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You may be wondering what happens after you have applied with CQUniversity via one of the many application options. The first thing that happens after applying for a course is the assessment of your application, either by CQUniversity or the relevant TAC through which you applied. If your application meets the specific entry requirements you then will be issued with an offer.

On this page, you can read about the key information about the assessment of an application, along with the options you have to respond to an offer.

Assessment of Undergraduate Applications

Undergraduate applications submitted to a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC) are assessed by the TAC on behalf of CQUniversity. Assessment is based on:

  • satisfaction of English Language Proficiency requirements;
  • achievement of Selection Rank standards including evaluation of OP or ATAR scores;
  • satisfaction of any prerequisite requirements which may include but is not limited to senior subjects, auditions, previous qualifications or statements of intent, and then
  • evaluation of any adjustment factors such as regional or equity schemes.

Admission to a course is a competitive process and offers are made based on the merit of performance in meeting the entry requirements of a course as well as the number of places that are available in that specific course. This means, that in some instances, applicants will satisfy the entry requirements but will not receive an offer as there are more qualified applicants than available places.

Adjustment Schemes for Undergraduate Applicants

Adjustment factors that CQUniversity take into consideration in assessing an applicant’s Selection Rank are regional or equity based. These schemes are applicable to all undergraduate courses except for the Bachelor of Education courses.

The regional adjustment factors scheme recognises that applicants from regional and remote Australia may not always have the same opportunities as applicants from capital cities. Therefore, all eligible applicants applying through Tertiary Admissions Centres (QTAC, UAC and VTAC) from non-metropolitan areas with a preference to CQUniversity will receive an automatic adjustment equivalent to one OP position or two ATAR positions or two selection rank improvements.

CQUniversity’s Equity Schemes are designed for prospective students who may have experienced difficult circumstances that have adversely impacted previous or current studies. To be considered for an equity scheme, you will need to  apply individually to the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC, UAC, VTAC, SATAC) for a confidential assessment of your circumstances by a Specialist Assessor.

Overall bonuses are capped at a maximum of five OP positions or ten ATAR positions or 10 selection rank improvements from these schemes.

CQUniversity does not apply bonuses to an applicant's selection rank for elite athlete, coach or performer status. However, we do participate in the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network and provide support to recognised elite athletes, coaches and performers. For more information, view the our Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Policy and Procedure.

Assessment of Postgraduate Applications

Postgraduate applications are assessed against the specific entry requirements for a respective course. As an applicant you must satisfy all entry requirements to receive an offer so be sure to provide all the necessary documentation to accompany your application.

Admission to a course is a competitive process and offers are made based on the merit of performance in meeting the entry requirements of a course as well as the number of places that are available in that specific course. This means, that in some instances, applicants will satisfy the entry requirements but will not receive an offer as there are more qualified applicants than available places.

Age of Applicants for Undergraduate Courses

Applicants to undergraduate courses (excluding the Start Uni Now program) who are under 17 years of age as at 1 November for the Term 3 admission period, 31 January for the Term 1 admission period or 1 July for the Term 2 admission period, who do not have a completed Year 12 qualification may only be considered for admission if their qualifications and level of attainment are acceptable to the Manager, Student Admissions and Advice.

If your application is successful, an offer will be sent to the email account you provided on your application. We have put together some key information and useful steps to help you along the way when responding to an offer, visit Enrolment Made Easy.

Your offer letter will advise whether your offer is subject to conditions and if it does, this is known as a conditional offer. If you were made a conditional offer, conditions must be met by the date indicated on your offer letter or the offer will be cancelled. While you are providing supporting documentation or completing the required steps to meet the conditions of your offer, you should still accept and enrol in your units.

Other options when responding to an offer including deferring or rejecting. Not all courses can be deferred, make sure you check your offer letter for more details or the list provided under Deferring Offers below.

If you are unsuccessful in your application and believe the University failed to properly assess your credentials for entry to a specific course than you can seek a review of your case by contacting our Student Admissions and Advice Centre on 132786. Your request will be assessed in accordance with the Admission to CQUniversity Coursework Courses Policy and Procedure.

You may decide would like to defer your offer and start your studies in a later intake or term than what you originally applied, essentially delaying the commencement of your course. In most cases you can defer the commencement of your studies for a maximum period of one year. If you are applying to defer, you must still meed the conditions of your offer no later than the census date as indicated on your letter of offer.

The following courses are not available for deferment:

  • CV69 - Bachelor of Echocardiography and Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography
  • CG92 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging
  • CG91 - Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography
  • CQ23 - Bachelor of Nursing
  • CB29 - Bachelor of Oral Health
  • CB84 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • CB85 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • CB86 - Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)
  • CG84 - Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • CB87 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
  • CC42 - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • CH79 - Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Re-Entry)
  • CC71 - Master of Clinical Chiropractic
  • CG17 - Master of Clinical Psychology
  • CH87 - Master of Paramedic Science (Paramedic Practitioner)
  • CC45 - Master of Teaching (Primary)

View the details on the deferment process for step-by-step instructions to defer.

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Once you have accepted your offer, your next step is to enrol. Read more about enrolling at CQUniversity on our enrol page.

If you need more information about applying or want to know more about the application options available, head to our apply page.