Nursing & Midwifery 2019 Course Guide

 
Nursing & Midwifery 2019 Course Guide
2019 Course Guide

Nursing
& Midwifery
• Nursing
• Nursing & Midwifery
• Nursing Studies
Nursing & Midwifery 2019 Course Guide
Our changing world needs a
    university to change with it.
    A university where courses
    composed with industry deliver
    the most relevant knowledge
    and skills.
    Where theory gets put
    into practice.
    A university like ECU.
    Where students have the
    experience to be capable
    when it counts.
    So be the graduate the
    changing world needs.
    And get ready at ECU.

    Apply now for 2019.

    Contents
    Why Choose Nursing & Midwifery at ECU?                    3
    Bachelor of Science (Nursing)                             4
    Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies)                     6
    Bachelor of Science (Nursing) /
    Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)                           7
    Postgraduate Nursing Courses                              8
    Facilities, Services & Support                           12
    Admission Pathways to ECU                                13
    Applying to ECU                                          14

                                      ECU was named in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings for 2017.
                                      Recognising the world’s 200 best universities less than 50 years of age, the rankings are a
                                      global showcase of a new breed of university. They focus on performance indicators such as
                                      research, teaching excellence, international outlook and innovation, and highlight universities
                                      that are developing at an exceptional rate.
                                      ECU is proud to be recognised for its research productivity, research influence, quality of
                                      teaching, industry innovation and international focus. And we’re looking forward to building
                                      on this success.
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Why Choose Nursing & Midwifery at ECU?
ECU offers a range of unique specialist undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery courses. Our renowned
Nursing program is the largest in WA, while our Nursing and Midwifery dual degree program offers an
innovative and broad study approach for entry into the field of nursing and midwifery. Courses provide
students with access to state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities featuring simulated practice areas
for scenario‑based learning, and practicum placements with a range of healthcare providers.

Expanding the scope of ECU’s Nursing course                 Partnership programs with a difference
ECU’s Bachelor of Science (Nursing) course includes a       The Partnerships Undergraduate Program (PUP)
strong focus on changing health needs and provides a        offers nursing and midwifery students the opportunity
high level of practical education. This accredited course   to undertake all their practical units in one hospital
focuses on the art and science of nursing across the        setting, allowing them access to helpful resources,
health spectrum, preparing graduates for a range of         as well as networking opportunities. These unique
nursing roles.                                              partnership programs are available at a range of
                                                            healthcare facilities, including Sir Charles Gairdner
International community placement                           Hospital, Osborne Park Hospital and North
Our undergraduate programs offer nursing and                Metropolitan Mental Health Services.
midwifery students the opportunity to undertake a
                                                            ECU’s outstanding health and
community placement overseas, where they are able to
work in a different healthcare system and experience        wellness facilities
health from a diverse cultural background. Currently,       Our state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Building
community placement opportunities are available in          incorporates high and low fidelity simulated practice
Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, South Africa,      wards for both nursing and midwifery, that provide
Philippines and Tanzania.                                   a safe, authentic environment for clinical skill
                                                            development. These enable students the opportunity
                                                            for experiential hands-on practice to learn nursing and
                                                            midwifery skills in a variety of simulated scenarios,
   Mums adopt midwifery students                            and are designed to increase the competence and
   To consolidate the theory they learn in the              confidence of students. The wards include 81 beds
   classroom and to understand expectant and new            that simulate the real world healthcare environment.
   parents’ experiences of having a baby, all midwifery
   students participate in our Mothers Adopting
   Midwifery Students (MAMS) program. The MAMS
   program pairs students with women up to 35 weeks
   pregnant for their mutual benefit. The program
   offers invaluable learning opportunities outside of
   a ‘typical’ classroom setting, where students can
   develop both their clinical and interpersonal skills.

