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Excelsia College > Study > Career Advisor Webinar in Business Accounting

At Excelsia, we appreciate the vital role that you play in helping students prepare for their future at college and beyond. Join us for our upcoming Business Accounting Career Advisor Webinar to help you guide your students’ ambition. The webinar will provide information you need about our Bachelor of Business Accounting course, admission pathways, early offer and more. Stay up-to-date with courses that will equip your students to reach their full potential in the area of Business Accounting. You’ll need to register for the opportunity to put your questions to the experts, so make sure you join us for this virtual event. 

11am
Friday 27 May

Speaker: Professor Ian Eddie

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ian Eddie, Head School of Business

Professor Ian Eddie | Head of Business | Excelsia College

Professor Ian Eddie is the Head of Business School and holds a PhD from The University of New England for research analysing consolidation accounting practices in the Asia Pacific region. He also has a Master of Economics by research from The University of Sydney and investigated asset valuation in imperfect markets. Furthermore, Professor Eddie holds a Bachelor of Economics Honours from The University of Sydney and undertook research examining purchase and pooling accounting methods in business combinations.

Schedule

• Course overview

• Career Outcomes

• Accreditation CPA and CA

• Entry Requirements

• Q & A

Excelsia College’s Early Offer program is available for Bachelor of Business (Accounting). The 20 per cent scholarship will apply to students’ first-year tuition fees on these courses.

How can we help?

If you have questions about the event, or need assistance, we’re here to help.

Rollan.Verzosa@excelsia.edu.au

About Excelsia Productions

Excelsia Productions is a community of artists who are committed to telling stories that express thematic content around the nature of morality, existence, spirituality, philosophy, reality and truth to create awareness and challenge world views. First established in 2021, Excelsia Productions contributes to creating cultural arts that benefits the world through exploration and representation of the beauty and brokenness of life in God’s creation.

Excelsia Productions chose the The Book of Job as it is one of the oldest and most read books in history! Showing this film on a world stage means people all over the world can find out about The Bible and explore Christianity in an engaging way. The film will also be shared in schools, with the aim to educate children about important characters and books of The Bible including Job. The Book of Job is Excelsia Production’s first feature film and runs for approximately 90 minutes in length.

Our Vision

Excelsia Productions contribute to creating cultural arts that benefits the world through exploration and representation ofthe beauty and brokeness of life in God’s creation.

Our Mission

Excelsia Productions is a community of artists who are committed to telling stories that expresses thematic content around the nature of morality, existence, spirituality, philosophy, reality and truth to create awareness and challenge world views.

morality
existence
spirituality
philosophy
reality
Truth

Our Value

Innovation and creativity 

Working with passion and imagination in a range of influential artwork, to further God’s transformative work in the world

Service to the community

Using our skills and abilities in the service of others

Lifelong learning

Continually seeking knowledge, wisdom and capability to flourish and contribute in a changing world

Courage

Bravery in story telling to set a positive example, confront wrong and change the environment for good, whilst treating people with dignity and respect

Integrity

Being moral, truthful and ethical in the development and production of artwork

Meet Our Board

Excelsia Productions Board – Peter McKeon
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Peter held the role of Managing Director Oceania at Sony. He has also held senior management roles in Australia and overseas for over 30 years with companies such as Sony, Telstra, Panasonic, Sharp, Bridgestone, Citizen and Philips. He is currently a Board Director at Gift of Life Foundation, former Board Director of Australia-Japan Society and AMTA (Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association) and a current Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce. Peter is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Excelsia Productions Board – Simon Hunter

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Simon has had over 20 years of experience as the head of major film schools in three countries as Director, President, and Executive Chairman in the USA, France, Abu Dhabi, and Australia. Simon currently serve as Executive Chairman of Waterloo Studios in Sydney Australia overseeing production and our training institutions; Sydney Film School, Sydney Actors School, and Sydney Advertising School, and is a founding board member of Excelsia Film. Simon brings an undeniable passion for the Australian film industry and as a pioneering thought leader addressing many of the momentus changes, challenges and opportunities facing the film industry.

