Admission Pathways

Choose from a range of pathways to gain admission into Avondale and let your Avondale experience begin.


Adjustment Factors and Indigenous

Adjustment points (formerly known as bonus points) when added to your ATAR (or equivalent), may gain you entry into an undergraduate degree at Avondale. Such factors include living or attending school in a certain area, educational or other disadvantage, equivalent offers, and performance in a subject. This includes Avondale’s commitment to the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Indigenous applicants who do not attain the minimum ATAR (or equivalent) for entry into an undergraduate course at Avondale may gain entry with adjustment points.

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Diploma of Business

Avondale’s Diploma of Business provides high school leavers and mature age applicants with a direct pathway into the Bachelor of Business. The Diploma of Business is also suitable for those seeking to work in administrative or leadership roles.

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Early Admission

Early Admission is Avondale’s early offer program for students completing their Higher School Certificate (or interstate equivalent). We assess your Year 11 and Year 12 results as part of your application, earning you an offer to your chosen undergraduate degree before you get your ATAR.

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Special Pathways General Studies

General Studies

Avondale’s Undergraduate Certificate in Tertiary English or the Diploma of General Studies provide high school leavers and mature age applicants with a sound basis for entry into a degree of your choice, helping you develop the necessary skills for academic success.

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uniTEST and TOWA Entrance Exam

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; did not undertake or complete previous recognised study; have not completed an accredited bridging or enabling course; are not currently completing the High School Certificate (HSC), New Zealand NCEA Level 3 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.

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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Avondale’s Outdoor Leadership courses see students graduate with nationally recognised training qualifications, enhancing employment opportunities and providing pathways into higher education. Avondale’s VET courses offer nationally recognised competency-based training qualifications, designed to equip you for employment in outdoor leadership, tourism and education sectors. The Certificate IV is also a great gap-year option.

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