CQUniversity Australia is now Queensland's first dual sector University.
The merger with Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQ TAFE) was made official on July 1, 2014 to provide the basis for more flexible pathways between vocational and university programs, while also providing university students the ability to include vocational competencies as part of their traditional higher education degree.
CQUniversity now offers a full suite of qualifications from Certificate I to Research Doctorates and a wide variety of vocational and professional development programs to meet the needs of the Central Queensland and beyond.
The University offers a great range of alternatives for students wishing to build upon their vocational qualifications and experience including:
CQUniversity now has a range of accredited and non-accredited short courses in a wide variety of interest areas. If you are looking at upgrading your skills, or have a talent or interest that your would like to pursue, our suite of short courses are designed to bring you the knowledge and skills you are looking for.
Non-accredited courses, known as Adult Community Education (ACE) courses are short courses without formal assessment for people over 15 years and are typically held for two to three hours a week, over six to eight weeks.
Accredited short courses are designed to provide knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics including automotive, art, beauty, information technology, hospitality, small business, languages and sport.
New in July 2014, CQUniversity have a range of certificates and diplomas available within:
CQUniversity now offers nationally-recognised training to apprentices and trainees in a way and at a time that suits their workforce. Our trainers:
CQUniversity Mining Centre a variety of recognised programs and short courses, designed specifically for industry training and development. For more information for employers, visit the industry and business section of our site.
A range of programs are currently available which offer students from Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQ TAFE) the ability to seamlessly transition from their vocational studies to a CQUniversity degree.
Please visit www.qtac.edu.au 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).
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 www.cqu.edu.au/apply or phone the University (13 27 86) for further information. Further information can also be found by visiting the Credit Transfer page.