General English

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General English

Duration: Up to 50 weeks
Class size: Maximum 18 students
Delivery: Face-to-face 20 hours per week
Intakes: 30 Oct, 2023 followed by every 10 weeks
Levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Course accreditation: TEQSA
CRICOS CODE: 113561E
Available to: International students
Enrolment fee $250 , material and textbook fee $300, and weekly tuition fee $250

The purpose of the General English course is to provide students with a strong, well balanced knowledge and application of the English language. It is taught in a fun and practical manner which will engage the students. The course provides opportunity for students to learn, make errors, receive feedback and engage in authentic, functional and practical conversational settings. Students will study speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The course will help to prepare them to use daily English outside the classroom or to move on to further English study. 

 

The General English course provides students with authentic experiences and provides ample opportunity to practise and master the language. As students improve their English language skills, they are able to move up to the next stage. The course is designed with 50 standalone yet scaffolding units which are taught over 50 weeks and allows students join at any week. The formative and summative assessments are conducted during each unit and students who join at any time are not disadvantaged for missing the previous unit.

 

The General English course can be used as a ‘stepping stone’ or ‘English preparation program’ for students wanting to enter the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course who do not have an Intermediate level of English. Such students are able to enter the General English course and study in Elementary/Pre-Intermediate levels and improve their English. Once such students attain an Intermediate level, they will have met the minimum entry requirements to commence EAP.

There is no minimum education level to enter this course.

For more information on admission requirements, refer to the admission policies in the Admissions Framework.

GE Level Equivalence ENTRY – IELTS General Training Test EXIT – IELTS General Training Test Equivalence
GE1 – Elementary
2.0
3.0
GE2 – Pre-Intermediate
3.0
4.0
GE3 – Intermediate
4.0
5.0
GE4 – Upper Intermediate
5.0
6.0
GE5 – Advanced
6.0
6.5

Students need to be over 18 years old on enrolment day to enter this course.

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Excelsia College > Study > School of ELICOS > English for Academic Purposes

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English for Academic Purposes

Duration: Up to 30 weeks
Class size: Maximum 18
Delivery: Face-to-face 20 hours per week
Intakes: 30 Oct, 2023 followed by every 10 weeks.
Levels: EAP–1 Intermediate, EAP–2 Upper Intermediate and EAP–3 Advanced
Course accreditation: TEQSA
CRICOS CODE: 113562D
Available to: International students
Enrolment fee $250 , material and textbook fee $300, and weekly tuition fee $250

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is delivered from Intermediate to Advanced levels (10 weeks a level). It focuses on a range of academic skills, with the goal of preparing students to successfully perform in a number of academic and professional English language contexts. During the course, you will be engaged with different, exciting topics and practise speaking and giving presentations, listening and following lectures, reading academic and formal texts, writing essays and research reports, grammar and a range of relevant and useful vocabulary.

There is no minimum education level to enter this course. However, students intending on gaining direct entry into a higher education course on completion of EAP will need to meet the entry requirements for that course.

For more information on admission requirements, refer to the admission policies in the Admissions Framework.

EAP Level ENTRY – IELTS Academic Test EXIT – IELTS Academic Test Equivalence
EAP1 – Intermediate
4.0
5.0
EAP2 – Upper Intermediate
5.0
6.0
EAP3 – Advanced
6.0
6.5

IELTS Academic Result Number of Weeks of Study for 6.0 Number of Weeks of Study for 6.5
4.0
20 weeks
30 weeks
4.5
15 weeks
25 weeks
5.0
10 weeks
20 weeks
5.5
5 weeks
15 weeks
6.0
10 weeks

Why choose our English program?

