How to Apply

Step 1 – Choose a course

Avondale University College (Avondale) offers undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses in a range of study areas.

For information about our courses, click here

For information about key dates, including application deadlines and enrolment dates, see the Avondale Academic Calendar

For further information about a course or to speak with someone, please contact Student Administration Services.

Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am-5pm
Friday: 9.00am-12.00noon
Location: Student Administration Services - reference K11 on the map

Step 2 – Review our admission criteria

There are various ways you can apply to study at Avondale. This will depend on the course you apply for. For information about our general and specific admission criteria, click on one of the following two applicant types.

Undergraduate (Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree)

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, Doctorate)

International Applicants
If you are an international applicant, we will assess your academic qualifications and English language proficiency in accordance with the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy. If you are applying for postgraduate studies, your application will be assessed in accordance with the specific course admission criteria

For important information about international education, please see Ensuring Quality and Protecting Students

Step 3 – Submit an application

Applying to Avondale is easy and free!

Avondale is not linked with a tertiary admissions centre (i.e. UAC, QTAC, SATAC, VTAC, TISC), we accept applications directly.

Depending on your citizenship and where you reside when applying, you can apply either by using the Applicant Portal or by submitting a Paper Application Form by email to

The process
Once you submit an application, you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Student Administration Services team, which will include the unique Avondale student number allocated to you and next steps. You may be asked to supply documents to evidence your qualifications and/or other admission criteria, and these documents must be certified.

Once your application has been assessed, you will be notified of the outcome by email. The assessment generally takes up to two (2) weeks to process provided you have submitted the relevant information. Assessments may take longer during peak admission periods or if further information is required.

For information about our guidelines for certifying documents, click here

Alternatively, you can supply us with the information needed to access your qualifications via My eQuals

Step 4 – Accept your offer

To secure your spot, you should accept or defer your offer within the 28 day deadline. If you applied online, you can use the Applicant Portal to accept your offer. Alternatively, you can accept, decline or defer your offer by contacting Student Administration Services directly.

Once you accept your offer, finalise your preparations by following each step in Getting Started

Where to get more information

Admissions appeal and grievance processes
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your application, for example not receiving the offer you expected, you can contact Student Administration Services. If you are not satisfied with the rationale for why you were unsuccessful in your application, you have the right of appeal against the decision.

For more information, see the Appeal Grievance Policy (Academic Matters)

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
TEQSA is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector. TEQSAs national register lets you search for accredited higher education course and providers.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
The federal government's QILT website helps you easily compare the study experience and employment outcomes from Australian higher education institutions. You can also compare the different study areas of different institutions, with all results based on thousands of surveys completed by students across Australia.