Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour Campus provides superb learning, teaching and research facilities within easy reach of beautiful beaches, abundant natural environments and the Coffs Harbour city centre. The Coffs Campus accompanied by the nearby National Marine Science Centre delivers a range of course options across three faculties – the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Additionally, we offer a range of inclusive pathway programs through SCU College and nurture a strong connection with our Indigenous communities and scholarship through the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples.

Southern Cross has been ranked in the top 200 young universities in the world by the Times Higher Education. We are proud of our reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the regions we serve to create positive change that has impact around the world.



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The Coffs Harbour Education Campus is an oasis of tranquillity and natural beauty, located near the town centre, set between the forested hills and the sea. The campus features a state-of-the-art automotive workshop, functioning hair and beauty salon, commercial kitchen and the popular Osprey restaurant, child care centre, simulated hospital for nursing training and farming gardens and nursery.

Our innovatively designed Trades Hub includes specialist training spaces in carpentry and joinery, construction, electrical trades, waterproofing, shopfitting/cabinet making, kitchen design, plumbing and water operations and the only furniture design workshop on the North Coast.

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Coffs Harbour Senior College caters for Year 11 and 12 students who are pursuing the award of the Higher School Certificate and is known as a centre of excellence in its delivery of senior courses.

The College attracts a diverse range of students coming from different educational backgrounds. Students choose the College for multiple needs and goals, ranging from academic excellence, vocational opportunities, creative and performing arts, sport, technology, extension subjects, applied sciences, Headstart university programs; or for self-expression and autonomy. The school community endeavours to support each individual on their learning path, through the cultivation of teaching and learning excellence in their chosen field of study. The College is committed to developing the individual, communal, and global identity of each student through an increased sense of belonging and agency within their school environment.

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