How to Apply

Once you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

How to apply

How you apply for a course at CQUniversity depends on whether you are a domestic or international student, your educational background and the level of education and training you wish to pursue. So we have outlined below the different application options for you to explore.

You will also find specific application information relevant to each of our courses, within the How to Apply section on our course pages.

Do you have a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

You will need a USI to submit your application. You can apply for a USI at any time. You will need at least one form of valid identification and about five minutes to create one. Think you might already have a USI? If you have previously completed any VET study, you may already have a USI and can search for your existing USI.

Once you have your USI, you're ready to apply. Depending on how you apply will determine what step you will be asked to supply your USI. If you aren't prompted for a USI during your application, you will receive a task in MyCQU to supply your USI before the first census date.

A USI is a requirement to be eligible for Commonwealth assistance (Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and Commonwealth financial assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, and OS-HELP). From 1 January 2023, all students must have, and provide, a USI in order to graduate and receive their award.

International onshore students can apply for a USI once in Australia.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?

View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.