How we're supporting students during Covid-19
Payment Plans and Flexible Study
CQUniversity has offered international students flexible options to cover their tuition fees including payment plans and reduced study loads. For more information please contact email@example.com.
International Support Case Management and Welfare Checks
The International Student Support team have been conducting welfare checks and case managing individual student requirements. If you need assistance please contact 13 27 86 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CQUniversity is continuing to deliver high quality academic and learning support to all students through the Academic Learning Centre, Library Online and Studiosity.
All students can continue to access free and confidential student support services including health and wellbeing, accessibility and advocacy.
Financial Support and Scholarships
Students may be eligible to access emergency financial support through dedicated scholarships and the CQUniCares emergency grants program. Due to the overwhelming demand on the CQUniCares fund, students who are facing severe financial hardship are being prioritised at the present time.
Domestic Student Emergency Grants
CQUniversity has been able to provide urgent financial relief to 468 domestic undergraduate students through one-off cash bursaries valued at $500. CQUni’s ‘Removing Financial Barriers to Student Success’ program has drawn on Commonwealth Higher Education Participation & Partnership Program (HEPPP) funding, which is provided to universities to increase aspiration, participation, retention and completion by domestic undergraduate university students from lower socio-economic status backgrounds.
Campuses that are not currently closed due to COVID-restrictions in their relevant Government areas continue to remain open for students to access support, resources and facilities including computer labs, libraries and WiFi. Please check with your local campus for more information on opening times and access.
The CQUni Careers Team has established the COVID-19 Job Search Support resource centre that guides students to find casual, part-time, temporary and ongoing opportunities, including websites and skill areas that are currently hiring/in demand. Additionally, the team also regularly promotes employment opportunities via The CQUni Careers Facebook page which is a great way for students to see updates and via the online job board. Opportunities across Australia are advertised, and students can filter their settings by location and job type.
Not so Distant
CQUniversity has collated all current support activities and initiatives in one central hub so that all students can connect during this current time. Find our more about Mentor Coffee catch-ups, Student Rep Council sessions and the numerous workshops dedicated to wellbeing and academic support on the Not so Distant Hub on the Student Portal.
Regional Support for International Students
State Governments across Australia have announced different support packages for international students. CQUniversity students may be eligible to access different types of support offered in in their home state. More information is available via the links below:
Information on state-based support for international students
Students based in Queensland can access the Queensland Student Hub Network via the state-wide student hotline 1800QSTUDY which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Hub can connect students with support related to finances, transport, accommodation, health and wellness and legal.
Students based in New South Wales may also be able to access additional support through Study NSW including information on accommodation and housing and health and wellbeing support.
Students based in Victoria can also connect with services delivered by the Study Melbourne Student Centre including financial assistance (rent relief and food vouchers) for vulnerable students, counselling services and legal assistance for accommodation and employment matters.
Students based in Western Australia may also be eligible to access support via the Study Perth Crisis Relief initiative (SPCR). Through this initiative students may be able to access support for food, shelter and health and wellbeing. For more information please visit Study Perth Crisis Relief.