Study and Course Options
International Students

Study and Course Options

StudentsAt the Coffs Harbour Education Campus all facilities and services are shared by Campus members while each partner is responsible for its own academic programs. The partnership arrangement on this Campus provides opportunities for students to study at the highest levels and at the same time provides opportunity for students to move easily between the Senior College, TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute, SCU College (English Language programs) and Southern Cross University.

Senior College

The Coffs Harbour Senior College offers students access to very extensive facilities which promote a different approach to study. The college provides an adult-oriented learning environment in which students begin to take greater responsibility for their own learning. Students are offered a wide curriculum choice in the HSC program with either full or part-time study.

Subject selections encompass a variety of key learning areas and include a comprehensive range of courses at varying levels of study. Vocational courses are also available which contribute to the Higher School Certificate and provide full TAFE certificates. There is also unique opportunity to concurrently study university courses which contribute to the HSC and are accredited by Southern Cross University.

Southern Cross University

At Southern Cross University, students have a range of on-campus degrees to choose from in Arts, Business, Information Technology, Education, Nursing, Preparation Courses, Psychology, Social Sciences and Tourism and Hospitality. An associate degree is available in Information Technology. Masters and PhD programs are also available across a range of disciplines. Students also have the option of accessing a broader range of courses and specialisations by combining on-campus and off-campus study.

TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute

TAFE students have the opportunity to study from Certificate to Diploma level. Areas of study include Hospitality, Information Technology, Welfare, Child Studies, Hairdressing, Business, Primary Industries, Retail and Management, the Tertiary Preparation Program, Aboriginal Studies, Engineering, Real Estate, Furniture Design and Fine Arts. Many of these programs may result in advanced standing being granted at Southern Cross University and other universities.

Cross Sectoral Learning, Credit Transfer and Articulation

An Education Pathways Committee has been established and this will further promote education pathways, including articulation and credit transfer.

English Language Programs

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English Language programs at Coffs Harbour is proving a popular destination for backpackers and students on Working Holiday or Holiday Visas. Many people like to learn enough English to make their experience in Australia so much better. Want to learn how to shop for bargains, find the cheapest places to stay, the best beaches and the cheapest shops? You need some English!

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