Excelsia College

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Excelsia College
Former name
Wesley Institute, Wesley Institute for Ministry & the Arts
MottoTransforming lives through excellence in higher education
DirectorMr Peter McKeon
Students531 (2009)
Location, ,
33°51′28.58″S 151°8′50.74″E / 33.8579389°S 151.1474278°E / -33.8579389; 151.1474278
CampusMacquarie Park, New South Wales
Colours     Navy Blue


WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

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), teacher education and business.


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.


  1. ^ "Welcome to WIMA". Archived from the original on March 7, 2002. Retrieved 2017-09-26.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Steven Deare, (16 February 2016), Excelsia College, formerly Wesley Institute, opens at Macquarie Park, Northern District Times Retrieved 11 March 2016
  3. ^ "Indiana Wesleyan Expanding to Australia, (10 July 2013), InsideIndianaBusiness.com". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 2017-03-24.

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