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Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
                                                                  Practicum
    Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                  Students are required to complete a number of clinical
    Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent           practice units as part of the course. These are delivered
    Availability & Campus                                         in association with a range of clinical partners as
                     JO          ML         BU          OL        full-time clinical placements. There are attendance
    Full-time                                                   requirements for this practicum.
    Part-time                                                   Clearance and/or Risk Management
                                                                  Protocols Required
    Provides a broad knowledge and skill base that
    will enable students to practice independently and            To be eligible to undertake clinical practice and fulfil
    interdependently as a registered nurse within the             their duty of care, students are required to complete
    Australian healthcare industry. The course is designed        risk management protocols on commencement of
    to enable graduates to be well prepared to make               the course and carry out amendments in subsequent
    significant contributions to the outcomes of patients         semesters, as appropriate. Risk management protocols
    within a diverse range of health care settings.               include, but are not restricted to:

    Admission Requirements                                        • International students on temporary visas are
                                                                    required to provide a Certificate of International
    Applications for this course are not accepted through           Police Clearance
    ECU’s Experience Based Entry Scheme.
                                                                  • Certificate of National Police Clearance
    Reporting Obligations                                         • Department of Health (WA) Criminal Screening
    ECU has an obligation to report details of students           • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    enrolled in this course to the Australian Health                initial certification required plus annual renewal
    Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), see the unit            of certification, courses available via ECU
    set on our website for more information.                        approved provider
                                                                  • Current Manual Handling Certification initial
                                                                    certification required plus annual renewal
                                                                    of certification, courses available via ECU
    Teaching quality the key to student                             approved provider
    experience                                                    • Evidence of immunisation status as per the
    Our 2016 Nursing and Midwifery graduates rated                  Department of Health schedule, more info at
    the Quality of Teaching at ECU at 82.9% and overall             http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/
    quality of the educational experience at 81.4%,                 circular.cfm?Circ_ID=12891
    placing us in the top ten Australian Universities             • MRSA clearance if worked in, or been admitted to,
    for both teaching quality and overall quality of                a health facility outside of Western Australia in the
    educational experience (The Student Experience                  12 months prior to enrolment
    Questionnaire, 2016).                                         • Working with Children Check, more information at
                                                                    www.workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au

    “The flexibility, support and friendly vibe at ECU has made for a remarkable
     experience so far.”
    ECU was my first choice for studying nursing because of the flexibility the university
    provides – I wanted to study somewhere that I could manage my family, work and
    home commitments, alongside my study commitments.
    My experience at ECU so far has been remarkable, the staff always strive to
    provide the best education and support to students. There is a really friendly vibe
    among all of the students, and the cultural diversity gives you an opportunity to
    understand people from a wide range of nationalities.
    My studies have helped me gain vital skills and knowledge and I look forward to
    completing my nursing degree and pursuing my dream career in clinical research
    and trials.

    Vinita Pillai
    ECU Nursing student

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JO Available on the Joondalup Campus                      OL Available online
ML Available on the Mount Lawley Campus                     + Cross Campus attendance requirement
BU Available on the South West (Bunbury) Campus

Please note accreditation or professional recognition details are correct as at time of production.
For latest information please visit ecugetready.com.au

Due to the practical nature of the nursing and
midwifery professions, there are inherent performance
requirements applicable to this course that may                            ECU’s Nursing and Midwifery courses
impact upon the success of some potential students.                        available at our South West Campus
Applicants and students with a disability or other issue
likely to impact on their ability to perform in practice                   ECU’s Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and Bachelor of
are encouraged to contact the Director, Undergraduate                      Science (Nursing) / Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
Nursing Studies to discuss the inherent requirements of                    courses can also be studied at our South West
this course and support measures that may be available.                    Campus in Bunbury. The facilities are the most
                                                                           sophisticated in Regional Western Australia.
For more information, see course details on our website.                   They include a nursing demonstration ward and
                                                                           a high dependency ward. The technology and
Professional Recognition
                                                                           equipment utilised in Bunbury is the same as that
This course is currently undergoing Australian Nursing                     featured at our Joondalup campus, ensuring that
and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) review                         all ECU Nursing students have access to the same
and will replace the currently ANMAC accredited                            supportive learning environment.
course version.
Registration
Students will need to graduate to be eligible to register
with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
of Australia is required to practice in the profession.
Graduates are entitled to apply for registration with the
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practice as
a registered nurse.
Careers
Nurse, Children and Young People’s Nurse, Critical Care
Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Regional Nurse, Aged Care
Nurse, Rural Nurse, Remote Nurse
Related Studies
Bachelor of Science (Nursing) / Bachelor of
Science (Midwifery)

