      14 Oct 6 Likes
    • Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, recently awarded our Bec Gill a Bert Evans Scholarship worth a cool $5000. Bec is the daughter of the Cutmore’s (Cutty’s), she is their 4th Generation baker, and Cutty’s Cakes is renowned for their vanilla slice and old-fashioned pasties. YUM!

      14 Oct 15 Likes
  • 7 Oct
    Term 4 Commences
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Welcome back students for term 4.

    7 Oct 14
  • They say that all good things come to an end, and sadly term 3 at North Coast TAFE is no exception. Say adios to classes, have a great break, and we'll see you all for term 4 on October 7. For all the nerdburgers out there, our library is open from 8:30am to 7pm weekdays, closing at 5pm on Fridays and open on Saturday 27 September from 1pm to 5pm. The library is closed on the public holiday Monday 6 October. For online library assistance, use the AskUs service at

    19 Sep 2 Likes
  • If you fancy a treat for lunch today make sure to head to the 'Hole in the Wall Cafe' at 12:30pm. On the menu are....biscuits, minestrone soup with a bread roll, and delicious gourmet hot dogs.

    17 Sep 5 Likes
  • The Coffs Harbour area boasts three competitors this year. Joseph Taylor, 19, is a carpentry apprentice employed by G&T Young at Dorrigo and Kieren Taylor (no relation), 19 is a plumbing apprentice employed by Crossingham Plumbing Service at Taree. Peter Cooper, from Korora, has completed his apprenticeship and is now a self-employed wall and floor tiler. Peter competed at the national competition in Sydney in 2012 and is well placed to exceed his fourth place.

    16 Sep 0 Like