Avondale University College is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a higher education provider. Avondale is authorised to self-accredit its courses (Avondale University College Limited | Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency)

All courses are offered within the terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Avondale is also listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) (Provider Code 02731D) which allows it to enrol international students who have been granted student visas to study in Australia.

Professional courses in business, education and nursing are recognised by their respective professional registration organisations.

As a Registered Training Organisation Avondale is also listed on the National Register (code 91191).

Avondale is also accredited as a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education by the Adventist Accrediting Association.