 See more course information:
 ecu.edu.au/courses/C33

“The practical component of my study has allowed me to bond with classmates,
 as well as gain confidence in practical skills.”
Through my nursing studies at ECU so far, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some
amazing likeminded, driven and inspirational people. The practical class component
allows you to practice in pairs in the simulated wards, which is a great opportunity to
bond with classmates and make friends, as well as gain confidence in practical skills.
Since moving down south of WA, I’ve really been proud of what I’ve achieved. I was
given the opportunity to enter the Dementia Care Australia National Dementia Essay
Competition, which I was awarded first prize for the second year student group. I was
also awarded the Lucy Bohan Zonta Women’s Club Bursary scholarship, which is a
fantastic networking opportunity as well as a great personal success.

Teagan Bewick
ECU South West Nursing student

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Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies)
                                                 COURSE                 Admission Requirements
    Indicative ATAR: Not Applicable
                                                                        All applicants are required to be Registered Nurses in
    Duration: 3 years* full-time or part-time equivalent
                                                                        their country of origin.
    Availability & Campus
                     JO          ML         BU         OL               Applications for this course are not accepted through
                                                                        ECU’s Experience Based Entry Scheme.
    Full-time                                         
    Part-time                                                        Careers
    * Advanced standing could result in the course being completed     Nurse
       in one year. For more information, see details on our website.
                                                                         See more course information:
    Provides Registered Nurses with an opportunity to                    ecu.edu.au/courses/Y61
    obtain an Australian degree if they hold a Diploma level
    qualification in their country of origin. The course is not
    accredited and therefore does not lead to registration
    with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia.

    “The clinical practice wards and simulation patients at ECU are as close as you’ll get
     to the real thing.”
    I wanted to be a nurse since I was 16 after I helped deliver my aunt’s baby, so that
    just set the wheels in motion. Since then I’ve raised a family and waited for the right
    time and eventually enrolled as a mature age student. I felt comfortable studying
    at ECU and practising my clinical skills before going out into the real hospital
    environment. My lecturers and tutors were the best of the best – I was confident in
    their ability because they were working in the industry and were in touch with what
    nursing is currently like.

    Rocheal-Lee Lock
    ECU Nursing graduate

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Bachelor of Science (Nursing) /
Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
                                                            Clearance and/or Risk Management
Indicative ATAR: 75                            COURSE
                                                            Protocols Required
Duration: 4 years full-time
                                                            To be eligible to undertake clinical practice and fulfil
Availability & Campus                                       their duty of care, students are required to complete
                 JO         ML           BU          OL     risk management protocols on commencement of
Full-time                                                 the course, and carry out amendments in subsequent
Part-time                                                   semesters as appropriate. Risk management protocols
                                                            include, but are not restricted to:
This comprehensive course is unique in WA, preparing        • International students on temporary visas are
graduates for flexible career options in dynamic              required to provide a Certificate of International
healthcare settings. The course offers an innovative          Police Clearance
and broad study approach, with graduates ready
                                                            • Certificate of National Police Clearance
for beginning level practice in both midwifery and
nursing. It provides students with the knowledge and        • Department of Health (WA) Criminal Screening
skills to deliver high quality care within the healthcare   • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR),
environment.                                                  initial certification required plus annual renewal
                                                              of certification courses available via ECU
Admission Requirements                                        approved provider
All applicants are required to provide a personal           • Current Manual Handling Certification, initial
statement. This statement must outline their                  certification required plus annual renewal
understanding of the Registered Nurse’s role and of a         of certification, courses available via ECU
Registered Midwife’s role, their reasons for wishing to       approved provider
undertake this course, and an outline of their plan for     • Evidence of immunisation status as per the
managing the workload.                                        Department of Health schedule, more information at
Applications for this course are not accepted through         http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/circular.
ECU’s Experience Based Entry Scheme.                          cfm?Circ_ID=12891
                                                            • MRSA clearance if worked in, or been admitted to,
Reporting Obligations                                         a health facility outside of Western Australia in the
ECU has an obligation to report details of students           12 months prior to enrolment
enrolled in this course to the Australian Health            • Working with Children Check, more information at
Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), see the unit set      www.workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au
on our website for more information.
                                                            Due to the practical nature of the nursing and
Clinical or professional work placement                     midwifery professions, there are inherent performance
Students are required to complete designated practicum      requirements applicable to this course that may impact
units as part of the course. These are delivered in         upon the success of some potential students. Applicants
association with a range of clinical partners. There are    and students with a disability or other issues likely
attendance requirements for this clinical or professional   to impact on their ability to perform in practice are
work placement.                                             encouraged to contact the Director, Undergraduate
                                                            Studies to discuss the supports for and inherent
                                                            requirements of this course.
                                                            For more information, see course details on our website.
                                                            Professional Recognition
                                                            This course is currently undergoing Australian Nursing
                                                            and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) review
                                                            and will replace the currently ANMAC accredited
                                                            course version.
                                                            Registration
                                                            Students will need to graduate to be eligible to register
                                                            with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
                                                            Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of
                                                            Australia is required to practice in the profession.
                                                            Careers
                                                            Midwife, Regional Midwife, Rural Midwife, Remote
                                                            Midwife, General Nurse, Children and Young People’s
                                                            Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Mental Health Nurse,
                                                            Regional Nurse

