This program is a highly flexible, three-year degree designed to present arts disciplines within a Christian world view and to help students understand society and their role in it. It gives the student opportunities to develop abilities in problem recognition and solving, research skills, analysis, synthesis and creativity, critical and reflective thinking, written and nonverbal communication. The degree provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue honours, graduate diplomas and other postgraduate degrees.

Course Fee:

Australian: $48,480
International: $65,928

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; some majors have additional specific entry requirements


24 units (144 credit points) of study over six semesters

Subjects you can Study:

Chaplaincy, Communication, Counselling, English, History, International Poverty and Development Studies (IPDS), Music, Psychology, Religious Studies, Visual Arts

Study Pathways:

Credit is given for prior learning appropriate to course requirements.

Further information:

Alternative entry pathways available.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02731D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lake Macquarie No info Yes Full time 3 years
Lake Macquarie No info Yes Part time 6 years
Avondale College of Higher Education is a self-accrediting private provider of Christian higher education, offering a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education (VET) courses. Avondale offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Education, Nursing, and Theology. Postgraduate studies, from Masters coursework degrees to Doctoral research level, are available in Arts, Education, Philosophy, Leadership and Management, Nursing, Ministry and Theology.

Established in 1897, Avondale operates on two campuses: Lake Macquarie (NSW Central Coast) and Sydney (Wahroonga). Avondale is a member of the worldwide Adventist system of universities and colleges, and welcomes all students who desire higher education in a Christian context.

Students come from all states of Australia and from overseas. Avondale has two residential halls on-campus, where students can take advantage of the social, intellectual, sporting and spiritual activities available.

Provider CRICOS: 02731D

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