Mature age students

Get the support you need at Edith Cowan College – because it’s never too late to pursue a formal qualification.

Support on your educational journey

Get tailored support as you transition to university

Edith Cowan College (ECC) is a pathway provider for students seeking further education, and the opportunity to progress into Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Whether you’ve had a gap year or are seeking further qualifications for your career, mature-aged applicants (20 years of age and over) may be admitted to the diploma courses without meeting the formal academic qualifications if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.

Advanced standing may be granted towards an ECC course for assessable learning outcomes achieved through formal and/or informal learning, work-related experience and/or life experience, to an extent that is consistent with maximising student progression while maintaining established academic standards.

ECC offers smaller class sizes, more personalised attention from lecturers, state-of-the-art facilities, courses based on ECU curriculum, and the option to fast-track your university pathway into ECU.

Choose your course

With courses in commerce, communications & creative industries, hotel management, computing/IT, engineering and health science, you’ll find a qualification that will help you meet your unique goals.