Undergraduate

An undergraduate degree is typically your first tertiary degree, such as an Associate or Bachelor's degree. Avondale has general admission criteria, which determines your basis for admission (outlined below) and we have specific admission criteria for our courses that you must also meet.

For specific admission criteria and detailed course information for the Avondale course you want to study, search courses

For specific advice or questions regarding an application or a course, contact Avondale Admissions by email to study@avondale.edu.au or by calling +61 2 4980 2377

For the policy of rules for admission to undergraduate courses, including English language requirements, see the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIA

A. Applicants with Higher Education Study

If you have completed (or partially completed) a degree at an accredited university or higher education provider, you may be able to use the results you obtained from that qualification as the basis for entry to Avondale. You will need to provide a record of your achievement along with evidence of having successfully completed at least four units at a bachelor’s level (i.e. at an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7).

Avondale does not offer bridging or enabling courses. If you completed an accredited bridging or enabling course at another institution, you may be able to use the results you obtained as a basis for entry to Avondale. You will need to provide a record of your achievement with your application for assessment.

In some circumstances, your previous study may count as credit towards your Avondale course. This can reduce both the cost and length of your course. For more information, please check out how to apply for Advanced Standing

B. Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

If you have a VET certificate (excluding trade certificates), Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification recognised by the AQF, you may be able to use this as the basis for entry to Avondale.

Admission is dependent on completion of the VET course, the study area and the level of academic performance achieved. For specific admission criteria for the Avondale course you want to study, search courses

In some circumstances, your previous study may count as credit towards your Avondale course. This can reduce both the cost and length of your course. For more information, please check out how to apply for Advanced Standing

C. Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Avondale recognises relevant work and life experiences, providing the opportunity to complete an entrance test if you:
  • Do not have a sufficient ATAR or equivalent; or
  • Did not undertake or complete previous recognised study; or
  • Have not completed an accredited bridging or enabling course; or
  • Are not currently completing the High School Certificate (HSC), New Zealand NCEA or International Baccalaureate (IB).

The entrance test is offered to domestic students only – i.e. an Australian citizen; holder of a permanent humanitarian visa residing in Australia; a New Zealand citizen; or holder of other permanent visas.

For information about the entrance test or to apply, download and submit a uniTEST and Tertiary Online Writing Assessment (TOWA) Application Form by email to study@avondale.edu.au

D. Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)

You can use the results you obtained from your secondary education to apply for entry to Avondale.

These include:
  • Tertiary Academic Rank (ATAR)
  • Overall Position in Queensland (OP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • New Zealand NCEA
  • Overseas secondary qualifications considered equivalent to Australian studies.

For the indicative ATAR or OP required for the course you want to study, search courses

For the IB score, NCEA level and international academic entry requirements for the course you want to study, see the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

If your results are not sufficient to meet the entry requirements for your selected course, you may request an assessment of your individual HSC subject results or complete an entrance test. Alternatively, we have other Admission Pathways, which may apply to you.

ADMISSION PATHWAYS

If your results were not what you expected or you have not studied in a while, there is a range of admission pathways that may gain you entry into a course at Avondale.

Adjustment Factors
We offer adjustment points (previously called bonus points) to High School Certificate (HSC) students who have the ability to succeed at tertiary study, but for some reason did not achieve the results required for entry.
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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. Disadvantage may be considered along with other admission criteria for entry to Avondale. For more information, contact Avondale Admissions

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 Avondale Admissions

General Studies
We offer a higher education diploma to HSC students who did not achieve the results required for entry and applicants who have not studied in a while. Avondale’s Diploma of General Studies delivers a sound basis for entry into a tertiary education degree, helping you develop the necessary skills needed for academic success.
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Indigenous Applicants
We are committed to encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to engage and participate in tertiary education. If you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, we can help you gain entry to Avondale.
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