                                                             See more course information:
                                                             ecu.edu.au/courses/Y76

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Postgraduate Nursing Courses
    Graduate Certificate in Children                             Graduate Certificate in Health Care
    and Young People's Nursing                                   Leadership and Management
    Nurses wishing to specialise in nursing children and         Provides a strong focus on the application of leadership
    young people can study this course to enable them to         and management principles in health care settings.
    meet the educational and training needs required by a        Graduates of this course will be equipped for leadership
    range of professional bodies. The course builds on the       roles in all health care environments, including clinics,
    skills and knowledge a comprehensive nurse has attained      hospital settings, outpatient facilities, businesses,
    at an undergraduate level.                                   schools, and community centres.

     See more course information:                                 See more course information:
     ecu.edu.au/courses/L84                                       ecu.edu.au/courses/J50

    Graduate Certificate in
                                                                 Graduate Certificate in
    Dementia Studies
                                                                 Mental Health
    This course is ideally suited to healthcare professionals
    working with people who have dementia. The course is         The course provides students with an overview of the
    relevant to acute care, long-term residential aged care,     past and present approaches affecting the delivery
    and community care settings.                                 of mental health programs. Students will develop a
                                                                 range of assessment and intervention skills that can
    There is a growing need for high quality care for people     be applied in a mental health setting. The course also
    with dementia across the healthcare sector. This course      enables students to critically evaluate the strengths and
    has a multidisciplinary focus and is aimed at facilitating   weaknesses of various client management strategies
    students' learning in areas relevant to the management       for supporting mentally ill clients in the community.
    of dementia. Key areas include the knowledge and
    critical approaches required to underpin students'            See more course information:
    practice as leaders in the area of dementia care.             ecu.edu.au/courses/L54

     See more course information:
     ecu.edu.au/courses/W90

                                                                 High quality research: real world impact
                                                                 Our research programs on improving health
                                                                 and well‑being across the lifespan, and quality and
                                                                 safety of healthcare, are recognised as being 'well above
                                                                 world standard' and have consistently received the
                                                                 maximum rating (5) for quality through the Excellence in
                                                                 Research for Australia (ERA) framework. Our research
                                                                 in the fields of chronic disease management, child and
                                                                 family health, safety and quality of healthcare are
                                                                 recognised as innovative and relevant to national and
                                                                 international audiences.
                                                                 We collaborate with world-class researchers, industry
                                                                 leaders and clinical experts in the development, conduct
                                                                 and application of our research in our drive to conduct
                                                                 high quality research with real world impact.

