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Why Study at CQUni?

There has never been a better time to become a university graduate. With increased employability, transferable skills,  job satisfaction and salaries, university study offers a chance to get ahead of the pack in the job market and get the career you have always dreamed of.

CQUniversity understand that everyone's circumstances are different, and we are committed to making study fit with your personal commitments and learning style. By offering part-time, full-time, on-campus and distance education we ensure that we cater to our students, with the option of fast tracking your degree by studying during term 3.

CQUniversity Australia is opening its doors wider, making university even more accessible and applicable to more people.With approximately 120 different degrees that will ensure you're "work ready", two unique enabling programs and the ability to choose to study by distance education or on-campus, CQUniversity offers one of the best mixes of classroom and workplace learning across any of the Australian universities.

No matter whether you're just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUni is your place to be.

Positive Graduate Outcomes

CQUniversity is committed to providing positive graduate outcomes. Our degrees opens door to career opportunities in Australia and overseas, preparing you with up-to-date, real-world skills and equipping you with current industry knowledge to ensure you are ready to work when you graduate. This is testament to the depth and breadth of our degree offerings and our ability to turn out top quality graduates.

Industry Engagement

CQUniversity graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for tomorrow's workforce. We've built strong and ongoing relationships with local industry to design up-to-date and real-world relevant courses. These industry links have also enabled us to implement paid and non-paid work placements as part of our program offerings in numerous study areas.

Practical Teaching and Learning

Our teaching professionals are widely experienced with varied backgrounds stretching from local to global communities. Practical teaching is core to our education approach, with teaching and assessment of key graduate attributes designed to provide you with essential skills for work and for life. We work hard to deliver continual program improvements as part of a two-way teacher-student feedback process. Our award winning team of educators regularly participate in programs designed to share practice and develop their skills in order to continually enhance the quality of our teaching.


With six locations in Central Queensland, and campuses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, it's likely you'll find a location to suit your needs.

Our Central Queensland campus locations service students in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, Bundaberg, Emerald and Noosa and surrounding communities. With small classes and relaxed surroundings, they cater for students who want to stay close to home.

One of the fastest growing, most dynamic regions in the country - Central Queensland is also a place where people make you feel quickly at home. Wide open spaces and beautiful places. No traffic jams or public transport meltdowns. Liveable, affordable cities. The Outback at your back door. The Great Barrier Reef at your front. All the room you need to play whatever you want, whenever you want to.

Accessibility and Support

CQUniversity is widely renowned as one of the most accessible and inclusive universities in Australia. We believe that tertiary education can be for everyone. Our student body is diverse and come from all over the world to study here. We are committed to providing specialist academic support and a range of career orientated services to ensure our graduates are successful. Most of all as a CQUniversity student we will help you succeed in being what you want to be.

Scholarships and Prizes

We at CQUniversity Australia want to ensure that all students, regardless of their economic, social or personal circumstances, have every opportunity to attain a tertiary education and our scholarship program is one way we do this. Many CQUniversity scholarships are established by individuals and organisations within our community who feel passionate about enabling students to achieve a tertiary education and helping them to be what they want to be.

In addition to community-funded scholarships, CQUniversity also provides students with access to a range of Commonwealth-funded scholarships that offer support to students from recognised equity groups, including those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds from a rural or isolated areas.

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Distance Education

You can study at CQUniversity from home by distance education, no matter where you live. Two-thirds of CQUniversity students are currently doing at least part of their program this way. CQUniversity is one of Australia's leading providers of distance education and the choice of programs is vast. You can enjoy a high level of personal support from the moment you apply to the day you graduate.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate degrees can be done through distance education and many research programs may be taken off-campus and even combined with your employment. The programs offered by distance education are the same and just as demanding as on-campus programs, they just vary in their delivery.

Students also have the option of mixing study modes - you might choose to do some subjects on-campus and others by distance. And we know that not all distance education students can complete a degree in the minimum specified period, so at CQUniversity you can extend the time you need to complete your course.

Any CQUniversity student can enrol in a distance education program, except international students studying in Australia. Overseas expatriates, or their spouses, who are working and living in Australia under a temporary entry visa may enrol in distance programs.

Find out more about distance education at CQUniversity

On-Campus Accommodation


Capricornia College is situated on the Rockhampton Campus and provides accommodation and meals for 320 male and female students of the University in gender-integrated residential houses. Each student has their own study/bedroom supplied with desk, chair, built-in wardrobe, fan, bookcase and curtains. All rooms are fully carpeted and fly-screened. The study/bedrooms are also equipped with private and individual telephones with local, interstate and overseas access as well as voice-mail facilities. Residents' individual study/bedrooms are cleaned each week, whilst the communal bathrooms are cleaned regularly. 


Mackay Student Residential College operates as a non-profit community residential facility offering a comfortable and supportive living environment for people undertaking post-secondary study/training in the Mackay region. Residents may stay for a short or long term, depending on the length of course undertaken. With a choice of two convenient locations, the College provides a cost-effective alternative to private rental accommodation.


Accommodation at CQUniversity Emerald is available at the adjacent Australian Agricultural College. There are 150 single-study fully furnished bedrooms that are serviced weekly. There is also a common room in each residential block fitted with a television, kitchenette and dial-in telephone. Meals are served three times a day and seven days a week in the dining room during term time. A full laundry service is also provided with coin-operated machines available for out-of-hours use. Safety and security is provided through after-hours supervision, safety lighting and nightly security patrols.

Find out more about accommodation at CQUniversity