For high school students wanting a head-start or mature-age students preparing for future study, CQUniversity’s enabling options will help you develop your skills and confidence.

Start Uni Now (SUN) is great for Year 11 or 12, or soon-to-finish year 10 students wishing to study university units as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education.

Start TAFE Now (STN) provides Year 10*, 11 and 12 high school students with the opportunity to study a range of vocational education and training (VET) courses as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). *Applications from Year 10 students may also be considered.

Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) helps you enter higher education, meet pre-requisite subjects and excel in your studies. Develop the skills and confidence to embark on your chosen study path.


There are 3 courses in total.
  • Depending on pre-assessment outcomes, Apprentices and Trainees will undertake one or two...
  • Level 1: Certificate I
  • Online
  • Domestic
  • The full course is typically delivered over a twenty (24) week period;...
  • Level 2: Certificate II
  • Online
  • Domestic
  • 0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time
  • Unknown
  • 7 Locations
    • Brisbane
    • Bundaberg
    • Cairns
    • Gladstone
    • Mackay
    • Rockhampton
    • Townsville
    and Online
  • Domestic