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Academic preparation

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 or diplomas.

Certificate Pathway

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

Start
Australian Year 10 or equivalent

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

Diploma Pathway

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

Start  
Australian Year 12 or equivalent

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

  • Diploma of Arts – year 2 of CQUniversity Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Aviation Theory – year 2 of CQUniversity Bachelor of Aviation Technology
  • Diploma of Business Studies – year 2 of CQUniversity Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Digital Media – year 2 of CQUniversity Bachelor of Digital Media
  • Diploma of Information and Communications Technology – year 2 of CQUniversity Bachelor of Information Technology