As part of CQUniversity's commitment to transparency in admissions, information about our commencing undergraduate student cohort from Term 1, 2021 is detailed below:
CQU's Institute Profile details all commencing students enrolled in undergraduate study broken down by applicant background (background definitions available below).
The Student Profiles for our undergraduate courses detail all commencing students enrolled in the course broken down by applicant background.
To view the Student Profiles for CQU's courses, check out the 'Entry Score' information on each of our course pages.
Explanation of Terms used in Institute and Student Profiles
In each Student Profile you will see a range of categories that relate to the backgrounds of students applying to study with CQU. Below you will find explanations of each of these categories.
This category profiles information about applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education course. This includes study at university and non-university higher education providers, whether recent (such as students seeking to transfer to another higher education provider or changing course at the same provider) or some time ago. It also includes students who have completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by or on behalf of a higher education provider.
This category profiles information about applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not.
Past VET Study applicants may have other qualifications such as Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.
This category profiles information about applicants whose admission is based mostly on secondary education undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (Australian or overseas equivalent) that was (or will be) completed either in the current year or within the previous two years.
For example, data for ‘recent secondary education’ cohorts that commenced higher education in 2021 would include those students who completed secondary education in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
This group includes students who may have undertaken or completed some VET or higher education study while still at school.
It also includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.
This category profiles information about applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.
“Experience” could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education. This includes mature age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.
Entry Rank Profile
The Entry Rank Profiles for our undergraduate courses detail the entry score for all “applicants with recent secondary education” who received an offer in a particular term for the course they applied to. Available data applies to offers made via QTAC, UAC, ApplyCQUni. No profiles are available for offers made through VTAC as the data is unavailable.
To view the Entry Rank profiles for CQU's courses, check out the 'Entry Score' information on each of our course pages.
Explanation of Terms used in Entry Rank Profiles
In each Entry Rank Profile you will see a range of categories that relate to the entry ranks of students applying to study with CQU. Explanations of each of these categories are outlined below.
The ATAR scale is 30 to 99.95 with 99.95 being the highest score.
An unadjusted score does not include any applicable adjustment factors. An adjusted score is the score after adjustment factors have been applied.
This is the lowest “raw” ATAR or unadjusted ATAR of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made.
This is the score that had 50% of applicants who received lower score and 50% who received a higher score.
This is the highest “raw” ATAR or unadjusted ATAR of an applicant that received an offer in the course.
The entry score is not published as less than 5 applicants received an offer.