Our Teachers

Highly experienced and qualified

OUR PROGRAM

Designed for efficient learning progression

Our Method

Inclusive classroom culture

SMOOTH TRANSITION

Move seamlessly to your higher education studies

Competitive Advantage

Develop language skills for listening, study and social interaction

Study In Sydney

Join our expert-led classes with international peers at our Sydney campus

ELICOS pathway | Excelsia College

Successful completion of EAP 2 enables direct entry into Excelsia undergraduate programs while EAP 3 enables direct entry into Excelsia postgraduate programs except for Master of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Counselling, Master of Social Work (Qualifying) and Doctor of Philosophy (Organisational Leadership)

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Excelsia College > Study > School of ELICOS

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Welcome from our Program Director

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Excelsia College’s ELICOS Program to you. For English language study we offer the unique advantages of high academic standards in a supportive study environment. The ELICOS Program is introduced to provide English language training for overseas students of non-English speaking backgrounds. It is fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and operates on a fee-for-service basis.

 

We offer a varied program of courses throughout the year, including three levels of English for Academic Purposes and five levels of General English. They have been developed with a focus on the individual learning needs of our students.

 

We prioritise pastoral care because we feel it is important to meet the personal, spiritual, social and academic needs of our students. 

 

Our fully accredited, College-based program is run in Macquarie Park. Macquarie Park‘s corporate prestige, close access to facilities and aesthetically pleasing environment are an attraction for many corporations. The Macquarie Park precinct hosts over 32,000 employees across a broad range of industries; this makes it the fourth-largest concentration of employment in NSW.

Daisy William | English for Academic Purposes (EAP) | School of ELICOS | Excelsia College

Dr Daisy William

ELICOS Program Director

Why choose our English program?

Our Teachers

Highly experienced and qualified

OUR PROGRAM

Designed for efficient learning progression

Our Method

Inclusive classroom culture

SMOOTH TRANSITION

Move seamlessly to your higher education studies

Competitive Advantage

Develop language skills for listening, study and social interaction

Study In Sydney

Join our expert-led classes with international peers at our Sydney campus

ELICOS pathway | Excelsia College

*Successful completion of EAP 2 enables direct entry into Excelsia undergraduate programs while EAP 3 enables direct entry into Excelsia postgraduate programs except for Master of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Counselling, Master of Social Work (Qualifying) and Doctor of Philosophy (Organisational Leadership).

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1983 – 2023

This year is a significant period in the College’s history as we celebrate 40 years of Christian higher education. We are proud of all the alumni who have come through our doors, and of our staff and students who make the College an inclusive community. We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has helped to shape the College over its four decades.

In the last 40 years, we are proud to have

289+

Business graduates

800+

CAPA
graduates

764+

Counselling graduates

793+

Education graduates

9+

Social Work graduates

A Rich History

Roadmap Timeline | Excelsia College

40th anniversary with commemorative art

‘Within the artwork you can see these significant places which form the circles and pathways representing family, communities and education.’

– Debra Beale

Excelsia College was thrilled to commission Sydney-based First Nations artist Debra Beale to paint an artwork that embodies Excelsia College’s journey across its 40-year history.

The anniversary artwork is titled Spiritual Places which Debra says represents significant places. ‘Within the artwork you can see these significant places which form the circles and pathways representing family, communities and education. The circle gives a sense of “connectiveness” which holds strength and support for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal peoples to thrive and become great leaders.’   

 

Debra’s artwork also speaks of morals and beliefs and how these can be transformed into our daily lives. It speaks of education, learning new skills and applying important values. 

Mr Peter McKeon | CEO/Managing Director | Board of Directors | Excelsia College

Mr Peter McKeon

Excelsia College CEO

‘Through our motto “participare lumen”, Excelsia College students light the way as they explore new intellectual horizons. From our beginnings as Wesley Institute, to moving to Macquarie Park in 2015 and expanding to five schools, we have had over 5,000 graduates go on to positively impact the world.’

Mr Phillip Cave AM | Chairman | Board of Directors | Excelsia College

Mr Phillip Cave AM

Excelsia College Chairman

‘This year is a significant period in the College’s history as we celebrate 40 years. Thank you for making Excelsia a very special, unique and wonderful place to be. We are proud of all the alumni who have come through our doors, and of our staff and students who make the College what it is.’

40TH Anniversary Celebrations

‘I think it’s fantastic it’s been this many years, I loved the smaller College environment and getting to know everyone better. I hope Excelsia College keeps growing in the future!’

