As a student at CQUniversity there are a range of support services available to help you reach your academic goals, enjoy your time at university and assist you to grow professionally and personally. Whether you need to find accommodation, 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.
CQUniversity’s Student Support Centre promoted a welcoming and exciting environment, with a range of services and social events designed to assist your transition into university life. The first vital activity for all new students is the New Student Orientation Program, available before the commencement of each term. Our orientation provides you as a new student with an opportunity to participate in a range of information sessions and social activities. During orientation you will meet academic staff, other new university students, your student mentor and have a chance to familiarise yourself with the campus. With social opportunities such as meet and greets, lunches, competitions and free preparatory workshops, orientation is a great way to make sure that you are well prepared to start university.
Orientation is held on all campuses and online for distance education students. Visit www.cqu.edu.au/orientation for more information.
There are academic learning support options available to you at CQUniversity. The Communications Learning Centre (CLC) provides individual assistance to improve your written and oral communication skills and the Mathematics Learning Centre (MLC) is available for those who need assistance with the mathematical or statistical components of your courses. Advice about computing and science is also available. Depending on the year of your enrolment, you can make individual appointments, access a range of printed and online resources or attend scheduled group workshops to help achieve your academic goals when completing assessment tasks and preparing for exams.
CQUniversity library offers a range of collaborative and innovative information services to students regardless
of location or study mode. Each campus library has an up-to-date book collection and offers access to computers, printers and multimedia equipment. . You have 24 hour assess to an online catalogue available on the library website along with access to a number of online databases, e-journals and course resources. Lending policies are designed to meet both internal and distance education student needs. Visit the library page to find out more.
Our experienced staff are dedicated to providing you with a high level of support, offering a number of services that are available for use at any time from wherever you may be studying. Some of these support services include:
• Weekend orientation sessions
• Orientation Online
• Study groups
• Online discussion forums
• Access to experienced distance education student mentors
Distance students have access to all CQUniversity libraries and campus facilities, and are able to utlise the range of online resources available to support your learning.As a distance education student you can also access and use Learning Network Queensland centres at about 50 locations throughout the state. Most centres offer the use of computers, printers, scanners, Internet, email, fax, photocopiers and video-conferencing equipment.
Find out more about Distance Education at CQUniversity.
CQUniversity bookshops stock a range of textbooks, stationery, computer software, and lab equipment, all available at student prices. Distance education students can order textbooks online. Visit the CQUniversity bookshop to find out more. You may also like to purchase second-hand textbooks. To find out more visit www.cqu.edu.au/association
The CQUniversity Careers and Employment Service, operated by the Student Support Centre, offer a range of resources and guidance to assist you and your career search, program choices and the employment process.
Services include career planning assistance with finding work placements which are compulsory in your program of study, career assessment tools, weekly scheduled career drop-in sessions, employment preparation workshops, access to validated information on potential employers for graduate employment and casual, part-time and vacation work experience including internships. There is also an annual Student Careers Fair held in Rockhampton.
Services are available to those studying by distance education and you can continue to access these services after you graduate.
Being a student is not only about study and the team at the Student Support Centre endeavor to create a caring and social environment for all members of the CQUniversity community.
Our personal support services include person counseling and referrals, non-academic study assistance and pastoral care. Confidential personal counseling is available free of charge, either on-campus or by phone and you can gain assistance with things such as time management, motivation and goal setting. Distance education students can also engage with other students in their program areas by the Distance Education Forum.
International students adapting to a new environment may experience homesickness, loneliness and adjustment difficulties. The student support team is available to assist and advise on how to best manage and solve and issues. Social activities, off-campus trips and visits to popular tourist attractions are regularly organised to help break down barriers and builds a sense of campus community.
The Student Support Centre also provides advice on accommodation and student visa issues as well as chaplaincy service, and opportunities to connect with local faith, community and support services.
Find out more about personal support at CQUniversity.
There are a number of technical facilities available to students on-campus, such as free 24 hour computer facilities, including Internet access with secure entry. CQUniversity Roam – a free wireless network access is also available across most campuses.
Indigenous students can access a range of services provided by Nulloo Yumbah - CQUniversity's Indigenous Learning, Spirituality and Research Centre. Nulloo Yumbah staff act as champions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) future students by promoting alternative entries through recognition of prior learning, promoting the ‘Tertiary Entry Program’ (TEP), designing and delivering modules, courses and programs to increase knowledge and appreciation of ATSI issues and indigenous Australian spirituality, such as indigenous ways of learning and contemporary indigenous issues and ensuring equitable access to quality student tutorial assistance through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS). Click here to find out more.
If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your study, CQUniversity provides access to a range of resources and support to enhance your academic potential. You are invited to register with the Disability Service to discuss your individual support needs. The Disability Service assists those with disabilities to develop a support plan including access to assistive technologies (on-campus), exam accommodations and reasonable adjustments to ensure equitable access and learning opportunities. For more information visit www.cqu.edu.au/disability.
CQUniversity’s Student Association supports the interests of the student population. Membership is voluntary and provides a range of services, this includes provision of wall planners, printing and binding, second-hand textbooks and advocacy support.
Find out more about CQUniversity's Student Association.
There are many opportunities for you to be involved in sporting activities across the campuses, for example, you can represent the University at regional, national and international sporting competitions. The CQUniversity Community Sports Centre is available at the Rockhampton campus and student membership prices are available to use the pool, gymnasium, exercise classes and more.