Avondale College

About the Institution

Avondale College offers bachelor degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Education 19 (elementary and secondary), Nursing and Theology. Postgraduate studies are offered to masters level in Education, Nursing, Theology, Ministry and Leadership & Management. Vocational Studies are available in Aviation, Business and Outdoor Recreation. In addition, the College offers a Foundation Studies program and a program of English language studies for speakers of languages other than English.


Avondale College (Lake Macquarie campus) is built on the Avondale Estate, a country property of approximately 325 hectares on the coastal plain about 120 km north of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. The Wattagan Range, about eight kilometers to the west, is covered with wet sclerophyll eucalyptus forest, with pockets of subtropical rainforest, and is excellent for hiking, camping, and rock climbing. A few kilometers to the east is located the magnificent saltwater Lake Macquarie with its en ...

List of certificate courses at :

English Language (Certificate)
Outdoor Recreation III (Certificate)
Outdoor Recreation IV (Certificate)

List of Undergraduate Programs Offered :

Communication (BA)
Counselling (BA) (NOT AAA)
Diploma of General Studies (BA) (NOT AAA)
English (BA) (NOT AAA)
Geography (BA) (NOT AAA)
Graphic Design (BA) (NOT AAA)
History (BA) (NOT AAA)
International Poverty and Development Studies (BA) (NOT AAA)
Mathematics (BA) (NOT AAA)
Music (BA)
Psychology (BA) (NOT AAA)
Psychology (BS)
Religious Studies (BA) (NOT AAA)
Visual Arts (BA)
Visual Communication (BA)
Accounting (BBus.) (NOT AAA)
Human Resource Management (BBus.) (NOT AAA)
Marketing (BBus.) (NOT AAA)
Early Childhood (B.Ed.)
Early Childhood (B.Ed.) (Hons)
Secondary Education (BA)
Primary (B.Ed.)
Primary (B.Ed.) (Hons) (NOT AAA)
Home Economics/Design and Technology (BSED) (NOT AAA)
Technology and Applied Studies (BSED) (NOT AAA)
Information Technology (BSED) (NOT AAA)
Personal Development Health and Physical Education (BSED) (NOT AAA)
English (BA) (NOT AAA)
Geography (BA) (NOT AAA)
History (BA) (NOT AAA)
Mathematics (BA) (NOT AAA)
Music (BA) (NOT AAA)
Religious Studies (BA) (NOT AAA)
Visual Arts (BA) (NOT AAA)
Accounting (BBus.)
Information Technology (BBus.)
Management (BBus.)
Marketing (BBus.)
Biology (BS)
Chemistry (BS) (NOT AAA)
Food and Nutrition (BS)
Geography (BS)
Information Technology (BS) (NOT AAA)
Mathematics (BS)
Physics (BS)
Theology (BA)
Nursing (BA)
Arts/Business (BA)
Biological Science (Environmental strand) (BS) (NOT AAA)
Business/Teaching (BA)
Elementary Education (Primary) (BA)
Classroom Support (Primary) (AD)
Theological Studies (AD)

List of Graduate Programs Offered:

Master of Arts (Theology)
Master of Arts (Research)
Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management
Master of Leadership and Management
Master of Leadership and Management (Honours)
Master of Education
Master of Education (Honours)
Master of Education (Research)
Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology
Master of Theology (Research)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing
Master of Nursing (Coursework)
Leadership and Management (Graduate Diploma)
Nursing (Graduate Diploma)
Ministry (Graduate Diploma)
Theology (Graduate Diploma)
Doctor of Philosophy (Education) (Research)
Master of Nursing (Research)

General Information

582 Freemans Drive, Cooranbong, New South Wales 2265, CooranbongNew South Wales, , Australia.  | 19, Cooranbong


61(2) 4980-2222


61(2) 4980-2118 (general); 61(2) 4980 2124 (academic)


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Educational Offer

Avondale College offers bachelor degrees in Arts, Business, Education (early childhood, elementary and secondary), Nursing, Science and Theology. Postgraduate studies are offered to masters level in Arts, Education, Leadership & Management, Ministry, Nursing, and Theology. Vocational Studies are available in Aviation and Outdoor Recreation.

Admission Requirements

  • High-School Diploma

Historical Background

In 1892, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia recognized the need for an educational center to provide trained personnel for expanding the work of the church in Australia and the South Pacific. To meet this need, the School for Christian Workers was founded in Melbourne in August of that year. In 1895, the institution was transferred to Cooranbong where it became known as the Avondale School for Christian Workers. It was renamed the Australasian Missionary College in 1911, and Avondale College in 1963. Under its new name it has continued to foster the ideals that prompted its founders.

Academic Offerings

Levels of education:

  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Associate degree / Advanced diploma
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Master Programs
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Phd and Doctorates

Undergraduate Areas of Study:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Communication & Media
  • Education
  • Health & Medical Services
  • Technology & Computer Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Theology and Religion


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