Great Reasons to Work for CQUniversity

CQUniversity is an engaged, supportive and dynamic university. We were recently awarded more 5-star ratings than any other of Queensland's public universities, in the Good Universities Guide for 2011. The star ratings were for graduate starting salary, non-government earning, indigenous participation, access by equity groups, cultural diversity and gender balance.

CQUniversity operates a multi-campus structure, however, one thing that remains constant across the university is that CQUniversity provides a supportive environment for both academic and professional staff.

The diverse nature of CQUniversity's teaching activities - multiple campuses, the range of programs, on-campus teaching and online study - provides staff with opportunities to be innovative and evolve new approaches to instruction.

Benefits for CQUniversity staff include:

  • Up to 17% superannuation contribution
  • Study assistance and training opportunities
  • Flexible work options
  • A fully funded employee assistance program
  • Salary packaging options
  • Bupa Health fund discount
  • Childcare facilities
  • A range of locations in which to gain employment

Enterprise Agreements

CQUniversity's salary and employment conditions are provided in the Enterprise Agreement:

Central Queensland University Enterprise Agreement 2012


Staff are entitled to a range of leave entitlements including:

  • Annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Sick leave
  • Carer's leave
  • Maternity/paternity leave

For information on CQUniversity's Parental Leave refer to Section 56 (p.57) in the Central Queensland University Enterprise Agreement 2012.


CQUniversity provides superannuation entitlements to all staff by contributing to UniSuper.
UniSuper is the superannuation scheme for Australia's higher education and research sector. The University contributes an amount equal to 17% of the employee's gross salary. To find out more information visit UniSuper.

Study assistance and training opportunities

Members of staff are encouraged to attend short courses or conferences of direct relevance to the workplace. In addition, staff may be entitled to financial assistance for a formal study that will assist their current position.

For further information on the study assistance and training opportunities provided visit the websites below:

  • Professional Development Strategies
  • Internal and External Training Courses

Employee assistance program

CQUniversity's Employee Assistance Program offers staff a variety of services to assist with problems which may impact on their work performance. This program is fully funded.

Salary packaging

The university offers a number of salary packaging options for employees, this can include but is not limited to vehicle leasing and voluntary contributions into superannuation. For more information view the Salary Packaging Policy.

Bupa Discount

CQUniversity provides staff with a health care discount through Bupa. This arrangement enables employees enrolled in the plan to obtain generous cost savings.
For more information see the Bupa webpage.

Child Care Facilities

C&K nGundanoo Imbabee Community Child Care Centre located on Rockhampton Campus is a non-profit community based and managed centre which offers long day care for children up to 5 years of age. This centre meets the standard requirement for Accreditation under the relevant Child Care Quality Assurance system. For more information phone the centre on (07) 4936 2748.


CQUniversity operates a multi-campus structure. The University now has campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Perth. Other locations for CQUniversity are currently established in Biloela, Broome, Busselton, Cooma, Geraldton, Karratha and Yeppoon. These locations will be as a mix of Partner Study Hubs, Study Centres and Delivery Sites. Regardless of where they're located, CQUniversity campuses are well known for their friendly and responsive nature.

CQUniversity Sports Centre Rockhampton

CQUniversity Sports Centre

  • Gym, Aerobics, Swimming Pool.
  • CQUniversity Community Sports Centre offers discounts to staff members and their family.