Top of page
Global Site Navigation

Regional Professional Studies

Local Section Navigation

Help us improve our content by rating this page.

Page rating system

Please tell us why your content rating for this page is low.
If you'd rather not, just click Submit.

You are here: Main Content


An error has occurred that is preventing this content from displaying properly.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause, and ask that you try again at another time.

If this problem persists, please report it to the IT Service Desk, via email: or phone: +61 (08) 6304 6000 or extension 6000.

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
  • 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

Dr Amanda Gardiner Thumbnail

Nutshell Cracked

Congratulations to our very own Dr Amanda Gardiner who achieve second place in the Arts, Humanites and Social Sciences section of the National Research in a Nutshell Competition hosted by ACU in Sydney recently.


Spring Fair 2015

Come relax, listen to live music, enjoy free food, free massages and much more!

ECU South West Open Day 2015 Thumbnail

9x5 Auction 2015

The 9x5 Auction was a guaranteed day of fun for anyone creative and non-creative with the event raising over $4,000.

See more news RSS

Student testimonials

Andrew Winchester Thumbnail

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

Andrew Winchester

ECU Surf Science graduate

Thea McDonald-Lee Thumbnail

"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;

Skip to top of page