Academic Preparation

CQUniversity offers a series of pre-university courses which provide excellent pathways into our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees if you are not able to meet the minimum academic or English language proficiency required for direct entry.

Upon successful application, you will receive a packaged offer for a suite of CQUniversity courses that will enable you to gain entry into the next course level. Our packaged offers may consist of a combination of English language courses, certificates or diplomas.

This pathway option is ideal if:

  • You want to get a feel for a study area before committing to a diploma or undergraduate degree
  • You want vocational education and training
  • You want a guaranteed pathway into a diploma or undergraduate degree at CQUniversity.

Australian Year 10 or equivalent

Certificate III: Year 1 of related CQUniversity diploma 
Certificate IV: Year 1 of related CQUniversity bachelor degree


CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support 
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

This pathway option is ideal if:

  • You want to graduate with two qualifications – a diploma and an undergraduate degree
  • You want the flexibility of exiting with a diploma to enter the workforce earlier
  • You want a guaranteed pathway into an undergraduate degree at CQUniversity.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Diploma: Year 1 of CQUniversity bachelor degree
Diploma: Year 2 of related CQUniversity bachelor degree as follows:

For those looking to kick-start a career in aviation, our new dual award in avionics may be perfect for you.

CQUniversity and Aviation Australia have partnered to deliver Australia's first major in avionics for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology. This integrated pathway combines vocational curriculum at Aviation Australia and degree curriculum at CQUniversity. Graduates will gain two qualifications after three years. Find out more on the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics).

The friendly teachers are very supportive and encouraging. They believe in their students to achieve high grades and point out the areas we need to improve on. The staff make sure we are safe and often remind us to talk to them about any problems. I feel very supported in my student journey.

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