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New students

New students

As a CQUniversity student, we want to give you the best possible chance to reach your academic goals, enjoy your time at university and grow both professionally and personally. To help us do this, we offer a range of support services and resources designed to nurture academic skills and foster personal resilience and wellbeing, with particular emphasis on supporting our new students. We often hear that getting started is one of the hardest parts of the student journey, and it's this feedback that has driven us to develop resources and support services specifically for our first year students.

If you are a new student, whether you are straight out of high school or now deciding to study later in life, knowing where to start is the first step in the journey. We encourage you to take a look at the support services and resources on this webpage, each section is tailor made to help get you on your way to a successful first year at CQUniversity!

Current students

This webpage has been designed to help our new students successfully transition to life at university. If this is not your first year at CQUniversity, it's likely you are already familiar with most of the information on this page. We recommend you visit our MyCQU Student Portal.

The MyCQU Student Portal is an online information hub for all current students. From this website students can access information about enrolment management, services and support, student finances, policies and procedures, as well as Forums, the CQUni Students Facebook and The Noticeboard.

Enrol Online
Students who are not enrolled in research, non-award, apprenticeships, traineeships, or work and study preparation courses, can enrol online at CQUcentral. If this is your first time enrolling online, we recommend visiting the Enrolment Made Easy website. This website will take you through:
  1. Responding to your offer
  2. Planning your study
  3. Enrolling in courses
  4. Understanding your student finances
  5. Preparing for the start of term
International students - arrival and welcome

CQUniversity would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our community and hope that you will enjoy your learning journey with us. We understand that life in a new country as well as studying at a university can be challenging. Hence, we have a range of activities in place to help you settle into Australia and learn about the range of support services and opportunities at the campus you will be studying at.

We encourage you to access support when you need it and take advantage of the numerous opportunities provided through our personal development, volunteering, mentoring, networking and social events both on and off campus.

To learn more what you need to know to prepare for arrival, enrolment and orientation, please select your campus.

CQUni Handbook
The CQUni Handbook contains all program and course information for degree-level and vocational education and training offerings at CQUniversity. To plan your program or course visit the CQUni Handbook at http://handbook.cqu.edu.au

Student News

Key Dates

Understanding key dates such as the start of term, last day to add courses and Census date is very important when it comes to managing your student finances and achieving your academic goals each term. Visit http://handbook.cqu.edu.au to view the Key Dates calendar today. If you need help understanding what each date means, visit the Important Dates Explained Information Sheet.

SSAF Feedback

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee charged by universities and other higher education providers to fund and improve services and amenities of a non-academic nature. We survey students each year to help us determine where Student Services and Amenities Fee funding should be allocated. To view feedback from 2013 and funding allocation for 2014 projects, click here.

Student Residences

Looking for on-campus accommodation in Rockhampton or Mackay? Staying on-campus at the Student Residence will assist significantly with your cost of living and help you develop lifelong friendships while you enjoy many cultural and social activities.