Celebrating 25 Years
Saturday 16 August
10am - 3pm, Chittaway Rd Ourimbah
Explore your opportunities

Whether you're in your final years of high school, changing career or looking to further your education - come along and explore what is on offer at the Central Coast Open Day.

The Central Coast Campus is a multi-sector campus, allowing students to study University, Hunter TAFE and Community College courses. This year, the campus is celebrating 25 years of providing educational excellence on the Central Coast.

Register to attend

The Central Coast Open Day will be held on Saturday 16 August between 10am and 3pm.

When you register to attend the Central Coast Open Day you will go in the draw to win an iPad mini! *

* Read the Terms and Conditions (PDF format)

Expo information

Make sure you visit the expo area at Central Coast Open Day and talk face-to-face with staff and students, collect information and see interactive displays.

Drop into the expo in the Main Quadrangle anytime between 10am - 3pm to find out about the degrees and courses offered by:

The University of Newcastle

Your world-class university

When you choose to study at the University of Newcastle (UON), you choose a world-class university recognised for excellence in teaching and research. We are ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world, according to two global independent ranking systems1. This means out of more than 9,000 universities we are in the top 300.

UON is proud to celebrate 25 years of educational excellence on the Central Coast. In July 1989, 89 University of Newcastle students enrolled to study business and humanities at the Ourimbah Campus. Today, more than 4,500 UON students are enrolled at the Ourimbah Campus, undertaking enabling programs, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and courses.

Come to learn

We believe that everyone should have access to a world-class education. At the University of Newcastle you can choose from more than 90 high quality undergraduate degrees across our three primary campuses at Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie.

At the Central Coast, we offer 16 single undergraduate degrees and two combined degrees. Four UON degrees are available exclusively at our Central Coast campus:

* Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
* Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition
* Bachelor of Oral Health
* Bachelor of Podiatry

See you on campus

Discover why we have been ranked as the number one university in Australia under 50 years of age2. Come and see us at Central Coast Open Day and talk to current staff and students about our degrees, including opportunities for research and postgraduate study.

Find out how to apply, options for entry, fees and scholarships, accommodation, study abroad, sport and much more. To find out more about the degrees and services available, visit the University of Newcastle's future students website.

1. QS World University Rankings 2013, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013
2. Times Higher Education '100 Under 50' 2014

Hunter TAFE Central Coast Campuses

We invite you to discover how Hunter TAFE can set you on the right path for your dream career.

Hunter TAFE supports and empowers thousands of students in hundreds of programs across the Central Coast Region. At Hunter TAFE you will experience a vibrant and hands-on learning environment, a unique academic challenge and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Programs you will study are customised to meet the specific needs of the region with programs looking beyond the traditional classroom, offered through a range of delivery modes, such as in the workplace, online, face to face and a combination of these, enabling each individual ease of access to training.

From short courses and certificates to diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate degrees, Hunter TAFE is committed and well positioned to provide quality work ready programs.

Our quality reputation has led to the expansion and demand of Central Coast training on three campus locations at Gosford, Wyong and Ourimbah, which includes Centres of Excellence in Hairdressing and Beauty and Accounting. The co-existence of Hunter TAFE and the University of Newcastle at Ourimbah Campus epitomises the strength of the pathways between the two institutions. Students move seamlessly from TAFE to University, and many students gain a TAFE qualification during or after their University studies.

Modern facilities combined with a team of highly qualified, industry experienced staff deliver the right study options for you. Our industry links inspire our students and provide work-ready skills as well as a strong network of career opportunities.

We believe Hunter TAFE is your passport to the future and Hunter TAFE is ready to embark on this journey with you.

Central Coast Community College

Access accredited and vocational programs that will support your career development and employment goals.

Our programs include:

  • Aged Care Nursing
  • Disability Work
  • Business Administration
  • First Aid
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Management and Supervision
  • Recreation and Lifestyle
  • Small Business Management
  • Training and Assessment
  • Work Health and Safety

For up to date program information and online enrolments, visit the Central Coast Community College website at www.cccc.nsw.edu.au


Make sure you take time out of your day to check out these Open Day highlights.

Your chance to win

Tell us your thoughts about your day on campus and you’ll go in the draw to win an ipad mini! Simply complete a survey at one of the visitor information stands.

'Coming to uni' sessions

Find out what uni is really like. Hear first-hand from our staff and students so you'll know what to expect in your first year of study.

Explore the campus

Open Day is a great opportunity to see our campus and facilities for yourself. Tours are run regularly throughout the day to allow you to explore the campus. Check out the program for information on tours. A tour of the Library is offered as part of the campus walking tour.

Food and fun

Grab a coffee or bite to eat, check out our student clubs and societies, and find a social or representative sport that’s right for you. Bands, performances and demonstrations will keep you entertained.

Three education providers, one easy location

Studying couldn't be made easier with three education providers located on the one, easy to access campus. If you’re interested in finding out how you can build on existing qualifications, or study a Community College or TAFE course to get into University, attend the Pathways Presentation and find out all the information you need to know.

Demonstration of paving, stonemasonry, plant propagation and pruning

Take time out in your day to watch the skill and precision of our paving demonstrations and the artistry of stonemasonry. For those of you with a green thumb, you will enjoy the expertise shown by our industry experienced horticulturalists with pruning and plant propagation demonstrations throughout the day.

Open Day registration

Let us know you're coming to Open Day and we'll keep in touch. We’ll send you everything you need to create your own plan for Open Day by selecting from our presentations and tours.

When you register to attend Open Day, you will also go in the draw to win an iPad mini! *


Are you an international student?
Yes No
Broad Area(s) of Interest
Business and Commerce
Creative Arts
Humanities and Social Science
Architecture and Built Environment
Computer Science
Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Health Sciences
Medicine and Public Health
Nursing and Midwifery
Design and Communications
Information Technology
Environmental and Life Sciences
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Open Foundation
Are you an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?
Yes No
I agree to receive important news and updates from the University of Newcastle
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Make the most of your Open Day with our online planner

Coming soon, our online planner allows you to create a customised program for your Open Day by selecting from presentations and tours which interest you. You will be able to print your personalised planner and bring it with you on the day.

Register now and we'll let you know as soon as our online planner is available.


Campus map

Our Central Coast Campus is located on Chittaway Road, Ourimbah and is close to public transport links and the M1 Pacific Motorway.

Find out about the various transport options to our Central Coast campus and see the map below to find out exactly where you need to go on the day.

Most Central Coast Open Day events will be held in marquees located in the Main Quadrangle.