Sustainability @ Excelsia

Aligned to the UN Sustainability Goals

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We must rise higher to rescue the Sustainable Development Goals – and stay true to promise of a world of peace, dignity and prosperity on a healthy planet.

Antonio Gusterres

Secretary-General, United Nations

Excelsia College welcomes the UN Sustainability Development Goals Initiative and commits to the 2030 Agenda

SUSTAINABILITY@EXCELSIA

• Excelsia College welcomes the UN Sustainability Development Goals Initiative and commits to the 2030 Agenda.
• Excelsia aligns itself to the advancing of health, peace and prosperity for its communities.
THE UN SUSTAINABILITY GOALS ALIGN TO OUR VALUES

 

[Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning]

 

  • Excelsia is invested in diversity and inclusiveness as it welcomes each year students from across xxx nations.
  • Our goal continues to be to, through our higher education mission, to purposefully add value to the lives of our community and to be a channel through which our values of Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning meet the UN Sustainability Goals. 
  • The impact of our investment in UN Sustainability is focused on Goals 1,2,4.5, 10,12, 16 and 17 through our curriculum, our research and scholarship, our partnerships and engagement activities, our operations and our mission and ethos.
Excelsia aligns itself to the advancing of health, peace and prosperity for its communities.
THE UN SUSTAINABILITY GOALS ALIGN TO OUR VALUES

Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning

Excelsia is invested in diversity and inclusiveness as it welcomes each year students from across xxx nations.

Our goal continues to be to, through our higher education mission, to purposefully add value to the lives of our community and to be a channel through which our values of Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning meet the UN Sustainability Goals. 

The impact of our investment in UN Sustainability is focused on Goals 1,2,4.5, 10,12, 16 and 17 through our curriculum, our research and scholarship, our partnerships and engagement activities, our operations and our mission and ethos.

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THE UN SUSTAINABILITY GOALS ALIGN TO OUR VALUES

 

[Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning]

 

Excelsia is invested in diversity and inclusiveness as it welcomes each year students from across xxx nations.

Our goal continues to be to, through our higher education mission, to purposefully add value to the lives of our community and to be a channel through which our values of Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning meet the UN Sustainability Goals. 

The impact of our investment in UN Sustainability is focused on Goals 1,2,4.5, 10,12, 16 and 17 through our curriculum, our research and scholarship, our partnerships and engagement activities, our operations and our mission and ethos.

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At Excelsia College, our students come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different backgrounds, traditions and experiences, but they have something important in common.
 
People in our community are passionate about excelling and growing: academically, professionally, creatively, personally, spiritually, and in their understanding of the world and their place in it.
 

Choosing to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Excelsia College will provide you with a firm foundation for your personal and professional life.

You will find a supportive, Christ-centred environment, with world-class academics and accomplished industry professionals who are ready to stand beside you and encourage you on your journey. Your gifts and talents will be fostered as you are challenged to maximise your potential. Small class sizes and interaction with our vibrant, collaborative community provide not only an expansive network of Christians, artists and professionals but also life-long friendships.

Excitingly, together with Indiana Wesleyan University, we are part of a global Christian learning community with big plans for the future. Excelsia College has 36 years of experience in Christian higher education in Australia, and IWU has 99 years of experience in Christ-centred education in the US and global markets. Together the partners are well positioned to take Christian higher education to the next level in Australia for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Both in and out of the classroom, we trust you will develop your character as well as your mind, and explore and deepen your faith so that you are able to engage thoughtfully and sustainably in your vocation and in your community.

We look forward to sharing your journey towards a fulfilling and inspiring future. Welcome to Excelsia College.

