Study Uni

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

Despite the disruption of COVID-19, CQUniversity is continuing to deliver world-class education through our renowned online study mode. This means that even if the course you are interested in is listed as available on campus, you’ll still be able to enrol to start your studies online and transition to on-campus study later.

Get started this summer and apply now for a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses commencing in Term 3 (November) 2020. If you are looking to fast track or catch up on your current degree, we also offer a number of summer units to CQUniversity and cross-institutional applicants. Thinking about applying now to get started Term 1 (March) 2021? Check the individual course page of interest for details on when applications open. Perhaps you are seeking a TAFE or short course? These are offered year-round, so be sure to check the relevant course page to see when you can start. If it is research you are after, be sure to check out our Research Higher Degrees.

Explore your course options, register for an online chat session or visit our upcoming Virtual Open Days to get your questions answered or learn about why you should choose CQUniversity.

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If you’re looking for options to increase your employability and skills, CQUniversity has a range of vocational skill sets, short courses and heavily subsidised postgraduate certificates available under the Federal and State Government funding initiatives aimed at supporting Australians impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.


I had to work to support my children. So online learning was highly beneficial to me. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the ability to learn at my own pace and my own time.

Fiona Connolly

Bachelor of Business


I wouldn’t choose to be anywhere else. You’re never a small fish, you get so much one-on-one time with your teachers and fellow students.

Tony Norris

Bachelor of Professional Communication


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