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Excelsia College has been successful in obtaining Government approval to offer CSP (Commonwealth Supported Places) online qualifications to domestic students.
Studying an education course with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) at Excelsia alleviates course fees by up to 100 per cent from the Australian Government.
With this unique opportunity, Excelsia College is looking to support potential students looking to pursue a career in teaching, professionals looking to make the leap from teacher to leader or those looking to improve their situation if they have been affected by the recent pandemic.
Students eligible for the Commonwealth supported place will be able to access graduate certificates across the education field to upskill and open up the opportunity to go into postgraduate study after completing these CSP courses at Excelsia.

CSP Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, students must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa as a minimum before applying for a CSP course.

CSP Course Structure

All of these courses can be completed over six months which comprise of the first semester of content from our education postgraduate master courses. At the end of each CSP course, you will receive a certificate and have the option to undertake further study in a masters as well.

CSP Course Fees

The structure of the CSP Places means that our graduate certificate courses are subsidised 100 per cent. Students are not required to pay any subject fees. This ensures all domestic students have the opportunity to expand their skill set and experiences without financial burden. To find more information on our education courses, please refer to the information below:

The Graduate Certificate in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation is suitable for:

  • Teachers aides/teaching assistants
  • Kindergarten teachers
  • Primary school teachers
  • Secondary school teachers

Our courses for teachers and counsellors will help develop professional resume with new skills in classroom management as well as counselling and open up pathways for further study or a new career.


The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is nested within the Master of Teaching program (Primary or Secondary) and can be offered as a standalone, entry or exit award. Although it does not qualify you to teach, the graduate certificate in educational studies open up a range of opportunities to explore the foundations of education, become familiar with the function of schools and schooling, and the responsibilities of classroom teachers.


Places are strictly limited

If this fits the bill for you, please enrol by clicking the Apply Now button below. If you have additional questions, please contact us by filling in the enquiry form.

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