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Whatever you want to be and wherever you want to study there's a place for you at CQUniversity Australia. Depending on what type of student you are, and what level of study that you wish to pursue and which campus you would like to study at, there is a different application process. You'll find all the possibilities covered below.

A new era in education has arrived.

Following a merger with CQ TAFE on 1 July 2014, CQUniversity  is now a more comprehensive university offering a wider choice of education and training options. We now offer hundreds of options from short courses, certificates and diplomas through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.

Find out how you can apply for the full range of CQUniversity Programs:

School Leavers

If you've just finished high school and are interested in further study, from short courses, certificates, diplomas and Bachelor degrees, find out how to apply here. ...more »

Non-School Leavers

If you are a non-Year 12 applicant, interested in further study and looking to gain a qualification or change careers, find out how to apply for short courses, certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees. ...more »

Research Higher Degrees

A range of relevant and engaged research opportunities, with linkages to industry, business and government and collaboration with networks ...more »

Postgraduate and Honours

Do you want to upgrade your qualifications, pursue a promotion, explore a new range of career possibilities, or broaden your knowledge or expertise? ...more »

Alternative Pathways

Sometimes people find that they don't meet the basic prerequisites to study a program at CQUniversity. This does not mean that you have missed the chance to study ...more »

SUN (Start Uni Now)

SUN (Start Uni Now) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows Year 11 and 12 students to study CQUniversity courses while still in high school. ...more »

International Applicants

CQUniversity is committed to providing international students the opportunity to embark on a rewarding and exciting learning journey in preparation for a future career. ...more »

Single Non-Award

This category of admission is used for those students who wish to undertake a course to update or expand their knowledge in a specific area without committing themselves to an entire program of study. ...more »

Other Entry Options

Cross Institutional

Students enrolled in undergraduate or coursework postgraduate programs at other tertiary institutions may apply to undertake CQUniversity courses for credit towards their award programs. This category of admission is termed cross-institutional enrolment.

Approval is needed from the student's home institution, and must be attached as part of the application. Applicants seeking admission can do so by downloading the Cross Institutional application form.

Cross-institutional students are eligible to access the same fee systems they are receiving at their host university (eg HECS or FEE-HELP) unless they are choosing to enrol a course that has a different fee structure. For example, a Commonwealth supported undergraduate student currently receiving HECS-HELP may need to pay full tuition fees for a postgraduate CQUniversity course, or apply for FEE-HELP.

An application of cross-institutional enrolment applies only to one academic year. Students wishing to continue their enrolment into subsequent academic years must apply again in full.

Have a question? More information on application procedures for cross-institutional enrolment may be obtained by calling the Student Contact Centre on 13CQUni (132786) or email us at

Credit Transfers

If you have undertaken study in the last ten year, or have appropriate work experience you may be eligible for credit towards your CQUniversity degree. Find out more about credit at CQUniversity.