Karen Anson

Master of Music alumnus

Karen Anson – How growing confidence in her musical abilities led to a winning tune!

‘Forty years is a huge milestone and I only see great things happening on top of all that the College has already achieved. Go Excelsia!’

Esther Williams

Bachelor of Dramatic Art alumnus

Excelsia College News | Esther Williams’ future is looking sky high!

‘My memories of Excelsia College are of a time of immense enjoyment, connection and learning - it was honestly one of the best phases of my life, studying a Bachelor of Music there! I'm so pleased to see the College go from strength to strength and look forward to hearing about Excelsia's 80th Anniversary in the future!’

Willem New

Bachelor of Music alumnus

‘40 years is a wonderful achievement and it is inspiring to see how much the College has grown over the years. In successfully integrating faith with a supportive learning environment, Excelsia College is pushing boundaries and forging the paths for the next generation. The College has made a positive impact on thousands of graduates, including myself, in helping to achieve goals and I look forward to seeing where Excelsia College takes education in the future.’

Tracey Deal

Master of Teaching (Secondary) alumnus

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The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a fantastic way to get involved in the heart and life of Excelsia College’s community. The SRC plays an important role in fostering good communication among students and staff and, more formally, it helps to run campus-wide student-focused programs and events like student cruises and orientations. Both Zoe Sadler and Tihana Vulcik were Presidents of Excelsia College’s SRC committee during their time as students and they both have gone on to serve as valuable staff members at the College. So why should you think about joining?

 

For Zoe, the SRC enabled her to engage deeper throughout her experience at Excelsia, as well as providing her with opportunities for self-growth. ‘Before being a part of the SRC, I’d never been particularly drawn to representative groups and certainly didn’t see myself as the leader of one. When I was encouraged by a staff member to run for SRC President, I was very hesitant, but it ended up being one of the most rewarding experiences I had as an Excelsia student.’ Zoe learned that there was space and use for every individual skill set and strength. ‘From creative to organisational, analytical to interpersonal, I can speak from experience that you don’t need to be a confidently assertive or extraverted person to contribute, or even to lead! There are so many different types of students, so what is better than seeing them and representing them by having a variety of different types of students on the team.’

 

A student’s time at Excelsia is about so much more than just the unit content that they study, and being involved in the SRC meant Tihana and Zoe were actively aware of ways to complement and enhance their fellow students’ experience. Zoe shares, ‘It became an absolute joy of mine to be able to love and support the students through both advocating for them and providing time for something on the fun side (which is equally as important, in my eyes). This kind of work and perspective can be transferred to any area of your life, and this has continued in how I approach my work as an Excelsia staff member. The students and their experience are still the core focus of what we do.’ On top of this, both Zoe and Tihana formed connections with staff and students they might not have normally interacted with outside of their Bachelor of Dramatic Art course.

 

Like Zoe, Tihana found the SRC a good platform to practise and learn leadership skills. ‘As an introvert, I wanted to challenge myself even though the idea of being responsible scared me. At the same time, I really wanted to make the student experience super fun, so that highly motivated me! A great skill I learned to implement was time managing well whilst studying full time, which serves me well in my admin job today at the College. I also got to practise not taking being a leader too seriously so I could enjoy experiences without feeling all the pressure on me. It was nice to be part of a good team where I could also distribute the load and each member was gifted in a specific area.’ Tihana also got to use her creative flair for student events. ‘My favourite events were “Just Dance”, which we put on as a casual way to end the week; it was very popular and requested by students. Seeing students have fun after a full-on week was cathartic, for myself included! This was a big highlight of my time at Excelsia,’ explains Tihana.

 

Being able to problem-solve and change the student culture one step at a time was also a rewarding by-product of Tihana’s involvement in SRC. ‘As a staff member now, walking through reception and seeing a student receptionist is a small way we changed the culture by bringing up the fact that we should produce student jobs to give jobs to current students. Another small way we changed the culture was to include more plants and greenery, which seems so miniscule, but takes me back to the meetings where we suggested more greenery in the College to bring more life and oxygen into the typical office building!’

