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A leading Australian Christian higher education provider

Excelsia College offers quality courses across areas of social work, counselling, creative and performing arts, business and education. We offer bachelors, masters, certificates and online short courses.


Excelsia College offers world-class mentorship, one-on-one tutoring and mentoring from high calibre academics


Meet like-minded people and enjoy the friendly community


From first year through to final year, Excelsia will guide you through the steps to gain the competitive edge for graduate employment


Over 3,000 alumni and accomplished academics around the world attest to our whole-of-person education

Excelsia College is a Higher Education Provider registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, approved to offer FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy, and registered to offer courses to international students (CRICOS Provider Code 02664K).


The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector. TEQSA registers and evaluates the performance of higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework comprising five domains: Provider Standards, Qualification Standards, Teaching and Learning Standards, Information Standards and Research Standards. TEQSA also undertakes regular compliance assessments and quality assessments of all higher education providers.


In the provision of higher education courses Excelsia College complies with relevant legislation, including the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011, the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and the ESOS Act 2000, and their respective Standards, Codes and Guidelines.


Excelsia College is an affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and a member of the Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA).


For further details, see Excelsia College on the National Register of Higher Education Providers at teqsa.gov.au/national-register/provider/excelsia-college-formerly-wesley-institute

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and provides prospective students with relevant and transparent information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of recent students and graduates.

Excelsia College is proud of its latest QILT results and how we support the student experience (qilt.edu.au). The most recent study places Excelsia above the majority of universities and non-university higher education institutions across Australia for student experience.  

Download the QILT Survey Results Flyer – Excelsia 2022

Janelle Magtibay | Music | Excelsia College

‘Studying music here has helped boost my confidence as a performer in the most humbling way, and also allows my faith as a Christian to not be compromised but encouraged to use it, to engage with my art.’



Jenelle Magtibay

Bachelor of Music 



Hailey McQueen | Excelsia College | Creative and performing arts

‘The Excelsia Community is a uniquely special one and being a part of it over many years as a student and a lecturer has been a real honour.


Hailey McQueen
Drama Lecturer & Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre Performance) Alumnus

Nigel Vaux | Excelsia College

‘After many years after working for a church and another Christian organisation, I came to the realisation I’d like to become a school chaplain. As I looked around I saw that Excelsia offered the best degree to achieve my goals and equip me for teaching primary students.’


Nigel Vaux

Master of Teaching (Primary) Alumnus

‘Excelsia College’s Master of Counselling program was a rich learning experience that grounded me in the skills that I needed to advance my counselling career. The best things about the program are its diversity and small classes, which allow for a personal touch, a better perspective and an interactive way of learning.


Lisa Champion

Master of Counselling Alumnus