Since merging with CQ TAFE on 1 July 2014, CQUniversity has become a more comprehensive university. As a result, CQUniversity now offers over 300 education and training options ranging from short courses, certificate and diplomas, to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.
With a choice of two locations, CQUniversity Rockhampton City and CQUniversity Rockhampton North, students and the wider community can enjoy a range of facilities offered by the campuses, including Willby's Training Restaurant and Hair Essence Hair Salon on Rockhampton City and the newly refurbished library, Allied Health Clinic and Community Sports Centre on Rockhampton North.
The city lies on the Tropic of Capricorn, 633km north along National Highway 1 from the Queensland State capital, Brisbane. Principal rail and air routes, developed to support Central Queensland's agricultural and mining exports, make Rockhampton readily accessible from within Australia and from Asia.
Rockhampton has a resident population of only 60 000 and is compact and easy to get around, but has the businesses and services to supply the region's 180 000 people.
Nearby beachside communities at Yeppoon and Emu Park, a short drive away by car or public bus service, are popular with commuters and students. The nearby islands of the Great Barrier Reef, and a sub-tropical climate with summer rains and mild sunny winters, attract tourists from Europe, Asia and southern Australia.