Orientation at CQUniversity consists of compulsory and optional events and activities, allowing you to create a customised schedule.Orientation TV (OTV) is a live webinar with an engaging, television-show-style format where you will receive the essential information you need to commence your studies. As a new international student, it is important that you attend all OTV sessions. International students must also attend an OTV session called International Student Essentials.  Attendance is compulsory.

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.


Students who are studying onshore are also invited to attend Campus Experience events. Campus Experience is your chance to get to know your local CQU Campus, meet fellow students and CQU staff as well as be introduced to CQU support services. Events will differ for each location and may include networking activities, campus tours, and market stalls. It is strongly recommended that students attend these on-campus events. Visit MyCQU for more information and to book your Orientation sessions. For help logging in, visit the student login details page.

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Orientation for International Students at CQUniversity Transcript

CQUEnglish students

A full class orientation for all new students covering key topics is held on your first day of class – see dates below.

Staff from CQUEnglish will contact you directly with details about your orientation session one week before.

CQUEnglish Orientation Dates:

Campus Full Class Orientation to CQUniversity (First Day of Class)

Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

09 January 2023

20 February 2023

11 April 2023

15 May 2023

03 July 2023

07 August 2023

11 September 2023

16 October 2023

20 November 2023

Research and VET students

Due to differing commencements dates, orientation for Research and VET students will be listed on your Letter of Admission. If you have any questions about your orientation, please contact the Student Engagement Team.