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University Regulatory Status

CQUniversity Australia is a trading name of Central Queensland University, a public university established by the Queensland government through the Central Queensland University Act 1998. Central Queensland University is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator for higher education, as an Australian University. The University’s registration status with TEQSA is detailed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers. Central Queensland University (trading as CQUniversity Australia) is also registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Vocational Education and Training (VET), as a registered training organisation (RTO). The University’s RTO status is listed on the National Register of VET, RTO number 40939.

As a public entity established in the state of Queensland, Central Queensland University is required to publish an Annual Report each year.  Information on the current financial standing on the University can be found in the ‘Financial Statements’ section of the current Annual Report.

Under section 45 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011, as a registered Australian university, Central Queensland University is authorised to self-accredit its higher education courses. All higher education courses listed in the course handbook are accredited by the University in accordance with its published accreditation policies and procedures. The governing body of the University, the Council of Central Queensland University, has delegated to the Academic Board the authority to accredit courses. The Academic Board is the peak academic body of the University.

As an RTO, CQUniversity is responsible for the quality of the education and training services it offers that are registered on its scope on the National Register of VET, whether these courses are delivered directly by the University or in partnership with a third party. CQUniversity is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 as they relate to education and training, marketing, recruitment, support and administration services for those courses listed on the University’s scope in the National Register of VET. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant Standards for RTOs in relation to third party partnerships. Student rights and obligations are set out in the University’s searchable policy and procedure site.

Central Queensland University (trading as CQUniversity Australia) is registered to provide higher education and VET courses to overseas students by TEQSA and ASQA respectively. As required under law section 14A of the under section Education Services for Overseas Student Act 2000, all Central Queensland University courses approved for delivery to overseas students are listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.