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Our Diplomas are equivalent to the 1st year of an ECU bachelor's degree. Get extra support as you start your undergraduate studies.

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Your pathway to ECU

An ECC Diploma is your direct pathway to a bachelor’s degree

A Diploma from ECC is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree at Edith Cowan University. Upon successful completion of your Diploma, you will be able to progress directly into the second year of your chosen Bachelor’s degree at ECU. Choose to start your Diploma studies here in Perth or online from overseas.

ECC offers innovative Diplomas in areas of commerce, communications & creative industries, hotel management, and science with specialisations in computing/IT, engineering or health science.

Depending on your current qualifications, you will start with either the Year 1 Diploma (for those who have completed Year 11 or equivalent) or start directly with the Year 2 Diploma (Year 12 or equivalent).

We ensure that your course at ECC gives you the best preparation and sets you up for success at university. ECC graduates perform exceptionally well at ECU due to the dedication of our teaching staff. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teachers, who are experts in their fields and dedicated to their students.

At ECC your teachers will know your name and give you the support necessary for you to be successful. You’ll also have access to additional support where required from your program coordinator and learning advisor.

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The Diploma of Commerce will give you a holistic perspective of business processes and fundamental business skills.

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The Diploma of Communications & Creative Industries is the perfect stepping stone into your future creative career.

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Hotel Management

The Diploma of Hotel Management will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities in tourism and hospitality.

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Be ready for university-level studies in computing, IT and cyber security with ECC’s Diploma of Science (Computing/IT).

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The Diploma of Science (Engineering) allows you to progress to a range of disciplines in ECU’s School of Engineering.

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Health Sciences

The Diploma of Health Science is ideal for students wishing to major in Nursing, Biomedical Science or Psychology.

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Performing Arts (Music)

The Diploma of Performing Arts (Music) will prepare international students for entry into the music profession.

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