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Indigenous Education

CHEC Entry

CHEC welcomes and supports all Indigenous students to the campus.

Gumbaynggirr Room

A space has been identified in which all Indigenous students can relax, network, hold functions and for special needs classes. This room is called the Gumbaynggir Room and is located in Block E.G.14/15.

An Indigenous tutorial room is also available for use by up to six students at one time or for private study.

Southern Cross University

The University's Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, based on the Lismore Campus, offers academic advice and administrative support to Indigenous University students and prospective students.

A Gnibi College representative is regularly on the Coffs Harbour Education Campus.


T: 02 6659 3316 - Anne-Marie Eades (Lecturer - Coffs Harbour)
T: 02 6620 3955 (Lismore)

TAFE NSW - North Coast TAFE

Fiona Hyland is the Aboriginal TAFE Consultant - Mid North Coast Learning Partnerships (NCALP)responsible for implementing courses funded through Aboriginal Development Division funding.

Noelene Skinner, the TAFE Aboriginal Student Support Officer, also liaises between students and campus administrators and teachers.


T: 02 6659 3216 - Fiona Hyland
T: 02 6659 3359 - Noelene Skinner

Coffs Harbour Senior College


T: 02 6659 3371 - Charlie Bellemore

Goories on Campus - Student Membership

Information and registration forms coming soon!

Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc (AECG)

The NSW AECG Inc. is an Aboriginal community-based organisation made up of volunteer members who are involved in Local and Regional AECGs throughout NSW. The NSW AECG Inc. is recognised as the principal source of advice on behalf of Aboriginal communities on issues relating to education and training. Go to AECG website.

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

AIME is an Indigenous Corporation and a not-for-profit charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status that uses a unique style of structured education mentoring to link university students in a one-on-one relationship with high school Indigenous students. AIME's objectives are to increase Year 10, Year 12 and university admission rates for all Indigenous Australian students who participate in the program. Go to AIME website.

TAFE North Coast Institute ELC - English Language Centre SCU - Southern Cross University CHSC - Coffs Harbour Senior College