Mid North Coast Community College Ltd is the legal entity under which a range of different sub-brands provide services to different audiences:
- Special Assistance School
Wilderness Activity Centre & Cafe
Crazy Maze Ooshc
Find out more about these arms of our business below.
What we do
Community Participation Events & Activities
Accredited Vocational Education & Training
Customised Business Training
Training Room Hire
Special Assistance School for Yrs 7 - 10
Children’s recreation programs
Before and After school and vacation care
Serving the community since 1984 Mid North Coast Community College has specialised in respecting and partnering with individuals and businesses wanting personal engagement and support. We serve from Gloucester to Coffs Harbour with campus locations in Taree, Port Macquarie and Kempsey.
Our family of brands focus our service delivery to different groups across three business units; Adult and Community Education, Special Assistance Schooling and Children's Educational Services. All aiming to enrich lives through education.
Adult and Community Education - caters for both our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering Nationally Accredited Qualifications as well as our many General Education and Wellbeing programs for vulnerable community members, such as MakerSpace and our School of Hard Knocks Choir
Special Assistance School - targets youth at risk who have disengaged from school. Registered and accredited with NSW Education Schools Authority as an Independent school
Children's Educational Services - caters for Out of School Hours Care and Community Activity Centre connecting play with conservation.
Nautilus College is a registered and accredited non-government school that aims to offer all eligible young people in Years 7-10 the chance to complete their school education with vocational programs and self-development opportunities available.
Our Campus in Taree caters for Yrs 9 & 10 students. 'Yulinbal', the name of this Campus, means 'Come Back' in the Gathang language of the Biripi people.
We especially aim to include those whose lives may be complicated, challenging or require a particular understanding in order to achieve success.
The MakerSpace offers industry preparation programs in Building & Construction, Landscaping and Horticulture, small motor maintenance and other hands-on practical skills.
We are also offering Creative Arts; Hands-on music and video recording and podcasting, painting and sculpture, fashion & textiles and graphic design, or creative writing and drama activities.
The MakerSpace facilities are available for hire and community access is available through a membership.
MakerSpace offers targeted programs for disengaged youth seeking to build employability skills with the work placement component providing a vital first step towards employment. Trades and 'Creative Arts for Recovery' activities encourage involvement in social enterprise and the development of micro-business skills.
These programs also offer opportunities for volunteering and all provide important opportunities for participants to reconnect with community.
Offers both an accredited OOSHC facility and a facility for children’s recreation. It will allow us to provide inclusive opportunities for families and provide workplace experience to those needing a helping hand.
In late 2021, we changed the name of our Play Centre and Cafe to 'Wilderness Activity Centre & cafe' to better reflect the direction of this service towards becoming a family activity centre.
Wilderness also offers creche facility for young teen mothers wanting to further their education
School of Hard Knocks Choir and Life Skills Express are fun-based programs of support for those needing help basic in learning and wanting engaging general life skills development.