Edith Cowan College (ECC) is located on Edith Cowan Universities Mount Lawley and Joondalup Campus West in Perth Western Australia. The campuses are serviced by main bus routes and train services.
ECC offers Academic English program, Diploma courses and Post-graduate Qualifying Programs (PQP) also called Pre-Master courses.
Academic English Program leads into Diploma and PQP courses at ECC and various degree programs at ECU.
Diploma courses offer in the areas of Commerce, Computing & IT, Communications, Hotel Management, Engineering and Health Science.
PQP offers in the areas of Business, IT and Communications.
For more information please visit our courses page.
ECC’s Academic English Program (AEP) is specifically designed for students who plan to study at an Australian university or who are interested in developing academic reading, writing, listening and communication skills. For more information please refer to the Academic English Program page.
You may apply for recognition of prior learning based on equivalent study at another university or educational institution. You can submit applications for RPL when you apply.
If you are applying for an RPL from a unit of study, you must not enrol in that unit unless your application is not approved.
Applications for RPL must be lodged with the appropriate evidence including:
A completed Recognition of Prior Learning form
Certified copies of academic transcripts and/or qualifications with approved English language translations (if applicable)
Copies of unit outlines describing detailed contents of learning outcomes, assessments and other course materials. Such evidence must demonstrate equivalent academic rigour (quality, time frame, breadth and depth of study content)
Any other evidence demonstrating that your experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications meet the academic rigour required under the respective AQF standards.
Proof of minimum level of English competency matching relevant course entry guidelines.
ECC has a good mix of students from 45+ countries and accepts both local students (Australian citizens and Permanent residents) as well as International students for studies.
You can meet students from ECC prior to arrival by joining our ECC Facebook or ECC Instagram. Visit our You Tube Channel to see what students and staff have to say about ECC.
ECC recommends that appropriate arrangements must be made with respect to your accommodation, ensuring sufficient support for your personal welfare during your stay in Australia or until you reach the age of 18 years. ECC offers support and counselling to all students through its Student Counsellor and will liaise with parents regarding the welfare of younger students.
Lecture groups have a maximum of 50 students, although most average between 25 - 35 students. Lectures are complemented by small group tutorials/workshops ensuring students receive the best of attention.
Class times can be from 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. Standard classes are 3 hours, but some units may have longer classes or include additional classes for laboratories, workshops or tutorials.
If the unit is a core unit， the student must repeat that unit again. If it is not a required unit the student must take another appropriate unit to complete the Diploma.
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Information about ECU may be located on their website.
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ECU holds multiple events for future students from Open Days, to information sessions, to one-on-one counselling... and much more! You can register for Future Student Events for free.
ECU looks forward to welcoming the ECC graduates each semester.
ECU welcomes the ECC students to join us on the ECU campuses to use the state-of-the-art facilities on offer! Please refer to the Campus Facilities page on our website for more information.
No, the university does not expect the student to pay a deposit for their 2nd year place.
Yes, you will need to discuss your study plans with the ECC email@example.com. Please note that changing your ECU course could affect the amount of advanced standing you will receive towards your ECU degree.
If you have not completed your high school in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada, you need to sit your English competency test 2 months prior to graduating from your ECC Diploma.
International students must satisfy:
In addition to satisfying ECU minimum English standard requirements for this course, all applicants must also demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard.
These requirements are as follows:
Note: English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to acceptable number of test sittings and combined scores across test sittings.
No, students who apply to study at ECC are not required to pay an application fee.
Completed and signed ECC application form
Yes, students who are over 21 years of aged can be accepted on the basis of mature-aged entry.
International students may not enrol in studies on a part-time basis as they are required to comply with the conditions of their student visa (they must enrol full-time). If you are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident you may choose to enrol on a part-time basis.
After the 26th April 2008, student visas are automatically issued with work rights. While studying in Australia, students may work on a part-time or a casual basis for up to 40 hours per fortnight during semester, and on a full-time basis during semester breaks (semester breaks are those marked on the ECC Academic Calendar). This does not include work that is a formal requirement of their program.
ECC provide mock interview practice and Resume writing assistant. Common sources to be used to find jobs include the Weekend or local community newspaper, notice boards on campus or the internet. For more information please refer to the Employment section on the International Students page.
StudyPerth also offers international students with career support, internships and volunteering support.
Perth offers students a great place to study in the sunshine with the city within close reach. There is a good job market and relatively low cost of living. Please refer to the StudyPerth page which provide information about Perth lifestyle and student events.
There are many accommodation options available to students in Perth. Please refer to the Accommodation page on our website for further information and a guide on prices.
The Western Australian State of Emergency declaration for COVID-19 ended last year on 4 November 2022, which saw an end to many of the COVID-19 restrictions and mandatory vaccinations. As COVID-19 is still amongst us, ECC will continue to support staff and students with the latest information on COVID-19 in the event of any changes.
ECC is committed to providing a COVID-safe study and work environment on all of our campuses. We will also continue to deliver the best educational experience for students, keeping in mind that we need to be agile in our response to changes.
Everyone can help by practising good hygiene, physical distancing and staying home if unwell. We also encourage all staff and students to get vaccinated, including your booster when eligible.
Information on this page is updated regularly, based on the latest health advice from the Western Australian government. Please check back here regularly.