- How to Apply
- Admission Requirements
- English Language Proficiency
- Recognition of Prior Learning
- Fees and Charges
- General Important Information
Applying to study at Excelsia College is easy. You can apply directly to the College yourself or go through a registered agent.
Step 1: Complete an application form
The first stage of applying to Excelsia College is to fill the application form. Please read carefully, complete all fields and attach all documentation listed on the step 2.
Step 2: Gather the required certified documents.
You must provide certified copies of all the required documents when you submit your application.
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:
- Justice of the Peace/relevant legal authority
- Police officer, accountant, minister of religion, medical practitioner, legal practitioner, School Principal
- An Excelsia staff member can also certify documents only if they have cited the original document.
Required application documents
1. Proof of Citizenship – Certified copy of Passport or birth certificate or citizenship certificate.
2. Certified copies of all your previous qualification
- Academic transcripts
- Grading system descriptions
- Award certificates
3. English language proficiency documents
You will need to provide copies of your academic IELTS results or other recognised English test results.
If your qualification documents are issued in a language other than English, you must also provide a copy that has been translated to English and submitted by one of the following accepted authorities:
- An official and accredited translator
- A person of authority at the issuing institution.
Step 3: Supplementary Information
You may be required to provide additional information with your application, depending on which Excelsia course you choose. The courses requiring supplementary information are:
What happens next?
Once you submit your application, a student advisor will email you within a few days to confirm the receipt of your application.
Music and Drama applicants will also received their audition date. Education and Counselling applicants will get their interview date. The outcome of all the applications will be available within a week after interviews and auditions.
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 six weeks.
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.
Academic admission criteria
To study at Excelsia, you must meet the College’s admission standards. Find out the requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate entry below.
To study an undergraduate course at Excelsia, you must satisfy academic entry requirements and English language proficiency requirements. You must also meet specific course prerequisites. Check the individual entry requirements for your course on the courses section of the website.
Contact a Course Advisor for country specific entry requirements or to get assistance with your application.
If you are interested in a postgraduate course, you must meet the educational or life experience requirement and show English language proficiency. You may also be required to meet specific course prerequisites. Check the specific requirements for your course.
Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific course to find out whether there are additional requirements.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Excelsia College requires all international students from a non-english speaking countries to provide approved evidence of English language proficiency to meet the requirements for admission. The approve list of tests and minimum requirements are listed below. The test must have been undertaken within two years of application.
English admission criteria
|Course||IELTS Academic||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL|
|Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship||6.5 with no band less than 6||79 with no score less than 60*||59 with no score less than 51||176 with no scale score less than 169|
||6 with no band less than 6||60* with no score less than 60||58 with no score less than 51||169 with no scale score less than 169|
||6 with no band less than 5.5||60* with no score less than 46||58 with no score less than 43||169 with no scale score less than 162|
|Course||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL|
||6:5 with no band less than 6.||79 with no score less than 60*||59 with no score less than 51||176 with no scale score less than 169|
||overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5||94* with no score less than 79||65 with no score less than 59||185 with no scale score less than 176|
||6.5 with no band less than 6||79* with no score less than 60||51 with no score less than 51||169 with no scale score less than 169|
||7 with no band less than 6.5||94* with no score less than 79||65 with no score less than 59||185 with no scale score less than 176|
||6.5 no band less than 6||79 with no score less than 60*||59 with no score less than 51||176 with no scale score less than 169|
Other ways of demonstrating English Language Proficiency
- Approved language courses within Australia: successfully completed no more than 2 years prior to your commencement at Excelsia College.
- Tertiary degree studies undertaken in Australia: Successful completion of 2 years of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Australia.
- Tertiary degree studies taught in English outside Australia: Successful completion of at least 2 years full-time of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level study at a recognised university in Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America.
- Residency of an English speaking country: If you have lived in Australia or another English-speaking country for 10 years or more.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Once applicants have been sent an offer, applicants have two weeks to accept their offer. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for CRL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.
Fees and Charges
Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period.
Visit the financial information page to find all about fee information at Excelsia including:
Besides your course fees, you will need to budget for the cost of living and studying in Australia including for other associated study costs such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials. For an estimate of living expenses in Australia visit the living costs and part-time work page.
The Australian Government provides information and guidance on managing your finances. You can read more at moneysmart.gov.au
The 'Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator' is also a useful tool to help estimate your cost of living in Australia.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework
Excelsia College and the Australian Government want overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007.