Welcome to CHS – ECA College of Heath Sciences – CHS

Welcome to CHS

Welcome to ECA Higher Education Institute Pty Ltd (ABN: 31627475790) trading as ECA College of Health Sciences (CHS)

At CHS we care about your needs and aspirations. Our faculty and staff understand that education is the key to intellectual enrichment, acquisition of fresh perspectives and professional advancement. Our courses are uniquely designed to impart management and leadership knowledge related to healthcare. We aim to develop the next generation of health managers and leaders who can act as agents of change and respond to the needs of the community and wider stakeholders. Our courses are designed to be engaging, challenging, flexible and rewarding. Our faculty and staff are here to help you realise your aspirations and achieve your personal goals. I would like to invite you to take a tour of our College and the facilities and services we provide. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the requirements of your course and the support and services that are available to help you complete your course successfully.

  • Accreditation

    The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has approved CHS as a registered Institute of Higher Education and accredited its courses.

    TEQSA Provider Number: PRV: 14334.

    TEQSA Provider Category: Institute of Higher Education

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at CHS

    CHS provides a welcoming collegial environment with policies and processes which support all staff and students regardless of gender, age, race, disability, orientation or ethnic background. CHS has zero-tolerance for discrimination, harassment and assault in all its forms.

    Indigenous Support

    CHS is committed to making a contribution through its educational programs to ‘Closing the Gap’ by reducing disadvantages entrenched towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement, and employment outcomes. To achieve this commitment, CHS will align its activities to the five dimensions of reconciliation developed by Reconciliation Australia regarding: race relations, equality and equity, unity, institutional integrity, and historical acceptance. CHS is committed to making its educational programs accessible to the Australian Indigenous community in order to contribute to:

    • Improving Australian Indigenous postgraduate progression and completion rates to levels commensurate with those of other Australians
    • Increase Indigenous participation in the life of the College
    • Collaborate with Indigenous people to ensure the inclusion of appropriate Indigenous content in curriculum across CHS programs where relevant
    • Acknowledge Indigenous culture across CHS operations where appropriate
    • Foster Indigenous awareness and encourage student projects on Indigenous health to promote Indigenous health and welfare

    Disability Support

    CHS is aware that the best means of dealing with entrenched attitudes towards people with disabilities is through education and promotion of exemplary conduct that can lead to greater social cohesion within the College community. CHS is committed to making reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students and staff with disabilities. CHS promotes an environment that values diversity and inclusiveness. CHS is committed to attending to the needs of individual students with disabilities in terms of facilitating their participation in the CHS’s workplace, educational programs and events as far as practicable

    LGBTIQ + Inclusion

    CHS recognises and celebrates diversity including supporting the LGBTIQ + Inclusion community.
    Ally Network – The Ally network comprises staff and students to develop, plan and create action plans to support the LGBTIQ+ community and engage in social events

    Cultural Diversity

    CHS will celebrate cultural diversity through a range of events and activities, including:

    • Celebrating days of Cultural Significance to support understanding of the many faiths, cultures and ethnicities that compose the contemporary Australian society
    • Providing Cultural Orientation Programs
    • Connect with Students and Staff to share expertise in cultural diversity and developing multi-cultural events throughout the year

    Low Socio-Economic Background (Domestic Students Only)

    Educational disadvantage is a reality faced by many Indigenous students and also from low socioeconomic backgrounds. CHS is committed to making a contribution to this group by:

    • Giving equal opportunities around the access students have to resources and facilities available to students, as well as to effective teachers
    • The scholarship is given to selected students from low socioeconomic backgrounds based on merit
    • Alternative pathways to admission into the courses offered by CHS