Our Mission

Our Mission at Excelsia

Our Mission

Excelsia is an academic community benefiting the world by producing research characterised by exemplary scholarship consistent with a Christian world view, and graduates prepared to lead in a range of professions.

Our Vision

Excelsia contributes to making a better world through active participation in a life-transforming global Christian learning community.

Our Values

Our values reflect our vision and our mission:
1. Christ-likeness: striving to exemplify the life of Christ in our commitments, our actions and our relationships
2. Innovation and Creativity: working with passion and imagination in a range of influential professions, to further God’s transformative work in the world
3. Scholarship: creating a culture that values the search for truth, supports academic freedom and rewards rigorous thinking
4. Service to the community: using our skills and abilities in and beyond the Institution in the service of others
5. Lifelong learning: continually seeking knowledge, wisdom and capability to flourish and contribute in a changing world

Graduate Attributes

  1. Deep Knowledge
    A deep, coherent and extensive knowledge of studied disciplines characterised by intellectual openness, creativity and curiosity
  2. Critical Analysis
    Willingness and ability to analyse issues logically, consider different options and viewpoints fairly, and make informed decisions in relevant artistic, academic and/or professional contexts and settings
  3. Lifelong Learning
    A commitment to lifelong learning characterised by a willingness and ability to acquire, develop and apply knowledge and skills that facilitate positive adaptations to a changing world
  4. Effective Communication
    Aptitude to communicate information, arguments and ideas effectively and ethically through writing, speech and/or artistic expression as appropriate within each discipline
  5. Christian Ethical Action
    A sound knowledge and understanding of Christian values and beliefs, and of the relevance of Christian faith to personal life, professional ethics, and social concerns
  6. Self Direction
    A capacity for self-directed learning and activity while working effectively with others in scholarly, vocational, civic and/or artistic pursuits and endeavours
  7. Technical Competence
    Competence and facility with materials, processes and technologies relevant to learned disciplines, generic information literacy and professional practice
  8. Responsible Innovation
    Oriented towards exhibiting intellectual and artistic enterprise, innovation and independence in constructive, creative and responsible ways
Excelsia College promotes and fosters quality in teaching and learning through the implementation of our vision, mission and institutional values, and their integration in all aspects of institutional life and culture.

Strategic planning

Excelsia College has set 6 goals designed to support our mission, and to strengthen institutional capacity to flourish and grow. The first, including eight sub-goals, represents our Teaching and Learning Plan. The second goal is our Research Plan, and the next four operational goals integrate activities across the College to ensure excellence and sustainability.
(Excelsia Strategic Plan 2020-2025)

Learning and Teaching Plan

The Learning and Teaching Plan maps the relationship between goals adopted by the College to realise its mission, strategies for each goal that vector behaviour and resource allocation, and specific key performance outcomes designed to maximise the achievement of desired graduate attributes. Each goal addresses a dimension of personal achievement and growth applicable to staff and students alike. (Learning and Teaching Plan Summary)


At Excelsia College we want your experience to be one of great significance and transformation. Both in and out of the classroom, our collaborative community gives you the opportunity to make friends across all schools, and to attend a variety of performances and productions throughout the year. We are also committed to the ensemble-like atmosphere our campus offers, which encourages interaction between students, and between students and staff.
In all our activities, you will be challenged, stretched and encouraged to hone and develop your skills. You will be tested at each level and inspired as you strive for improvement. You will be asked to persevere, work hard and invest more of yourself.
But you won’t be alone.
Get involved and seize every opportunity! We believe in our community and are confident your shared experiences will forge friendships that last a lifetime.


