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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.