Accreditations and alliances
Partnerships between the Nursing program and leading industry groups are a fundamental element of our work. We structure our courses on a collaborative teaching model involving major public and private hospitals, with strong involvement of all clinical areas. Local alliances include the Bunbury Health Campus including the St John of God Hospital and South West Area Health Services
Our courses prepare students to be registered with the Nurses and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Our Social Work curriculum is designed to develop social workers who are able to understand and meet the Practice Standards for Social Workers (AASW, 2008). The common thread that unites these diverse social practices, and the Social Workers who undertake them, is our professional Code of Ethics (AASW, 2010) and the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Practice Standards (AASW, 2003). The Social Work course at ECU is informed by these principles and standards.
The AASW acknowledges that field education is a ‘core component’ of social work education and has set national minimum requirements for field education, which must be met if graduates are to be eligible for membership of the professional body.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Students who elect to study online will be required to attend on-campus activities for a minimum of 5 days per semester in order to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Partnerships between the Social Work program and leading industry groups are a fundamental element of our work. The program is well supported in all of its work by many strategic industry partners.
ECU’s Social Work program has links with the Department of Child Protection, which range from field placements for Social Work students, shared learning spaces, and access for Social Work students to up-to-date DCP policies and procedures, ensuring they are ideally placed for a position with the Department upon completion of the course. These links are a great example of ECU’s commitment to learning through integration with the industry, and developing relevant skills and knowledge, enabling social workers and community service professionals to deliver the best service possible to their clients and the community.
Our Bachelor of Education courses are recognised by the Western Australian College of Teaching (WACOT) as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia.
Our Teacher Education program has ongoing relationships and established partnerships with schools in local and regional areas. Pre-service teachers are seen as a resource in the schools and mentor teachers are recognised as experienced professionals who are supported by the University to guide pre-service teachers on their learning journey, monitoring their development and assessing their achievement.