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Our commitment is to:
  • Driving Quality Education
  • Driving Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Driving Responsible Consumption
  • Driving Support for the Poor
  • Driving Good Health & Wellbeing
  • Driving Peace & Justice
UN Sustainability Goals | no poverty | Excelsia College

Initiatives that help current and future business leaders reflect on the role of organisations in alleviating poverty

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UN Sustainability Goals | zero hunger | Excelsia College

Initiatives that help current and future business leaders reflect on the role of organisations in alleviating hunger

UN Sustainability Goals | Good health and wellbeing | Excelsia College

Initiatives that deliver on the resources to implement health and wellbeing, e.g. training qualified teachers or health care workers (particularly in developing countries)

UN Sustainability Goals | Quality education | Excelsia College

Initiatives that ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong opportunities to all; ensuring that all learners have the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development regardless of profession or path in life, for their own needs and the needs of others, e.g. Enabling a primary school teacher to have the knowledge and skills to teach sustainability and climate change to their young students; training a business owner how to assess their business in relation to climate risks such as floods or bushfires

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UN Sustainability Goals | Gender equality | Excelsia College

Initiatives that seek to discuss, plan and implement gender equality in education providers, and in industry, business and government partners.

UN Sustainability Goals | Clean water and sanitation | Excelsia College

Programs that include researching, training, or providing consultation to organisations and businesses to improve clean water and sanitation

UN Sustainability Goals | Affordable and clean energy | Excelsia College

Initiatives that promote, educate, train, and create new methods for affordable and clean energy use and resources

UN Sustainability Goals | Decent work and economic growth | Excelsia College

Initiatives that contribute to empowering individuals to attain meaningful work that contributes to economic growth

UN Sustainability Goals | industry, innovation and infrastructure | Excelsia College

Initiatives enabling the sustainability of industry and infrastructure

UN Sustainability Goals | Reduced inequalities | Excelsia College

Initiatives or interventions that seek to empower those facing inquality in their community or globally

UN Sustainability Goals | Sustainable cities and communities | Excelsia College

Integrating teaching materials, activities and assessment on sustainability in the classroom based on real-life case studies

UN Sustainability Goals | Responsible consumption and production | Excelsia College

Initiatives that promote awareness, train or educate, and create methods for ‘doing more with less’.

UN Sustainability Goals | Climate action | Excelsia College

Initiatives that promote awareness, train or educate, and create methods for ‘doing more with less’.

UN Sustainability Goals | Life below water | Excelsia College

Initiatives that promote awareness, train or educate, and create methods for ‘doing more with less’.

UN Sustainability Goals | Life on land | Excelsia College

Initiatives that focus on empowering businesses and organisations to protect, renew, and educate communities with regards to flora and fauna

UN Sustainability Goals | peace, justice and strong institutions | Excelsia College

Inititatives the promote peace, fair governance, amd protection against injustice

UN Sustainability Goals | Partnerships for the goals | Excelsia College

Initiatives that partner with strategic educational institutions, NFPs/non-government organisations, school networks, community groups, local governments, and government agenices to achieve SDGs

SUSTAINABILITY@EXCELSIA

• Excelsia College welcomes the UN Sustainability Development Goals Initiative and commits to the 2030 Agenda.
• Excelsia aligns itself to the advancing of health, peace and prosperity for its communities.
THE UN SUSTAINABILITY GOALS ALIGN TO OUR VALUES

 

[Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning]

 

  • Excelsia is invested in diversity and inclusiveness as it welcomes each year students from across xxx nations.
  • Our goal continues to be to, through our higher education mission, to purposefully add value to the lives of our community and to be a channel through which our values of Christlikeness, Innovation, Scholarship, Service and Lifelong Learning meet the UN Sustainability Goals. 
  • The impact of our investment in UN Sustainability is focused on Goals 1,2,4.5, 10,12, 16 and 17 through our curriculum, our research and scholarship, our partnerships and engagement activities, our operations and our mission and ethos.

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Excelsia Partners

Excelsia College partners with the Council for Christian College universities (CCCU)

We are proud to announce that Excelsia College has partnered with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world.

