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About Edith Cowan College

Edith Cowan College (ECC) is located on Edith Cowan Universities Joondalup Campus West and Mount Lawley in Perth, Western Australia. The campuses are serviced by main bus routes and train services.

Learn more about the campuses.

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,  Health Science and Performing Arts (Music).

Foundation Program is equivalent to upper secondary school (Year 12) and university foundation programs. It aims to prepare international students for further study in an ECC Diploma or for entry into the first year of a selected Edith Cowan University bachelor’s degree.

PQP offers in the areas of Business, IT and Communications.

The Academic English Program at Edith Cowan College is designed for students who plan to study a degree at Edith Cowan University. Students can improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills during this Program. 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 diverse mix of students from around the world and accepts both local students (Australian citizens and Permanent residents) as well as international students for studies.

You can find out what’s happening at ECC from 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.

About the classes

The average class size is around 30 students. Classes are complemented by small group tutorials/workshops ensuring students receive the best of attention.

For pathway, 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.

For Academic English Program, please view the sample class timetable.

Applying to ECC

You can apply online. Please check how to apply page.

Education agents will be able to assist you with selecting the right course, applying for your studies, providing you with advice on how to apply for your student visa, applying for accommodation and also assisting you with the transition to your studies in Perth. Here’s the agent contact list of ECC College representatives around the world.

No, students who apply to study at ECC are not required to pay an application fee.

Completed and signed ECC application form

  • Certified copies academic transcripts (translated if not in English)
  • Passport or birth certificate
  • IELTS results/evidence of English proficiency (if applicable)
  • Evidence of work experience (Curriculum Vitae & references) (if applicable)

Yes, FEE-HELP is available for Australian citizens who are enrolling in a Diploma course.

Yes, this is available to domestic students. Please refer to our entry requirmeent page for Portfolio entry guidelines.

We provide scholarship to eligible students automatically when you apply for a course. You don’t need apply for scholarship separately.

About Edith Cowan University

Please see below:

  • Packaged international students: Good news! You already have your place secured with ECU. Once you have completed your ECC program, ECU will be in touch with the next steps to transition into the University.
  • Non-Packaged domestic students: You can apply to ECU at any time through the ECU application portal. Once you complete your ECC program, ECU will be in touch with the next steps to transition into the University.

You can find out all about ECU via ECU page.

ECC student life

International students are required to study full time to comply with the conditions of their student visa.

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident may choose to enrol on a part-time basis.

As an international student, You will be permitted to work in Australia but there are several conditions which apply. View the employment page for more information.

Perth offers students a great place to study in the sunshine with the city within close reach.

Find out all Perth can offer from the Destination Perth page.

We strongly recommend arranging your accommodation well before you arrive in Perth to start your studies. You have on-campus and off-campus options.

You can use ECU library facilities. ECU Library services will help you to explore the facilities and advise you how to log in with your student account

At ECC, we take care of you. From academic support to counselling and wellbeing, you’re in good hands. Please refer to student support for detailed information.

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