16/04/2019 We are pleased to announce Sunaina Gowan’s (Excelsia’s Deputy Head School of Business) journal paper has been accepted for a review by an ‘A’ class journal ‘Studies in Higher Education’ by Taylor & Francis Online.
Titled ‘Trials and Tribulations of South Asian International Students in Australia’, its purpose is to provide evidence-based understanding of the current challenges and opportunities available for the well-being and inclusion of international students from South Asia, as well as identify what formal and informal forms of support students currently draw on and how engagement strategies can be improved.
The findings provide the essential empirical knowledge and theoretical insights that are needed to develop policies and practices to support international students, protect their emotional, social and physical well-being, and improve the economic competitiveness of the local education sector.
We congratulate Sunaina on this fantastic achievement!
09/04/2020 The 2019 QILT national survey has been released and Excelsia College received excellent results across the board, registering scores higher than the national average in nearly all metrics of student experience.
The QILT survey (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) is Australia’s largest survey of higher education students nationwide. The report outlines student satisfaction data in institutions across Australia. It allows students to compare study experience and employment data from 108 higher education institutions across Australia.
30/01/2020 This month, Excelsia College, Australia’s leading Christian higher education provider, welcomed its first intake of BestSemester students.
Eight students are participating in the program this semester, coming from seven different universities: Azusa Pacific University (California), Biola University (California), Calvin University (Michigan), Messiah (Pennsylvania), Northwestern College (Iowa), Wheaton (Illinois) and Whitworth University (Washington). Students will be taking a full load of courses, spending seven weeks in Australia, four weeks in Indonesia, and four weeks in Taiwan.
20/01/2020 Excelsia College’s OZ to LA program is exclusive to the Bachelor of Dramatic Art.
This program gives students the unique opportunity to spend three months in Hollywood training at prestigious Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory. Throughout the program, students will study five days a week at the Los Angeles renowned school in an intense and concentrated manner, testing student’s commitment, passion and suitability for life as an actor.
The OZ to LA allows students to take their training to the next level, with ten weeks extensive training, audition/casting sessions, exclusive meetings and industry conferences. The program allows Excelsia’s students 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 us right in the middle of it,” says Joss. “We also learnt about the audition process, SAG (the US union), and what a career in screen acting would look like. During our Auditioning for Film class, we had the opportunity to film scenes and watch them back for immediate feedback.”
The Bachelor of Dramatic Art is three years full time and offers three specialist strands: Performance, Production and Theatre Practice. This allows students to take classes unique to their chosen career path, whether as an actor, director, stage manager, prop-master or technician.
“I chose to study the Bachelor of Dramatic Art at Excelsia College because it was important to me to learn my craft with teachers and mentors who are active in the industry,” says Joss. “I also wanted to grow and be challenged as an artist in an environment where I would be supported with strong values and a strong sense of community.”
06/12/2019 The advertisement below featuring Excelsia’s Counselling courses appears in the special Christmas edition of Australian Women’s Weekly print magazine. The Australian Women’s Weekly is an Australian monthly women’s magazine published by Bauer Media Group in Sydney.
In 2019, The Australian Women’s Weekly claimed the top spot as most read paid magazine brand. In print, the brand recorded a total audience of 1.57million, as revealed by a Roy Morgan Readership Survey.
Studying counselling gives you the skills to help others develop better self-awareness for a more positive path in life. Studies have revealed that 1 in 4 Australians experience a mental or behavioural condition, meaning now is the perfect time to make a positive impact in the community.
The 2018 QILT Survey results revealed that Excelsia College is the leading counselling provider in NSW (NUHEIs). With our Master of Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Graduate Certificate in Counselling, we equip students with the knowledge to change people’s lives.
Excelsia’s courses will give you the expert counselling techniques and communication skills to help in a variety of different settings. You’ll also learn how to make progression with your client’s health and succeed in your career in counselling. Excelsia offers a broad, pastoral approach to learning that better prepares you for life and your career.
To check out the counselling advertisement, grab a copy of the December issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly on shelves now.
27/11/2019 Professor Ian Eddie has been appointed as the new Head of Business at Excelsia College. In this role, Professor Eddie will bring together and oversee the School of Business, with the aim of strategically supporting the College’s vision for future growth, and collaboratively promoting it as the business college of choice in Sydney.
Peter McKeon, Excelsia’s CEO, said:
“Professor Ian Eddie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in business, curriculum development, academic leadership and corporate governance. His dedication, constant drive for innovation and ability to foster and maintain solid relationships is exactly what we need for our future plans at Excelsia.”
Professor Eddie is an international expert in financial analytics, corporate accounting, and financial technology. His research is focused on the development and application of financial innovations via start-up business enterprises and innovations in financial market ecosystems. His contemporary research projects include: modelling the fintech ecosystem, evaluating the quality of fintech start-up enterprises, and the application of fintech and blockchain solutions to enhance business innovation and efficiency.
Prior to this appointment, Professor Eddie taught postgraduate programs in venture capital finance, financial management and corporate governance at RMIT International University, Vietnam and held executive positions as Professor of Accounting and Corporate Governance and Director of the Graduate College of Management at Southern Cross University, Professor of Accounting and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Government at the University of Canberra and Associate Professor and Head of the New England Business School at the University of New England.
He can be contacted on 02 9819 8866 and via email on Ian.Eddie@excelsia.edu.au.
We look forward to welcoming Professor Eddie to the Excelsia College team.
16/10/2019 We are proud to announce that Excelsia College has partnered with Sydney Film School, one of the world’s top 50 film schools. The strategic partnership will provide students from both schools with broader opportunities, helping to enrich their learning experience, and enhance their employability prospects.