Established in 1897 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Avondale has grown into a leading tertiary education provider, combining elements of the Christian faith with a continuously high-standard of academic achievement in an environment that welcomes people from all walks of life.

Avondale College offers a wide range of accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses at the Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses. The goal is to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to excel in their future careers. This is achieved by combining theory and real-life situations by providing students with several practical opportunities throughout their courses. One of the advantages that sets Avondale apart is the smaller class sizes. Lecturers can easily familiarise themselves with each student allowing them to tailor each lesson in a way that best benefits the class as a whole.

Avondale’s graduates have consistently been employed above the national average and are highly regarded to be workplace ready, a testament to the divergent learning experience.

It is also Avondale’s goal to develop the whole person—mental, physical, social and spiritual. Teams of staff and students organise several on-campus events that allow their fellow peers to remain active and engaged. There is something for everyone; Avondale encourages every student to be involved in sports, social activities and spiritual life.

You will have the option to reside in dorms conveniently located on both campuses. On-campus living provides a supportive environment where your academic and social journey is shared with friends from all parts of the world. Avondale’s staff and students together form a strong community, which rarely exists in larger universities. It also means that you can enjoy the convenience of being just a few minutes walk from your room to classes, cafeteria, gym, sporting facilities or organised activities.

Avondale is continuously improving through innovative teaching techniques and leading-edge research, whilst remaining committed to its core values. Excellence, spirituality, nurture, service and balance are the cornerstones of Avondale’s development. Should you choose Avondale, it is a guarantee that you will be attending a leading tertiary education institution within a faith-affirming community with great opportunities for spiritual, physical & mental growth, service, and excellent employment prospects.

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Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts (Ba), major in Communication, provides the opportunity for creative and professionally minded individuals to communicate ideas to audiences us ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Communication) Course Overview

Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts (Ba), major in Communication, provides the opportunity for creative and professionally minded individuals to communicate ideas to audiences using print, digital, media, radio, and video. This course will engage you in a range of media and communication disciplines including journalism, digital media, public relations and creative writing. The BA also provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue honors, graduate diplomas, and other postgraduate degrees.

Course Code

4000

Course Duration

Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

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The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (BA/BTch (Primary)) is a highly practical course with hands-on classroom experience from the second year of full-time ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Course Overview

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (BA/BTch (Primary)) is a highly practical course with hands-on classroom experience from the second year of full-time study. The degree not only qualifies and prepares graduates to competently teach from Foundation to Year 6, but also to be responsible and ethical leaders to children who need positive role models. During the course, you will engage in five professional experience opportunities. These are undertaken at various schools to enable the application of theory in a practical setting. You may also be able to undertake an overseas professional experience.

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Avondale’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) is flexible, versatile and designed to prepare you not only for a large range of careers in science but also for ongoing resear ... [+]

Bachelor of Science

Course Overview

Avondale’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) is flexible, versatile and designed to prepare you not only for a large range of careers in science but also for ongoing research and postgraduate study. The degree allows you to choose a study path, with the choice to specialize in a particular area or gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in a range of science disciplines, in a supportive study environment. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop technical and research skills through laboratory programs, fieldwork, and industry experience.

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4045

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In today’s competitive marketplace, an Avondale business degree will put you one step ahead of the rest. Whether your passion is accounting, human resources, marketing, o ... [+]

Bachelor of Business (BBus) Course Overview

In today’s competitive marketplace, an Avondale business degree will put you one step ahead of the rest. Whether your passion is accounting, human resources, marketing, or a combination of these, a Bachelor of Business will help you to open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. The degree is designed to teach you the business essentials such as how to be an effective leader, market a product, budget, and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business, giving you a strong understanding of business practice and strategy.

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Bachelor of Business in Accounting Course Overview

In today’s competitive marketplace, an Avondale business degree will put you one step ahead of the rest. Whether your passion is accounting, human resources, marketing, or a combination of these, a Bachelor of Business will help you to open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. The degree is designed to teach you the business essentials such as how to be an effective leader, market a product, budget, and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business, giving you a strong understanding of business practice and strategy.

Accounting Major Overview

Avondale’s accounting program is designed to prepare you for the workplace with the necessary skills, experience, and discipline. You will learn about financial reporting, business finance, corporate law, and how to make well-calculated decisions in every circumstance.... [-]

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Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management Course Overview

In today’s competitive marketplace, an Avondale business degree will put you one step ahead of the rest. Whether your passion is accounting, human resources, marketing, or a combination of these, a Bachelor of Business will help you to open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. The degree is designed to teach you the business essentials such as how to be an effective leader, market a product, budget, and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business, giving you a strong understanding of business practice and strategy.

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Bachelor of Business in Marketing Course Overview

In today’s competitive marketplace, an Avondale business degree will put you one step ahead of the rest. Whether your passion is accounting, human resources, marketing, or a combination of these, a Bachelor of Business will help you to open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. The degree is designed to teach you the business essentials such as how to be an effective leader, market a product, budget, and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business, giving you a strong understanding of business practice and strategy.

Marketing Major Overview

Avondale’s marketing program will allow you to understand and utilize the various tools and frameworks used to develop effective advertising strategies. You will learn about consumer behavior, strategic principles, and understanding external and internal factors that impact the performance of a business.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is designed to provide Early Childhood qualifications in the context of Christian values. Thi ... [+]

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is designed to provide Early Childhood qualifications in the context of Christian values. This degree not only prepares students to enter the teaching profession in an early childhood center, preschool or infant school but also prepares students to be responsible and ethical leaders in an age where children need positive Christian role models.

Duration

Four years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery On campus (Lake Macquarie) Distance Education Accreditation

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES), and the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority(ACECQA).... [-]

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Avondale offers a wide range of study options in ministry and theology, giving you the opportunity to prepare for life as a minister, chaplain, educated and skilled laype ... [+]

Bachelor of Theology Course Overview

Avondale offers a wide range of study options in ministry and theology, giving you the opportunity to prepare for life as a minister, chaplain, educated and skilled layperson or as an academic in the field of theology. Each course is designed to assist you to develop a greater understanding of yourself, the world- pas, present and future- and to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a strong church and community. You will be taught by expert qualified staff who have both pastoral experience and specialised postgraduate education.

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4871

Course Duration

Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

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