Applying to Study During COVID-19

At CQUniversity, we’re committed to providing quality education throughout the disruption of COVID-19.

As industry leaders in online education, we are well-placed to transition face-to-face teaching online should state and territory COVID-19 guidelines change. No matter how you study with CQUniversity, rest assured that we will fully support you as you commence and progress through your studies on campus or online.

While there have been changes to our face-to-face delivery, our term dates remain the same, and these are outlined in our academic calendars.

If the course that you are interested in has a residential school or work placement component, you may find that these will be on hold, postponed to a later date when face-to-face teaching may resume or delivered differently, for example, some residential schools may be held online.

As you commence your studies our teaching teams and course coordinators will keep you informed of specific details relating to any relevant residential schools or placements if they form part of the course that you are studying.


Interested in applying to study? Our courses are open for application and there are no changes to the application process or intake dates for our upcoming intakes.

Upcoming Intakes

Applications for Term 1 (March) 2021, for our higher education courses are open now, and applications can be made via the relevant Tertiary Admission Centres and our direct admission portal.

TAFE courses are open, with many courses having monthly intakes. Applications can be made directly to us, via our direct admission portal.

Starting your studies in Term 3, 2020?
Applications for CQUniversity's Term 3 2020 intake have now closed.  If you have applied and enrolled to study in Term 3, online delivery will continue for this term, with some exceptions for face-to-face delivery for practical units and unit activities, based on the lifting of state and national restrictions. Unit coordinators and teaching staff will provide you with direct and detailed advice related to any face-to-face, on-campus learning requirements.

Interested in applying to start your studies in 2021?
We have a range of on-campus and online study options available and open for application. As we continue to follow social distancing requirements and advice made by the Australian Government, Term 1, 2021 is planned to return to face-to-face teaching for on-campus enrolled students residing in Australia, with relevant state and territory Government guidelines considered.

Should your state or territory be affected by COVID-19 government restrictions at the time of your application, if you intend on studying on campus in the long term, there is no need to hold off on starting your studies. Apply now for one of our on-campus study options and be reassured that we will transition your study online during any disruption and fully support you as you commence your studies, keeping you up-to-date an informed about changes and what to expect during this time. You will also have access to all of the online learning platforms and support services available as a CQUni student.

Start TAFE Now and TAFE courses
CQUniversity’s Start TAFE Now (previously VET in Schools) training and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have returned to face-to-face delivery, following strict workplace health and safety measures.

If you are not sure what the best way is to apply for your course of interest, you can view how to apply details specific to each course within the how to apply section on each course page.

Application dates are dependent on the course you are interested in studying, whether you apply via a Tertiary Admission Centres or directly to CQUni, and the intake you are applying for.

Read more on key application dates for CQUni courses.


With the disruption of COVID-19, we appreciate that you may have some questions about your options and studying with CQUniversity - we are here to help you find the answers.

Book a one-on-one conversation via the form below to connect with a CQUni team member via your preferred contact method such as zoom video, email, phone, or Facebook messenger.