Excelsia College

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Excelsia College
Former name
Wesley Institute, Wesley Institute for Ministry & the Arts
Motto Transforming lives through excellence in higher education
Type Private
Established 1989
Director Dr Greg Rough
Students 531 (2009)
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
33°51′28.58″S 151°8′50.74″E / 33.8579389°S 151.1474278°E / -33.8579389; 151.1474278
Campus Macquarie Park, New South Wales
Affiliations CCCU
Website www.excelsia.edu.au

Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute) is a tertiary education provider in Sydney, Australia offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in counselling, performing arts (drama and music), and teacher education with a view to become Australia's first Protestant Christian University


Wesley Institute for Ministry & the Arts was set up by Wesley Mission, Sydney in 1989 as a Christian Institute to train students for both ministry and the creative arts.[1] It operated from a campus at Drummoyne, New South Wales, previously the site of the Drummoyne Boys' High School. In 2016, it relocated to Macquarie Park, New South Wales.[2]

Government accreditation was granted in 1992.

On 4 October 2013, the Board of Trustees for Indiana Wesleyan University voted to acquire Wesley Institute, to create the IWU's first international campus.[3] In early 2015 Wesley Institute changed its name to Excelsia College.


Faculty included Grenville Kent.

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