New Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

If you are commencing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at CQUniversity, after you have been granted your student visa, you will be enrolled in your first term units prior to your arrival. If you are pre-enrolled, you will receive an email from your Course Adviser confirming you have been enrolled and you will be provided with a study plan. If you don’t receive an email prior to your arrival, our friendly Course Advisers will assist you when you visit your campus to finalise your enrolment.

Please bring the following documents to campus to ensure your enrolment runs smoothly:

  • Original passport (photocopies are not accepted)
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
  • Australian contact details (including home address and Australian phone number)

All new international students must present on-campus or attend an online check-in appointment to finalise their enrolment and officially commence their studies at CQUniversity.

If you are offshore you will be required to undertake check-in via an online zoom session. To do this you will need to book an appointment with the Student Engagement Team. Please follow the instructions listed below.

1. Open the Check-in Appointment Booking System

2. Log in using your CQU log in details

3. Click on "Book an appointment"

4. Select your preferred day/time from the available appointments

5. A confirmation email will be sent to your CQU Student email account

6. Attend your Check-in appointment using the Zoom link included in your booking confirmation

If you are a new International Student onshore, please visit your campus between 9 am - 12 noon Monday to Friday to finalise your enrolment.  Staff from the Student Engagement Team will assist you with:

  • Completing the new student check-in form
  • Accessing MyCQU and adding your timetable
  • Issuing your student ID card
  • Issuing your campus access card (Melbourne and Perth campuses only)
  • Information about your orientation program
  • Any questions/concerns you may have

Alternatively you may also undertake the check-in process online via the booking system.

If you require assistance prior to your arrival, please contact the Student Engagement Team by emailing

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.

Term 3 2020 Orientation will be a live, virtual event called Orientation TV (OTV). OTV 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 Orientation sessions. International students must also attend a 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.

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

Term 3 2020 Key Dates

Enrolment Opens

Monday, 26 October


Your orientation will be held in the week starting 2 November. 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, 9 November

Last Day to Enrol

Friday, 20 November

Census Date

Tuesday, 1 December

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