 

If you want to bring your personality to the table, see real changes made to the College and help be part of the collaborative nature of the student body, why not consider signing up for the SRC? With Covid-19 restrictions now over, we are excited to bring more student events and initiatives back to the campus, so now is the BEST TIME to get involved!

 

If you would like to know more about what is involved, please contact Nicole O’Keeffe at assistant.registrar@excelsia.edu.au. You never know the skills or friendships you will develop!

Excelsia College has received excellent results in the 2021 QILT Student Experience Survey (SES), Australia’s only comprehensive survey of current higher education students, registering scores higher than the national average for undergraduate skills development and teaching quality.

 

Combined 2020 and 2021 QILT SES data shows that Excelsia College is leading the way in its creative and performing arts courses, rating first for skills development and third for teaching quality among New South Wales (NSW) creative arts undergraduate courses. Joy Chayna, Bachelor of Music alumnus, relished the hands-on experience she gained at Excelsia in front of house roles as well as behind-the-scenes work. ‘Because you’re known by everyone, you can get involved in more unique ways. We got to be stage manager one week or pack down equipment another week and I feel like these tasks encouraged a sense of ownership. You get to do every job at least once … I also got to meet lots of students and, through my assessments, people in the industry, which was super formative not only for being in the industry but also for life.’

 

Within Excelsia’s School of Education, teacher education students experience a combination of both theoretical and practical learning. This strategy to prepare our students for the classroom has resulted in Excelsia being rated by students as second for skills development among NSW teacher education undergraduate courses and second for teaching quality for NSW teacher education undergraduate courses.

 

Excelsia’s team of dedicated social work and counselling staff are passionate about providing practical training and industry placements and the latest social work and counselling theory within a supportive Christian environment. As a result, Excelsia is rated second for teaching quality and third for skills development among NSW social work and counselling postgraduate courses. For Master of Counselling alumnus Priyanka Reddy Allu, the course exceeded her expectations, and this was evident when she went for a job interview at a mental health unit. ‘I was able to confidently answer all the questions and that’s when I realised that Excelsia College prepared me so well … I feel complete after doing this course; I’m not lacking anything.’ Priyanka ended up succeeding in getting the job is enjoying fulfilling work, using her skills learnt at Excelsia. As part of their rigorous training, Master of Counselling students are required to undergo 200 hours of counselling and 100 hours of practicum. ‘The last unit students complete is about counselling and their personal experience with clients. I picked up a lot of tricks to compartmentalise and do a lot of self-care as well,’ said Priyanka.

 

Within Excelsia’s School of Business, 86.3 per cent of postgraduate business students were positive about their skills development, rating above the national average of 78.7 per cent. Similarly, 86.5 per cent of postgraduate business students rated teaching practice positively, rating above the national average of 78.9 per cent.

 

Excelsia College’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter McKeon, welcomed the results. ‘These figures are reflective of Excelsia’s desire to walk alongside each student on their unique and individual journey; as well as the College’s ongoing commitment to delivering an excellent education to our students.’

 

If you want to study in an environment that combines real-world skill development with a high-quality teaching experience, why not consider Excelsia College? https://excelsia.edu.au/study/

 

Sources

Compared. (2022). Excelsia College. https://www.compared.edu.au/institution/excelsia-college/undergraduate  

QILT. (2022). 2021 SES Report Tables. https://www.qilt.edu.au/surveys/student-experience-survey-(ses)

