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Edith Cowan University’s origins go back to 1902 when it began as a teaching college. Today it is Western Australia’s second largest university with approximately 23,000 students, including in excess of 3,000 students originating from more than 80 countries. Edith Cowan University is located in Perth, Western Australia, a gateway to Asia. ECU’s homepage>>


Pilbara Health Challenge

ECU healthThis partnership offers undergraduate nursing students a service learning experience in a rural setting.  The program aims to improve the health of Pilbara Iron employees and community members in the towns of Paraburdoo and Tom Price and provides ECU students with an opportunity to experience regional life and to experience working in a mining environment. The partnership is focused on developing a sense of citizenship among nursing students so they can see the role of nurses in a broader sense and how they can function as a resource for the wider community.  Read more about the Pilbara Health Challenge>>


The TALK program is a language enrichment and social skills enhancement program that aims to enhance the self-esteem, coping strategies and problem solving skills of children by creating a climate of trust and caring between young people and adults. The TALK program was implemented in a Northern suburbs primary school which was newly established and was characterized by many single parent and blended families, low levels of disposable income, high levels of unemployment, lower levels of completion of high school and lack of community resources such as public transport.  TALK has now been embedded in the school program for six years.  Read more about the TALK program>>


ECU’s Community Page

Visit this page on ECU’s community engagement activities for more information about the university’s community services and events. Community page>>

The Fogarty Learning Centre

The Fogarty Learning Centre conducts research in literacy, numeracy, science education, learning difficulties, behaviour management, early childhood studies and school effectiveness with a particular focus on ensuring that the findings of this research are implemented in schools in order to improve outcomes for Australian school children. Objectives of the Centre include providing specialist support for children with learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy. Learn more>>

Joondalup Community Legal Centre

The Joondalup Community Legal Centre (JCLC) at ECU in Joondalup is a joint initiative of ECU and the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre which aims to make the law accessible to the communities of the northern suburbs and provide an opportunity for law and criminology students to gain, under supervision, experience and practical skills in the legal field and reach out to local communities. The JCLC office provides legal information and advice for the community in the areas of family law, tenancy law, criminal law, domestic violence and some areas of civil law including elder abuse. It provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a real-world professional environment and it is a valuable service to the community. Learn more>>