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West Coast Institute


West Coast Institute (WCI) is the premier large training provider in Perth’s n​orthern suburbs and has welcomed thousands of international s​tudents from over 50 countries in recent years.

The main campus of WCI is located in Joondalup, next to Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Our Courses

WCI currently offers the following Associate Degree:

​Other courses on offer range from Certificate to Advanced Diplomas in the following areas:

Our Campuses

WCI has three campuses in the Perth metropolitan​ area that offer courses to international students:

Getting to WCI

The main campus of WCI is located in Joondalup, 25 kilometres north of Perth, or just a 27 minute train ride.

It is located in the Joondalup Learning Precinct, which includes Edith Cowan University (ECU).

All of the campus locations are a short walk from public transport, provided by Transperth, including the bus and train. In Western Australia you will be eligible for a student discount on all public transport.

There is a free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus that operates within the Joondalup Central Business District (CBD) and learning precinct, which provides frequent services around the city.

Specialist Training

Trades North

The new Trades North campus in Clarkson opened in 2011 and has rapidly become a leading trade provider in Western Australia, delivering programs including bricklaying, carpentry, wall and floor tiling and plastering.

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

Multi-Award Winning Academy of Hospitality and Tourism includes Pavilion restaurant, new training kitchens and specialist bakery and patisserie kitchens.

WCI is the only Australian education provider to date to be awarded the prestigious World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) award for excellence in quality culinary education.

Academy of Digital Technologies

IT students can study at the Academy of Digital Technologies to take advantage of Western Australia’s only Institute-delivered motion capture studio which enhances the learning experience of design, animation and games animation programs.

Academy of Health Sciences

The Academy of Health Sciences has a proven track record in delivering innovative and specialised health training that produces award winning graduates in a number of health disciplines, including Enrolled Nursing.

Please note

A number of our Health and Community Services courses are delivered between the Joondalup campus and the nearby McLarty Annex. The free CAT bus is available to transport students from the train station to the main campus and McLarty Ave.


Certificates awarded to students graduating from cookery courses at West Coast will also include the WACS (World Association Chefs Societies) - Recognition of Quality Culinary Education.​

International Support

International students enjoy a high level of personal attention from experienced and committed staff at the WCI International Centre that provide academic and pastoral support services that enrich the experience of each student ensuring their success.

Welcome from the Managing Director

Managing Director Michelle Hoad is passionate about the role of education and training in supporting our international students to achieve their potential and empower them for success in their chosen careers or further studies.

Michelle warmly welcomes new international students and values the rich cultural diversity they bring to our Institute. With strategic leadership, innovation and by remaining responsive to her client’s needs, Michelle endeavours to make a difference in the lives and future prospects of all students, local and international, as well as the wider community.

Michelle Hoad - Managing Director, West Coast Institute

International Student Video Tours

WCI students and staff have developed a welcome video for international students planning to come to Perth and study at WCI. You will hear from international students studying our courses.

WCI News

WCI's International Student of the Year

United Kingdom (UK) student Gemma Hart has been awarded
the West Coast Institute’s International Student of the Year for her dedication to becoming a nurse.

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