International Students

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Global Education

Australia is the first choice of many students from all over the world. Graduates from Avondale have been very successful in finding employment internationally and many hold very prominent positions in business, government and church organisations. Australian qualifications are recognized globally.

Many Avondale graduates have progressed to master and doctoral studies at Australian and international universities, with an outstanding record of achievement.

Avondale's Role and Status

Avondale is unique in the Australian Higher Education system. We are the only Seventh-day Adventist institution in the nation providing higher education, and one of only a few post-secondary institutions offering studies with a Christian perspective.

Avondale is listed on the Australian Government CRICOS Register of institutions and courses approved for international students. All our higher education courses are accredited by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Standards and Quality Agency (TEQSA).

Avondale's Study Programs

Avondale offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Education, Nursing and Theology. Postgraduate courses are available in Education, Nursing, Theology, and Leadership and Management. Vocational studies are offered in Outdoor Recreation.

Why Avondale?

Many international students travel to Australia to study because we teach in English but also perhaps because we are considered to be an exotic destination that will offer an enjoyable cultural experience while studying.

Avondale is a great option for students with a Christian background wanting to experience another culture but enjoy the security of living and studying alongside others with Christian beliefs and lifestyle. Students of other faith traditions will find the campus community to be very friendly and accommodating. It is a drug and alcohol free campus with no smoking, and the cafeteria has a vegetarian menu.

We also think you would enjoy being at Avondale because our total enrolment is just under 1400 and a small institution with excellent student staff ratios can provide a supportive and very friendly study environment. We have been here for more than 100 years and have developed strengths across a wide range of majors, so study options are quite broad.

Perhaps the most persuasive reason to consider Avondale is the favourable currency exchange rate between the Australian dollar and many other currencies. This makes study in Australia very affordable.

Courses vary in length from one year for Vocational Education and Training courses to three or four years for undergraduate degree programs. Students from a non-English speaking background will often complete English Language Courses (Avondale can make recommendations as to local ELICOS providers) or Foundation Studies prior to commencing a degree or Vocational Education course. Students can be assured that their education will be of excellent quality.

External Evaluation

In the 2012 Good Universities Guide, Avondale topped the educational experience rankings, receiving five star ratings in staff to student ratio, staff qualifications, teaching quality, generic skills and overall satisfaction.

About Australia


Avondale Campuses

Avondale Campuses

Australian School Fees

Public Schools

Public Primary School (Cooranbong Public School)
Public High School (Morisset High School)

Living Costs

Living Costs

Private / Adventist Schools

Private School (Avondale School)

Information for NewZealand Students


Requirements for Admission into a Course

For entry into a course international students are required to submit all previous work experience and educational qualifications, and these details will then be assessed by the Academic Registrar. For further information on international entry visit the Admission Policy.

See also Verification of Credentials and Qualifications Policy [A.17]

International Students Policy

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International Student Fees

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