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Overview

The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies is located at ECU’s South West Campus (Bunbury), Western Australia’s largest university campus outside the metropolitan area. We offer a comprehensive range of courses in arts, business, coastal environmental science, nursing, teacher education, social work and science.

We pride ourselves on our continual engagement with the South West community providing our students with invaluable industry opportunities and gaining the practical 'hands on' skills that ECU is so well known for. Our advanced facilities, combined with small class sizes and on-campus accommodation, allow you to apply your newfound knowledge immediately, giving you the extra edge and confidence needed when you go out into the work force.

Programs

We believe in integrating teaching, learning, research and engagement to maximise the value of activities on our campus, providing a supportive environment on which students can achieve and create.

The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies offers a wide range of degree programs across the following program areas:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Teacher Education

News & events

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ECU South West Research Week 2014

Want to make a difference through research? Check out South West Research Week at ECU and learn about the exciting research programs and opportunities on offer.

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Social Work hits highs

The outstanding quality of ECU’s social work program has again been recognised with a graduate and lecturer in the program winning WA’s prestigious Social Worker of the Year Award.

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2014 South West Nursing Careers Expo

ECU’s award winning Nursing Department is hosting the annual South West Nursing Career Expo on Friday, 16 May at the South West Campus.

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Student testimonials

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"My work placements were such an amazing learning experience."

Grace Sykes

South West Teacher Education student

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"Studying at ECU has been a life-changing experience."

Melissa D'Amico

Social Work student

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"The smaller class numbers made pursuing my academic goals more achievable."

Kate Price

South West Nursing student

Community activity

The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies participates in community initiatives throughout the South West. We pride ourselves on our strong relationship with the wider community.

Our interaction with the public enriches our students learning experience and encourages them to put their new found knowledge and skills into action.

Our current community initiatives include;

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