Avondale is a private institution of higher education offering a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational courses. Its educational program seeks to develop the whole person. The two campuses, at Cooranbong and Sydney, provide safe and pleasant environments where students may enjoy Christian friendship while receiving a quality education.
Avondale offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Education, Nursing, and Theology. Postgraduate courses are available in Education, Leadership and Management, Nursing, Theology, and PhD. Vocational studies are available in Outdoor Recreation.
Avondale is an education institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It also welcomes a growing number of students of other faith traditions who desire higher education in a Christian context. Students come from all states of Australia and from overseas. About 14 per cent of degree students are from countries outside Australia and New Zealand. About 60 per cent of undergraduates are boarding students, experiencing the interchange of ideas and group activities which are the strengths of residential campuses.
Avondale's graduates are widely sought after by employers. Many Avondale graduates have progressed to master and doctoral degrees at Australian and overseas universities, with an outstanding record of achievement.