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Graduate Certificate in Midwifery                             Master of Clinical Nursing
Diagnostics and Prescribing                                   This coursework Masters allows nurse clinicians to
                                                              enhance their individual specialty knowledge and
This Graduate Certificate provides knowledge and
                                                              competence whilst working in their selected area
skills to Australian Registered Midwives who wish to
                                                              of specialisation.
extend their scope of practice to include ordering and
interpreting investigative tests, as well as the safe and     Theoretical and practical knowledge will be
effective prescribing of scheduled medicines.                 augmented by a substantial clinical project to enable
                                                              the development of advanced critical thinking and
Professional Recognition
                                                              project writing skills. The course encourages innovative
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation            evidence-based practice that will ultimately lead to
Council (ANMAC) has accredited this course.                   improved nursing practice.
Registration
                                                               See more course information:
Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply to
                                                               ecu.edu.au/courses/I52
the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
for endorsement as a midwife prescriber of scheduled
medicines however please note that successful                 Master of Midwifery (By Research)
completion of this course is not the only criterion for
'Endorsed' status.                                            This research Masters prepares students to be
                                                              independent researchers with the ability to develop and
 See more course information:                                 implement a research proposal relevant to midwifery.
 ecu.edu.au/courses/L90                                       The course is directed both at students with an interest
                                                              in research and those planning a research career.

Graduate Certificate in Patient                                See more course information:
Safety and Clinical Risk                                       ecu.edu.au/courses/J61
This course provides the opportunity for healthcare
professionals to undertake study in a range of aspects
within patient safety and clinical risk. The course content
is based upon key clinical indicators and their application
in practice.

 See more course information:
 ecu.edu.au/courses/T52

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Master of Midwifery Practice                                Master of Nursing
     This coursework program prepares Registered Nurses to       This coursework Masters enables students to develop
     become competent, confident midwives registered with        in-depth knowledge of a range of contemporary health
     the NMBA.                                                   care challenges and directions within a national and
                                                                 international context.
     Professional Recognition
     This course is currently undergoing Australian Nursing      Students have a suite of units to choose from which
     and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) review          enables them to plan a bespoke program of study to
     and will replace the currently ANMAC accredited             meet their individual needs and those of their health care
     course version.                                             context in which they are situated.

     Registration                                                 See more course information:
     Students will need to graduate to be eligible to register    ecu.edu.au/courses/J88
     with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
     Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
     of Australia is required to practice in the profession.     Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
     Graduates are entitled to apply for registration with the   This coursework Masters is a graduate entry program
     Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practice as     with a strong focus on clinical practice and research
     a registered midwife.                                       which leads to registration with the NMBA.

      See more course information:                               The program will provide experiential and authentic
      ecu.edu.au/courses/I80                                     learning opportunities, supplemented by theoretical
                                                                 components, to ensure graduates are industry-ready
                                                                 upon entry to practice.
     Master of Nurse Education                                   Professional Recognition
     This coursework Masters prepares nurses to                  The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation
     undertake senior roles in nurse education, training,        Council (ANMAC) has accredited this course.
     continuing education, and/or staff development in the
     healthcare sector.                                          Registration
                                                                 Students will need to graduate to be eligible to register
     The course focuses on developing and enhancing
                                                                 with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
     teaching and learning knowledge, skills, and practices
                                                                 Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
     that enable graduates to have an impact on the next
                                                                 of Australia is required to practice in the profession.
     generation of nurses.
                                                                 Graduates are entitled to apply for registration with the
                                                                 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practice as
      See more course information:
                                                                 a registered nurse.
      ecu.edu.au/courses/I33
                                                                  See more course information:
                                                                  ecu.edu.au/courses/J46

