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Vocational Education at CQUniversity

CQUniversity Australia will be Queensland's first dual sector University, offering a full suite of qualifications from Certificate I to Doctorate and a wide variety of vocational and professional development programs to meet the needs of the Central Queensland and statewide workforce.

The proposed merger with Central Queensland Institute of TAFE will provide the basis for the more flexible pathways between vocational programs and university and also give university students the ability to include vocational competencies as part of their traditional higher education degree.  

The University already offers a great range of alternatives for students wishing to build upon their vocational qualifications and experience including:

Dual Offers

A range of programs are currently available which offer students from Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQIT) the ability to seamlessly transition from their vocational studies to a CQUniversity degree.

Please visit and search for Central Queensland Institute of TAFE for more details.


Students wishing to study a vocational level now have an opportunity to do so through the University's subsidiary Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Train@CQUniversity (formerly known as Healthtrain).

Credit for TAFE or Vocational Study

If you have studied at a Diploma level or higher with a TAFE College or RTO you may be eligible for credit towards your university studies. Visit or phone the University (13 27 86) for further information. Further information can also be found by visiting the Credit Transfer page.