About the university

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

The University 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.

Indigenous support

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 courses can be deferred for a maximum period of one year.

Credit transfer

At CQUniversity, we often recognise 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 our Credit Calculator.

Academic year

Commencement dates can vary from year to year.

We encourage 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 2019 - 11 March 2019 – 7 June 2019
  • Term 2 2019 – 15 July 2019 – 11 October 2019
  • Term 3 2019 – 11 November 2019 – 14 February 2020

Student services and facilities

CQUniversity is widely renowned as one of the most accessible and inclusive universities in Australia. We believe that tertiary education can be for everyone. As a CQUniversity student we 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 here for you. 


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.


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.

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 to assist you.

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 & Leadership Program aims to help new students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs to quickly feel at home at CQUniversity during their first year of study.

Scholarships and financial assistance

CQUniversity is dedicated to supporting you throughout your tertiary study. Our scholarships and financial assistance program provides financial and non-financial assistance as your complete your studies with us. We strongly encourage students to apply for scholarships or to take advantage of our student loan and budgeting tools to help you manage the cost of going to university.

Further information

CQUniversity produce a range of printed publications available to pick up from our multiple locations around Australia or at one of the many expos and events we partake in during the year. You are welcome to download a range of course publications which contain information current to the print date outlined. 


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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