The College will undertake a broad range of initiatives with the CCCU to provide students with broader opportunities that transform the way they experience the world. Both Excelsia College and CCCU support a shared vision about the transformative impact of Christian education and the imperative role this plays in life-long learning.

This partnership will include work with the CCCU’s Australia Studies Centre (ASC), an off-campus study program 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 one 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 higher education and to help institutions transform lives.

We hope this strategic partnership will enhance student learning and experience and provide opportunities for travel and collaborative research. We look forward to working closely with the CCCU team.

Excelsia College expands strategic partnership with Sydney Film School

We are proud to announce that Excelsia College has partnered with Sydney Film School, one of the world’s top 50 film schools, according to Variety Magazine

 

The strategic partnership will provide students from both schools with broader opportunities, helping to enrich their learning experience, and enhance their employability prospects.

 

Excelsia and Sydney Film School will work together to create opportunities for collaborative study and innovation projects, through shared areas of strength that include improved access to facilities and equipment, course development and industry networking. The partnership builds on past successful joint working and marks a step change in collaboration. Many exciting projects are in the works, including introducing new combined performing arts and screen production degrees in the near future.

 

Sydney Film School was founded 14 years ago to teach the essential filmmaking ‘tools’ necessary for a successful career in the global film industry. They offer an intense learning experience with graduates learning all aspects of the filmmaking process and leaving SFS with up to 20 film credits. Now located alongside Sydney Actors School, at Waterloo Studios they are situated in a purpose-built facility with world-class equipment available to students.

 

We hope this partnership will enhance student learning, work experience opportunities and collaborative research and we look forward to working closely with the Sydney Film School team.

Excelsia community

Excelsia Foodbank

As a not-for-profit provider, community engagement has been Excelsia’s strength. It is exemplified by a range of activities and initiatives that project Excelsia’s Christian goodwill and dedication to making a difference to the broader communities it serves nationally and internationally. It also helps to build civic leadership and facilitate engagement with local and regional communities.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Excelsia was able to support students through Foodbank, a free and confidential service that provided grocery items to students struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 400 students received emergency food packs and temporary employment.

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G’Day USA

Excelsia’s G’Day USA involvement is an amazing opportunity for Excelsia students in the Bachelor of Dramatic Art to meet Hollywood executives and advance their careers, and to showcase and promote Australian higher education on the world stage. 

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Excelsia G’Day USA in Los Angeles
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Excelsia G’Day USA in Los Angeles

Music concerts are provided on campus for the local community. Excelsia also runs free creative and performing art workshops and masterclasses in creative and performing arts, counselling, and education. Some of those workshops assists HSC students to be better prepared for their exams.


Excelsia’s chaplain and other staff support the St. Vincent De Paul Society through their involvement in the Vinnie’s Van program, which provides help for the homeless in Metropolitan Sydney.


Excelsia’s Centre for Ministry Development provides free courses on church leadership to reduce burnout of religious leaders.

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Excelsia Sponsorship

Excelsia College is a major sponsor of Jesus Racing Team and Life Choices Foundation. Over the past 14 years Jesus Racing has presented to over 300,000 students and thousands of inmates at prisons and detention centres across the country on behalf of the Life Choices Foundation.

The Life Choices Program was developed to challenge high school students to stop and think through the consequences of important life decisions. 

Likewise, Excelsia is committed to the Kairos Prison Ministry, which provides spiritual support to inmates who are about to re-join society.

Excelsia is also one of two sponsors for the Sydney Prayer Breakfast where over 1,400 Christians come together and pray for the Sydney community. Excelsia also sponsors Christians Against Poverty which is a Christian charity that provides vital debt counselling and budgeting services to Australian families.

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Excelsia is involved in serving the community through providing lunch to the homeless in Newtown, working with music students in Tonga, sponsoring the Uganda Children’s Choir Tour and participating in Operation Christmas Child.

