• Avondale College of Higher Education offers holistic education, educating mentally, spiritually and socially.
  • Established in 1897.
  • A nurturing, Christian environment.
  • Avondale's Bachelor of Arts (BA), specialisation in Counselling, is designed to equip graduates to be fully qualified and registered counsellors. This course is developed to give you an understanding of the various issues that people face, and how best to lead them into positive change. You will complete three units of the degree via distance education through the University of New England (UNE), and the remainder of your degree on Avondale's Lake Macquarie campus.

A specialisation in counselling provides the foundations for a career as a:
  • Counsellor (relationship and individual)
  • Careers Officer
  • School Counsellor
  • Welfare worker
  • Youth worker

Degrees Offered


Bachelor of Arts (Specialisation in Counselling)

Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units

Admissions & Course Enquiries


Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Monday to Thursday: 9.00am-5pm
Friday: 9.00am-12.00noon

General Enquiries

Lake Macquarie Campus

Phone: +61 2 4980 2222
Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-5pm
Friday, 8.30am-12.15pm

Clinical Education Centre

Sydney Campus

Phone: +61 2 9480 3630
Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-5pm
Friday, 8.30am-12.15pm

For all student finance enquiries, contact the Student Finance Office.

For all media enquiries, contact Avondale’s Public Relations Officer.

Directions and Locations

Lake Macquarie Campus

582 Freemans Drive
Cooranbong NSW 2265
Campus Map

Sydney Campus

185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga NSW 2076

Avondale also offers its Bachelor of Business course at the
Universal Institute of Technology in Melbourne

1/131 Queen St
Melbourne Victoria, 3000