SDG5 Gender Equality

At CQUniversity, we're committed to working towards a better future and actively participates in, coordinates and drives a range of initiatives and activities that align to SDG 5 Gender Equality.

Explore the information on this page to find out more.

Scholarships, Mentoring and Targeted Support

As a student at CQUniversity, you will find mentoring and scholarship opportunities available to you. These form part of our student support initiatives that help enhance your experience with us and your career opportunities when you graduate. Aligned to themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality these opportunities include women's access schemes. Explore a sample of the women's access schemes available 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.


Explore the CQUniversity policies that align with SDG 5 Gender Equality:

At CQUniversity, we do not accept any form of discrimination, this is outlined in our Workplace Harassment Including Sexual Harassment, Workplace Bullying and Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Procedure and our Code of Conduct.

Our Parental Leave Policy and Procedure outlines the maternity and paternity leave policies available to CQUniversity staff.