Adjustment Factors

If you did not achieve the ATAR (or equivalent) required to gain direct entry into an undergraduate course at Avondale, you may gain entry if the following adjustment factors apply to you.

Catchment
If you are an Australian applicant, you will have your ATAR (or equivalent) adjusted by five points to a maximum of 10 points (excluding nursing), if you:

  • Are a resident in the local region;
  • Are a resident in a remote region;
  • Completed your HSC in one of Avondale‚Äôs target schools.

If you are an Australian applicant applying to the Bachelor of Nursing, you will have your ATAR (or equivalent) adjusted by a maximum of five points where these adjustment factors apply to you.

Disadvantage
If you have suffered hardship because of circumstances beyond your control, Avondale will consider this as part of the assessment of your application to study our courses. Hardship considerations include financial hardship, disrupted schooling, home and environment responsibilities, English language difficulty, personal illness/disability. For more information, contact Student Administration Services

Elite Athletes
If you are an elite athlete, we can provide support services to help balance the demands of study with your sporting career. For more information, contact Student Administration Services

Equivalent Offer
An offer will be given in an equivalent cognate area if:

  • You were given an offer to study at an Australian University; and
  • The offer was given on the basis of your ATAR (or equivalent); and
  • You can provide evidence of the offer; and
  • The offer is not more than a year old.

Higher School Certificate (HSC) English Score
You may gain entry into an Avondale undergraduate degree with a HSC English score of Band 4 in the standard subject level, or higher. This does not apply for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing.

Indigenous Applicants
If you provide evidence that you are Aboriginal or from the Torres Strait Islands, you will have your ATAR (or equivalent) adjusted by five points, up to a maximum of 10 points where other adjustment factors apply.

For information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support services, click here