Excelsia Productions Board – Dr Beng Yeoh

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Dr. Beng Yeoh, Ph.D. (engineering) will act as the Chair for the advisory board. Dr Yeoh has had a successful career in telecommunications, pioneered Leading the Way Australia as their C.E.O. and has recently completed a tenure as CEO for World Vision overseeing their Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific Offices. Dr Yeoh is currently on numerous boards including Help the Persecuted and brings a passionate vision to see an ecumenical base of advice for The Book of Job movie project. Dr Yeoh provides a depth of wisdom and leadership in managing structures, departments and people. A founding member of Excelsia Films Dr Yeoh is a passionate advocate for emerging talents and projects and brings decades of tried and tested experience in managing complex and challenging projects.

Excelsia Productions Board – Sheila Rendon

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Shiela is a member of CPA Australia. She is the CFO and Company Secretary of Excelsia College since 2016. Shiela holds a Master in Accounting and B.S. in Computer Engineering. She has over 25 years’ experience in Accounting for higher education sector in Australia and internationally.

Excelsia College – Beatrice Lorquet –Operations

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Beatrice joined Excelsia College in 2011 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Excelsia, Beatrice worked at Accor Hotels and Qantas in Sales, Training and Human Resources roles for over 12 years. Beatrice is a people focused leader who leads teams to success. Experienced in leading a team through periods of change, creating a culture of safety and productivity and enabling them to focus on delivering their objectives. With a varied skillset in recruitment, training, management, marketing, budgeting and operations, Beatrice’s passion lies in improving the employee experience by developing and empowering people and increasing business performance. Beatrice has also spent considerable time volunteering at local parish community as Chair of OOSH (Out Of School Hours), member of the Pastoral Council, scripture reader and choir memb

Phoenix Blue Films

Phoenix Blue Films – Producer
Biblemovie.Snappages
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www.biblemovie.com.au was launched in 2015 and has achieved over 2 million views with virtually no marketing or promotion. The app was produced on a micro-budget editing over 10,000 films into a ‘mash-up’ overlaid with an audio voiceover narration of each book of the Bible. Extensive use was made of royalty-free and public domain stock footage and audio files to reduce the cost of the project. The vision is to now produce quality “word-for-word” bible films made possible by taking advantage of technological advances revolutionising the film industry. Translated using voiceover audio narratives and delivered via international mobile phone and online networks.

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Book of Job

Interview Artistic Director for Job

Dr Daniel Widdowson

Artistic Director ~ Salt House Creative Daniel

Daniel is an Australian of the Year finalist, Australian Playwrightfinalist, recipient of Best Director at the Florence Film Festival,and Best Screenplay at the New York Film Awards. He serves asan Ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, receivedthe Collins Booksellers Arts Award, is a judge for The AustralianWriters Guild and is the Artistic Director of Salt House Creative.

His directing credits include feature films Equivocal Redemption,Trafficked to Australia, Superset Me, Internal Discourse, Riding Waves, Xavier’s Harvest, Illicit Drugs and soon to be released GetFree. Stage directing credits are Pride & Prejudice, Rape & Other’acceptable’ Practices, Henry V, Worm Farming, Sense &Sensibility, The Importance of Being Ernest, and several otherstage and film short form productions.

Acting, presenting & writing credits include Saturday Disney, thelaunch of 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age 2 in London, the MillenniumDreamer’s Global Summit, opening of Hong Kong Disneyland,Ground Force, Home & Away, Harrow, Reef Break, Royal FlyingDoctors Service, Equivocal Redemption, Sunrise, Go-Go Stop, TheBig Arvo, Hope Breakfast, Light Drives, Deadly Women, Invisiblesand more.

Daniel holds a Doctorate in Performative Understanding,focussing on Shakespearean literature and theology, a Masters inHermeneutics, and a Bachelor of Theology.

Excelsia College > Study > Future students

Information for different types of future students

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years. This also includes applicants who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or VET provider within the last two years and includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas. Excelsia College does not require an ATAR for admission to its undergraduate courses.

