Why students put us first
CQUni graduates earn above average starting salaries, evident in our higher than national average graduate starting salaries (ComparED 2020). We're also ranked top 5 in Australia for undergraduate and top 10 for postgraduate full-time employment and starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2021).
But it is more than just excellent graduate outcomes that make us the first choice for thousands of students. Register your interest to find out more or read on to discover why students continue to put us first.
Every year we fund approximately A$24 million in scholarships to support international students in all course levels. And we will continue to provide this financial support to help our students reach their potential.
Scholarships during COVID-19
All international scholarships require you to study physically on a CQUni campus in Australia. The Australian borders are currently closed, but don't let this stop you from pursuing your education and taking advantage of the scholarship on offer. You can start studying online first, then transition to on campus when the borders open.
Relevant work experience is sought for and valued highly by employers in every field. Our courses are designed in a way that allows for some form of work-integrated learning to help you meet employer demands.
We have unique internships that are available exclusively to international students at no additional cost, no extension to your course duration and no GPA hurdle. The best part of it is we'll help you find the internship that's right for you. This 10-12 real-world work experience will give you a competitive advantage in the job market.
Take a look at our students’ internship stories.
Apart from work experience, being able to expand your professional networks is also key in enhancing your career prospects for years to come.
In addition to being fully recognised and accredited in Australia and globally through the Australian Qualifications Framework, many of our courses are also accredited by relevant professional bodies, meaning you will be eligible to join networks of like-minded practitioners all over the world. This is perfect for knowledge sharing and keeping abreast of opportunities that will help propel your career to the next level.
As you start on this new journey, we want to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to understand your individual needs. Regardless of your study location, online or on campus, we remain committed to helping you gain an academically, culturally and socially enriching experience.
Our student feedback from the latest International Student Barometer (ISB) survey shows that we soared above sector average, achieving 90% or above for students' arrival experience, support service received, learning experience and living experience.
Right from your first year at university, regardless of your mode of study, you will have access to career support and counselling services to help you plan and achieve your career goals.
Our career services are some of the best in a university setting, with regular career support workshops and other careers focused services including CQUni Career Connection, CQUni Careers and CareerHub to help you plan your career, prepare yourself for the workplace and most importantly find a job in your chosen field.
Check out CQUni Careers.
We offer various pathway options to help you achieve the qualification or career you've dreamt of.
Our CQUEnglish Language Centres offer English language courses to help you meet the English requirements for your dream course, may this be a bachelor, a masters or a research degree. Learn from highly experienced teachers and feel supported from day one from the language centres that were ranked first for making students feel welcome (ELT Barometer 2017-18).
Our vocational education and training includes certificates and diplomas, some of which provide guaranteed pathways into the related bachelor courses. For example, if you complete our Diploma of Nursing, you’ll go into the second year of our Bachelor of Nursing. Find out more on our academic preparation and what suits your individual circumstances best.