Why Employ CQU Graduates

High-achieving alumni 

CQUniversity graduates are highly-sought-after by employers, and our alumni achieve results in a wide range of fields in Australia and around the world.  

Relevant skills and knowledge 

Our curriculum is designed in consultation with our industry partners, meaning our students are learning job-ready skills from the outset. 

Whether studying on campus or online, our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on residential schools and work placement opportunities. Our focus on work-integrated learning means our graduates are equipped with real-world skills and workplace knowledge. 

Excellent rankings for employability 

We have been recognised in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings as one of the top 500 universities globally. These rankings are based on graduate employment rates, employer-student connections, university-employer partnerships, alumni outcomes and a university's reputation among employers. 

Our graduates are highly-regarded by employers, with the QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey showing CQUniversity is ranked #1 in Queensland and #4 nationally for overall employer satisfaction. The same survey also highlighted we're in the top 3 Australian universities for employer satisfaction in graduates' collaborative skills.

We’re proud to be recognised year-after-year by The Good Universities Guide as a five-star university for full-time employment, which is based on our proportion of undergraduates who secured full-time employment within four months of completing their degree. 

Transferable engagement and social outreach skills 

Our commitment to engagement and social outreach led to our recognition as Australia's first and only Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group. A social innovation mindset is embedded in our courses across all disciplines, empowering our alumni to make a difference in their communities and workplaces. Could one of those workplaces be yours? 

Graduates all over the place and from a wide variety of backgrounds 

Our graduates are as varied as the locations from which they are accessing our education and training, thanks to a combination of:

  • our campuses being located across a wide geographic area
  • long and positive partnerships with Regional University Centres nationally
  • an exceptional online suite of courses, which generally appeal to a more mature audience
  • a wide range of options from TAFE and preparatory programs right through to research

Dedicated careers team  

Our team is ready to help you access quality student and graduate talent and can also advertise your opportunities to our national student and graduate network – contact the Careers team today.