ABOUT CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Central Coast Community College is a community owned and governed, not for profit organisation, working to provide quality learning opportunities for the people of the Central Coast and beyond. The College commenced operations in September 1982, as a branch of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) Hunter, and was known at the time as WEA Central Coast. The organisation operated from premises in Wyong until relocating to the Central Coast Campus on 3 August 1989.
The College President at the time, Emeritus Professor Cliff Elyett, was a driving force behind the establishment of the Central Coast Campuses. Our College placed three steel demountable buildings onto the Ourimbah site in early 1989, and the first University of Newcastle courses commenced from those buildings on 10 July 1989. Hunter Institute of TAFE programs commenced shortly afterward, with Community College courses beginning in Term 3.
In September 1989, the trading name “Central Coast Community College” was introduced. On 13 November 1993, the College became an autonomous entity, separating from WEA Hunter, and later relinquished its membership of WEA to join the Evening and Community Colleges Association. On 16 May 1997, the trading name was registered as a business name, and Central Coast Community College has operated with that name since.
Since 2000, the College has operated a business unit dedicated to providing training to local and regional businesses and industries, with a particular focus on supervision, management, work health and safety, training and assessment qualifications. This business unit was separately branded as Business Training Solutions in 2004, with the name and logo listed as a registered trademark in 2010.
In 2008, the College purchased a private training organisation, Coastal College, and merged its operations into the organisation. The initiative enabled the College to establish training rooms in Wyong principally to support the introduction of a beauty therapy program. The facility was extensively refurbished to provide a dedicated salon training environment to train beauty therapists and nail technicians.
During 2010, the College completed an extensive refurbishment program for its four existing buildings on the Central Coast Campus, as well as an additional building leased through the University of Newcastle. A further lease was established for a second University owned building, The Lodge, which houses the College’s core administration team.
In 2011, the College purchased a privately owned and operated registered training organisation – the College of Natural Therapies, based at Holgate. The College of Natural Therapies offers complementary therapies programs which include nationally accredited qualifications in Massage, as well as industry accredited qualifications in Reflexology, Aromatherapy and general courses encompassing a range of other disciplines.
The College owns an administration and training centre on the Central Coast
Campus at Ourimbah. Classes at Ourimbah operate during the day, in the
evenings and on weekends. As well, the College operates from training rooms
based at Wyong, Holgate and several other Central Coast community and school
The largest Community College in the Central Coast region, the College offers
over 400 courses per year and enrols more than 3,000 students per year, into approximately 10,000 units of study.
The College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), registered by the
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver selected nationally recognised qualifications from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma.
Along with industry and business training, the College also works with people
who are just starting their education journey, providing entry-level courses to build self-confidence and study skills as well as pathways to higher education.
For more information about Central Coast Community College, visit our website at:www.cccc.nsw.edu.au