Mission, Vision, Values & Graduate Attributes
VisionTo be a student and community focused Christian university.
MissionFostering a Christian higher education learning community that is dedicated to serving world needs.
ValuesAvondale’s core values of excellence, spirituality, wellbeing, integrity and service are foundational to what we are and how we treat others.
ExcellenceAvondale promotes excellence in the higher education it offers and in the academic, spiritual and support services it provides.
SpiritualityAvondale respects the spiritual diversity of its community. It encourages the practice of the love, grace and compassion of Jesus; and provides opportunities for students and staff to develop a relationship with God through prayer, worship, fellowship, study of Scripture, Sabbath rest and service.
WellbeingAvondale encourages personal and community wellbeing by fostering intellectual development, cultural enrichment, spiritual development, an active lifestyle and environmental sustainability.
IntegrityAvondale believes that integrity and accountability are foundational to Christian life and to a healthy community. Avondale pledges to nurture academic integrity and professional ethics in its students and staff and to act transparently in all of its dealings.
ServiceAvondale challenges its learning community to a more informed and responsive understanding of humanitarian needs and to a greater commitment to addressing the needs of those less fortunate and in want of care and support in Australia and overseas.
Higher Education Coursework Graduate AttributesAvondale’s higher education coursework graduates have demonstrated:
|Graduate Attributes||Avondale Values|
|1. The ability to reflect constructively on Christian values;||Spirituality|
|2. An orientation to service;||Service|
|3. The capacity to respond ethically and legally in various situations and contexts;||Spirituality|
|4. An informed respect for individual worth, cultural and social diversity, and environmental sustainability;||Spirituality|
|5. The facility to lead and to work collaboratively in professional and community contexts;||Excellence|
|6. Relevant professional employability skills and literacies;||Excellence|
|7. The aptitude for critically-informed professional practice;||Excellence|
|8. A capacity for reflective and research-informed life-long learning.||Excellence|
Avondale Research Higher Degree graduates have demonstrated the command of a subject of specialised knowledge with high levels of autonomy and research sophistication.
Higher education coursework graduate attributes approved by Academic Board 30 July 2014
Vocational Education and Training Graduate AttributesAvondale’s vocational education and training graduates have demonstrated:
|1. The ability to reflect constructively on Christian values;|
|2. An orientation to service;|
|3. The capacity to respond ethically and legally in various situations and contexts;|
|4. An informed respect for individual worth, cultural and social diversity, and environmental sustainability;|
|5. The facility to lead and/or to work collaboratively in professional and community contexts;|
|6. Relevant professional employability skills and literacies;|
|7. The aptitude for informed skilled work or paraprofessional practice;|
|8. A capacity for reflective and workplace-informed life-long learning.|
Vocational education and training graduate attributes approved by Academic Board 04 December 2017