Have you wanted to study and upskill but haven’t had the time or inclination to commit to a three-year or four-year degree? Whether you want to reach career goals, grow your work responsibilities or simply upskill, you can’t go wrong with micro-credentials or short courses. Why not consider one of Excelsia College’s eight short courses? The courses include areas such as counselling, education, disability, aged care, song writing, Christian leadership and social science.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation helps teachers to meet the increasingly diverse needs of students and find opportunities for pedagogical and curriculum innovation. Upon completion of the course, graduates can become future education leaders, promoting positive change in their skills and classrooms. They can use this course to enter postgraduate studies such as Excelsia’s Master of Education (Primary) or Master of Education (Secondary). The short course can be completed within six months of full-time online study.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling provides a taster to students considering whether to continue further studies in counselling, developing core counselling skills, and covering ethics of counselling and how relational dynamics function in personal and professional contexts. Educators, nurses, those involved in ministry and other care-based professions may also find this counselling knowledge helpful in extending their current relational skill set. The short course can be completed within six months of full-time study.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Disability provides students with contemporary case-management and person-centered approaches to service delivery, framed within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) practice standards and quality indicators. Relevant prior knowledge is required including subjects of psychology, social work, education and health sciences. The short course can be completed online within six months of full-time or one year of part-time study.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care addresses the demand for the industry and the need for high quality leaders and managers within residential and community-based agencies. By 2060, the number of Australians over the age of 75 is estimated to rise to four million. Prior knowledge for this course is required, including degrees that cover subjects in human services, psychology, social work, or education. This short course can be completed online within six months of full-time or one year of part-time study.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies allows students to explore the foundations of education, the function of schools and schooling and responsibilities of classroom teachers. It’s a helpful overview of education, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and diverse classrooms and whilst it doesn’t qualify graduates to teach, it can lead to further studies in the Master of Teaching program. This short course can be completed within six months of full-time study.

 

The Undergraduate Certificate in Song Writing helps students with a singer/worship or songwriter background broaden their technical skills and theoretical knowledge and graduate from the course with a high quality, self-recorded demo of original songs. This course can be completed within six months of full-time study.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership is a blend of business, theology, and professional leadership from a Christian world view. Studying at a College that is grounded in Christian values sets Excelsia apart from secular universities and colleges that provide generic leadership and care-based courses. This short course can be completed within six months of full-time or one year of part-time study.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Social Science can be used as a bridging course to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) program, provided students have at least six months of full-time studies in social and behavioural sciences areas. Students are introduced to sociological and psychological theories, social and political institutions in Australia, and critical thinking and reflection in social work. This short course can be completed within six months of full-time study.

 

If you’re interested in undertaking a short course at Excelsia College to develop in your career or challenge yourself, why not enquire with us today? Visit https://excelsia.edu.au/

Excelsia College > Study > Virtual Open Day

20% Early Offer Scholarship

Our Virtual Open Days will offer prospective undergraduate students a chance to explore their academic goals and discover everything our College has to offer. Experience the unique qualities that distinguish our College as first in NSW for Skills Development in Creative Arts.*

Hear from our industry-recognised academics and faculty members who specialise in your academic program of interest and discover what makes Excelsia College excellent. With an extensive range of topics to explore, we’ll have a comprehensive line-up of:

• Course overview sessions
• Virtual campus tours
• Student interviews
• Exclusive student films 
• Creative masterclasses.

*No.1 rated college in NSW for Skills Development in Creative Arts undergraduate courses (Source QILT Survey 2021). Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about Bachelor of Screen Production launched in partnership with Sydney Film School.

We look forward to you starting your journey with Excelsia College and seeing the positive impact you can make in the world.

* 2021 Student Experience Survey qilt.edu.au

20% Early Offer Scholarship

We know you are investing in your future, and at Excelsia College we want to help you make it count. By getting in early with your student application, you receive a 20% scholarship offer.

*Scholarship applied to the first-year tuition fee for Courses on Early Offer Program. To be eligible, students need to apply for Early Offer.

Early Offers

Excelsia College’s Early Offer program is available for select courses including Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music (Worship), Bachelor of Dramatic Art, Bachelor of Screen Production, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5), and Bachelor of Business (Accounting). The 20 per cent scholarship will apply to students’ first-year tuition fees on these courses.

Excelsia College’s Early Offer program is available for select courses including Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music (Worship), Bachelor of Dramatic Art, Bachelor of Screen Production, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5), Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Information Technology. The 20 per cent scholarship will apply to students’ first-year tuition fees on these courses.

