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About the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)


"Southern Cross University, North Coast TAFE and Department of Education and Training working together to enhance education and training outcomes and opportunities for students and to benefit the community it serves."

Coffs Harbour Campus


The Coffs Harbour Education Campus is a unique partnership between:

There are no physical boundaries between sectors on the Campus; all facilities and services are shared, while each partner is responsible for its own academic programs, thus ensuring the integrity and quality of programs. The partnership arrangement on the Campus provides opportunities for students to move easily between educational levels and also allows for the development of joint programs which combine strong practical skills development with high academic standards.

More information about Studying and Courses

High quality staff, an extensive range of student support services including learning support, counselling, careers advice and disability support, world class facilities and educational programs of the highest standards are in place for all students.

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The campus has world class facilities which provide a wonderful learning environment for students from the three sectors. Features include:

  • three state-of-the-art lecture theatres,
  • a well-equipped library,
  • computing and multimedia centre,
  • trade training facilities,
  • music and dance facilities,
  • specialist facilities for Nursing, Science, Hospitality, Automotive, Sport and Recreation, Child Care, Hairdressing
  • multi purpose centre,
  • first-class student facilities, including a modern residential college,
  • playing fields and tennis courts,
  • student learning centre,
  • cafeteria,
  • bookshop,
  • ATM.

More information about Facilities and Support Services

English Language Programs

Southern Cross University runs a fully accredited English Language programs and offers a range of programs including Academic English, Business English, Holiday English, General English and a High School Preparation Program. Go to the English Language Centre

Coffs Harbour Technology Park

The Coffs Harbour Technology Park aims to provide an environment which captures the business synergies resulting from the collocation of Information and Communication (ICT) based industry, technology business incubation facilities and higher education and vocational training institutions. Go to the Coffs Harbour Technology Park

Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre (CHIC)

Also on the CHEC site is the Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre (CHIC), which is the forerunner to the development of a Technology Park. Go to the Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre

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