Application for high school leavers

Admission Requirements with recent Secondary Education

Australian Year 12 Students

If you are currently completing Year 12 in Australia, you may apply for a place in the February semester before you have completed your final Year 12 assessment. While an ATAR is not required for undergraduate admissions, completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent is required.

 

If you have suffered hardship because of circumstances beyond your control, Excelsia College will consider these as part of the assessment of your application to study. Hardship considerations include: financial hardship, disruptive schooling, home responsibilities, English language difficulty, personal illness/disability. Excelsia College also provides special consideration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when assessing applications to study.

 
Overseas Year 12

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you have completed your high school education overseas, and it is comparable to an Australian Year 12 qualification, you can use your results to study at Excelsia College.

 
Completed Bridging or Enabling Course

You may be able to use the results you obtain from a bridging or enabling course at another institution as a basis for entry to Excelsia College. You will need to provide a record of your achievement with your application.

 
Domestic Student Age Restriction

Domestic students applying for admission to Excelsia College undergraduate courses would normally have reached the age of 18 years during the year of the commencement of their studies. Student under 18 would not normally meet other matriculation entry requirement for undergraduate courses. For more information download the Student Selection and Admission Policy Procedure.

 
Additional Requirements

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific information on Study page to find out whether there are additional requirements.   

 
How To Apply

Visit the How to Apply page for the application guide information.

 

English Language Proficiency

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English language proficiency. The English language requirements for each course can be found on the courses page.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English language proficiency examination.

Results are to be no more than two years old at the commencement of their study.

Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTPTE  AcademicCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores
6605052
6.5805858
7946567
7.51027374

Recognition of Prior Learning

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for Credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Fees & Charges

Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period.

Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.

Visit the Fees and Scholarships page to find more information.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Excelsia College welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who do not have a NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) or completed their secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken or completed vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then can apply for admission using work and life experience.

Experience could include a combination of factors that demonstrate readiness for higher education. This includes mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience.

In some circumstances, your previous work experience and associated training may also count as credit towards your Excelsia course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Admission Requirements with Work and Life Experience

To be eligible to apply for admission to a degree program as a work and life experience student, candidates must meet a range of educational pre-requisites, work experience and English language proficiency requirements. For more information Enquire online now.

Download the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure 

 
Additional Requirements

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific information on Study page to find out whether there are additional requirements.   

 
How To Apply

Visit How to Apply page for the application guide.

English Language Proficiency

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English language proficiency. The English language requirements for each course can be found on the courses page .

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least 1 year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English language proficiency examination.

Results are to be no more than two years old at the commencement of their study.

Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTPTE  AcademicCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores
6605052
6.5805858
7946567
7.51027374

Recognition of Prior Learning

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for Credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Fees & Charges

Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period.

Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.

Visit the Fees and Scholarships page to find more information.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Excelsia College welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants with higher education are those who have completed or started a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Excelsia College, or applicants who are currently studying at Excelsia but want to transfer to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Applicants with higher education also include students who have completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by, or on behalf of, a higher education provider.

 

In some circumstances, your previous study, work experience and associated training may also count as credit towards your Excelsia course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Admission Requirements with Higher Education

 
Applicants with Higher Education Study

Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full time study (or equivalent) of a higher education course may be used for admission to Excelsia College. For more information, Enquire now.

 

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific information on Study page to find out whether there are additional requirements.   

 
How To Apply

Visit the How to Apply page for the application guide information.

English Language Proficiency

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English language proficiency. The English language requirements for each course can be found on the different courses page.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least 1 year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English language proficiency examination.

Results are to be no more than two years old at the commencement of their study.

Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTPTE  AcademicCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores
6605052
6.5805858
7946567
7.51027374

Recognition of Prior Learning

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for Credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Fees & Charges

Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period. Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.

 

Visit the Fees and Scholarships page to find more information.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Excelsia College welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.

Applicants with TAFE or other VET Studies

If you have a VET certificate (excluding trade certificates), diploma or advance diploma that is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), it may be used as a basis of entry to Excelsia College. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

In some circumstances, your previous study may also count as credit toward towards your Excelsia course.

