Military Academic Pathway Program Townsville

If you’re an Australian Defence Force veteran (including personnel still serving, those in the process of transition, and those who have already left the military) who is thinking about going to university, the Military Academic Pathway Program (MAPP) is the perfect option for you.

MAPP is a four-week intensive study boot camp completed on-campus at CQUniversity Townsville where you will gain the confidence needed to embark on further university studies. You will also develop essential academic skills and knowledge, as well as positive study habits.

Study Topics

Through lectures, interactive tutorials, and online activities, your study topics include:

  • effective communication skills for academic purposes
  • reading and paraphrasing
  • research and referencing
  • critical thinking
  • career planning
  • practical strategies for effective learning.

Key Dates

Limited spots are available for MAPP.  Applications are now open and will close Friday 14 October, 2022.

The four-week intensive will run Monday 24 October – Friday 18 November.


The MAPP is FREE of tuition fees, however, there are minimal costs associated with textbooks, stationery, photocopying and printing.


MAPP aims to provide you with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to begin a university degree. If you do need extra support while studying MAPP, your lecturers are available to offer assistance.

You also have the support of an access coordinator and a committed team of staff who will guide you through the course. You will learn to access CQUniversity's internet-based learning systems and make contact with other students, giving you the opportunity to discuss issues and make new friends. The Indigenous Student Engagement team also offers support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students at CQUniversity.

Find out more about CQUniversity's full range of student support.

To Find out more and to Apply

Please contact Karen Seary