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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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Free workshops for Social Work and Human Service Professionals

Social Work at ECU South West is proud to announce a series of free professional development workshops and networking events to be offered across Western Australia from October to mid-December this year.

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Calling all Social Work Alumni! A Networking Event in Perth

Come along and network with fellow alumni and be updated on all the new developments of the Social Work Program at ECU, including the launch of a new Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) course offering.

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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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Student testimonials

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"The practicum experience I undertook was invaluable."

Quinn Wells

South West Nursing student

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

Melissa D'Amico

Social Work student

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

Andrew Winchester

ECU 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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