Applicants with TAFE or other VET Studies

Admission Requirements with TAFE or other VET Studies

Information about the eligibility of a VET certificate, diploma or advanced diploma for entry to a specific course can be found on the courses page.

For more information Enquire online now.

 

Additional Requirements

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific information on Study page to find out whether there are additional requirements.

 
How To Apply

Follow the link below to visit the application guide page.

English Language Proficiency

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English language proficiency. The English language requirements for each course can be found on the different courses pages.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least 1 year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English language proficiency examination.

Results are to be no more than two years old at the commencement of their study.

Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTPTE  AcademicCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores
6605052
6.5805858
7946567
7.51027374

Recognition of Prior Learning

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for Credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Fees & Charges

Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period. Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.

 

Visit the Fees and Scholarships page to find more information.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Excelsia College welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.

International Applicants

If you are an international student, find out more detailed information before you apply 

Excelsia College > Current Students > Excelsia Online Portal

Excelsia online portal – login

At Excelsia College, one sign-in will give you access to three systems:

 

  • Excelsia Online (ExO)– Your online learning portal. All content and information relating to your learning and course units is found here, including the online helpdesk, library portal, and access to your other two main systems:

 

  • My Enrolment (Paradigm)– Your enrolment and administration portal. Use this to check your unit enrolment each semester, as well as see your unit fees and grades. You will find a link to this in the top navigation bar within your ExO
    Use the following details to login to your Paradigm account:
    Username: Your 10-digit Student Number
    Password: Your date of birth in YYYYMMDD format (e.g. 14 May 1980 is 19800514)

 

  • Student Email (Outlook). This is the primary source for all communication between Excelsia staff and students. You will find a link to this in the top navigation bar within your ExO dashboard. Once you have logged in to ExO, you can access your student email account through Single Sign-On (SSO). While studying at Excelsia, you are entitled to use the Office 365 software at no extra cost.

 

When you begin your studies at Excelsia College:

  1. Go to Excelsia Online (ExO)
  2. Click ‘Sign in with Office 365’ and type in your Office 365 username and password. This information was sent to your personal email address before the orientation.
    You can change your password from your Office 365 account, but your username will always remain the same. For instructions on how to change your Office 365 password please click here.

 

Lost or forgot your password:

It is important that you activate your Office 365 account once your account has been set up. This will allow you to self-reset your password in case you have forgotten or lost your password. For instructions on how to reset your password, please click here.

If you have not activated your Office 365 account and have forgotten your password, please contact it@excelsia.edu.au.

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Dr Scott Smith – Master of Education Program

Dr Scott Smith | Master of Educational Leadership | Lecturer | Excelsia College

BA, MA, MEd, PhD,Senior Lecturer

Scott holds a PhD in Education from Macquarie University, a Master of Research and a Master of Applied Linguistics (TESOL) also from Macquarie University, as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney. His Bachelor’s degree was in Geography and Anthropology. Scott’s PhD research investigated teacher beliefs and interculturality in Chinese language teaching in Australian schools. It found that there is much potential for languages education when teachers actively engage in Wenger’s Communities of Practice and purposefully reflect on their own teaching practice.

Dr Gideon Boadu– Master of Teaching Program Director

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Dr Sandy Nicoll – Master of Education Research (STEM) Lecturer

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Degrees from other schools you might be interested in:

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Excelsia College > Study > School of Counselling > Masterclass Counselling

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The Master of Counselling degree prepares graduates for a range of counselling-related positions within the mental health sector. For example, graduates work in private practice and a variety of Christian, church-based and secular counselling services, centres and programs (such as schools; private, government and NGO agencies; and child and adolescent services). They work with varied age groups and target populations (children and adolescents, the homeless, troubled youth, adults with a range of mental health issues, the unemployed, the elderly); addressing a range of life issues including trauma, loss and grief, relationship and family issues, identity formation, spiritual concerns, illness and disability.

 

The Master of Counselling degree is a PACFA accredited course (PACFA – Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia) and an ACA accredited course (Australian Counselling Association). Historically graduates of the program have applied for membership with PACFA and The ACA subject to meeting their membership requirements. Students can also join the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA). Concurrently graduates are able to apply for listing on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP), subject to meeting the ARCAP registration requirements.

