At CQUniversity Australia, 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.
CRICOS Provider No: 00219C
Our convenient Adelaide campus is situated to the south-west of the city within close proximity to public transport and provides our online students with access to a range of support services and learning facilities.
As well as 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 ComparED 2021 shows that CQUniversity outperforms most Australian universities when it comes to study support, and we’re ranked in the top five Australian unis for undergraduate full-time employment and starting salary by Good Universities Guide 2021.
So, rest assured that when you choose CQUniversity, you’re choosing a high-quality education to help you be what you want to be.
CQUniversity offers a wide range of 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. Students who have any questions regarding these entry requirements can contact Frontline Student Services on 13 27 86.
English Language Proficiency
If you were 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.
We believe university can be for anyone, regardless of background or circumstance. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for their course can apply for CQUniversity’s Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS), a free enabling program providing a pathway for students to gain entry into and succeed at university. Students who successfully complete STEPS will be considered eligible for admission to CQUniversity.
Offers may not be deferred. Applicants may be able to enrol into units for a later term (excluding quota courses). Alternatively, applicants who wish to study at a later date will need to submit a new application for the relevant intake.
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.
Commencement dates can vary from year to year. Academic calendars are available from the CQU website.
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 2 2021 – 12 July 2021 – 8 October 2021
- Term 3 2021 – 8 November 2021 – 11 February 2022
- Term 1 2022 - 7 March 2022 – 3 June 2022
- Term 2 2022 – 11 July 2022 – 7 October 2022
- Term 3 2022 – 7 November 2022 – 10 February 2023
At CQUniversity we know the power of support and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, awards and financial assistance programs.
CQUniversity is widely renowned as one of the most accessible and inclusive universities in Australia. We believe that tertiary education can be for everyone and offer a range of student services and support to help you succeed, 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 that may impact negatively on their studies. Our goal is to see our students succeed in their studies, and to promote 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.
The Indigenous Student Engagement team provides dedicated support to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students at CQUniversity including free tutoring support, financial guidance, cultural advocacy, safe learning support and more.
Ally Program (LGBTIQ support)
CQUniversity is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive atmosphere for all students and has 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 supports prospective, current and graduate CQUniversity students in achieving their career development and professional aspirations through career education, guidance and information. We support students to build their employability, job search skills and work readiness to help them succeed in their chosen career.
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 programs provide 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 manage the cost of going to university.
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 from our website. Our brochures contain information current to the print date outlined.
CQUniversity welcomes those considering studying to register for one of our Virtual Open Days on the following dates:
- Saturday, 31 July 2021, 9am – 1pm, AEST
- Saturday, 14 August 2021, 9am – 1pm, AEST