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).

English Language Proficiency

In addition to academic requirements, international students or domestic students born outside of selected countries* are required to demonstrate an acceptable level of competency in written, reading, speaking and understanding English. English Language Proficiency(ELP) is required regardless of citizenship status. There are varying levels of ELP applied to CQUniversity courses, to determine the requirements for the course you are interested in visiting our ELP list.

*Selected countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa(excluding all Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching courses) or the United States of America.

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.


Depending on where you live you will apply through one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres. Key dates for application for admission are as follows:

  • Queensland – Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre – QTAC
  • New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory – University Admissions Centre – UAC
  • Victoria – Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre – VTAC
  • South Australia & Northern Territory – South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre – SATAC
  • Western Australia
    • Applications open for Term 2 2019 from Monday 18 March 2019 and close 26 June 2019
      • Except for applications through the Geraldton University Centre which close 1 July 2019
    • Applications can be made at Apply WA
  • Direct Entry (Including through Uni Hub Spencer Gulf and the Cooma University Centre) – Applications for the next intake for Term 2 2019 is 1 July 2019

Early closing dates apply for Term 2 2019 for:

  • CC42 – Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) which closes Midnight 31 March 2019

Postgraduate (Coursework)

  • Postgraduate (Coursework)
    • The closing date for applications for the next intake for Term 2 2019 is 1 July 2019

Early closing dates apply for Term 2 2019 for

  • CH79 – GC in Nursing (Re-Entry) which closes 1 July 2019