How to Apply

Step 1 – Find out about available courses at Avondale

For information about the courses offered at Avondale College of Higher Education (Avondale) click here.

Step 2 – Check the Admission Requirements for your Admission Type

There are various ways you can apply to study at Avondale depending on the type of course you are applying for and your education background. To make the process as easy as possible, select the applicant type below that best applies to you:

If you are an international applicant you also need to check that you meet the English language proficiency requirements as listed in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses or to the postgraduate course information.

If you do not meet the minimum admission criteria you may still be able to enrol at Avondale through one of its Admission Pathways which provides flexible entry options.

Step 3 - Complete your application

Direct Application: Avondale is not linked with any Tertiary Admission Centres. To enrol in any of the courses on offer you need to apply to Avondale directly. This can be done as follows:
  • Domestic Applicants – You may use Applicant Portal (online and quick) or download a Paper Application and submit as described.
  • International Applicants – You may use Applicant Portal if you are a citizen of one of the countries listed in the login page. If you are not from one of those countries, or you prefer to submit a paper application, download a Paper Application and submit as described.

Certification of required supporting documents
Avondale is not linked with tertiary admission centres (QTAC, UAC, VTAC, SATAC, TISC and University of Tasmania) and therefore you will need to submit copies of documents, including ATAR/OP results directly to us.

Supporting documents are required to provide evidence of your qualifications and other requirements depending on your admission type, for example English language proficiency and citizenship for (international applicants.

When you submit copies rather than originals of these documents you must have the copies certified. To certify a document, you need to provide both the copy and the original document to a professional person (such as a Justice of the Peace, Accountant, Bank Manager, Minster/Clergy, Lawyer, Police Officer, Doctor, or School Principal). The professional person must view the original and the copy together then certify the copy is a true copy. The certification should include a statement such as “This is a true copy of the original document sighted by me” along with the certifier’s name, address, contact number, profession, signature and date signed.

If doing your application through Applicant Portal you can scan and upload your certified documents prior to submission.

If submitting a paper application, post, email or fax the certified documents with your application.

Step 4 - Submit your completed application

You can submit your application by various methods, as follows:
Applicant Portal – submit by clicking on the ‘Submit Application’ button.

Paper Application – Submit by:
  • Post to:
    Avondale Admissions
    Avondale College of Higher Education
    PO Box 19
  • Email to:
  • Fax to +61 (2) 4980 2151
  • Visiting our Admissions Office (Lake Macquarie Campus only) at:
    582 Freemans Dr, Cooranbong NSW 2265
    Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-5pm
    Friday, 9:00am-12.00pm

Step 5 - Communicate with the Admissions Team

As soon as Avondale Admissions receives your completed application it will be followed up with an acknowledgement email or phone call within 48 business hours.
We endeavour to process all applications within a period of 5 business days. In some instances, an application may take longer either during peak admission periods or if further information is required.

If you want more information please visit our Avondale Admissions Team at the Lake Macquarie Campus, send your questions via Live Chat or via email on or chat with us by phone on +61 2 4980 2377.