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Master of Nursing                                            Doctor of Philosophy
(Nurse Practitioner)                                         A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an opportunity to
                                                             pursue a topic you are passionate about at the highest
This course builds upon a student's foundation and
                                                             academic level.
experience as a specialist Registered Nurse with
advanced practice abilities.                                 A PhD is an independent, supervised research project that
                                                             is assessed on the submission of a thesis or creative work
It includes study of the biophysical, social, cultural,
                                                             and exegesis. This course may be undertaken in any School
political and clinical sciences that underpin professional
                                                             within ECU, provided there are supervisors available
nursing practice. Learning experience across all course
                                                             in your proposed research area, and the resources and
units will enhance and apply students' knowledge of
                                                             facilities required to complete your proposed project are
the history and specific health needs of Aboriginal and
                                                             accessible. ECU encourages interdisciplinary research that
Torres Strait Islander peoples.
                                                             may span two or more disciplines. As a PhD candidate,
Study in this course includes development of new clinical    you will be expected to develop a project that can be
skills that incorporate practice activities that extend      completed in three years full-time. You may submit
beyond the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse,        your thesis any time after 2 years of full-time study,
as well as the professional, legal and ethical behaviours    and the maximum course duration for a PhD is four
necessary to support this practice within a nursing model    years full-time. A PhD is a significant undertaking, and
of care into the future.                                     if enrolled full-time you are expected to commit at least
                                                             35 hours per week to your research.
Professional Recognition
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation            See more course information:
Council (ANMAC) has accredited this course.                   ecu.edu.au/courses/L61
Registration
Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply           Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
(NMBA) for endorsement to practice under the title of        The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a research
Nurse Practitioner.                                          degree commencing with a cohort-based foundation
                                                             year of research preparation followed by an independent,
 See more course information:                                supervised research project.
 ecu.edu.au/courses/L88                                      The subjects covered in the first year support the
                                                             development of the research project and include
                                                             generic research training and discipline-specific units.
Master of Nursing (Research)                                 These provide you with strategies for a successful
Prepares students to be independent researchers with         research journey, appropriate research design and
the ability to develop and implement a research proposal     methodology, timely completion, and effective writing
relevant to nursing. The course is directed both at          and communication skills. You must achieve an overall
students with an interest in research and those planning     weighted average mark (WAM) of 70% in the first year of
a research career, preparing nurses to practice in the       research preparation in order to continue into the thesis
field of nursing research.                                   component of the course.
                                                             A PhD(I) may be undertaken in any School within ECU,
 See more course information:                                provided there are supervisors available in your proposed
 ecu.edu.au/courses/J62                                      research area, and the resources and facilities required
                                                             to complete your proposed project are accessible.
                                                             ECU encourages interdisciplinary research that may
                                                             span multiple research fields and Schools. We encourage
                                                             you to view the Research Activity pages of the School
                                                             websites for ECU's areas of research focus.

                                                              See more course information:
                                                              ecu.edu.au/courses/J42

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Facilities, Services & Support
     We provide a supportive learning environment through an excellent range of
     facilities, services and support programs.

              Facilities                                                Health and wellbeing
              • Fully-equipped modern libraries                         • Medical Centres (Joondalup and
              • E-labs available 24-hours/7days/52 weeks                  Mount Lawley)
                with free Wi-Fi                                         • Free Counselling service
              • The Co-op shop to assist you with all your              • Chaplaincy service
                educational needs                                       • Fully-equipped sports, recreation
              • Student Central and Course Information                    and fitness centres (Joondalup and
                Hubs dedicated to assist students, both                   Mount Lawley)
                undergraduate and postgraduate                          • Mini-gym and playing courts (Bunbury)

              Security                                                  Recreational and
              •   Security service 24/7                                 social opportunities
              •   Well-lit pathways                                     •   Student Guild
              •   Emergency phones                                      •   Clubs and societies
              •   Over 5,322 parking bays across all campuses           •   University Games
              •   Night security escort                                 •   Taverns (Joondalup and Mount Lawley)
              •   Security App

              Family support                                            Student Central
              •   Childcare                                             • Available on every WA campus
              •   Parenting rooms                                       • First point of reference for all
              •   Crèche                                                  enquiries regarding academic
              •   ECU Kids Holiday Program (Joondalup                     progress and enrolment assistance
                  and Mount Lawley)                                     • Provides a range of support services

              Academic support                                          Food and retail
              • Learning Advisers                                       •   Cafés and other food outlets
              • Career, Volunteering, Mentoring and                     •   Hairdresser (Joondalup)
                Leadership Services                                     •   Optometrist (Joondalup)
              • Equity, Diversity & Disability Services                 •   Bookshops
              • Academic Mentoring                                      •   ATMs
              • Study Abroad and Exchange Program
              • Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for
                Indigenous Australian Education and Research
              • LGBTIQ supportive environment

