Academic Facilities

Teaching Areas


The Lake Macquarie campus has the following teaching areas:
  • three lecture theatres seating 100 to 200 students
  • 31 classrooms
  • 11 computer laboratories
  • 26 other laboratories and special purpose teaching areas.

In addition, the Lake Macquarie campus has six halls that seat between 200 and 1800 people. These are used for large gatherings, concerts and recitals.

Faculty Specific Facilities


Arts


The Faculty of Arts have access to technical process areas, workshops, machine shops, craft laboratories, art studios, darkrooms, pottery facilities, a textile laboratory, and home economics facilities. Below are some area specific facilities:

Communication students
The Avondale Media Centre serves as the focus of activity in audio and video production for Avondale students. Located in the lower level of the library, the media complex is comprised of a control room and studio for radio and video program production.
  • Radio production - a small self-operating studio with a five-station audio editing suite is set up for radio program mixing. The control room and smaller, radio production studio are both fully digital and contain the latest digital technology equipment.
  • Video production - a seven station video production editing suite with a five-station audio editing suite is set up for video production. The video editing suite utilises the editing software Final Cut Pro and Cool Edit Pro.
In this modern media centre, Avondale students are also trained in use of equipment to produce radio and television programs, learning how to make audio and video productions of quality and meaning.

Music students
Students studying music have access to a digital music laboratory, two studios for large and medium ensembles, and teaching and practice studios.

Education


The Faculty of Education have technical process areas, workshops, machine shops, craft laboratories, art studios, darkrooms, pottery facilities, a textile laboratory, and home economics facilities available to their students. Education students also have access to facilities for recording and playback of mini lessons, to help students with their teaching technique.

Nursing


The Faculty of Nursing and Health has a laboratory on the Lake Macquarie campus for first-year nursing students. Student also have access to the library and clinical facilities of the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Science


The School of Science has laboratories for general, organic and radiation chemistry, spectroscopy, general physics, advanced physics, general biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology.

Avondale is well located for the study of field biology and geography, situated within a few kilometres of coastal sand dunes, mangroves, coastal lakes, fresh water aquatic environments, warm temperate and sub-tropical forests, as well as the major urban areas of Newcastle and Sydney. While Avondale does not operate a field station, frequent trips are taken to areas of geographical and biological interest, including interstate excursions.

Ministry and Theology


The School of Ministry and Theology has recording and playback facilities for students developing skills in pastoral communication, preaching and pastoral counselling.

The Avondale Heritage and Special Collections centre is another great resource for Ministry and Theology students, with its vast collection of Seventh-day Adventist Church documents, films, photographs, charts, manuscripts, videos, models and artifacts.
Last Updated:20th December 2012
Updated By: Alyssa Faith