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A university experience like no other

Your career is more than just a job or a paycheck. It's a calling to serve, to inspire and to make a difference. We’re here to equip you to fulfil your individual calling. We call it the #avondalexp.

Ranked #1 university

In Australia for overall educational experience
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2025 Undergraduate Course Guide

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Open day!

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Lake Macquarie: Sunday 25th August
Sydney: Wednesday 28th August

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Lake Macquarie

Avondale's picturesque main campus is located only 45 minutes from Newcastle and 90 minutes from Sydney on the Avondale Estate in Cooranbong, NSW.

Sydney Campus

The Sydney Campus is home to the Faculty of Nursing and Health and is located on the grounds of the Sydney Adventist Hospital, the largest private hospital in Australia.

Study Online

Many of our courses are also offered online with great academic and student support for flexible learning.
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#1 for Full Time employment in new QILT Survey 

“Avondale grew my confidence and opened the door to many opportunities” 2023 teaching graduate, Emilie Jackson, was one of our in-demand graduates. Emilie now works at Noosa Christian College in Cooroy, Queensland, as a Humanities teacher in the Secondary school; a position she secured three months prior to graduation. Emilie …

Avondale’s new VC

Avondale’s council has appointed a new vice-chancellor and president for the university.

Letter from the VC

Professor Kerri-Lee Krause on how values shape the impact of our learning and teaching.

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Sunday 8 December

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Acknowledgment of Country

Avondale University acknowledges our Sovereign God as Creator and Provider of all things. We respectfully acknowledge the Awabakal and Darramuragal people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, work, study and worship across our Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations People.
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