SDG4 Quality Education

CQUniversity participates in and coordinates a range of activities, initiatives and activities that align to SDG 4 Quality Education. Explore the information on this page to find out more.


CQUniversity hosts several events open to the public that are aligned to the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). So if you are interested in getting involved in a CQUniversity initiative, or would like to see some of our projects and initiatives in progress, explore our community education events and activities. Below you can explore an overview of activities from 2018. For current events, check out our events calendar.

Specific events in 2018

Programmed events in 2018

  • Social Innovation Series: Starting Good (19-31 March 2018); Big Fish Cairns Young Innovators Weekend (6-8 April 2018); Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise (18th April 2018); Crowdfunding for Social Enterprise (16 May 2018).
  • Conoco Philips Science experience held annually at CQUniversity Gladstone.
  • QMEA events are hosted on Gladstone campus
  • NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across our many campuses.

Specific events in 2018

Programmed events in 2018

CQUniversity participates in outreach activities and collaborations to encourage increased participation by women in areas where they are historically underrepresented. Explore stories of our activities, workshops and projects that occurred in 2018.

  • Dream Big workshop, was hosted in Rockhampton in 2018. This event was designed to inspire teenage girls to strive for careers in the fields of science or technology.
  • Makerspace Project, hosted in Bundaberg, CQUniversity worked with Bundaberg high schools and teachers to pioneer a science meets fashion approach, which gave young women in the junior years of high school the chance to explore design and technology through the creation of wearable art.
  • Women in Agri-Tech project, a project that aimed to create and foster a strong network of female teachers who will become leaders in digital literacy, STEM and entrepreneurship in regional, rural and remote areas.


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 4 Quality Education.

Our students benefit from access to educations resources such as computers, library, online courses, lecturers and other learning resources jas follows:

  • Library (Free Access):  Our students, alumni, the general public, and students from other universities can borrow from CQUniversity libraries as per our Library guidelines.
  • Computers (Free Access): Students from other universities are able to access our wireless network (eduroam) from CQUniversity facilities as per our eduroam guidelines. Visitors to CQUniversity may be able to use computer facilities at CQUniversity as a “visitor” in accordance with our Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure (refer Clause 3.2).
  • Online Courses (Free Access): the general public can access our Bachelor of Laws course material via iTunes U.
  • Courses (Fees apply): our courses are available for community members and the general public to study. We offer professional development courses that can be studied without needing to apply and enrol in a full degree (an award course). We also offer a range of short courses for the general public and community to follow a personal interest or passion. Like our Professional Development Courses, our short courses do not require you to be enrolled in a degree.  We also provide single non-award study opportunities that enable those note interested in studying a full degree to study a single unit without having to enrol in the degree.

CQUniversity's Equity Policy ensures that we take all necessary steps to create a safe, fair, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment. It ensures that no matter your ethnicity, religion, disability or gender you have access to activities, programs and opportunities provided and delivered by CQUniversity. This policy also guides us as we take a positive role in informing and educating students and staff of their rights and responsibilities in fostering a learning community that values equality. We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation in any form.