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.

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

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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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Student life

    • 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 3 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
  • Some inspiring TAFE Art students have created this living art work at the foot of Muttonbird Island.

    11 Sep 2 Likes
  • Well the WRC in Coffs is now underway. Here at CHEC the chopper with the orange splash (Hyundai Special Transport) flew in our friends from Hyundai early this morning.

    11 Sep 0 Like
  • R U OK? Day - 'a conversation can change a life' - is being held on Thursday 11th October in the Gathering Space at lunchtime. Please wear yellow and / or black on the day to raise awareness. We will have Head Space on campus, there will be stalls with resources available, as well as a $1 BBQ Lunch.

    10 Sep 0 Like
    • Our friends at Jamaica Blue at PBP have a casual position on offer (15-20 hrs p/w) for someone who is energetic, loves a challenge, and wants to be part of a fun and busy cafe'. You must have barista experience and be passionate about coffee. Further criteria apply and availability over the weekend is a must. Contact Verena at:

      10 Sep 0 Like
    • Get work in hospitality with short courses starting soon at Coffs Harbour Education Campus: Food Safety Supervisors (Statement of Attainment) $220 15 September 9am to 3.30pm Responsible Service of Alcohol SITHFAB201 (Competency Card) $175 2 September 9am to 3.30pm or 14 October 3pm to 9.30pm Responsible Conduct of Gaming SITHGAM201 (Competency Card) $125 9 September 9am to 3.30pm or 18 November 3pm to 9.30pm To book your place call 1300 62 82 33 or visit

      2 Sep 14 Likes
  • Lets face it these days we all need to take care with our money. As it so happens this is Money Smart Week, so we encourage you to visit the website to take the challenge. Also do you have any quick tips (or words of wisdom) on how to be 'money smart'...if so please share them with us all.

    1 Sep 1 Like
  • Calling all apprentice plumbers! There’s less than two weeks to go to apply for a Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant! Applications for one of 25 x $1000 grants close on Sunday 31 August 2014. Interested? Go to

    21 Aug 1 Like
  • Do you feel like you need that little something to get you going this morning...? Yup, then just drop by the Hole in the Wall Cafe' from 9.30am for a coffee and a treat.

    21 Aug 8 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....muffins, pies and sausage rolls, soup with a bread roll, and ¼ chocolate cakes.

    20 Aug 8 Likes