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Connect 21

Connect21 is a media and arts conference held annually. It is an opportunity for people to network in the Christian media sector and build formative and valuable partnerships with leaders and decision-makers from Christian radio, TV, film, and new media.

The purpose of the conference is to reimagine, stretch and consider how we think, create, and speak well in our cultural moment.

 

In a normal year, over 250 leaders, communicators, influencers, and content makers come together. Excelsia offered scholarships for the Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership starting in 2022.

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IMMINENT Leadership Summit

The Kingdom Good Coalition will present the IMMINENT Leadership Summit on Thursday 14 July. This one-day event will take place at Wesley Conference Centre in Sydney, as well as in various locations across Brisbane and Melbourne. This event is being organised through Christian Media & Arts Australia.

Excelsia Collaboration

The Lumen Research Institute is a research collaboration between Indiana Wesleyan University and Excelsia intended to pursue questions of social concern through global collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts.

Excelsia is a member of the Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance, a group focused on seeing alumni thrive in their careers, distinguished by diligence, excellence, and innovative thinking, to the glory of God and for the flourishing of humankind.

Excelsia is developing a new partnership with AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) to develop Excelsia’s links between industry and higher education, including providing internships and partnerships across Australia and the USA.

Excelsia also engages with PACFA to facilitate support for its counselling students. At a staff level, Excelsia’s Provost, Professor Fernandez, presented on behalf of TEQSA on SAA to NUHEPS in 2021.

In 2019, Excelsia developed a partnership with the KARI Foundation to offer Indigenous Scholarships. Excelsia is also a sponsor of the National Indigenous Education Partnership, a program assisting Indigenous students to reach high school with the same achievement levels as their non-Indigenous peers, maximising their chances for success in high school and beyond.

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At Excelsia College, our students come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different backgrounds, traditions and experiences, but they have something important in common.
 
People in our community are passionate about excelling and growing: academically, professionally, creatively, personally, spiritually, and in their understanding of the world and their place in it.
 

Choosing to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Excelsia College will provide you with a firm foundation for your personal and professional life.

 

You will find a supportive, Christ-centred environment, with world-class academics and accomplished industry professionals who are ready to stand beside you and encourage you on your journey. Your gifts and talents will be fostered as you are challenged to maximise your potential. Small class sizes and interaction with our vibrant, collaborative community provide not only an expansive network of Christians, artists and professionals but also life-long friendships.

 

Excitingly, together with Indiana Wesleyan University, we are part of a global Christian learning community with big plans for the future. Excelsia College has 36 years of experience in Christian higher education in Australia, and IWU has 99 years of experience in Christ-centred education in the US and global markets. Together the partners are well positioned to take Christian higher education to the next level in Australia for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 

Both in and out of the classroom, we trust you will develop your character as well as your mind, and explore and deepen your faith so that you are able to engage thoughtfully and sustainably in your vocation and in your community.

 

We look forward to sharing your journey towards a fulfilling and inspiring future. Welcome to Excelsia College.

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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.

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Meet our board

Meet our academic board and board of Directors. Excelsia College (ACN 110 639 435) is a registered public company limited by guarantee in the State of New South Wales, Australia, under the Corporations Act 2001.

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Acknowledgement of country

Excelsia College would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country, the Wallumattagal (or Wallumedegal) people of the Eora Nation, on which our campus is situated.

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Dr Christine Carroll

Music Program Director, Lecturer, Research Supervisor

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Christine started her career in music education in 1994 as a secondary school music teacher, moving into tertiary teaching in 1999. She has been a teacher educator at both the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Catholic University before beginning work at Excelsia College in 2019. She teaches units in Contemporary and Early Music History, Small Ensemble Studies (Vocal and Chamber), Harmony and Formation III as well as Masters units in Music Pedagogy, Research Methods and Research Project.