 

NOTE: It is not necessary to be a Christian to undertake this course.

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What do our students say?

‘In my two years of studying counselling at Excelsia I have learned a tremendous amount of interesting things about myself, people and the world. I have made new friendships that I hope will last a lifetime. I have felt included and embraced just the way I am. The best things about the program are its diversity and small classes, which allow for a personal touch and a better perspective and interactive way of learning.’

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Master of Counselling student

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Excelsia College’s OZ to LA Program

Excelsia College’s Oz to LA program gives students a once in a lifetime opportunity to study in Los Angeles, rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in showbiz. Throughout the program, students will study five days a week at a Los Angeles renowned school in an intense and concentrated manner, testing their commitment, passion and suitability for life as an actor. FEE-HELP is available for the training and course-related costs of the Oz to LA program. Students are required to cover the upfront costs of approximately $8,000. This includes accommodation, flights, living and other expenses.

What Does It Include?

10 weeks intensive actor training
Audition/casting sessions
Exclusive meetings
Industry conferences
Networking opportunities
Studio tours
OZ to LA program | Dramatic Art | Excelsia College
OZ to LA program | Dramatic Art | Excelsia College
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.

 

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 experiencing the program complimented what was taught at Excelsia, with lecturers who were experienced professionals invested in helping participants 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.’

Student story: Amy Lawyer (Bachelor of Dramatic Art Student)

Student Story – Amy Lawler
Excelsia College sponsors annual G’Day USA Gala in Los Angeles

Are you curious about what it is like to study acting in the heart of Hollywood? Have you ever imagined yourself training in one of the most dynamic cities in the world? We asked Bachelor of Dramatic Art student Amy Lawler to share about her experience of Excelsia’s exclusive OZ to LA program.

Amy talks about student life at Excelsia College, her experience of studying in Los Angeles, and shares her advice for students who are thinking about participating in the OZ to LA Program.

 

1. Why did you choose to study the Bachelor of Dramatic Art at Excelsia College?

I chose to study at Excelsia because of the quality of classes they offered. I like that each year is limited to a small number of students, meaning that we can really get hands on experience and quality time with each lecturer. I also chose to study here in part, because of the OZ to LA program. As an emerging actor and writer, I was very interested in living in LA and experiencing what it had to offer.

 

2. What was your experience with the OZ to LA program?

My experience with the program was a highly positive one. The school we studied at (Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory) not only offered a good education, but they were extremely helpful and accommodative to our needs.

However, the school was only a small part of the overall experience. I found that just living in LA offered a myriad of exciting and new experiences. I enjoyed attending the events that Excelsia College set up, particularly the film festival, as it was an amazing networking experience and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour where we got to see firsthand how and where many films and shows are brought to life.
We were also lucky enough to attend G ’Day USA, a massive event where prominent American and Australian talent gather to celebrate the relationship between Australia and the US. This event was an amazing networking opportunity as we were able to mingle with industry professionals.

 

3. What was it like studying and training screen acting in the heart of Hollywood?

Studying acting in LA is eye opening and creatively invigorating; there is nothing better than having your career as an artist taken seriously. Its inspiring being around so many creative minds everywhere you go.
Studying in Santa Monica was a beautiful experience. All the classes were useful, particularly when learning about the technical aspect of the film industry in America. The instructors were also amazing. They’re all currently working in the industry and so were able to give current and insightful information.

 

4. What was the biggest benefit of participating in the OZ to LA program?

I found that being in LA made me realise how achievable working in this industry is and this trip re-ignited my drive to do so. Living in another country, even for a short time, gave me a new sense of independence and determination. Living in LA particularly inspired me to find and create my own work.

 

5. What is one piece of advice you would offer students who want to partake in the OZ to LA program?

Be independent and make your own experience. Whilst the events that the college provided are amazing, I found some of the highlights were the experiences we found and created ourselves.


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.

