Coffs Harbour Education Campus


About TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Education Campus

The Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) is an innovative and inviting learning environment incorporating TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Senior College 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.

Coffs Harbour Education Campus is also the home of the Coffs Harbour Technology Park and Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre, a regional hub fostering innovative, creative and technology based business. 

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 TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Education Campus.


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363 Hogbin Drive COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450
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qualified staff providing quality education


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Facilities available at TAFE NSW 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
  • Gumbaynggirr 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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Student life

    • Congratulations to three TAFE NSW apprentice plumbers who've been awarded the @RheemAustralia Apprentice Plumber Grant for NSW. Each recipeint recives $3000 to help pay for fees, textbooks and tools. Rheem received over 150 applications nationwide, so we're super excited for our students: Brock Clouten (Coffs Harbour) who's also helping to financially support his family, Christopher Osbourne (Tamworth) ex-Australian Defence Force who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Malaysia, and Steven Bostock (Western Sydney) a first-year apprentice and former soldier who served in Afghanistan. Best wishes for your studies and future career!

      31 Jul 0 Like
    • This week the wonderful team from Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages, and Employability Skills hosted a fantastic celebration for Refugee Week at the Coffs Harbour Campus. It was indeed a celebration with dancing, speeches, and sharing of some fabulous home cooking. #refugeeweek #tafensw

      22 Jun 0 Like
  • Are you a natural with kids? Have you thought about turning these skills into a rewarding career? Our courses are designed with industry and are delivered in real-world facilities. Career outcomes include jobs as a childcare centre manager, special needs worker, early childhood educator, nanny or a childrenโ€™s services coordinator. Whether you're just starting out in your career, want to gain more qualifications, we can help you get the skills you need to be in demand. Enrolling now for semester 2.

    16 Jun 0 Like
  • A huge congratulations to Coffs campus student Shannon Thompson who recently won GOLD in the Wall & Floor Tiling category at the Worldskills 2018 National Championships in Sydney. This was a culmination of lots of work and effort for Shannon who is a proud 3rd generation tiler from Grafton. #worldskills #tafensw

    8 Jun 0 Like
  • For those in the childcare industry that may be looking for work please see the attached poster for a great opportunity ๐Ÿ˜ Please use the contact details on the poster if you are interested.

    6 Jun 0 Like
  • This morning at CHEC our fabulous Cert III Events students are hosting Australia's Biggest Morning Tea out the front of D Block Theatre (now until 11am). If you are on campus please join us for a good time for a good cause. Also a BIG thank you to all those who have baked away and donated some wonderful fresh treats for the event. #biggestmorningtea

    24 May 0 Like
    • Our fabulous team from the Early Childhood, Education & Care team at CHEC & Grafton have recently coordinated a Winter Food Drive for a great cause....and on behalf of the fantastic Cheryl B. They would like to THANK everyone who supported their Winter Food Drive. Due to generous donations they were able to fill 22 bags with a variety of foods, shampoos/conditioners, sanitary items, sheets, jewellery, tea, coffee, dental care products, paper towels, nappies, wipes and much much more. Goodie bags will now be distributed to the Coffs Harbour and Grafton Womenโ€™s Refugees & to the Homeless. Such a positive story and a great effort by their team...I am sure you will agree ๐Ÿ˜Š

      23 May 0 Like
    • It's National Library Week! A big shout out to our passionate campus librarians, who continually strive to provide students with the latest information and technolgy! Visit your campus library and check out the local events, or just lose yourself in books, music and interactive technology. #nationalibraryweek

      22 May 0 Like
  • Happy Easter! We wish all staff and students a safe and relaxing long weekend. Classes resume Tuesday 3rd, April. #HappyEaster

    30 Mar 0 Like
  • Please have a safe and happy Easter break from all of us here at TAFE...and if you are at CHEC today you can swing by this morning (29th March) for our Happy Easter Morning Tea ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฐ

    29 Mar 0 Like
  • Another fantastic Harmony Day event was held at the Coffs Harbour (Glenreagh St) Campus today. Thank you to everyone who attended ๐Ÿ˜€

    23 Mar 0 Like
  • Thanks to all who came to Harmony Day 2018 here at CHEC today, it was a fabulous event. Also thank you to SCU for a truely collaborative event ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    21 Mar 0 Like

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