Whether you have decided to enrol in a Postgraduate degree to up-skill, change your career or purse personal development, we trust you will feel supported by the community within the Graduate School at Excelsia College. We understand you will be bringing family, work and other commitments with you, and have specifically designed our courses to cater to the needs of busy professionals.
Our Teacher Education and Leadership courses are delivered through a state-of-the-art online learning platform, providing the opportunity to complete your studies while balancing other agendas. The on-campus offerings of Music and Counselling have been structured around flexible timetables, and all courses may be undertaken full time or part time.
You will learn from our highly qualified faculty who posess the academic and professional experience to deliver respected and impacting programs. Small class sizes will ensure you receive individual mentoring as you pursue your academic, research and professional goals, and our collegial environment provides sustained opportunities to form friendships and strong networks within and beyond your vocational area.
All courses are underpinned by a Biblical worldview, challenging you to integrate your faith within your vocation, and to develop as an influential and resilient Christian leader.

The Directors of Excelsia College subscribe to the Excelsia College Constitution which affirms their commitment and responsibility in Clause 7.3 (w) for:

The Apostles’ Creed

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen"

The Nicene Creed

"We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen."
Thank you for considering support of Excelsia College through prayer!
A multi-denominational, not-for-profit Christian higher education provider, Excelsia College's mission is to be an academic community benefiting the world by producing research characterised by exemplary scholarship consistent with a Christian world view, and graduates prepared to lead in a range of professions.
Excitingly, together by partnering with Indiana Wesleyan University, we are part of a global Christian learning community with big plans to take Christian higher education to the next level in Australia and the world for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Excelsia facilitates our students’ outstanding academic, professional, personal and spiritual development in a rigorous, supportive, collaborative learning community.
Please view our current praise and prayer points below, and thank you again for your support.

Give Thanks and Praise

  • For the students studying bachelor and masters degrees across our schools of Creative and Performing Arts, Education, Counselling, Business and Social Work.

  • For our strong Academic Board and Board of Directors, as well as our talented and committed staff who, together, pursue our goal to become a Christian university
  • For the continuing integration of all our degree programs with Christian faith, as we pursue our mission to benefit the world by producing research characterised by exemplary scholarship consistent with a Christian world view, and graduates prepared to lead in a range of professions
  • For our Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching QILT results surpassing the national average
  • For our continued growth in course development through the development of courses aligned to our Christian mission and attractive to prospective students

Join with Us in Praying

  • That God will guide wise decisions by boards and management, so He can continue to use Excelsia to bring glory to Himself, as we seek to become a Christian university
  • That God will guide our development of new courses, and our steps to becoming an Australian University
  • That God will guide our recruitment and development of world-class staff to achieve our Mission and Vision
  • That God will lead people to contribute to ongoing fundraising
  • That our activities will equip students and staff for the next steps in their professional and spiritual journeys, and that God will draw us all close to him
Thank you for your interest in Excelsia College.
Education is an important mission field for Christians today. We recognise that we have a distinct opportunity to make a significant impact on the next generation and we invite you to partner with us in God’s work.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the Creative Arts, Counselling, and Teacher Education are delivered within the context of a Biblical worldview, uniquely positioning Excelsia College in the landscape of higher education. We provide an artistically stimulating, culturally diverse and academically rigorous environment in which staff and students are encouraged to achieve their potential.
The online learning platform within our Teacher Education and Religious Education degrees facilitates a very convenient and flexible delivery alternative to a traditional lecture-based course. This is particularly attractive to people who need to fit their studies into busy lives, or to individuals living away from major cities.
By giving to Excelsia College, you will play a key role in transforming lives through excellence in Christian higher education and equipping people for Christian life and leadership in a range of influential vocations.
Your partnership will create a living legacy through Excelsia College as the gifts and talents of our students are nurtured and developed to benefit the communities we seek to reach for God’s kingdom.
Excelsia College has DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status. Donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.
Donations may be sent by the following methods:
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 062 000
Account No: 1363 9168
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For a receipt and/or to direct your gift to a need, please send an email to info@excelsia.edu.au. Your gift will be directed to the following areas, as specified:
  • Excelsia College’s current needs
  • Creative Arts
  • Counselling
  • Education
Thank you again for your contribution! Your gift will make an impact on the future of Christian higher education.