New to WA
With one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any uni in the country, CQUniversity has quickly become Australia’s largest regional university. And while we’re not exactly newcomers in Western Australia (West Australians have been studying with us for years via distance education), our physical sites are. So with our much anticipated Perth campus set to open soon, joining our existing WA study hubs in Broome, Busselton, Geraldton and Karratha, we thought it was time to introduce ourselves properly.
A UNI THAT’S DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY
CQUniversity Australia is unlike any other university in the country. We’re truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It’s why we now have 20+ locations across five states, delivering both TAFE and university level qualifications in on-campus, distance and supported distance modes. And it’s why we’ve opened Study Hubs across Western Australia, and will open our newest campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD ready for Term 1, 2017.
CQUniversity Perth is our response to calls from local industry and existing distance education students who like our approach to education and varied range of study options. The city campus will join our existing WA Study Hubs, providing high quality service and support to our students, while also delivering industry-aligned courses in the areas of accident forensics, business, echocardiography, engineering, hospitality management, medical sonography, occupational health and safety, professional communication, and project management, with hundreds more disciplines in our renowned distance mode, plus STEPS, our hugely successful university enabling course.
We pride ourselves on providing accessible, flexible education at world-class standards. In fact, our reputation in teaching, research, knowledge transfer, international outlook, inclusiveness and distance education has helped CQUniversity rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide*. Add to this more than 300 course options, smaller class sizes and fantastic graduate outcomes (CQUni graduates outperform the majority of Australian universities when it comes to study support, graduate employment and graduate salary outcomes**) and you can see why so many West Australians have already chosen to be what they want to be with the help of Australia’s largest regional university.
STUDY ON CAMPUS AT CQUNIVERSITY PERTH
From Term 1, 2017, you can study on campus in the CBD at CQUniversity Perth, or choose the flexible option of supported distance mode, and study where and when it suits you, while still benefitting from access to on-campus tutorials, facilities and support. Choose from a range of course options chosen specifically to meet local industry demands and areas forecasted to enjoy growth in employment opportunities, with plenty more to come as we continue to meet the demands of Western Australia.
Applications for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses close on 20 February 2017 and must be submitted via the APPLY WA website. You can expect a response to hear back in as little as a few days. Check out what’s on offer from 6 March 2017 below, and don’t forget to register your interest on your course of interest’s page.
Please note that applications are currently only open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
If you need a little help to meet the entry requirements of your chosen university program, or just want to pick up the skills and confidence you need to undertake further study, CQUniversity’s Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Program (STEPS) can help. Offered on campus (Perth) and via distance, CQUniversity’s hugely successful enabling course has helped thousands of mature age Australians achieve their dreams with a pathway to university study.
With a qualification in the specialised field of accident forensics from CQUniversity, you’ll be equipped to analyse factors that lead to accidents and practise accident forensics within safety and accident investigation teams. Offered via supported distance (Perth) you can enjoy the flexibility to fit study with your lifestyle as well as access local facilities and helpful academic support staff throughout your study. This degree includes practical work-placement and requires residential school attendance.
A Bachelor of Business with majors available in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Property, Public Relations, Supply Chain Management and Social Innovation will see you develop the knowledge and skills you need for today’s fast-paced economy. The Bachelor of Business is one of CQUniversity’s most long-standing courses and includes units developed in consultation with industry, ensuring you graduate work-ready. Plus, with entry requirements that reflect the diverse backgrounds of our students, it could be the path to the career you’ve been looking for. All majors are offered on campus (Perth) for the first year as well as via distance with Marketing and Management majors available on campus for the full degree.
CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Echocardiography (Cardiac Physiology)/Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography is the first Australian program allowing undergraduate entry into this field of medical imagery specialising in cardiovascular anatomy – and the only one of its kind offered in Western Australia. Qualifying you to practise as an echocardiographer in just four years, it’s an excellent fast-track into this growing medical field. Offered on campus (Perth) in brand new, state-of-the-art and purpose-built training environments for real-world simulation, this combined undergraduate/postgraduate program includes extensive clinical experience. With global accreditation, after successful completion you’ll be eligible to seek registration as an echocardiographer within Australia, Europe, Britain and the United States of America and enjoy a career with boundless possibilities.
