Study Uni

So, you are thinking about studying? This is a great place to start.

Explore your course options, or register for an online chat session to get your questions answered and learn why you should choose CQUniversity.

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Applications Open

If your course of interest is available, you can apply now to get started in Term 1 (March). Or, if you’re thinking about a TAFE course or a Research Higher Degree you can often start year-round, so check the relevant course page for details.

Have Questions?

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



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).

With over 40 years’ experience in distance education and over half of our Australian students already studying online we’re ready to provide you with a quality virtual learning experience. Rest assured you’ll enjoy the same quality of education when studying with us online that you expect on campus. Your study experience will differ, but you’ll discover new connections and many benefits in an online learning environment including the flexibility to fit study around other commitments, and experience using a variety of technologies.

You’ll enjoy the opportunity to participate in live online sessions or watch recorded lectures at a time that suits you. Our online students are welcomed into a supportive online community allowing you to form valuable connections all over the world.

Our online degrees meet the same accreditation and professional recognition requirements as our on-campus courses, and you’ll receive the same quality education and officially recognised qualification on completion of your studies.

Depending on your course, you’ll have the opportunity to watch recorded lectures at a time that suits you, participate in live online lectures and tutorials, use simulated tours and activities to remotely experience practical elements, join forums with staff and fellow students, access a broad range of materials through the CQUniversity library and keep track of your studies and networking opportunities through the student portal and CQU Central.

Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to interact directly with your lecturer and classmates to answer any questions. Throughout your studies you’ll also join an engaged and growing online community, where you’ll connect with other students and form valuable networks.