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Reasons to study at ECC

There are many good reasons to start your studies at Edith Cowan College, but here are our top 9!

Why you should choose ECC

Broad range of great programs

ECC offers a broad range of programs, including Diploma courses, Postgraduate Qualifying Programs, Foundation Program and the Academic English Program.

Gain direct entry to ECU

The Diploma (Year 2) programs are quality assured by ECU, so you can be confident that your program is of the highest quality. Students who successfully complete Diploma (Year 2) are eligible for direct entry into the second year of the respective bachelor’s degree at ECU.

Study accredited programs

ECC is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) which is Australia’s regulatory and quality agency for higher education. ECC’s listing on the National Register confirms its compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF).

We accept under 18

Due to our nurturing environment with a student counsellor to offer support, ECC can accept students who are under 18 years old.

More individualised classroom interaction

Lecture groups have a maximum of 50 students, although most classes average between 25 and 35 students. Lectures are complemented by group tutorials and workshops, ensuring you receive a high level of attention from your lecturers.

Supportive learning

ECC provides more face-to-face contact and more individual support to students than the typical university model. Students are given easy-to-follow instructions for online activities that help them prepare for their class each week. Classes provide opportunities for the teacher to clarify the key concepts and for students to study together through collaborative learning tasks.

Located on ECU campuses

ECC is located on the Joondalup Campus West of Edith Cowan University. The campus is 15 minutes walk from the Joondalup train station. A free bus service is also available to take you directly to the campus. ECC’s Diploma programs are taught on Joondalup Campus West. While studying at ECC, students have access to eLab, library, social clubs and the sports centre on any of the ECU campuses.

One visa for your entire degree

For international students who will study at ECC, you can apply for a single visa to cover the duration of your studies. Under this visa you can package your ECC program, your degree at ECU and your English language program (if required).

Multicultural campus

Study with students from 50+ countries and make life-long friends.

Still need to choose a course?

Choose from a wide range of educational and career paths, across areas of commerce, communications & creative industries, hotel management, computing/IT, engineering and health science.


For future students

Explore the campus and its surroundings in beautiful Perth, and learn more about the outstanding student support and the vast range of incredible experiences available at Edith Cowan College.

Voices of success: stories from our recent ECC graduates

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