Whatever your children’s needs, we have a range of schooling options available for them on the Coffs Coast.
There are a number of public and private schools in both primary and high school levels, along with Steiner and Montessori options.
The jewel in our educational facilities is the Coffs Harbour Education Campus conveniently situated between the thriving city of Coffs Harbour and the beach-side community of Sawtell.
The campus is an innovative and inviting learning environment incorporating Southern Cross University, TAFE NSW and Coffs Harbour Senior College all on one site.
Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus offers courses including business, tourism and hospitality management, psychology, psychology/laws, teacher education, arts, nursing, midwifery, science, marine science (Masters), and sport and exercise science. The University also offers the enabling program Preparing for Success at SCU, which provides a guaranteed pathway into a range of full Bachelor degree programs, provided students achieve the results required. Coffs Harbour Education Campus is also the home of the Coffs Harbour Innovation Hub, a regional hub fostering innovative, creative and technology based business.
TAFE NSW North Coast caters to students focused on practical skills and facilities 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.
Other campuses in Coffs
- HEALTH – The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health is located in the Coffs Harbour Specialist Medical Centre providing local placement opportunities for students studying Allied Health disciplines.
- MARINE SCIENCE – The National Marine Science Centre is focused on producing high impact research that addresses issues relating to the resilience of marine ecosystems and resources.
- MEDICAL – UNSW Rural Clinical School is also co-located on the Coffs Harbour Health Campus providing opportunities for students to study medicine locally.
- MUSIC – Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation whose vision is to enrich the cultural life of the Coffs Harbour community through the provision of quality music education, accessible to all.
PRIVATE REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS – There are a number of government funded, private training organisations delivering accredited courses in business, management, retail, hospitality, community services and training and assessment.
SPECIAL INTEREST EDUCATION – For those with the urge to learn there is also a multitude of after school or after work opportunities to entertain yourself, diversify your interests or pursue your passions. Whether it be hands on workshops, art lessons or learning a language, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy. One provider of these sorts of educational activities is the Coffs Coast Community College.