Edith Cowan College (formally PIBT) is a modern and dynamic educational institution providing high-quality courses in an environment that encourages students to achieve excellence in their studies. Since its inception in 1994 as the leading pathway option to Edith Cowan University (ECU), thousands of Australian and international students have pursued a PIBT pathway and successfully completed their bachelors degrees. Many students have progressed further to complete masters and PhD programs.

Deciding on your preferred course of study and type of institution is an exciting challenge. Edith Cowan College offers a broad range of courses at preuniversity and university level in the fields of Business, Communications, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Studies and Hotel Management.

Edith Cowan Collegeis located on both the Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses of Edith Cowan University. The Mount Lawley campus is located five kilometres from the centre of Perth, and offers programs in Business, Communications, Computing and Information Technology (IT) and Hotel Management. The Joondalup campus is within a five-minute walk from Joondalup train station, where a free bus service is available to take you directly to the campus. Engineering and Health Studies programs are offered at the Joondalup campus.

PIBT is accredited by the Australian Government under TEQSA to provide a range of higher-education courses. It is also a government-approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under ASQA that provides vocational education and training courses.

Perth, Western Australia

Perth is the vibrant capital city of Western Australia and has a population of approximately 1.7 million people. Perth is well-known as friendly, clean, safe and relaxed, yet offering all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city.

Perth offers a Mediterranean-style climate with warm, dry summers (December to February) and mild winters (June to August). It is the sunniest capital city in Australia and has an average of eight hours of sunshine each day.

In recognition of its wonderful lifestyle, Perth is consistently rated among the world’s top ten most liveable cities, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Ranking.

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is an innovative university with a unique approach to education that creates the right balance between practical and theoretical learning. Many employers consider ECU graduates to be well prepared for a highly effective career in their chosen industry.

The University has developed strong links with industry, government and research institutes in Australia and overseas. These links help the University to design and develop relevant courses and approach research projects.

Areas of strength include the ‘Knowledgebased’ disciplines of Finance and Business, Computing and IT, Media and Communications, Education, Health and Social Sciences, Nursing, Visual and Performing Arts.

ECU has three campuses located in Western Australia:

  • Mount Lawley (located five kilometres from the Perth CBD)
  • Joondalup (25 kilometres north of Perth CBD)
  • South West (Bunbury) campus (two hours’ drive south)

Public transport (bus and train) is easily accessible to all university campuses.

Why choose Edith Cowan College?

Enter second year of an ECU degree through one of Edith Cowan College’s Diploma pathways

Accelerate your studies to university through our innovative threesemester system (intakes available in February, June and October)

Enrol in a university-designed program that is accredited and recognised

Study on a university campus with full access to university facilities

Attend lecture groups with smaller class sizes and individual attention from your lecturers

Academic and welfare support services for all students

Additional free study support sessions

High-quality English language programs, as ECU’s authorised provider

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