New Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

As a commencing undergraduate or postgraduate student, you will need to complete your Enrolment and Check-in to get started on your study journey.

See the information in the ENROLMENT/CHECK-IN PROCESS tabs below.

Enrolment Opens

Monday 13 February. All new undergraduate and postgraduate international students must follow the steps below to officially commence their studies at CQUniversity.


Your orientation will be held in the week starting 27 February. Please refer to the Orientation Our Way page for information about our Term 3 virtual orientation sessions. Registration for each session is required.

Classes Commence

Monday, 6 March

Last Day to Enrol in Units

Friday, 17 March

Census Date

Tuesday, 28 March

Census date is the last date for students to withdraw from enrolled units without academic or financial penalty.

Once your student visa has been granted,  you will be pre-enrolled by our Course Advice Team and receive an email which contains your course planner and enrolled units. Please read this email carefully as it contains instructions on the next steps:

  1. After receiving your email, complete check-in by filling out the Online Check-in Form.
  2. Complete your class registration via MyCQU
  3. Attend on-campus and speak with Student Engagement to receive your ID card and access card.

Please Note:

If your visa is granted between 11-17 March 2023 and you arrive during these dates, please ensure that you visit your campus and speak with the Student Engagement team to finalise your enrolment no later than Friday 17 March to avoid any potential student visa breach. Once your enrolment is finalised, you will receive your ID card and access card.

If you have not yet received a visa, you will be required to book an Enrolment/Check-in appointment online via Zoom to assist you with enrolment and to officially commence your studies at CQUniversity.

To attend an Enrolment Check-in appointment, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the Enrolment Check-in Appointment Booking System
  2. Select "Current Student" and Login using your CQUniversity login details. Refer to the Log-in tab below for how to log in.
  3. Click on "Book an appointment "
  4. Select your preferred day/time from the available appointments, commencing 13 February 2023.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to your CQUniversity Student email and personal email account as per your application.
  6. Attend your Mandatory Enrolment Check-in appointment using the Zoom link included in your booking confirmation.

Alternatively, you will receive a call from International Recruitment to assist with booking your Enrolment and Check-in Appointment. You must attend your appointment in order to officially commence your studies.


If your visa is granted between 11-17 March 2023 and you arrive during these dates, please ensure that you email notifying of the approval and visit your campus and speak with the Student Engagement team to finalise your enrolment no later than 17 March 2023..

If you have arrived after 17 March, you are still required to attend on-campus to update your Australian contact details within 7 days of your arrival as per student visa condition 8533 with the Student Engagement team.   At this time, we will arrange for you to be registered into your on-campus classes and will issue your ID card and access card.

Once you have been issued with your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), you will be able to access CQUniversity’s Student Portal. Your log-in details are:

  • Your username is your Student ID number, e.g. 12345678. It can be found on both your Letter of Admission and your COE.
  • Your default password is your date of birth preceded by a lower case 's’ and finishing with a '#' - e.g. when your birth date is 01/09/1978, your default Password would be s010978#.

Please note, your username and password are case sensitive.

The first time you log in, you should be prompted to create a new password and nominate secret questions and answers. Ensure you choose a password you will remember, but not one anyone else will guess. For a step-by-step guide on how to change your password and add your secret questions, please refer to the Help section of the CQUniversity Password Services website.

Foundations of Academic Integrity

CQUniversity values academic honesty and integrity. As a student, we want to ensure that you understand CQUniversity’s academic expectations before you start your course. To help build your confidence and capacity, all new domestic and international students must complete the Foundations of Academic Integrity module. Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to access your unit content in Moodle.

Access to the Foundations of Academic Integrity module will be granted once you are enrolled. You are encouraged to complete this module when you receive your pre-enrolment email from your Course Adviser. For more information, please refer to the list of frequently asked questions on the Student Portal.

iChange: Social Innovation Orientation Program

CQUniversity wants to change the world for the better. As Australia’s first and only university to achieve Ashoka U membership, we want our graduates to be life-long changemakers. From 2018, new undergraduate students will be invited to begin their social innovation journey with iChange®* – an orientation to activate changemaking at CQUniversity. Your invitation to iChange® will be sent to your student email account after you have been enrolled. Visit Social Innovation for Students for more information about how you can get involved.

*Registered trademark of Central Queensland University.

Orientation events are not to be missed.

Orientation TV (OTV) is a virtual event that brings you live, fast-paced, informative webinar sessions including How to Uni, Student Life, and Course Essentials. As a new international student, it is important that you attend all OTV sessions. International students must also attend an OTV session called International 101. Attendance is compulsory.

In addition, you will be able to attend optional Orientation Boost sessions, allowing you to create a customised Orientation schedule based on what you need and want to know more about. These should be attended in addition to compulsory Orientation TV sessions.

For students who are studying onshore, there will also be on-campus activities to introduce you to the services and facilities on your campus and to other students and campus staff.

To register for OTV and Orientation Boost sessions, please visit the Orientation Our Way website.