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.
If you run into any problems or have any queries, please give our Student Admission team a call on 13 27 86 or send us an email through http://contactus.cqu.edu.au.
Applications for the majority of CQUniversity VET Diploma courses can be submitted via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) at www.qtac.edu.au
If you require assistance submitting your application, support is available by contacting QTAC on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) AEST, 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (AEST).
Applications for all other CQUniversity VET courses, including short courses, can be submitted by:
You are considered a current school leaver if you are:
School leavers can lodge applications to study undergraduate programs through QTAC, UAC or VTAC to study in Queensland, New South Wales, or Victoria respectively. Throughout Year 12 your school should be providing information and assistance to you in regards to lodging your application. Please contact 13CQUni (13 27 86) if you need assistance with your application.
Visit the School Leaver - how to apply section for more details.
You are considered a non-Year 12 applicant if you are:
All non-Year 12 applicants apply through their relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC, UAC, VTAC).
More information on the Queensland application process can be found at the QTAC website via their non-school leaver section.
If it has been sometime since you studied at school and you are now wishing to undertake tertiary studies at CQUniversity, like a school leaver, you will be required to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen program. Your entry requirements could take into consideration prerequisite study that is required and also relevant qualifications and/or work experience, but will need to be assessed on application.
There are additional alternative methods to satisfy your entry requirements which could the STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test), or PCA (Personal Competencies Assessment), however successful completion of these will not necessarily guarantee entry.
Find out more about how to apply if you are a non-Year 12 applicant
For admission to a research higher degree you must complete the Application for Admission as a Research Higher Degree Candidate form available HERE, and must include certified documentary evidence of:
It is useful to find a suitable supervisor before you submit your application. To find a potential supervisor, visit www.cqu.edu.au/research and navigate to 'Research Expertise ' or email the CQUniversity Office of Research on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry to most postgraduate degrees requires the minimum of a Bachelor's degree, but for some programs your previous work experience or prior learning will meet entry requirements. Other programs require previous study in specialised areas or relevant work experience.
You can also apply via our Online application
The postgraduate online application for admissions process will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and will include the following steps:
Find out more about applying for postgraduate study at CQUniversity.
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 your desired program as there are alternative pathways available to you to gain access to university. By completing one of our enabling programs you will not only have the opportunity to complete studies in the prerequisite areas but also to gain knowledge and confidence in academic writing and essential language and communication skills. All the enabling programs are completely free* and can be completed in as little as 13 weeks, and upon successful completion our programs will provide you with Direct Entry into your desired program at CQUniversity.**
Find out more about our suite of enabling programs.
Alternatively if you are ready to apply for STEPs, download the application form here
* Text books and course materials must be covered by the individual student
** Provided you have met prerequisites and entry requirements.
SUN (Start Uni Now) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows Year 11 and 12 students to study CQUniversity courses while still in high school. Entry into the SUN (Start Uni Now program) is made directly through CQUniversity. Each applicant must ensure they are eligible to apply before seeking a place in the program.
To find out more about SUN, click here.
Entry requirements vary depending on the program and may depend on your academic performance, and, in some instances relevant work experience. You must provide evidence of your qualifications from a recognised institution. Independent of this, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) sets requirements for students to obtain a student visa. At the time of writing, international student applicants from countries determined by DIAC to be Assessment Levels 3 and 4 must provide a satisfactory Academic IELTS test score when applying for a student visa.
For more information go to our Future International Students page
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.
To be admitted, an applicant must satisfy the entry and pre-requisite requirements for admission to the program from which the course or courses are drawn. Information on application procedures and available courses may be obtained by calling the Student Contact Centre on 13CQUni (132786) or email us at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au. An application is valid for one year only.
Students who wish to take further courses in subsequent years are required to apply again to study those courses. Applicants seeking admission can do so by downloading the Single Non-Award application form.
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.