Study Uni

So you are thinking about starting uni? This is a great place to start. Explore your study options, register for an online chat session to get your questions answered or learn about why you should choose CQUniversity.

Applications are now open for courses commencing Term 2, 2020, and include a wide range of on-campus and online options you can start exploring now. You can also apply now and choose from a wide range of online and on-campus options commencing Term 2, 2020. TAFE courses often start year-round, so be sure to check the relevant course page to see intakes available to you. If it's research you're after, be sure to check out our Research Higher Degrees

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Get answers to your questions about CQUni's courses, application process or anything else. Call us on 13 27 86, submit your question online, or join us at one of our Online Chats.

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Ready to Apply?

The application process depends on whether you are a domestic or international student, educational background and the education and training you wish to pursue.



CQUniversity offers Term 1, Term 2 (also known as mid-year) and Term 3 intakes for many courses. Term dates.

Please refer to our course listings for more information about course intake dates.

Application due dates are prior to the commencement of each term and vary depending on the course you choose and your TAC. Please check with your TAC for application opening and closing dates:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (ApplyCQUni)

Yes, in most situations whether you are a school leaver or a non-school leaver who wishes to study an Associate or Bachelor Degree, and some Diplomas, you are required to apply via a TAC.
If you are a school leaver and have studied our Start Uni Now (SUN) program, you may be eligible for direct entry into a CQUniversity course, meaning you can apply direct to the University (not via a TAC).

When applying through a TAC, you will be required to confirm your personal details and qualifications, enter your course preferences and make payment for your application.

You will be able to select a number of courses you wish to study, in preference order. You should list your desired courses as your first preferences, your back up in the middle, and your pathway courses as your last preferences. You can change your preferences before and after you are made an offer.

Contact our Student Advice team to help you plan your preferences.

The TAC will use the information you supply to assess your application and complete the selection process. If you are a school leaver your TAC will also use the information you supply to obtain your secondary results.

Support services like Counselling, Accessibility and Student Mentors are waiting for you! We also have a range of Learning Support services available. If you need to talk to someone as soon as possible, visit Contacts and forms for key contacts and where to find information when you need help.


You can study online and on campus as well as between different campuses. I really liked the flexibility I had with that. Alongside the world-class lecturers we have on offer, it really influenced my decision.

George Hannaford

Master of Clinical Chiropractic

My Dad was everyone's favourite teacher and I feel like I want to be that person. It’s really inspiring getting to see how you impact just one child. I can’t wait to teach here and overseas.

Sarah Reiman

Bachelor of Education (Primary)


It was my chance to do something that I really wanted to do, not something my teachers told me to do or what society was telling me to do – but to follow my passion.

Leigh Stitz

Bachelor of Science (Honours), PhD