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Now you are ready to move to your application, check out the links for key dates as well as instructions on how to apply.

Indigenous Support

During the application process, you will be asked to nominate if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. If you indicate this indigenous status, the Office of Indigenous Engagement will be advised, so that they can make contact with you to make you aware of the support you will receive as an indigenous student with CQUniversity.

If you are not ready yet to apply for a course and would like to participate in a preparatory program designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, then consider our Tertiary Entry Program (TEP).

Domestic Applicants with Overseas Qualifications

Domestic applicants who are relying on qualifications gained overseas to meet course entry requirements must have that qualification validated for it to be used in the assessment process. Overseas qualification must be deemed by the Australian Education International Office of Overseas Recognition (AEI_NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by a Tertiary Admissions Centre and CQUniversity.

Elite athlete, coach and performer support

CQUniversity is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network. Under this arrangement, CQUniversity students who are recognised as elite athletes, coaches or performers are provided with the assistance they need at university, so they can meet their educational, sporting and performance commitments. Find out more information on the Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Policy.

How to Apply

The application process depends on whether you are a domestic or international student, your educational background and the level of education or training you wish to pursue as well as where you live.

Prospective undergraduate students submit applications through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) for the state in which you live. The TAC will assess the application on behalf of CQUniversity. Applications via a Tertiary Admissions Centre allow you to submit multiple preferences for courses to study and you will receive an offer for the highest preference that satisfies our entry requirements. The Tertiary Admission Centre will communicate the outcome of your application to you.

Postgraduate and TAFE students apply direct to CQUniversity via our online portal. CQUniversity will advise you the outcome of your application once it has been assessed.

Entry Requirements

Assessment of Applications to study with CQUniversity are assessed in accordance with the Admission to CQUniversity Coursework Courses Policy and Procedure. Criteria for assessment involves meeting specific application requirements for the course you wish to study and these details are documented under entry requirements, on our course pages. There may be an English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for the course you wish to study. If this is the case it will be noted under entry requirements on the web page for the course you are considering studying.

Timing of Offers

CQUniversity makes year-round offers for most courses. Term 1 offers will take place between August and February, Term 2 offers will occur between March and June and Term 3 offers between August and October. Applications and enrolments for most VET courses are open throughout the year. Check the course web page to identify when a course is available and applications are open.

APPLICATION DATES

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Depending on where you live you will most likely apply through a Tertiary Admission Centre. Below you will find the relevant Tertiary Admission Centre for each state, along with a link to their key application dates.

TO START YOUR STUDIES IN TERM 3 (11 NOVEMBER 2019):

STATE AND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE APPLICATION DATES INFORMATION
Queensland: Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

QTAC Key Dates
When do applications open through QTAC?
You can apply now to start studying in Term 3, 2019.

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory: University Admissions Centre (UAC)

UAC Key Dates
When do applications open through UAC?
You can apply now to start studying in Term 3, 2019.

Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia

If you are a Victorian, South Australian or Western Australian applicant, please apply via the ApplyCQUni application portal.
When do applications open through ApplyCQUni?
If you are a Victorian, South Australian or Western Australian applicant and would like to start your studies in Term 3, 2019, please apply via the ApplyCQUni portal. Applications for the ApplyCQUni for Term 3, 2019 are open now and close Monday, 14 October 2019.

DIRECT APPLICATIONS
Your course of interest might be open for direct applications, or you might be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity, and if so, applications for Term 3, 2019 are open now and close on Monday, 28 October 2019.

If you are a Start Uni Now (SUN), Skills for Tertiary Preparatory Studies (STEPS), or Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) student and are applying for a CQUniversity course starting in Term 3, 2019, applications are open now and close on Monday, 28 October 2019.

APPLYCQUNI PORTAL - Geraldton University Centre
If you are applying to start studying in Term 3, 2019 with the local support of the Geraldton University Centre applications are open now via our ApplyCQUni portal and close on Monday, 14 October 2019.

TO START YOUR STUDIES IN TERM 1 (9 MARCH 2020):

STATE AND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE APPLICATION DATES INFORMATION
Queensland: Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

QTAC Key Dates
When do applications open through QTAC?
If you would like to start your studies in Term 1, 2020 applications open 1 August 2019.

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory: University Admissions Centre (UAC)

UAC Key Dates
When do applications open through UAC?
You can apply now to start studying in Term 1, 2020.

Victoria: Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

VTAC Key Dates
When do applications open through VTAC?
If you would like to start your studies in Term 1, 2020 applications through VTAC open 5 August 2019.

South Australia and the Northern Territory: South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)

SATAC Key Dates
When do applications open through SATAC?
If you would like to start your studies in Term 1, 2020 applications open 5 August 2019.

Western Australia: ApplyCQUni Portal

If you are a Western Australian applicant, please apply via the ApplyCQUni application portal.
When do applications open through ApplyCQUni?
You can apply now to start studying in Term 1, 2020.

DIRECT APPLICATIONS
Your course of interest might be open for direct applications, or you might be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity, and if so applications for Term 1, 2020 are open now and close on Monday, 24 February 2020.

If you are a Start Uni Now (SUN) or Skills for Tertiary Preparatory Studies (STEPS) student applying for a CQUniversity course starting in Term 1, 2020, applications are open now and close on Friday, 6 December 2019.

If you are a Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) student applying for a CQUniversity course starting in Term 1, 2020, applications are open now and close on Monday, 24 February 2020.

APPLYCQUNI PORTAL - Geraldton University Centre
If you are applying to start studying in Term 1, 2020 with the local support of the Geraldton University Centre applications are open now via our ApplyCQUni portal and close on Wednesday, 12 February 2020.

COURSES WITH EARLY CLOSING DATES FOR TERM 1, 2020

  • CC42 - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours): direct applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Thursday, 31 October 2019.
  • CG91 - Bachelor of Medical Sonography / Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography: direct applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Friday, 6 December 2019 and via QTAC on Friday, 13 December, UAC on Friday 18 November, VTAC on Friday, 6 December and ApplyCQUni on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
  • CV69 - Bachelor of Echocardiography and Cardiac Physiology / Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography: direct applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Friday, 6 December 2019 and via QTAC on Friday, 13 December, UAC on Friday 18 November and ApplyCQUni on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
  • CG92 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging: direct applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Friday, 6 December 2019 and via QTAC on Friday, 13 December 2019.
  • CB29 - Bachelor of Oral Health: direct applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Friday, 6 December 2019 and via QTAC on Friday, 13 December 2019.
  • CB85 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours): direct applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Friday, 6 December 2019 and via QTAC on Friday, 13 December 2019.

POSTGRADUATE (COURSEWORK) COURSES

TO START YOUR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN TERM 3 (11 NOVEMBER 2019): Direct applications for Term 3, 2019 are open now and close on Monday, 28 October 2019.

TO START YOUR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN TERM 1 (9 MARCH 2020): Direct applications for Term 1, 2020 are open now and close on Monday, 24 February 2020.

COURSES WITH EARLY CLOSING DATES FOR TERM 1 2020

  • CG17 - Master of Clinical Psychology: applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Thursday, 31 October 2019.
  • CL68 - Master of Professional Psychology: applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Thursday, 31 October 2019.
  • CH79 - Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Re-Entry): applications close for Term 1, 2020 on Monday, 24 February 2020.