Australia's first social enterprise university

CQUniversity is proud to be Australia’s first and only university certified as a social enterprise. A social enterprise is a business that operates for social, community and environmental benefit. CQUniversity was founded on these principles, and continues to grow its impact as Australia’s most inclusive, accessible, supportive and socially innovative university. Social enterprise certification from Social Traders reflects CQUniversity’s determination to put people and planet first, and its commitment to support every student to create social impact in their careers and lives.

Australia's first social enterprise university


At CQUniversity, we put people first, with inclusive and accessible education and training that breaks down barriers and changes lives.

And we’re making a better planet for all people, with research that drives green energy, marine conservation, sustainable regional development, food security, and Indigenous knowledge.

We embed social innovation in our curriculum, to equip the next generation of changemakers with the skills to build a career that builds a better world.

That’s why we’re Australia’s first and only social enterprise university certified by Social Traders.

Our Social Traders certification means we join more than 500 social enterprises across Australia… committed to doing business for good.

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