The largest provider of university education in regional Victoria, La Trobe University is a multi-campus university that is focussed on public research and has its flagship campus located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The 2017 QS World University Ranking has La Trobe University ranked 360 in the world, and these rankings have placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally. The health sciences program at La Trobe is a hands-on experience, with an accent on clinical education in the form of clinical placements, fieldwork, and other practical experience that helps students to integrate theory with practice. With strong industry links and partnerships with Victoria’s finest hospitals and healthcare centres, La Trobe graduates are well placed to pursue careers in hospitals, healthcare centres, private clinics, and government organisations.
Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is today a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research. Located at Joondalup and South West (Bunbury), Edith Cowan University (ECU) has consistently received a 5 star rating for its teaching quality, as published in the Good Universities Guide. ECU has the largest Nursing program and the only dual Nursing/Midwifery degree in Western Australia. With a range of unique specialist undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses, ECU provides students with access to excellent health and wellness facilities including demo and clinical practice wards, simulation centres for scenario-based learning, and placements with a range of health providers.