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.


Enrolment Opens

Monday 19 June. 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 3 July. Please refer to the Orientation page for information about our Term 2 virtual orientation sessions. Registration for each session is required.

Classes Commence

Monday, 10 July

Last Day to Enrol in Units

Friday, 21 July

Census Date

Tuesday, 1 August

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

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.

Once your student visa has been granted you will be able to commence with the enrolment and check-in process.

Easy Enrol

If you are admitted into one of the below courses, you will be able to enrol yourself using our Easy Enrol system.

Log into the MyCQU Student Portal and follow the prompts to enrol now.

Diploma of Business Studies - CL87

Diploma of Digital Media - CC25

Diploma of Music - CC41

Associate Degree of Digital Media - CC26

Bachelor of Agriculture - CV85

Bachelor of Business - CL86

Bachelor of Digital Media - CC24

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) - CC14

Bachelor of Education (Primary) - CC12

Bachelor of Information Technology - CQ18

Bachelor of Music - CG51

Bachelor of Nursing - CL91

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration - CC51

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems - CC29

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology - CC28

Graduate Certificate in Management - CH76

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting - CC38

Graduate Certificate in Project Management - CC33

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration - CC52

Graduate Diploma of Construction Management - CL83

Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting -  CC35

Master of Business Management - CL21

Master of Construction Management - CL82

Master of Engineering - CV82

Master of Information Systems - CC53

Master of Information Technology - CC54

Master of Laboratory Medicine - CM18

Master of Management for Engineering - CC74

Master of Professional Accounting - CC57

Master of Project Management - CV84

Master of Public Health - CL45



If you are not admitted into one of the above courses, or if you have applied for credit, you will be pre-enrolled into units by our Course Advice Team. They will send you an email that contains your enrolled units for the term and a copy of your Course Planner which will show you the structure of your course.

Please read the email carefully as it also contains instructions on your next steps to prepare and commence your studies.

After you have been enrolled, either by yourself through Easy Enrol or by the Course Advice Team through pre-enrolment, you will be required to check in to your course and prepare for your studies.

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

Orientation events are not to be missed.

Orientation at CQUniversity consists of compulsory and optional events and activities, allowing you to create a customised schedule.

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. Attending all OTV is compulsory for international students, including the session called International Student Essentials.

In addition, you will be able to attend optional All About Uni Workshops, 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 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.