Our South West Campus at Bunbury is WA's largest university campus outside Perth. Here, you can study courses in commerce, environmental health, exercise and sports science, health sciences, nursing and midwifery, teacher education, science and social work. You can also complete a UniPrep course or explore your options as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student.
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Student support hub wins award
Our South West Campus runs a Regional Learning Hubs program that helps regional and remote students feel connected. The Hubs provide general academic support, social connection, and a concierge-like service in regional locations, that also showcase industry professionals and networks for our students.
This program has earned acclaim in the 2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Why South West?
Choose a Master of Teaching in Primary or Secondary Education
If you've already completed a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in an area other than Education, you can become a fully-qualified teacher in just two years of full-time study with a Master of Teaching.
Secondary Education degree to address regional shortages
A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course can now be studied at the South West Campus.
Course Coordinator Sarah Jefferson says Western Australia is currently facing a shortage of qualified high school teachers across metro, regional and remote areas. Adding this course to ECU South West will also help qualify more specialist secondary teachers in Science, Maths and English across WA.
As a South West student you can study the Bachelor of Health Science, choosing from four on-campus majors: Nutrition, Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety, Health Promotion and Occupational Safety & Health.
ECU is at the centre of education and health in the South West.
We share a precinct with South West Regional College of TAFE, Manea Senior College, the Rural Clinical School, South West Aboriginal Medical Service, Bunbury Regional Hospital and St John of God Hospital.
We also have strong links with the surrounding South West community. This helps us provide our students with invaluable industry placement opportunities and the practical 'hands on' skills that ECU is known for.
Need some help deciding what to study?
Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.
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ECU’s South West Campus, and online options, made studying commerce possible
I had always wanted to study again, but the timing was never right. After moving to Bunbury, I was no longer working full-time and had small children at home. It finally felt like a good time to go back to uni. I am completing the remainder of my course online and am really enjoying the flexibility.
Straight away the uni puts you in a classroom environment.
Primary Education student Rebecca is bringing her two passions together - teaching and children - while studying near her home town of Bunbury.
My work placement at AMD Chartered Accountants will help me prepare for my future career
I already had a strong finance background and wanted to extend my knowledge. ECU’s South West Campus has allowed me to pursue studies while still living in Bunbury. The ongoing support from lecturers has been phenomenal and I’ve made friends for life.
Not sure what's next?
You're almost there. You just need to choose one of our amazing courses.