With Australia’s tourism industry going strong and so many travel destinations close by, CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management will provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel in this economy and move into a wide range of exciting careers paths. Offered on campus (Perth) and via distance, this degree is the next step to enhance your foundational training in the hospitality field and requires you to have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management to commence the course.
The first of its kind in Australia and ASAR (Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry) accredited with graduates already successfully employed nationwide, CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography program fast-tracks you to enter the niche field of sonography in just four years – even if you don’t have a prior qualification in health. Offered on campus (Perth) in brand new, state-of-the-art and purpose-built training environments for real-world simulation, this combined undergraduate/postgraduate program includes extensive clinical experience. Upon successful completion you will be fully qualified to perform all forms of ultrasound (with the exception of echocardiography).
A wide range of career opportunities await you when you study a Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety with CQUniversity. Work in areas such as occupational hygiene, workplace rehabilitation, ergonomics, safety and occupational health and safety management within a varied range of industries. Offered via supported distance (Perth) you can enjoy the flexibility to fit study with your lifestyle as well as access local facilities and helpful academic support staff throughout your study. This degree includes practical work-placement and requires residential school attendance.
Gain practical skills in communicating in a wide range of formats for different audiences and contexts when you study a Bachelor of Professional Communication at CQUniversity. Graduates of this field can move into a wide array of job roles, including corporate and organisational communication, media and public relations, event management, government relations, journalism and much more. Offered via supported distance (Perth) you can enjoy the flexibility to fit study with your lifestyle as well as access local facilities and helpful academic support staff throughout your study. This degree involves a major in Digital Media Production, Human Resource Management, Journalism, Management or Marketing.
Our Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Engineering postgraduate courses are highly regarded, aligned with industry and designed to provide a range of professional upskill and cross-skill opportunities for undergraduate qualified engineers. Technical engineers with three-year qualifications can also achieve a professional qualification after successfully completing the Master’s degree. Conversely, professionally qualified engineers can choose to develop graduate certificate or graduate diploma level alternate discipline skills in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, and if undertaking the Master’s degree will receive professional engineer qualifications in the alternate discipline. Offered on campus (Perth) and via distance.
Whether you’re looking to skill-up or cross-skill in the area of project management, a postgraduate course from CQUniversity can help you get there. CQUniversity’s Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Project Management offer competitive, accredited qualifications in this global and prosperous field, and can be studied on campus (Perth), via distance online or a mixture of both to suit your needs. Our postgrad project management courses are accessible to both undergraduate qualified and/or work experienced applicants from areas across a wide range of industries including business, construction, engineering, IT and more.
GOT QUESTIONS? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS
Choosing the right course to gain the skills you need always involves questions. Whether it’s in relation to your course of interest, about CQUniversity in general, how to apply, course fees, or something as detailed as class sizes, assessments or even extra curricula student activities – we’re here to help.
There's still time to get the answer to your questions - just give us a call on 13 27 86 or submit your question using the Ask a Question eForm. Or, if you've got all the answers you need, found the program to your passion and want to get started right away, apply now.
DROP IN AND GET TO KNOW US
While our new campus is under construction, our student success team will be on hand at our CQUniversity Perth Enquiry Centre in Raine Square to answer your questions about our new Perth campus, flexible study options, entry pathways, how to apply and more.
How to Apply
We've made the application process easy and free for WA residents. Better still, you'll benefit from our fast assessment response and know within days if your application has been successful.
There's just one simple online portal for all undergraduate and postgraduate applications - APPLY WA. Applications to start in Term 1 are open until 20 February 2017. If you are interested in applying after this date, please contact us on 13 27 86.
Note that if you’re interested in applying for STEPS, applications are direct via the website. Applications for STEPS are open until 6 March 2017.
Got questions or need more information? Drop by our CQUniversity Perth Enquiry Centre or ask a question below to hear back from one of our friendly team members.