There are different application methods depending on what type of student you are, which campus you would like to study at and the level of study that you wish to pursue.
If you are wanting to study an undergraduate degree, both year 12 and non-year 12 students, apply through either the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC), the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or the Victorian Admissions Centre
(VTAC) depending on the campus location you wish to study at, or by direct application (see below).
When submitting an application to study a program at CQUniversity, generally year 12 students will require a rank score (OP/ATAR) to apply and non-year 12 applicants will be asked to detail work experience and educational history to assess ability to meet degree entry requirements.
Direct applications are accepted from non-Year 12 students who have completed a CQUniversity bridging program, are
a part of our TAFE dual offer program, Year 12 students who have completed a course within the SUN program and people applying for postgraduate study.
For more information on applying directly to CQUniversity please visit www.cqu.edu.au/applynow
If you wish to study at a one of our eight campuses located in Queensland, including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Mackay, Noosa and Rockhampton, you will need to lodge your application through QTAC.
When logging into the QTAC website Year 12 students must select the ‘Twelve-to-Tertiary’ category and complete the online form. All non-Year 12 applicants apply through QTAC selecting the Apply By Web (ABW) option.
On time applications both Year 12 and non-Year 12 applicants close at the end of September.
For more information please visit the QTAC website, www.qtac.edu.au
If you wish to study at CQUniversity Sydney you will need to lodge your application through UAC.
When visiting the UAC website you must select the ‘Undergraduate’ category and complete the online application. On time applications close at the end of September. Late applications will be accepted and processedon a case by case basis.
For more information please visit the UAC website, www.uac.edu.au
If you wish to study at CQUniversity Melbourne you will need to lodge your application through VTAC.
When visiting the VTAC website you must register for a VTAC ID and PIN and log into the MyInfo section of the website.
For more information please visit the VTAC website, www.vtac.edu.au
If you wish to study by distance education you will need to lodge your application through QTAC. UAC and VTAC also accept distance applications for a limited number of courses.
For more information please visit the appropriate admissions centre website.
If you are studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) within Australia you will need to apply via the ‘Twelve to Tertiary’ QTAC online application form. You will need to know your Learner Unique Identifier Number (LUI) when submitting your application.
If you have completed the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level three in New Zealand you are eligible to apply for a tertiary place through QTAC, UAC and
VTAC. A common measure is used to determine Year 12 student achievement, which is provided by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to QTAC.
CQUniversity makes offers for each of its three terms each year. You must meet all entry requirements in order to be eligible for an offer. Successful applicants will be posted an offer including instructions on accepting your offer.
You may be able to defer your offer for up to one year. You cannot defer your offer through the QTAC, UAC or VTAC system. To defer you will need to accept your offer through the CQUniversity system and not enroll in courses. For further information please contact the Student Contact Centre at www.contactus.cqu.edu.au
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary means used to assess and compare the results of Year 12 applicants for entry to the University. All Australian states and territories except Queensland use the ATAR. In Queensland, students’ achievements are reported as Overall Positions (OP).
If you are a student who is completing Year 12 in a state other than Queensland and you are wanting to study interstate, by distance education or at one of our ten campuses, please visit www.qtac.edu.au to view a ATAR to OP conversion table.
*Please note that you must also meet the prerequisite requirements for your degree to gain entry or be eligible for a place.
For more information please visit www.qtac.edu.au
This category of admission is used for those who wish to undertake an individual course(s) to update or expand your knowledge in a specific area without committing yourself to an entire program of study.
To be admitted, you must satisfy the entry and prerequisite requirements for admission to the program from which the
course or courses are drawn. If you wish to take further courses in subsequent years you are required to apply again to study those courses.
If you are seeking admission download the Single Non-Award application form by visiting www.cqu.edu.au/applynow
If you are enrolled in undergraduate programs at other tertiary institutions you may apply to undertake CQUniversity courses for credit towards your award programs. This category of admission is termed cross- institutional enrolment.
A letter of approval for the course(s) selected from the student’s home institution must accompany the application. An application of cross-institutional enrolment applies only to one academic year. If you wish to continue your enrolment into subsequent academic years you must apply again in full.
If you are a Commonwealth-supported student at your home institution you may be eligible to enrol as a Commonwealth-supported student for your studies at CQUniversity.
If you are seeking admission download the Cross-Institutional Application form by visiting www.cqu.edu.au/applynow
If you have undertaken study in the last 10 years, you may be eligible for credit towards your CQUniversity degree. Successful credit transfers will reduce the time taken to complete a degree.
Please ensure you consult the Course Credit Policy, Principles and Procedures for further information prior to submitting your application. With your application for course credit you will be required to submit documentation to support your case. For more information please refer to www.cqu.edu.au/applynow