Joondalup Learning Precinct
The Joondalup Learning Precinct (JLP) uses its collective influence and leadership to attract and participate in activity for mutual and community benefit in accordance with relevant member organisation protocols, governing acts and legislation. The Precinct is made up of the City of Joondalup and the three co-located education campuses of Edith Cowan University, North Metropolitan TAFE and the Western Australian Police Academy. Key focus areas include:
- To exploit strategic opportunities to attract resources to the region for the mutual benefit of all parties.
- To explore and support innovative projects that capitalise on the unique qualities of the JLP.
- To collectively influence government policy and priorities to advance partner imperatives.
- To undertake activities collectively and separately, that strengthen and promote Joondalup as a Learning City in order to attract research and investment, a skilled workforce, students, visitors and residents.
- To share opportunities for workforce capability development.
- To share infrastructure and resources where practicable to increase capability and reduce costs.
- To share best practice in operations to provide opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness of member organisations.
Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and internationally. ECU has two metropolitan campuses at Joondalup and Mount Lawley, and also serves Western Australia’s South West region from a campus at Bunbury, 200km south of Perth. ECU has over 30,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. More than 6,000 of these are international students, originating from more than 100 countries. ECU has developed innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines and has a vibrant research culture with researchers and research partners, working at the cutting edge of their fields. ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking activities as part of their studies. This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for teaching quality over the past eleven years, along with consistently high ratings for graduate satisfaction and generic skills as reported in the Good Universities Guide and reflected in the Commonwealth Government Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website. ECU is also ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018.
North Metropolitan TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE is the established State Government provider of vocational education and training for the northern Perth region. The organisation originated from the merger of the former West Coast Institute of Training and Central Institute of Technology. This key change to Western Australia’s TAFE system will ultimately deliver new choices to students, industry and the community of Western Australia. North Metropolitan TAFE has campuses located across the greater north metropolitan region in; Balga, Clarkson, East Perth, Joondalup, Leederville, Midland, Mt Lawley, Nedlands and Northbridge. With approximately 1300 staff and over 350 full time courses, North Metropolitan TAFE delivers skilled graduates in occupational priority areas such as Community Services, Education, Hospitality, Business, Engineering, Building and Construction, Health Sciences and Creative Industries.
Western Australia Police Academy
The Western Australia Police Academy is a world-class training facility incorporating all that has been learned about effective policing training. The academy boasts state-of-the-art facilities such as a scenario-training village and court room where police officers can put classroom theory into practice with simulated real-life situations. The village features retail outlets, banking facilities, a fast food outlet, service station, housing and a police station. Modern on-site accommodation facilities and catering allows local, national and international guests the opportunity to maximise their learning environment. In addition to the training of police recruits, the academy also provides a wide range of both operational and management training to the broader workforce within the Western Australia Police. The world class facility attracts other government agencies, law enforcement, regulatory and emergency service organisation.
City of Joondalup
Established in 1998, the City of Joondalup is the third largest Local Government in WA (by population) with approximately 161,000 residents. Only 25 minutes north of the Perth CBD, the City is renowned for its stunning 17km of white sandy beaches and coastline and for its beautiful wildlife, natural bushland and wetlands. The Joondalup City Centre, built on the edge of Lake Joondalup, is widely recognised as the CBD of the north-west corridor of the Perth Metropolitan area and has become the commercial, cultural, entertainment and retail hub of the region after experiencing rapid growth and development. With a vision to be “A Global City: Bold, Creative and Prosperous”, the City of Joondalup is committed to distinguishing itself through leadership, spirit and energy and continues to develop an active and engaged community that enjoys healthy lifestyle opportunities and outstanding services, facilities and programs. Having the unique advantage of being home to the Joondalup Learning Precinct, the City proudly acknowledges the support of the Precinct institutions’ work with local business, government, and commercial clients to provide international education and training programs; professional and scientific services; research and consultancy services tailored to assist them with their business growth. Internationally, the City’s Sister City relationship with Jinan in China has provided significant benefits to JLP partners and the community with a number of cultural and commercial activities successfully established. Representing one of the Asia-Pacific’s most unique and exciting business locations, the City and its JLP partners are committed to focusing on the future, and creating a more vibrant and exciting City that will encourage and attract a variety of business investors and visitors from around the world.