How Online Works
Whether you're transitioning to online as a result of COVID-19 or simply prefer the flexibility it provides, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality study and training options to suit your needs. As an online student at CQUni, you have the flexibility to make your online study work for you.
Our experienced staff provide you with a high level of support, offering several services that are available for you to use from wherever you are studying. These may include electronic and online library resources, study material, discussion forums and recorded lecturers, along with weekend or online orientation sessions, and access to our facilities and locations across Australia.
Support and Courses
Online Study for International Students
We strive to provide you with a qualification that is recognised worldwide without you having to be on campus.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For most courses, you will find that the study material is delivered through our online platform where you will have access to unit material, video presentations, tutorial activities, online chat forums as well as other resources.
Yes, when studying online you will have access to all CQUniversity libraries. You can visit any CQUniversity library or utilise the range of online resources available to support your learning. You have access to several online resources that meet your needs, including e-journals, e-books and a variety of other electronic resources. You can also borrow books using our online booking system, where requested materials are posted to your home in Australia, with return postage, free of charge.
CQUniversity libraries also offer innovative information literacy courses to those studying either on campus or online. For more information about CQUniversity's library facilities visit the libraries page.
Orientation is designed to provide you with the information you need to become a successful student at CQUniversity. It will help you become familiar with University systems and the support and services available to you. As an online student, you will benefit from the flexibility to choose to attend an orientation session either on-campus (if available) and/or online to suit your needs.
Formal examinations for Term 1, 2020 will not go ahead as planned, with alternative assessment details to be provided to students. CQUniversity will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide advice on future exams as appropriate. Ordinarily as an online student, you may be required to sit Standard Examinations, and Deferred and Supplementary Examinations as part of your course assessment requirements. These are scheduled each term and can be viewed in the Key Dates calendar. You can choose from a list of more than 200 exam centres in Australia and around the world, and if you live more than 150 km from a centre, you can apply to create a location closer to your home.
Residential schools for Term 1, 2020 have been moved online meaning students will not be required to attend campus. CQUniversity will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide advice on future residential schools as appropriate.
Residential schools are an important part of courses offered at CQUniversity. They allow you to network with lecturers, students and industry specialists and participate in a more intensive period of learning, including covering more practical components of the course.
Information on your residential schools will be provided by your head of course.
In addition to online study materials and regular communication with our teaching professionals, CQUniversity offers an outstanding range of student support services to assist you throughout your study journey.
As a new student, you will need to become familiar with a lot of information about studying at CQUni. Our experienced staff provide you with a high level of support, offering several services available at any time from wherever you may be studying. Services include Orientation to assist your transition into university life, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, career planning services and more. These services are available to you online.
Yes, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) provides online resources, workshops and assistance when it comes to academic writing and referencing, mathematics, science and computing. Our academic learning advisers are available online to assist you with all your academic requirements.
With the exception of some practical activities and practice, the online experience with CQUniversity is just as rich and rewarding as the on-campus experience. Depending on your course, you’ll have the opportunity to watch recorded lectures at a time that suits you, participate in live online lectures and tutorials, use simulated tours and activities to remotely experience practical elements, join forums with staff and fellow students, access a broad range of materials through the CQUniversity library and keep track of your studies and networking opportunities through the student portal and CQU Central. Successful completion of our online courses also result in exactly the same degree and qualification as our on-campus courses.
With over 40 years’ experience in distance education and over half of our Australian students already studying online we’re ready to provide you with a quality virtual learning experience. Rest assured you’ll enjoy the same quality of education when studying with us online that you expect on campus. Your study experience will differ, but you’ll discover new connections and many benefits in an online learning environment including the flexibility to fit study around other commitments, and experience using a variety of technologies.
You’ll enjoy the opportunity to participate in live online sessions or watch recorded lectures at a time that suits you. Our online students are welcomed into a supportive online community allowing you to form valuable connections all over the world.
Our online degrees meet the same accreditation and professional recognition requirements as our on-campus courses, and you’ll receive the same quality education and officially recognised qualification on completion of your studies.
Depending on your course, you’ll have the opportunity to watch recorded lectures at a time that suits you, participate in live online lectures and tutorials, use simulated tours and activities to remotely experience practical elements, join forums with staff and fellow students, access a broad range of materials through the CQUniversity library and keep track of your studies and networking opportunities through the student portal and CQU Central.
Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to interact directly with your lecturer and classmates to answer any questions. Throughout your studies you’ll also join an engaged and growing online community, where you’ll connect with other students and form valuable networks.
International students studying in Australia on a student visa are generally required to study a full-time load. However, due to COVID-19 many students are currently studying with us offshore as well as online in Australia. At CQUniversity we recognise students are also managing other concerns at this time and we are being flexible with students studying less subjects than normally required. For advice specific for your circumstances please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CQUniversity is continuing to process applications and enrolments for international students. If you have applied and wish to accept your offer and study online at home please advise our team at email@example.com. You will still need to meet your academic and English language entry requirements. You can also start your English language studies online if you have been offered English as part of your study pathway.
Once travel restrictions are lifted and you have received your student visa you will be able to travel to continue your study on campus with CQUniversity. For the most up-to-date travel advice please check the Australian Government website.