Avondale College of Higher Education

Introduction

Established in 1897 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Avondale has grown into a leading tertiary education provider, combining elements of the Christian faith with a continuously high-standard of academic achievement in an environment that welcomes people from all walks of life.

Avondale College offers a wide range of accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses at the Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses. The goal is to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to excel at their future careers. This is achieved by combining theory and real life situations by providing students with several practical opportunities throughout their courses. One of the advantages that sets Avondale apart is the smaller class sizes. Lecturers can easily familiarise themselves with each student allowing them to tailor each lesson in a way that best benefits the class as a whole.

Avondale’s graduates have consistently been employed above the national average and are highly regarded to be workplace ready, a testament to the divergent learning experience.

It is also Avondale’s goal to develop the whole person—mental, physical, social and spiritual. Teams of staff and students organise several on campus events that allow their fellow peers to remain active and engaged. There is something for everyone; Avondale encourages every student to be involved in sports, social activities and spiritual life.

You will have the option to reside in dorms conveniently located on both campuses. On-campus living provides a supportive environment where your academic and social journey is shared with friends from all parts of the world. Avondale’s staff and students together form a strong community, which rarely exists in larger universities. It also means that you can enjoy the convenience of being just a few minutes walk from your room to classes, cafeteria, gym, sporting facilities or organised activities.

Avondale is continuously improving through innovative teaching techniques and leading edge research, whilst remaining committed to its core values. Excellence, spirituality, nurture, service and balance are the cornerstones of Avondale’s development. Should you choose Avondale, it is a guarantee that you will be attending a leading tertiary education institution within a faith-affirming community with great opportunities for spiritual, physical & mental growth, service, and excellent employment prospects.

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Master in Education

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time January 2017 Australia Cooranbong + 1 more

The Master of Education (MEd) course is designed for teachers and school leaders wishing to pursue postgraduate study in Education. Particular focus is given to the role of the Christian teacher/administrator in enhancing moral and faith development within a context of Christian education. [+]

The Master of Education (MEd) course is designed for teachers and school leaders wishing to pursue postgraduate study in Education. Particular focus is given to the role of the Christian teacher/administrator in enhancing moral and faith development within a context of Christian education. The Master of Education is offered as either a coursework degree or a combination of coursework and project or minor thesis. Studies are available in five areas: Educational Administration Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) Special Education Duration One year full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of two or three units per year. Flexibility allows students to either ‘fast-track’ their course by taking an overload, or take fewer units in some years if necessary. Credit points Eight units totalling 48 credit points Mode of delivery Units are offered either in mixed or full distance mode. Mixed mode units consist of distance learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction. Students receive unit information and resources via the online learning platform Moodle. Lecturers and the course convenor are available to communicate with students by Moodle, phone or email. The residential school component is designed to provide an integrating perspective to the unit. Students complete assignments designed to explore theoretical concepts, review recent relevant research and foster field-based reflection and application of the concepts encountered. Accreditation The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 057327F). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS Act (2007) and the National Code. Entry requirements Applicants must typically have a Bachelor degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education or equivalent. Applicants with a four year Bachelor Degree in Education plus 2 years or more teaching experience with successful attainment of Proficient Status in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers will also be eligible based on the following: verification of a teaching portfolio evidencing the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards, positive outcomes of an interview or seminar process conducted by the School of Education as well as successful completion of a 2 week equivalent intensive program conducted online. Overseas applicants must provide equivalent professional standing verified by the School of Education. Verification of credentials is required at the time of application. Applicants whose Bachelor degree was not undertaken in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5 for speaking and listening, with no individual band score less than 6.0. An official statement of IELTS results must accompany the application form. Applicants may receive advanced standing up to 50% of the MEd course provided the units which form the basis of the application were undertaken at an equivalent level and were of an equivalent weighting to the Avondale College MEd units and/or course. Course structure The course is offered in three patterns. All patterns include a Christian Education unit and one unit in research methodology. The minor thesis option offers students research experience which can form the basis for progression to further studies. All 6 credit point units require a notional time commitment of 150 hours. [-]

Master in Leadership and Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18  January 2017 Australia Cooranbong + 1 more

The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. [+]

The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. Church-related, not-for-profit organisations and other organisations require effective leadership informed by the social sciences and a developing body of knowledge concerning management, leadership and organisations. A Master of Leadership and Management focuses on providing advanced training in management theory and practice, emphasising the ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions of leadership and management. Duration One-and-a-half years full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of three or four units per year. Credit points Twelve units totalling 72 credit points Mode of delivery A blended learning approach, utilising the online learning platform Moodle, is adopted for the delivery of most of the units, comprising off-campus learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction. Lecturers and the course coordinator are available to communicate with students by phone or email. Title Master of Leadership and Management Abbreviation: MLM Accreditation The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 062227A). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS National Code (2007). Entry requirements A Bachelor degree or equivalent or satisfactory completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management plus at least two years’ employment experience in an appropriate leadership or management role. In exceptional circumstances students may be admitted on the basis of equivalent qualifications as assessed by the Learning and Teaching Committee of the Faculty of Education, Business and Science. An official transcript must accompany every application form. Applicants whose Bachelor degree was not undertaken in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0 or equivalent. An official statement of IELTS results must accompany the application form. Course Structure This is a twelve-unit study program. All units are worth 6 credit points (unless otherwise specified) each with a notional workload of 150 hours. [-]

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Post address
Lake Macquarie campus,
PO Box 19

Cooranbong, NSW 2265 AU
Location address
Lake Macquarie campus,
582 Freemans Dr

Cooranbong, New South Wales, NSW 2265 AU
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Sydney campus,
185 Fox Valley Rd

Wahroonga, New South Wales, NSW 2076 AU