For more enquiries, please visit our enquiries page or call us on 02 9819 8811 or email Tihana Vulcik tihana.vulcik@excelsia.edu.au.

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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.

Vocation 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.

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Excelsia College > Study > Frequently asked questions

Yes, FEE-HELP is available for domestic students on all our certificates, diplomas, and master courses, thanks to the Australian government. This allows you to defer your student contribution to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and pay it back at a later date when you are earning above the threshold.

Yes, Excelsia College currently offers scholarships for its creative and performing arts programs. Please contact excelsiacollege@excelsia.edu.au if you are interested in finding out more!

For enrolment or graduate enquiries, please call (02) 9819 8816 or refer to our student administration forms.  

For course information, please submit an enquiry

Alternatively, you can call the faculty course coordinator:

Business: (02) 9000 9612

Education and Early Childhood: (02) 9000 9611

Drama: (02) 9000 9613

Music: (02) 9000 9613

Screen Production: (02) 9000 9613

Counselling: (02) 9000 9614

Social Work: (02) 9000 9616

Applications generally close two weeks prior to the course start date. To check a specific course date, please select the course calendar.

Please go to our Academic Calendar

Our courses all vary in cost depending on their discipline. Please refer to the specific course guide for domestic costs and international student fees.

Yes, all our courses are available to study full-time and part-time.

Excelsia College prides itself on having a Christian ethos. The smaller class sizes also mean students are known by name, not just by number.

Excelsia College offers courses across Business, Education, Counselling, Social Work, Accounting and Creative and Performing Arts.

Please look at the relevant course guide which will tell you what the study requirements are.

Yes, Excelsia College offers alternate entry pathways. Please fill out the web enquiry form for specific information relevant to your course. 

Excelsia College welcomes Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

As well as preparing lecture and tutorial content, lecturers are responsible for conducting research and assisting with academic publications, attending faculty meetings, providing academic guidance to students and preparing and marking essays, assignments and exams.

Excelsia College’s Bachelor courses in Dramatic Art, Music, Film Production, Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) are between three to four years full time.

Excelsia College offers Masters of Primary Education, Secondary Education, Business Administration, Educational Leadership, Professional Accounting, Counselling, Music, Education Research (STEM), Education Research and Social Work (Qualifying) 

Excelsia College’s Masters courses in Professional Accounting, Business Administration, Counselling, Teaching, Education Research, Education Research (STEM), Music and Social Work (Qualifying) are all two years full time.

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Creative and Performing Arts

Excelsia College’s Bachelor of Music provides theory and practical components. Over three years full time or six years part time, students will study subjects such as Small Ensemble and Large Ensemble Studies, Early Music History, Production and Live Audio, Harmony and Aural, Digital Music Production and Romantics and Modernists. They also have the choice to major in Classical, Contemporary or Jazz music. 

Excelsia College’s Master of Music can open up opportunities for graduates to work as soloists, members of chamber ensembles, as commercial composers or involved in academia or tertiary institutions.

Excelsia College’s Bachelor of Screen Production is delivered by Sydney Film School and Excelsia College at the two campuses. The three-year full-time course allows students to teach, equip and train students to produce screen projects, gaining practical hands-on screen production skills. They will study units such as Cinematography, Directing, Foundations of Screen Storytelling, Production Design, Sound Post Production and Screen Editing.

Excelsia College’s Bachelor of Dramatic Art is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in acting. The course not only provides professional industry links, a supportive and collaborative learning environment, but is also accredited in Production, Theatre Practice and Performance. Furthermore, students get the opportunity to participate in the OZ to LA program where they spend three months in Hollywood training at the prestigious Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory.

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Business / Accounting

Applicants for admission into the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) will be required to provide evidence of completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or its interstate or overseas equivalent.

Our small class sizes compared to a large tertiary provider, coupled with the fact that Excelsia’s Accounting courses are accredited by CPA (Certified Practising Accountant Australia) or CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand) make Excelsia a suitable choice if you’re interested in studying Accounting.

Yes! Throughout the course, students undertake practical projects using contemporary software such as Xero. Applied business projects provide students with practical skills to enhance their employability on graduation.

