CQUniversity Australia

About the university

With so many options out there, choosing the right university for you 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 have one of the largest footprints of any university in the country, proudly 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, and renowned as one of the nation’s most inclusive.

With a national presence extending across five states and including 16 campuses and numerous Distance Education Study Centres, Partner Study Hubs, Study Centres and Delivery Sites, CQUniversity enables students throughout Australia to access quality education locally – whether you choose to study on campus at your local CQUniversity location, or via distance education. This commitment to delivering flexible, accessible learning options has seen CQUniversity establish itself as a leader in distance education.

Providing positive graduate outcomes is CQUniversity’s core focus. As one of Australia’s leading work integrated learning institutions, with many outbound mobility programs and close partnerships with industry, CQUniversity’s graduates are some of the most sought after in Australia when it comes to study support, graduate employment and graduate salary outcomes. Whether you are just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.


CQUniversity offers a wide range of academic courses and the entry requirements can vary from course to course.

To be eligible for an offer to a CQUniversity course, 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.

CQUniversity encourages applicants to become familiar with the entry requirements for its courses. 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 TEP, 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

CQUniversity often recognises the skills and knowledge gained from prior learning and experience. You may be eligible for credit transfer (also known as course credits, recognition of prior learning, or exemptions) if you are able to demonstrate appropriate prior learning.

Successful credit transfer will reduce the number of units you are required to complete. In some cases this may shorten the time it takes to complete a course, or reduce the study load per term.

A formal application for credit transfer will only be assessed after you have accepted your offer to enrol into a course.

To gain an estimate of credit you may be eligible to receive please visit CQUniversity’s Credit Calculator or visit the University's website for more information.

Academic year

Commencement dates can vary from year to year. Details of the academic calendar can be obtained online from the University's website. CQUniversity 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 2018: 5 March 2018- 8 June 2018
  • Term 2 2018: 16 July 2018 – 12 October 2018
  • Term 3 2018: 12 November 2018 – 15 February 2019

Student services and facilities

CQUniversity is widely renowned as one of the most accessible and inclusive universities in Australia. CQUniversity believe that tertiary education can be for everyone. As a CQUniversity student the university will help you succeed in being what you want, professionally and personally.

Whether you need to find accommodation, financial support, advice on your career options, support for your personal wellbeing or are keen to participate in social and sporting activities, CQUniversity is there for you.

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. CQUniversity’s goals are the success for its 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 ensure that their identity is recognised. 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. CQUniversity 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 it partakes in during the year. You can download a range of program and course publications which contain information current to the print date outlined, 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

CRICOS Provider No: 00219C

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