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 may 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.

All new international students must present on-campus to finalise their enrolment and officially commence their studies at CQUniversity.

As a new international student, you must visit your campus between 9 am - 12 noon Monday to Friday to finalise your enrolment. Staff from the International Student Support Team will assist you with:

  • Completing the new student check-in form
  • Accessing MyCentre 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.

If you require assistance prior to your arrival, please contact the International Student Support 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.

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.

Academic Integrity and Contract Cheating

Expectations of Students - Students must:

  • Maintain integrity and refrain from any forms of academic misconduct
  • Comply with University policies and procedures.

What is Contract Cheating?

Contract cheating is where a student commissions or seeks to commission another party - either paid or unpaid - that is offering its services to produce academic work on the student's behalf

Contract cheating may occur when a student seeks help with their assessment tasks through

  • An online company specialising in producing work for a fee for students
  • An un-authorised editing service advertised via social media or on campus
  • Another student or non-student who has offered to help

How Can I Avoid Contract Cheating?

The best way to avoid contract cheating begins and ends with your honest approach to your learning experience and your own work on assessment tasks.

Be careful with websites that claim to be in support of student learning but are actually providing students with an unfair advantage. These websites may look helpful, but they are often used to mislead students into paying more money.

What Can Happen if I’m Caught Contract Cheating?

A student found to have outsourced their work may not only receive a fail for the assessment task, but may be suspended from their studies or even expelled from the University.

As a new international student, it is mandatory that you attend orientation. During orientation, you will be able to meet other students and key staff, receive information about support services and the University’s IT systems and have fun before you commence your studies. Please visit our orientation page for more information.

iChange®: Social Innovation Orientation Program

CQUniversity wants to change the world for the better. As Australia first and only university to achieve Ashoka U membership, we want our graduates to be life-long changemakers. In 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 2019 Key Dates


From Monday, 28 October
Please visit your campus between 9 am – 12 noon, Monday to Friday.


Your orientation will be held in the week starting 4 November. Please refer to the orientation page for information about orientation on your campus.

Classes Commence

Monday, 11 November

Last Day to Enrol

Friday, 22 November

Census Date

Tuesday, 3 December