Accounting is a global profession providing qualified accountants with career opportunities in international business and financial services. Accountants are employed in all organisations from small enterprises through to large global companies in roles such as a chief financial officer, chief accountant or financial controller.  

Graduates are required to do a minimum of three years of professional work experience under an approved mentor organisation in an accounting position. They will complete the professional examinations of the organisation that they have applied to be a member of. Following the successful completion of their professional work experience and providing they pass all of the professional examinations, the graduate will then be eligible to apply for membership of the organisation and can use the post-nominal letter CPA or CA. 

The total tuition to study a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Excelsia College is $30,000 for domestic and international students.

Excelsia College’s Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship gives you the theoretical foundations to work in small to medium family enterprises or start-up businesses.

Excelsia College’s PhD in Organisational Leadership is designed for those who want to undertake extensive research or re-examine known data and established ideas. Having a PhD in Organisational Leadership will help open up opportunities in academia to teach, lecture, and contribute to the growing knowledge of research in your field.

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Counselling

Excelsia College’s Graduate Diploma of Counselling provides you with the theoretical underpinning and develops your understanding of appropriate and professional approaches to support those in need. Students will study subjects such as Relational Dynamics, Approaches to Mental Health, and Counselling Theories and Models. Group work forms part of the course and students will learn fundamental clinical skills, as well as how to design, implement, facilitate and assess a group program.

Excelsia College’s Master of Counselling is two years full-time or four years part-time

Excelsia College offers a Graduate Certificate in Counselling which is a 1 semester course designed for students without the recommended prior knowledge needed to proceed into the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and/or Master of Counselling.

Units completed in the Graduate Certificate in Counselling comprise 50 per cent of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and 25 per cent of the Master of Counselling.

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Education

In order to assess whether you are eligible for the Master of Education Research (STEM), you must have attained:

  • • a Bachelor degree in an appropriate area of study and a Bachelor of Teaching/Master of Teaching degree or equivalent, or 
  • • a Bachelor degree plus a one-year Diploma of Education in an appropriate area of study, or 
  • • a four year Bachelor of Education degree or Bachelors degree deemed by the faculty to be equivalent and of a standard acceptable to the faculty.

From working in a research capacity developing knowledge in an area of interest within the growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), to developing skills as an independent researcher, contributing to academia, or as a pathway to studying a PhD degree, a Master of Education Research (STEM) opens up a myriad of opportunities.

Students will gain the theoretical knowledge to innovate within their organisation and lead a team of people. You could work in technology research and development, policy analysis, university teaching or administration, within the government, business, research institutes, international organisations and more. With problem solving abilities and clear communication skills, a Master of Education Research (STEM) will help set you apart to prospective employers. 

No, a teaching degree is not essential for a Master of Education Research (STEM). Provided you have an undergraduate degree and relevant industry experience, you are eligible to apply.

Graduates of Bachelor of Early Childhood Education will be able to teach in early childhood settings, for children aged Birth to 5 years.

In order to teach at a university or tertiary education provider, institutions require postgraduate study such as a Master’s degree or PhD. This study must be a specialisation in the field that you wish to teach.

On top of preparing lecture and tutorial content, Lecturers are responsible for conducting research and assisting with academic publications, attending faculty meetings, providing academic guidance to students and preparing and marking essays, assignments and exams.

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Social Work

A Master of Social Work (Qualifying) can open up a range of opportunities. From working in disaster welfare, to State Government, faith-based organisations, private practice, community services sector, healthcare and policy development, the options are wide and varied.

Social workers in Australia have high job prospects. The ABS Labour Force Survey data revealed there were 30,000 social workers in 2020 (Job Outlook 2020) and National Skills Commission Employment data projects this figure will increase to 34,600 social workers by 2025 (Labour Market Information Portal, 2021). 

Within the Master of Social Work (Qualifying), students will complete a unit titled Field Education Practicum 1. This unit consists of 500 hours of professional social work experience. In their second and final year of studies, students will complete another unit titled Field Education Practicum 2. This unit consists of another 500 hours of professional social work experience.

Yes, Excelsia’s Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is provisionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.