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.
Get information on how to apply for TAFE Courses including short courses, certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas.
Find out more on how to apply for an undergraduate study including associate and bachelor degrees, and some diplomas.
Postgraduate and Honours Degrees
Apply for a Postgraduate and Honours degree including Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diplomas and Masters Degree.
How to Apply for a Research Higher Degree
Apply for a program of supervised research and study leading to the preparation and submission of a thesis.
CL39 Master of Business Administration (Leadership)
Information on how to apply to CQUniversity's unique online MBA (Leadership).
West Australian Residents
Apply for an undergraduate and postgraduate course located at CQUniversity in Western Australia via ApplyCQUni.
English, Work and Study Preparation
Apply for an English, Work and Study preparation course to gain the skills and knowledge to undertake university study.
Currently studying at a another institution but want to undertake a unit at CQUniversity? Find out how you can apply.
Current Students Change of Course
If you are a domestic CQUniversity student, and you wish to change your course, you may be eligible to apply internally.
Information for previous students who wish to apply for readmission into a course at CQUniversity.