Her personal philosophy of teaching has embraced scholarship, reflection, student centred pedagogy, and personal and spiritual formation as she seeks to develop and realise the potential of her students around share goals and mutual ownership of learning outcomes. She employs teaching strategies which start by acknowledging the diversity of students’ prior learning in music, employing social constructivist pedagogies to build formal knowledge upon their informally acquired skills. To this end, activities in performance, improvisation, arranging, analysis and reflection are utilised as a basis for the introduction of unfamiliar abstract concepts requiring music reading or literacy.

She believes that effective assessment requires collaboration, with formative feedback provided throughout learning and assessment schemes. This provides her students with the opportunity to build self-efficacy as learners before more challenging individual ‘theory’ tasks are undertaken.

Scholarship is employed in all areas of her teaching practice with the results used to enrich student learning. Her current research undertaken with Dr Latukefu seeks to explore musicians career trajectories in relation to knowledge, skill and identity formation, with the findings disseminated internationally, impacting pedagogy and curriculum development in an ongoing fashion at Excelsia College.

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Excelsia College is a Higher Education Provider registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, approved to offer FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy, and registered to offer courses to international students (CRICOS Provider Code 02664K).

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Facilities

Excelsia College’s student centre provides a place of retreat for students between classes. The student centre is fitted with modern furniture and lounge areas, creating a relaxed atmosphere for students to catch up, study or have lunch. Facilities include vending machines, microwave ovens and kitchen area, Free coffee machines, massage chair, and games tables. Throughout the year, the student centre is used for various student and alumni events and functions.

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Excelsia careers and staff benefits

We are thrilled to announce that Excelsia College is certified as a Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. A mission-driven culture, solid leadership and career opportunities are the attributes that define what makes a great workplace. At Excelsia we aim to empower all employees to recognise and showcase the very best of their potential, and to go on to achieve their career aspirations, whatever they may be. Learn more about our certification.

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Staff Information

Our Staff Handbook outlines important information for our staff members at Excelsia. Click here to download an electronic copy.

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Excelsia College is committed to recruiting and selecting staff with the capabilities, experience and potential required to achieve the College’s strategic goals, and who demonstrate attributes that are consistent with the College’s vision, mission and values.

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  • Staff salaries are reviewed on an annual basis in accordance with the Excelsia Salaries and Wages Policy and Procedure.
  • Salaries are reviewed in accordance with CPI, Industry Benchmarking and individual performance.
  • Permanent staff may also access a wide range of Staff Benefits from Additional Leave, Excelsia Higher Degree tuition and Salary Packaging.
  • Click here to view our Staff Benefits and eligibility for Salary Packaging.
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As one of our Organisational Values, Lifelong Learning is not just encouraged for our students, but also for our staff. At Excelsia we have rolled out Excelsia Lifelong Learning (ExLL). ExLL, an online Learning Management System powered by PeopleStreme, draws on content from GO1, Australia’s largest aggregator of online learning. ExLL is available to permanent staff and their managers as a tool to engage in a wide range of e-learning content to build skills and knowledge in accordance with individual development plans.

    • Click the link to visit //www.go1.com/ learning library.
    • Click here to use Excelsia Lifelong Learning  (ExLL).
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Midday Musings

As an educational institution, Excelsia has the advantage of having many knowledgeable and passionate educators on staff, as well as connections with various experts across many fields. Throughout the year, staff are encouraged to attend some, or all, of our Midday Musings sessions, where a guest speaker will present their thoughts, observations and learnings on various topics pertaining to education.

Did you know that 70% of vocational learning and development happens on the job? In addition, 20% is often supported through coaching and mentoring and 10% through formal class or course-based training.

Our Learning and Performance modules facilitate access to online training resources and act as a collaboration base for managers and employees to co-develop development plans to reach their goals.

Development and performance are consistently supported and invested in at Excelsia. With goal setting and development assistance, we seek to support all staff lead fulfilling and meaningful work lives as they tackle and overcome the various challenges of their roles.

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