CQUniversity Australia

About the university

With so many options out there, choosing the right university isn’t an easy decision. At CQUniversity Australia, students choose to study at the university so they can be what they want to be.

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest footprints of any university in the country, offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications across more than 20 national locations.

With seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees, CQUniversity is proud to be a truly comprehensive university. CQUniversity enables students throughout Australia to access quality education locally – whether you choose to study on campus or at your local CQUniversity location, or via distance education.

While the University is committed to making it easier to balance study with work and family by providing quality distance education, its Adelaide campus offerings allow students access to smaller class sizes which encourage a personalised and interactive learning experience. This ensures its students build great relationships with teaching staff and fellow students. The campus is home to The Appleton Institute, a multidisciplinary research hub which specialises in research, teaching and community engagement in a wide range of areas including applied psychology and safety science.


CQUniversity offers a wide range of academic programs. The entry requirements can vary from program to program.

To be eligible for an offer to a CQUniversity degree, applicants need to meet minimum entry requirements, including subject prerequisites and be selected in competition with other eligible applicants.

Entry requirements can be met by any of the following qualifications:

  • Australian year 12 students are considered on their ATAR or equivalent.
  • previous tertiary studies will be considered on the basis of their Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • overseas secondary and tertiary qualifications deemed the equivalent of an Australian qualification.
  • applicants can choose to undertake a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and achieve the required score.
  • an AQF Certificate III or above from a TAFE or recognised registered training organisation.
  • successful completion of enabling programs such as CQUniversity’s Skills for Tertiary Preparatory Studies (STEPS) or other recognised enabling or tertiary preparation programs.

The University encourages applicants to become familiar with the entry requirements for its programs. If  students have any questions regarding their eligibility please contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Special access schemes

The School of Academic Learning Services provides co-ordinated academic services and study facilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Applicants who are successful in completing the Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) will be considered eligible for admission to the University. For further information about the TEP program, phone the School of Academic Learning Services on 1800 651 891 or the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.


Most undergraduate programs can be deferred for one year.

Credit transfer

The University may award credit if a student  is able to demonstrate appropriate prior learning or experience. To apply for credit for previous study or Recognised Prior Learning, visit the  University's website.

Academic year

Commencement dates can vary from year to year. Details of the academic calendar can be obtained online from the University's website. The University encourages students to enrol at least two weeks prior to the commencement of term. Advice on how to enrol will be contained within your Letter of Offer.

  • Term 1 2017: 6 March 2017- 2 June 2017
  • Term 2 2017: 10 July 2017 – 6 October 2017
  • Term 3 2017: 6 November 2017 – 9 February 2018

Student services and facilities

CQUniversity is widely renowned as one of the most accessible and inclusive universities in Australia. The University offers a variety of support services to assist its students to develop the personal resilience and skills needed to achieve their academic and personal goals.

For further information visit the student support website.


The CQUniversity Counselling service aims to assist students with any issues which impact negatively on their studies. Our goals are the success for our students in their studies and the promotion of their personal resilience and wellness. For more information visit the University's website.


CQUniversity is committed to ensuring that students with a disability or medical condition are provided with access to a range of support to enhance their academic potential. For more information visit the website.

Indigenous Engagement

All Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to login to CQUcentral and ensure that their identity is recognised. This information is on the  'Personal information' page. If your identity is not recognised, please contact the Office of Indigenous Engagement at indigenous@cqu.edu.au to assist you or visit the Indigenous engagement website

Ally Program (LGBTIQ support)

CQUniversity is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive atmosphere for all students with a zero tolerance approach to bullying and discrimination. As part of this  the University has implemented an Ally Program to promote acceptance and understanding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) students. This program is for all students, whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not.

CQUni Careers

CQUni Careers supports prospective, current and graduate CQUniversity students in achieving their career development and professional aspirations through career education, guidance and information. We are about building employability and job search skills as students prepare to be work ready in their chosen career.

Student Mentors

The Student Mentor Program aims to help new students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs to quickly feel at home at CQUniversity during their first year of study. Please visit the student mentor website for more information.

Further information

CQUniversity produce a range of printed publications available to pick up from multiple locations around Australia or at one of the many expos and events we partake in during the year. You can download a range of program and course publications, or visit the individual program page on the University's website.


Student Advice Team
44 Greenhill Road
Wayville SA 5034

Telephone: 13 27 86
Email: via http://contactus.cqu.edu.au
Website: www.cqu.edu.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CQUniversityAustralia

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