                                                                Equity, Diversity & Disability
                                                                ECU’s Equity, Diversity and Disability (EDD)
                                                                services support students whose studies may be
                                                                affected by a medical condition or disability, either
                                                                their own or that of a family member. EDD staff can
                                                                assist with liaising with academic staff, arranging
                                                                alternative assessment conditions, access to
                                                                some aids and equipment, note taking, AUSLAN
                                                                interpreting and transcription services. Every campus
                                                                has a specially‑designed Accessible Technologies
                                                                Room that provides students with access to
                                                                adjustable chairs and desks, specialised software,
                                                                computers and other adaptive technology. All ECU
                                                                locations have access for people with disabilities.
                                                                Specific details are provided via ECU’s access and
                                                                mobility maps at ecu.edu.au/campus-maps

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Admission Pathways to ECU
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to access a university education.
That’s why we’ve created a range of entry options.

The application process can vary, based on whether         Experience Based Entry
you’re in Year 12, your educational qualifications,
whether you’re a domestic or international student and     ECU’s Experience Based Entry Scheme assesses an
the course for which you are applying. We recommend        applicant on a variety of measures including academic
you contact us for a personal consultation about           history, relevant work and life skills and experience.
your options with one of our experienced Student           As an applicant, you are asked to provide:
Recruitment staff. Please refer to the back of this
brochure for a range of contact options or come to one     • Your academic records
of our information evenings or other events. For details   • References
visit ecugetready.com.au/events                            • A cover letter, including a personal statement and
                                                             any other evidence you wish to include that will
                                                             support your application for a particular course
University Preparation Courses
                                                           An English assessment may also be required.
(UniPrep)
Our range of UniPrep courses provide a pathway             You may be offered a place in the course of your
to many of our undergraduate courses and are               choice or the UniPrep course. School leavers must
available to all prospective domestic students.            complete Year 12, achieve WACE and meet English
These courses can be taken full-time or part‑time.         requirements. Our Experience Based Entry pathway
If you study full-time, you can complete UniPrep           is only available to domestic applicants and is not
in one Semester. School leavers must complete              available for all courses.
Year 12, achieve WACE and meet English requirements.       It is important to include UniPrep as a preference
Visit ecugetready.com.au/uniprep for more information.     on your application in case you are not offered
Australian citizens, holders of a Permanent                your first preference.
Humanitarian Visa, Permanent Residents and New
Zealand citizens are eligible to study in a Commonwealth
Supported place, making the UniPrep course free.

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Applying to ECU

     The following admission information outlines key points around applying to ECU.

