SDG10 Reduced Inequalities

CQUniversity actively participates in, coordinates and leads a range of initiatives and activities that align to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 Reduced Inequalities.

Explore the information and policies outlined on this page to find out more.


At CQUniversity, we deliver educational outreach programs and activities such as lectures, demonstrations, presentations and displays. Many of these activities are driven by CQUni staff, and as a student, you may be involved in voluntary student-run initiatives during your time with us.

Explore the sample of the outreach activities undertaken in 2018 below.

  • CQUniversity has a widening participation strategy that aims to promote higher education to low socioeconomic, regional and remote, and indigenous school students and sees our CQUni Connect team partnering with schools to deliver programs outreach programs.
  • CQUniversity partners with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program to promote and support the educational aspirations of indigenous students.
  • CQUniversity students engage with police and community stakeholders in delivering a theatre production called Choices to year 12 high school students as part of the preparation for post year 12 celebrations.
  • CQUniversity is a training partner in Project Booyah which provides educational opportunities for at-risk young people. It is a partnership between CQUniversity and the Queensland Police Force
  • CQUniversity partners with the Smith Family Learning for Life program. The Smith Family is a charity that supports financially disadvantaged young people with assistance in maintaining their educational aspirations.

Global outreach activities for 2018 include:

  • Nepal Health Clinic: our students immersed themselves in the Nepalese culture and undertook a schedule of activities tailored to their study discipline to broaden their international healthcare knowledge, as part of the University’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.
  • Nursing clinics in India: Our Bachelor of Nursing students, all funded under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan, gained an insight into community medical conditions and treatments and interacted with locals through the development of educational activities and presentations in care centres.
  • Nursing clinics in Cambodia: Our nursing students undertook two medical missions in Cambodia, one on Silk Island and the other on Koh Sdach. The main tasks included conducting basic health checks, and educating locals on health-related topics
  • Music workshops in Malaysia: Our Conservatorium of Music  (CQCM) students had the experience of a lifetime, travelling to Kuala Lumpur to star in a collaborative production of The M1K-A-D-0, a futuristic revamp of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 19th-century opera comedy The Mikado. The production featured several of our theatre and music students from campuses around Australia; together with students from the Bentley Music Academy (BMA) Malaysia.
  • Paramedicine in Hong Kong: Our paramedic students had a chance to see some of Hong Kong’s distinctive motorcycle and truck-based ambulance services. The motorcycles are able to weave in and out of traffic while the ‘trauma trucks’ can provide minor surgical services.


Explore the CQUniversity policies that align with SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities:

This policy and procedure is a non-discriminatory policy designed to meet the University’s admissions requirements, academic policies, quality assurance standards, accreditation requirements and relevant administrative systems.

This procedure ensures a consistent, timely and merit-based recruitment and selection processes is used to attract quality employees to CQUniversity. Special measures are taken to recruit staff and faculty from under-represented groups (refer Clause 3.6 and 3.7 of this Procedure).

This policy and procedure provides a framework and information on how to appropriately resolve alleged cases of workplace harassment (including sexual harassment), workplace bullying, and unlawful discrimination.

Our Disability Support Procedure - Students informs and assists CQUniversity students with disability on how to access specialised support services, assistive technologies, equipment and other reasonable adjustments.

This procedure informs and assists CQUniversity employees with disability on how to access specialised support services, assistive technologies, equipment and other reasonable adjustments, to ensure equitable access to employment opportunities, training, promotion, services and facilities.