UNDERGRADUATE

An undergraduate degree is typically your first tertiary degree, such as an associate degree or bachelor's degree.

GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIA

To determine if you are likely to succeed in the course for which you have applied, assessment is made after considering documented evidence provided in one of the following four categories.

A. Applicants with Higher Education Study

If you have successfully completed or partially completed (i.e. at least two units) of higher education study at an accredited university or higher education provider, this may provide the basis for entry to a bachelor degree at Avondale. Normally this will be study which is equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7.

Avondale does not offer bridging or enabling courses. If you completed an accredited bridging or enabling course at another accredited university or higher education provider, this may provide the basis for entry to a bachelor degree at Avondale.

In some circumstances, your previous study may count as credit towards your Avondale course. This can reduce both the cost and length of your course. For more information, please check out how to apply for Advanced Standing

B. Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

If you have completed a VET course at AQF Level 4 (or equivalent) or higher, or a Certificate III in a relevant cognate area with a minimum of three years recent post qualification experience in the industry, this may provide the basis for entry to a bachelor degree at Avondale. Trade certificates are not accepted for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing.

In some circumstances, your previous study may count as credit towards your Avondale course. This can reduce both the cost and length of your course. For more information, please check out how to apply for Advanced Standing

C. Applicants with Work and Life Experience

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; or
  • Did not undertake or complete previous recognised study; or
  • Have not completed an accredited bridging or enabling course; or
  • Are not currently completing secondary education and the cohort with which you commenced secondary education has completed Year 12 (in Australia) or equivalent.

The entrance test is offered to domestic students only – i.e. Australian citizens; holders of a permanent humanitarian visa residing in Australia; New Zealand citizens; and holders of other Australian permanent visas.

For information about the entrance test or to apply, download and submit a uniTEST and Tertiary Online Writing Assessment (TOWA) Application Form by email to studentadmin@avondale.edu.au

D. Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)

You may be given an offer of admission if you have completed the final year of secondary education within the past two years and have obtained the minimum entry, or higher, in accordance with the published scores for admission to the course for which you applied.

SPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIA

There are specific admission requirements for entry into some courses. Where requirements for specific admission apply, these are listed in the 'Admission Criteria' for the particular course

ADMISSION PATHWAYS

If you do not satisfy the minimum requirements for direct entry into the course of your choice, you may be considered for entry through one of Avondale's admission pathways.

Adjustment Factors
Adjustment factors are additional points (previously referred to as bonus points) added by Avondale to your ATAR to derive your selection rank for entry into the course for which you applied.

Factors considered include:
  • Catchment
  • Disadvantage
  • Elite athletes
  • Equivalent offer
  • Higher School Certificate English score
  • Indigenous Applicants

General Studies
We offer a higher education diploma to students who did not achieve the results required for entry and applicants who have not studied in a while. Avondale’s Diploma of General Studies delivers a sound basis for entry into a tertiary education degree, helping you develop the necessary skills needed for academic success.
Learn more

MORE INFORMATION

Detailed information about the requirements for admission into an undergraduate degree at Avondale can be found in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

For course advice or questions concerning an existing application, contact our Student Administration Services.

Student Administration Services
P: +61 2 4980 2377
E: study@avondale.edu.au (course advice)
E: studentadmin@avondale.edu.au (existing applications)