 

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Awards TO our students and alumni

A Tea Party For Sad People – Italian Film Festival | Best Comedy

Excelsia College is delighted to announce that internationally recognised director Michael McLennan’s short film, A Tea Party for Sad People, was awarded the prestigious prize of Best Comedy at the Italian Assurdo Film Festival. Assurdo is an international cinema festival celebrating alternative and independent cinema.

 

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Standby - Prestigious Award at the European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA)

Excelsia College is delighted to announce that Michael McLennan’s short film Standby was awarded the prestigious prize of Best Drama Film at the European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA) August 2020.

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Excelsia graduate a finalist in local business award

With intelligence, thoughtfulness and a strong sense of self, Monique Warokka’s distinct creativity and drive has helped her carve out her own identity in the music industry. Since graduating from Excelsia with a Bachelor of Music, Monique set up her own business ‘Roar Music’.

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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.

Application for high school leavers

Australian Year 12 Students

Selection will be based on completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent, including the International Baccalaureate (IB). 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. Refer to Additional Information for other entry information including English language proficiency requirements, credit and RPL arrangements, and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Overseas Year 12

Applicants who are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and have completed their high school education overseas within the past two years, and it is comparable to an Australian Year 12 qualification,  can use their results to apply for study at Excelsia College. Applications will be assessed by the International Admissions team to determine equivalency with the Australia secondary school certificate, using NOOSR and/or NARIC guidelines. Refer to Additional Information for other entry information including English language proficiency requirements, credit and RPL arrangements, and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who do not have a New South Wales 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, 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

Mature-aged or post-school applicants may be admitted based on work and life experience. Candidates must meet a range of educational pre-requisites, work experience and English language proficiency requirements. Refer to Additional Information for other entry information including English language proficiency requirements, credit and RPL arrangements, and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For more information enquire now or refer to the Admissions Framework.

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, an applicant’s previous study, work experience and associated training may also count as credit towards their Excelsia course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

 

Applicants who have completed prior higher education study may be assessed for admission, in addition to meeting any course-specific entry requirements including but not limited to interviews, referee reports and portfolios. Check the specific information for your course to find out whether there are additional requirements. Refer to Additional Information for other entry information including English language proficiency requirements, credit and RPL arrangements, and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For more information, enquire now.

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

Applicants who have completed prior higher vocational education (TAFE and other VET studies) may be assessed for admission, in addition to meeting any course-specific entry requirements including but not limited to interviews, referee reports and portfolios. Check the specific information for your course to find out whether there are additional requirements. Refer to Additional Information for other entry information including English language proficiency requirements, credit and RPL arrangements, and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For more information, enquire now.

International Applicants

If you are an international student, find out more detailed information before you apply. Refer to Additional Information for other entry information including English language proficiency requirements.

Additional Information

 

Additional Course Requirements

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

English Language Proficiency

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English language proficiency. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide either:

a. certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language, or

b. satisfactory results within the last two years in an acceptable English language proficiency examination.

 

English language requirements for each course can be found on the course page. Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS Academic

PTE  Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

6

50

52

6.5

58

58

7

66

68

7.5

73

74

Student Age Restriction

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. Students under 18 would not normally meet other matriculation entry requirement for undergraduate courses. For more information refer to the Admissions Framework.

Completed Bridging or Enabling Course

If you have completed a  tertiary preparation program, bridging or enabling course at another institution, you may be able to use  the results as a basis for entry to Excelsia College. You will need to provide a record of your achievement with your application.

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be applied for if the applicant is successful and after they have accepted their letter of offer and written agreement. For more information please refer to the Admissions Framework.

Aboriginal and 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 Admissions Framework.

Limited ATAR

If the course you are applying for requires an ATAR and you are eligible for a Limited ATAR, your application will be considered on this basis.

Hardship Considerations

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.

Fees and Charges

Before students start their degree, they should consider how much their course will cost. At Excelsia, course fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period. FEE-HELP is available for eligible students for course fees. Besides course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials. Visit Fees and Scholarships for more information.

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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.