Staff Research

…spiritual formation; and psychosocial adjustment of family members caring for ill children and adolescents. Book chapters Proctor, M. (2011). ‘A delicate balance’: The intersection of the spiritual and psychological in healthcare. E-Chapter appearing in the conference proceedings of the Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy, 1st Global Conference: Sunday March 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. Proctor M-T, McLean L, Miner-Bridges M, Dowson M, Devenish S. (2012). Exploring the Psycho-Spiritual construct ‘Attachment to God’: The contribution of Australian researchers. Peer-reviewed paper presented at the Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and…

…of higher education in Australia, the diminishing Christian student market and challenges brought about by the growth in international student enrolments. More specifically, this paper investigates staff perceptions of student formation and considers their understanding of the College mission and their role in the wholistic development and growth of students. Using interviews, this qualitative study aims to understand how teaching staff at Excelsia College perceive student formation, their attitudes towards the varying dimensions of formation, and how they act in ways that might promote or hinder student formation. Key findings relate to student formation as involving development of a coherent…


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Student Feedback

The instructor displayed familiarity with the course material. 12.    The instructor was well-prepared for each session. 13.    The instructor made good use of examples and illustrations. 14.     I was encouraged to think for myself. 15.    The instructor was interested in the students and their progress. 16.    The instructor was available for individual discussion. 17.    The amount of material covered was appropriate. Assessment 18.    The feedback given in written and practical work was helpful. 19.    The topics and assignments were at an appropriate level of difficulty. 20.    I feel that my assessments to date reflect the level of my effort….

Financial Information

…No loan fee applies to FEE-HELP loans for postgraduate courses. Students repay their FEE-HELP loan through the tax system. When the student’s income reaches $51,309 (the 2013/14 figure) the student pays a proportion back with their tax. The higher their income, the higher the compulsory repayment, commencing at 4%. During Orientation the Registrar’s Office provides eligible students with the FEE-HELP Information booklet and a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form to enable them to apply for the loan. Further information is available at Study Assist. Scholarships Scholarships may be awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional talent in creative and academic excellence. Scholarships are awarded…

to immerse themselves in the heart of entertainment and live and study in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Excelsia alumni and former Bachelor of Art student Joss Chalmers participated in OZ to LA. She says the experiencing the program complimented what was taught at Excelsia, with lecturers who were experienced professionals who were invested in helping participants and grow as artists and as people. “Studying and training screen acting in Hollywood was a super inspiring experience as it can be daunting thinking about starting a career in the industry and the OZ to LA program put…


…if after the census date you become seriously ill, or other unforeseen circumstances over which you have no control result in you being unable to continue your studies, you can apply to the Academic Board for special consideration which, if granted, would result in a “W” (Withdrawn) grade for each enrolled unit.  An appeal must be made in writing on an Academic Grievance form to the Registrar, with supporting evidence of the grounds for the appeal.  Academic appeals must normally be made within 20 working days of the publication of results.  The Academic Grievance Procedure is published in the Student…

Integrative Studies

Excelsia College aims to provide excellence in higher education within a distinctive Christian framework. Every university and college works out of a particular worldview which integrates knowledge with action, and information with personal formation. Accordingly, all undergraduates at Excelsia study a suite of subjects called Integrative Studies, in which students are encouraged to assess critically their own worldview, and to engage thoughtfully with the Christian worldview that undergirds all teaching and learning at Excelsia.

The Integrative Studies curriculum addresses a range of topic areas:

Worldview seeks to clarify the way we conceptualise God, the world, the human person, and morality. It provides the student with intellectual and practical tools to assess critically whether a worldview is both intellectually coherent and practically useful, within our various social and political contexts.

Ethics draws upon the Western intellectual tradition, and the particular contributions of Christian thinkers, to help develop a workable framework for making moral decisions.

Biblical Studies enables students to read the central texts of Christianity, both Old and New Testament, in a way that is historically grounded and contextually aware. As a seminal text in the development of Western Culture, this course explores the relevance of the Christian Scriptures for both the believer and non-believer.

VocationΒ studies the way the Christian intellectual tradition speaks to the notion of "calling" in regards to the work we perform in this world. It encourages students to see their work as meaningful praxis, in which they are able to make a real and significant contribution to the world.

Considered together, Integrative Studies aims to develop the intellectual, moral, and spiritual capacities of the student. It does this by:

  • Promoting critical thinking, and the articulation of arguments grounded in research and reflection.
  • Introducing some of the key philosophical topics (epistemology, ethics, theology, aesthetics) and their practical impact on our lives.
  • Exploring the relationship between Christian faith and the particular work we do.
  • Exploring the Bible both as a religious text, and as a seminal influence on Western culture

…for students based in Sydney. Beginning in January 2020, ASC will begin an exclusive focus on international business and non-profit management, utilizing the modern facilities, diverse community, and professional development opportunities that Excelsia has to offer in on the of the world’s most popular learning and tourist destinations. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered…

Excelsia College Online Portal

…at Excelsia College: Go to the The Student Portal (Paradigm) Login using the following information Username: Your Student ID (e.g. W13XXX) Password: Your date of birth in yyyymmdd format (e.g. 14 May 1980 is 19800514) Select a new password (your username stays the same) You will be able to access the learning portal immediately You will be able to access the student email immediately Resetting your password: Go to the The Student Portal (Paradigm) Click on the reset password link underneath the normal login area. If you forget or need a password reset: Please contact the Help Desk requesting a new password….