CQUniversity’s Townsville campus is located on the banks of the Ross Creek in the Townsville CBD and is home to over 1000 students. The campus is made up of two buildings – Building One established in NQ News House in 2015 and the new, purpose-built Building Two which opened in 2017. The campus boasts state of the art nursing and paramedic science labs, teaching spaces, study spaces and free parking.
The Townsville campus is located in the Central Village precinct of the Townsville CBD which is also home to a cinema, a number of cafes and a 24-hour gym. Students are also able to take advantage of the facilities and services offered in the Townsville CBD including grocery stores, boutique retail outlets, popular restaurants and lively bars as well as being walking distance to popular local attractions The Strand and Castle Hill. Townsville’s new North Queensland Stadium is located across Ross Creek and upon its completion in 2020 will be accessible to students via a footbridge from CQUniversity Townsville.
Students at CQUniversity’s Townsville campus can choose to study on campus in a range of study areas including nursing, IT, education, music, creative arts, public health, paramedic science, business and psychology as well as STEPS, CQUniversity’s free enabling course. The campus is also utilised by online students studying across CQUniversity’s wide range of online offerings including aviation, medical science, law, engineering, building design and many more.
CQUniversity Townsville prides itself on being involved in the local community and is committed to enriching the region through a number of partnerships and sponsorships. In 2018 CQUniversity became a ‘Van Sponsor’ of Orange Sky Australia’s first Townsville hybrid shower and laundry van, ‘Caz’. CQUniversity Townsville also supports Townsville Business Women’s Circle and offers up to 10 community grants to local community groups. The campus is also a member of the Townsville Chamber of Commerce and Townsville Enterprise.
Townsville is the fourth largest city in Queensland and the largest city in northern Australia. The self-proclaimed capital of North Queensland offers locals and visitors more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Located 350 kilometres south of Cairns and 1300 kilometres north of Brisbane, Townsville acts as a gateway to the outback, reef and rainforest and is easily accessible by plane, train and road.
Townsville enjoys a tropical climate, enjoying moderate rainfall during the wet season from December to April, and drier conditions with bright blue skies and warm weather throughout the rest of the year. Townsville is prone to cyclones during cyclone season (November through to April) and due to its dry climate water restrictions are often in place.
The Townsville economy is multi-sector with many industries including Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration and Safety, Education and Training and Retail making up the four main industry sectors. Townsville is also home to Lavarack Barracks, one of the Australian Army’s major barracks as well as a Royal Australian Air Force Base.
The region is rich in cultural festivals and events scattered throughout the year. Popular music events include the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Charters Towers Country Music Festival, Groovin’ the Moo and a number of live music venues across the city. Many community festivals are held in Townsville including the Townsville Cultural Festival, Greek, Italian and Indian Festivals and the Townsville Fashion Festival to name a few. Townsville is also home to two major performing arts companies, NQ Opera and Musical Theatre and the Townsville Choral Society, who put on various performances throughout the year. The food and bar scene in Townsville is thriving with exciting developments in the CBD and along The Strand attracting locals and visitors alike.
Townsville is home to the North Queensland Cowboys Rugby League team and the Townsville Fire Womens NBL team. Both teams have regular home games with the new home of the Cowboys currently under construction across from CQUni’s Townsville campus. The city is also host to the Townsville 400 V8 Supercar Championship and the Magnetic Island Race Week. There are many recreational sporting clubs in Townsville with both social and competitive leagues and fixtures to get involved in.
CQUniversity’s Townsville campus provides students with a state of the art learning environment including break out facilities and social spaces, providing our students with an innovative and positive learning experience.
- Nursing and paramedic science labs
- PC and Mac labs
- Wireless networking
- High-tech classrooms, teaching and study spaces
- Student facilities including photocopying, scanning and printing
- Modern, fully equipped student kitchen
- Student recreational and social spaces
- Campus library with access to extensive online resources
- Study zones and after-hours access
- Research and post-graduate facilities
- Meeting rooms
- Staff offices