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

    • Thanks to the Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun for publishing the work of our outstanding apprentice chef Dominic Elmaloglou! Have a read of the award Dominic received below!

      29 Sep 2 Likes
    • Look at these keen bookworms! They have all traded in one of their books for another...there's still time for you to get amongst the action too! It's all on all week! πŸ“–πŸ“šπŸ“”

      21 Sep 4 Likes
  • Don’t forget our GREAT BOOK SWAP of 2016 on at the CHEC library TODAY! Need a reason to come along? There's even cake on offer for a gold coin donation! #nctafe

    21 Sep 1 Like
  • Got a pre-loved book you’d like to swap for another? Don’t forget the GREAT BOOK SWAP of 2016 on at the CHEC library this Wednesday! The CHEC Library is holding a book swap to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. If you have any pre-loved books you can bring them in early and hand them over to Library staff...see you there! #nctafe

    19 Sep 0 Like
  • How good does Julie Ferguson from REAP by OzHarvest look in her brand new, refrigerated van! Julie and her awesome team work tirelessly to help rescue quality, excess food in Coffs Harbour that ensures locals in need can be fed. We're proud to support such a great, local group like REAP...great stuff Julie!

    16 Sep 5 Likes
  • Our amazing Horticulture students are having their Spring Plant Sale on campus today! Come along to D block before 2pm and purchase some of the plants that have been grown by the students! πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒ³πŸ‚

    15 Sep 7 Likes
    • A huge congratulations to our Certificate IV Community Services students on getting involved with such a great event. The Out of the Shadows and into the Light - Coffs Harbour September 11, 2016. is on today from 10am...get along and support Lifeline North Coast - NSW in the battle against suicide.

      11 Sep 1 Like
    • A huge thank you to our Diploma of Community Services students for facilitating "R U OK" day here on campus. #nctafe

      8 Sep 11 Likes
  • Thanks to Jay & Tulles from Star FM Coffs Harbour for promoting the Lifeline North Coast - NSW Out of the Shadows and into the Light - Coffs Harbour September 11, 2016. The community walk is all happening this Sunday at the Park Beach Reserve in Coffs Harbour from 10am.

    7 Sep 0 Like
  • The Fusion Festival was in full swing here on featured some of the amazing food, music and performances from all over the globe! #nctafe

    6 Sep 7 Likes
  • Here in Student Central we are preparing for Wear it Purple Day, which is being held in the main quad here at CHEC from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 30th August. Wear it Purple wants young people everywhere to know that they have the right to be proud of who they are! Sex, sexuality or gender identity does not change this. So wear purple tomorrow if you agree.

    29 Aug 3 Likes
  • The CHEC Library and TAFE Student Central are hosting our Book Week Morning Tea outside D Block Theatre this morning from 10am. On show are many new books that you can peruse...of course there are plenty of delicious treats to indulge in too. So come grab a cuppa and enjoy the morning 😊

    23 Aug 1 Like