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Avondale College of Higher Education

Avondale is a not-for-profit provider of tertiary education, offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

Established in 1897 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Avondale College of Higher Education will celebrate its 120th birthday in 2017. A leading private tertiary education provider, combining elements of the Christian faith with a continuously high-standard of academic achievement, Avondale provides an environment that is inclusive of people of all faiths and beliefs.

Avondale is proud to be part of a worldwide Seventh-day Adventist church educational network that includes 99 universities and colleges with a combined enrolment of almost 90,000 students. There are also 5,500 secondary and primary schools, with a combined enrolment of almost 1,000,000 students.


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