What is PUC?

The Pilbara Universities Centre (PUC) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides educational and career advancement opportunities for those who live and work in the Pilbara region. We offer university degree programs in partnership with university partners around Australia as well as professional development and community courses.

Who is PUC for?

PUC is for Pilbara locals of all ages and backgrounds, from school leavers, mature age students, and current workers. We provide the support and facilities to help you add to your academic qualifications and undertake studies without needing to leave the region.

Where is PUC located?

We currently have two locations in Karratha and Port Hedland, with additional locations in Onslow and Newman coming soon.

For full location details or to get in touch with us, click here.

How do I get started?

The PUC team can advise and guide you through your educational options while considering your interests, career goals, and current qualifications. Submit an enquiry to book a time with a PUC advisor.

What can I study?

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered with our university partners, with programs available in university enabling/bridging courses, nursing, project management; rail and asset maintenance & management. View our full list of university program offerings for undergraduate study and postgraduate study.

How much are fees?

Undergraduate and postgraduate course fees are determined by our university partners. Visit the relevant course page for your course of choice or contact your PUC advisor for information.

Are there scholarships available?

We offer a number of scholarships to assist students of all backgrounds unlock their academic potential. A full list of available scholarships is available here.

How can I support the PUC?

We always welcome interest from industry, organisations, and the local community in joining us on our mission to provide accessible educational opportunities to the Pilbara.

If you are interested in supporting our mission & purpose, please get in touch.