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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, nursing, teacher education, and social work.

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.


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.

Program areas

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support

The Aboriginal Student Support Officer at the South West Campus provides support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students requiring assistance when commencing their university journey and can also assist with any issues that may arise with their studies along the way.

News & events

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Elemental Space/Elusive Place

A SOLO exhibition by New Yorkborn artist Susan Ecker is now open at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

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International Women's Day 2016

Staff and Students enjoyed morning tea and reading about some of the most prominent and influential Australian women

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Spring Fair 2015

The first ECU South West Spring Fair was a huge success with lots of fun has by all.

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Student testimonials

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"ECU gave me the edge for a career in meteorology.”

Andrew Winchester

ECU Surf Science graduate

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"Surf Science has offered me so many unique opportunities."

Thea McDonald-Lee

Surf Science graduate

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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