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Mid North Coast Community College Ltd is the legal entity under which a range of different sub-brands provide services to different audiences:




    • Trendz Beauty

  • MakerSpace

  • Strive

  • Special Assistance School​​
  • Wilderness Activity Centre & Cafe

    • Crazy Maze Ooshc​


Find out more about these arms of our business below.

What we do

General Education

Community Participation Events & Activities 

Community MakerSpace 

Accredited Vocational Education & Training

Customised Business Training

Specialist Programs

Training Room Hire

Special Assistance School for Yrs 9 & 10

Children’s recreation programs

Before and After school and vacation care

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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. 

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Nautilus College is a registered and accredited non-government school that aims to offer all eligible young people the chance to complete their school education with vocational programs and self-development opportunities available.

Coming in Term 2 2022 we will be opening a new Campus in Taree for Yrs 9 & 10 students. 'Yulinbal', the name of this new 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.



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Trendz Beauty operates in Port Macquarie and is the MNCCC RTO's specialised Beauty Program. This program delivers a range of Beauty Industry training including accredited short courses as well as the Diploma in Beauty Therapy. 

Trendz professional trainers have decades of experience in the industry with most of them also operating their own successful Beauty Businesses. Training on offer includes both full and part qualifications as well as fun, non accredited short courses.

Trendz allows us to provide our look good feel good and confidence-building socially inclusive programs targeting; youth at risk, return to work mothers, long term unemployed and new arrivals. Wellbeing crosses  all sections of society and all languages


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 that will be launched in 2022.

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.

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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.


During 2022 Wilderness will also be offering creche facility for young teen mothers wanting to further their education


Strive offers special activities for people living with challenges, whether living with disability, mental health issues, trauma, redundancy or unemployment due to industry restructuring or digital disruption. Strive includes our existing School of Hard Knocks Choir and Life Skills Express which is a fun-based program of support for those needing help basic in learning and wanting engaging general life skills development.

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