English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose recent secondary education ( or equivalent) were taken in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency. Specific English Language Proficiency requirements for this course are outlined in the table below:
| Examination ||Minimum Score |
| IELTS ||6.0 with no band less than 6.0 |
| TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) ||60 with no score less than 20 |
| PTE Academic ||50 with no score less than 50 |
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (School Leavers)
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.
Applicants with recent secondary education may be admitted to the Bachelor of Early Childhood (Birth to 5 years) if they have successfully attained the NSW Higher School Certificate or interstate or overseas equivalent and they meet the English Language Proficiency (please see table above).
For more information visit the Applicants with Recent Secondary Education page.
International applicants may be admitted to the Bachelor of Early Childhood (Birth to 5 years) if they have successfully attained the NSW Higher School Certificate or interstate or overseas equivalent and they meet the English Language Proficiency requirement (please see table above).
Overseas students applying for admission to Excelsia College courses must have reached the age of 18 years by the commencement of their studies. Excelsia College will not admit overseas students who have not yet reached 18 years of age.
For more information visit the International Student page.
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 undertaking 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 which demonstrate readiness for higher education. Includes mature age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience.
Please visit the Applicants with Work and Life Experience information page.
Applicants with Higher Education
Please refer to Credit and RPL Policy and Procedures.
Applicants with VET or TAFE studies
Applicants with a Diploma in Early Childhood from an Australian institution may apply for Credit for all First Year courses of the Bachelor of Early Childhood degree. Applicants who have partially completed an Early Childhood degree elsewhere may be considered for Credit for such courses. For further information please refer to Credit and RPL Policy and Procedures.
Download the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.