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 believe higher education should be for everyone – no matter your postcode or educational background. That’s why we offer a wide range of up-to-date, industry-aligned courses, from TAFE certificates right through to research degrees, online and at campuses across Australia. Our convenient Adelaide campus is situated to the south-west of the city within close proximity to various forms of public transport, offering a range of on-campus courses in areas such as Accident Forensics, Information Technology, Occupational Health and Psychology.

As well convenience and flexibility, when you choose CQUniversity you’ll benefit from smaller, more intimate class sizes and greater access to teaching staff. We’re committed to student success and providing positive graduate outcomes, and it shows. Data released by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website shows that CQUniversity outperforms most Australian universities when it comes to study support, graduate employment and graduate salary outcomes. This is backed up by The Good Universities Guide (2019), which gives CQUniversity five stars for full-time employment, overall experience, social equity, starting salary and teaching quality. So rest assured that when you choose CQUniversity, you’re choosing a high quality education to help you be what you want to be.


Despite the disruption of COVID-19, CQUniversity is continuing to deliver world-class education through our renowned online study mode. This means that even if the course you’re interested in is listed as available on our Adelaide campus, you’ll still be able to enrol to start your studies online and transition to on-campus study later.

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.

Find out more about the admission requirements for CQUniversity courses

The University encourages applicants to become familiar with the entry requirements for its courses. Students who have any questions regarding these entry requirements can contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

English Language Proficiency

If you are not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available at www.cqu.edu.au/elp.

Additional access schemes

The School of Access Education provides coordinated 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 Access Education  on 1800 651 891 or the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.


Students may apply for deferment after formally accepting their offer through CQUniversity. 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.

Use the Credit Calculator for an estimate of credit you may be eligible to receive please visit our Credit Calculator

Find out more about credit transfer

Academic year

Commencement dates can vary from year to year.

Find out more about commencement dates at CQUniversity

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 2020 - 9 March 2020 –  5 June 2020
  • Term 2 2020 – 13 July 2020 – 9 October 2020
  • Term 3 2020 – 9 November 2020 – 12 February 2021 

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.

Find out more from the Office of Indigenous Engagement

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.

Find out more about scholarships at CQUniversity

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.

Find out more about CQUniversity courses and publications

Open Day

CQUniversity welcomes those considering studying at our  Adelaide campus to register for one of our Open Day Online Chat sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 August 2019, 3-6pm, AEST 
  • Wednesday 28 August 2019, 3-6pm, AEST

Find out more about CQUniversity Open Days


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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