Avondale University

Avondale University

We are one of the newest Australian Universities and with our pioneering history we rank number one by the people who matter most—you. We are Australia’s best-kept university secret!

Top-ranking university

Ranked #1 university in Australia for overall educational experience – Good Universities Guide 2024.

We want every student to have an exceptional experience. That’s not just having a good time meeting other students but also building experiences relevant to your future career—with great lecturers and opportunities to learn on the job through work placements as part of your degree. Our staff members have a deep commitment to engaging with students and helping you discover and fulfil your potential.

As the university that cares, Avondale's focus is on delivering a high quality educational experience for every course on offer.

Inclusive and personalised student support via small classes with easy access to lecturers helps students get the most out of their study. They show this by ranking us number one in Australia for overall educational experience and teaching quality*.

We are renewing our curriculum, renovating our campuses and reshaping our approach to community engagement because our focus is on quality and impact. We want to make measurable improvements to your life and the life of those you love through our education and research.

Pathways for you

Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself with vocational training, take the first step with undergraduate study, broaden horizons with a master’s degree or join a growing higher degree by research community, we have a path for you. Choose from courses across Arts, Business, Lifestyle Medicine, Nursing, Ministry and Theology, Outdoor Leadership and Teaching. And make new friends, help the community and learn to lead with a wellbeing program for new students. With up to $600,000 in scholarships, we can help with your fees.

Student life

Studying at Avondale is unlike that at any other university. Students love the green, natural environment of our Lake Macquarie campus and the easy access to state-of-the-art health facilities and practical learning environments of our campus at Sydney Adventist Hospital. But it’s about more than just attending classes in productive spaces. Sharing life with friends, receiving genuine care from lecturers, participating in service-oriented activities and growing your faith in a supportive environment makes your Avondale experience unique. This sense of belonging stays with you long after you graduate.

A pioneering heritage

As a university established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1897, we’re proud of our pioneering heritage as a provider of higher education that improves people’s lives. We welcome students from all faiths and walks of life and create opportunities that build on their aspirations, values and capabilities.

Avondale University student cohort profile

CRICOS provider number: 02731D
TEQSA provider ID: PRV12015
RTO: 91191
* The Good Universities Guide 2024.

General information for Avondale University

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Lake Macquarie campus - Main campus
582 Freemans Drive
Cooranbong NSW 2265

Sydney campus
185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga NSW 2076

Sydney campus
185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga NSW 2076

email: study@avondale.edu.au


Main: +61 2 4980 2377

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