Coffs Harbour Education Campus


About our Coffs Harbour Education Campus

The Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) is an innovative and inviting learning environment incorporating North Coast TAFE, 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 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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To locate a disability consultant for the Coffs Harbour Education campus, visit the Disability Support Services page.


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

    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
    • 6 Oct
      Term four begins
      All day at Ballina; Casino ...

      Most on-campus classes resume this week

      6 Oct 15
  • 21 Sep
    Spring student vacation
    All day at Ballina; Casino ...

    Monday 21 September to Monday 5 October

    21 Sep 15
  • Powering up the brain: why sleep, a healthy diet and exercise can boost the memory
    Powering up the brain: why sleep, a healthy diet and exercise can boost the memory

    If you’ve ever worked a night shift, been up all night with a newborn or partied until sunrise you’ll know how sleep deprivation can render you a zombie. Come daylight, it can be a struggle to remember even the simplest things like where you parked your car, your mother’s birth date or your pin number.

    30 Jul 15
  • BREAKFAST BRUNCH Wednesday 29 July 2015 Osprey Restaurant I Block 8:30 – 11:30 Dine In or Take-Away • B.E.S.T Bacon, Egg, Sausage & Toast $5.00 • VEGETARIAN STACK Roasted Eggplant, tomato, red onion, capsicum, zucchini, scrambled egg topped w’ avocado & pesto $5.00 • WAFFLES Traditional waffles topped w’ Coffs bananas, bacon & drizzled with maple syrup $5 • EGGS BENEDICT Poached eggs sitting on lean ham & an English muffin topped w’ Hollandaise sauce $6

    28 Jul 3 Likes
  • A cool competition that TAFE students can get involved in.

    27 Jul 2 Likes
    • TUESDAY 28 JULY 2015 BREAKFAST from 8:30am – 11:00am Takeaway only from the "hole in the wall" I Block Bacon & Egg Roll w’ BBQ Sauce Thyme sautéed mushrooms W’ wilted spinach on toasted Turkish bread Sprinkled w’ goats cheese Eggs Benedict Pancakes w’ bacon & maple syrup Slow roasted tomatoes W’ scrambled eggs on sour dough

      27 Jul 0 Like
    • Stress Down Day at the CHEC campus. Renee's soup kitchen is open. We also are doing head massage with our hair n beauty students

      24 Jul 7 Likes
  • Well the day has started at the Post Secondary Careers Expo at is busy, just the way we like it. #nctafe #careers

    22 Jul 1 Like
  • There is nothing better than a cut and colour to make you feel good about yourself. Our fabulous Hair & Beauty section in O Block at CHEC is the place to make it happen. Bookings are essential on Ph: 6659 3607.

    21 Jul 4 Likes
  • Mark Thorn from the Student Association doing an Orientation with a Hospitality class.

    20 Jul 3 Likes
  • We are asking all students to please make sure that the CHEC Library has your current email address. This is because our fabulous new system automatically emails you at the time of your loan due to love those reminders. Remember the friendly staff are always available to help you with whatever enquiries you may have.

    17 Jul 0 Like