How to apply

Follow the steps for your application

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Step 1: Select a course

The first stage of applying to Excelsia College is to select the course you wish to apply for. You can search for a course here.

Step 3: Gather the required documents

You must provide copies of all the required documents when you submit your application.

Copy of Passport or birth certificate or citizenship certificate. Evidence of proof of citizenship varies depending on whether you were born in Australia before, on or after 20 August 1986, or if you were born overseas.

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Undergraduate applicants:

  • High School Leavers – Certified copy of your High School Certificate.
  • Applicants with VET studies – Certified transcripts of (relevant) studies.
  • Applicants with Higher Education studies – Certified transcripts of (relevant) studies.
  • Applicant with Work and Life Experience – Portfolio of evidence.

Postgraduate applicants

  • Applicants with VET studies – Certified transcripts of (relevant) studies.
  • Applicants with Higher Education studies – Certified transcripts of (relevant) studies.
  • Applicants with Work and Life Experience – Portfolio of evidence.

You may be required to provide additional information if you apply the MusicDramaEducation or Counselling courses. The courses requiring supplementary information can be found here:


International Students must provide certified copies of all documents. A certified copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been endorsed (signed, dated and accompanied by an ink imprint stamp) by an authorised authority who states that it is a true copy of the original document.


Authorised authorities include:

Police officers, accountants, ministers of religion, medical practitioners, legal practitioners and school principals. An Excelsia staff member can also certify documents only if they have cited the original document. A detailed list of accepted authorities can be found here.


Please note: All supporting documents attached in the application process must be true and complete records. You can scan these documents and upload them in the online application form. However, you may be asked to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time. Failure to do so may result in your candidacy being rejected. Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions process and may involve asking for verification from the original issuing authority, relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation.

Step 4: Complete the application form

Please read the form carefully, complete all the fields and attach all the documentation listed in Step 3.

Step 5: Apply

Once you submit your application, Excelsia staff will contact you within days to confirm receipt and talk through the next steps in the process.

Music and Drama applicants will also receive their audition date.
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. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if applicable.
Applicants may defer their offer to a later semester to start their studies. A weblink will be sent to applicants if they wish to defer their start date.

Fees and charges are included in the offer letters and can also be viewed on the College website.
International students email your application form and documents to:
Please keep in mind that under the privacy legislation, Excelsia College can only communicate with the applicant about their application, and not with family members or other representatives unless authorised by the applicant.