     The application process will differ depending on             Current Year 12 students or students that
     your entry pathway and the time of year that you             completed secondary education without an
     apply. To find out which process applies to you, visit
     ecugetready.com.au/entry. Please note there are
                                                                  ATAR in the last 2 years (2017 and 2016)
     minimum admission requirements to enter ECU courses,         Includes studies completed at a school, TAFE or
     and some courses also have additional prerequisites          other VET or higher education provider (Australia or
     and/or special admission requirements. For details,          overseas equivalent).
     please refer to each course at ecugetready.com.au
                                                                  We will assess your application on one or more of
     Current Year 12 students with an ATAR and                    the following:
     those who received an ATAR in the last 2 years               • Satisfaction of English competency for the course
     (2017 and 2016)                                                you have selected (Bachelor Course or UniPrep)
     Includes studies completed at a school, TAFE or              • Your academic achievements in high school (subject
     other VET or higher education provider (Australia or           levels and marks)
     overseas equivalent).                                        • The standard of your Experience Based Entry
                                                                    application if you have submitted one
     Your application will be assessed on the following:          • Your achievement of WACE in Year 12
     • English competency requirements                            • Any VET qualifications at Certificate IV or above
     • Requirements of the Western Australian Certificate           you have completed
       of Education (WACE)
                                                                  Applicants who are not current Year 12
     • Minimum ATAR for the course you wish to study.
       If you do not achieve the required ATAR you may be
                                                                  students and whose highest level of study
       entitled to an automatic adjustment depending on           enrolment since leaving secondary education
       the school you attended, or you may wish to submit         is a VET course
       an Experience Based Entry application (available
                                                                  We have a variety of flexible entry pathways available
       for most courses) for us to consider
                                                                  to you.
     • Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for
       which you wish to apply                                    You will need to ensure you meet the following:
     • Any folio of work, audition or interview                   • English competency requirements
       requirements relevant to the course for which you          • Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for
       wish to apply                                                which you wish to apply
     • If you have successfully completed a qualification         • Any folio of work, audition or interview requirements
       from a Registered Training Organisation (for                 relevant to the course for which you wish to apply
       example, a Certificate IV or Diploma) as part of
       Year 12 or afterwards, you may be able to use this         Apply direct to ECU via our online admission portal at
       study to satisfy the requirements for entry into           ecugetready.com.au/apply and include details of the
       one of our undergraduate courses or University             following where relevant:
       Preparation Courses (UniPrep)                              • ATAR
     If you will obtain an ATAR at the end of 2018 you should     • Certificate IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma
     submit a Tertiary Admission Centre application via           • Experience Based Entry
     TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre). If you are      • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
     concerned you may not achieve the required ATAR for the        This national test is designed to assess aptitude
     course you wish to study, you should consider applying         for learning in a tertiary environment. It comprises
     through our Experience Based Entry Scheme that takes           two tests, written English and multiple choice,
     into account relevant work and life skills and experience.     and is available for mature age students, over
     In this instance apply through both TISC and direct            19 years of age. For more information on the STAT,
     to ECU. Please note that you may also be eligible for          visit TISC www.tisc.edu.au
     an automatic adjustment to be applied to your ATAR           • Aboriginal Student Intake Test.
     depending on the high school you attend(ed).                   This assessment is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
     If you obtained an ATAR in the last 2 years (2017 and          Islander applicants for entry into our preparation and
     2016) please apply direct to ECU.                              undergraduate courses. For more information, visit
                                                                    ecugetready.com.au/indigenous

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Applicants who have completed higher                     Apply direct to ECU via our online admission portal
education study                                          at ecugetready.com.au/apply providing details of the
                                                         following where relevant:
Includes study at a university or a non‑university
                                                         • ATAR
higher education provider.
                                                         • Experience Based Entry
You may meet the minimum entry requirements for          • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
study at ECU. International university qualifications      This national test is designed to assess aptitude
may also satisfy academic entry requirements;              for learning in a tertiary environment. It comprises
however you may be required to successfully complete       two tests, written English and multiple choice,
a recognised English test.                                 and is available for mature age students, over
You will need to ensure you meet the following:            19 years of age. For more information on the STAT,
                                                           visit TISC www.tisc.edu.au
• English competency requirements                        • Aboriginal Student Intake Test.
• Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course         This assessment is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
  for which you wish to apply                              Islander applicants for entry into our preparation and
• Any folio of work, audition or interview                 undergraduate courses. For more information, visit
  requirements relevant to the course for which            ecugetready.com.au/indigenous
  you wish to apply
                                                         Interviews, folios and auditions
Apply direct to ECU via our online admission portal at
ecugetready.com.au/apply                                 Some of our courses require an interview, folio of
                                                         work and/or audition. You can check the admission
Other applicants                                         requirements of the course you are interested in to see if
We have a variety of flexible entry pathways available   this applies to you.
to you.                                                  Some important things to note are:
You will need to ensure you meet the following:          • The format and structure of the interview, folio of
                                                           work or audition can change depending on the specific
• English competency requirements                          course you are applying for
• Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course       • In general, in an interview situation, staff interviewing
  for which you wish to apply                              you will be looking for a demonstration of abilities
• Any folio of work, audition or interview                 and cognitive skills in areas appropriate to the course.
  requirements relevant to the course for which            We will contact you to arrange an audition, interview
  you wish to apply                                        or submission of your folio of work if required
                                                         To find out more, visit ecugetready.com.au/interviews

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