We are delighted to offer a range of benefits and initiatives for CQUniversity alumni.
To recognise your achievements and help you progress, these benefits are designed for you to use throughout your life. Watch this space, as new benefits and initiatives are added over time. Do you have suggestions for initiatives that would benefit you? If so, contact us.
CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund
Learning doesn’t stop after graduation, and neither does the support we offer our graduates.
The CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund is part of our commitment to lifelong support for our alumni. The Fund offers grants of up to $1000 for graduates to pursue the knowledge and skills they need to make a big impact in their communities.
The Alumni Development Fund is made possible by generous donations from CQUni staff, graduates and partner organisations. Find out how your support can nurture stronger communities.
Who can apply to the fund?
You’re eligible to apply to the fund if you’ve graduated from CQUniversity with a vocational or higher education qualification.
How can I apply to the fund?
Download the CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund Application Form.
Contact the Alumni Relations Team for more information on the Fund.
Coaching and mentoring skills
Sign up for our online mentoring program, CQUniversity Career Connection to help current students and recent graduates, or find yourself a mentor to provide guidance on your next steps. Find out more about mentoring.
Polish your mentoring skills through the free Coaching and Mentoring for Alumni short course (more information below)
Access free short courses
CQUni graduates can access free and low-cost professional development through our Centre for Professional Development. Create a Centre for Professional Development account to view and access these courses.
CQUni graduates always have access to the free Coaching and Mentoring for Alumni short course. Participants receive a certificate to acknowledge the completion of professional development.
Boost your skillset or launch the next stage of your career
Access career resources like resume builders, interview tips, a positions vacant board (to post or view jobs) and more through Career Hub.
Receive personal assistance from the CQU Careers Team in up to 5 careers counselling sessions as well as a resume and job application checking service.
A few weeks after you become eligible to graduate, your student access to the CQUniversity library and e-databases will expire. However, you can apply for alumni access so you can keep using this great resource to stay current with new research and publications in your field.
Electronic database access
Due to changing vendor license conditions the range of databases available to CQUniversity alumni may alter. Please refer to this page regularly for the latest information.
Alumni can apply for free annual membership of CQUniversity's library. Please visit a library on any of our campuses to apply for a borrowing card. Physical loans must be borrowed in person from any campus. Visit the library website for further details about alumni borrowing information and regulations.
Gain access to professional and personal development, networking and social activities by building connections with fellow graduates in your area or discipline as part of an alumni network. Visit our Networks page for more information.
Graduates in China
Australia China Alumni Association
With hundreds of alumni living in China, we’ve forged a strong link with the Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA). We’re a university member of this organisation, which is an overarching program for all China-based graduates of Australian universities. ACAA membership is free and is a great opportunity for you to attend events, mentor (or be mentored), meet other graduates of Australian universities, hear about job vacancies and more. We encourage you to take advantage of the range of benefits on offer and join ACAA.
Australia China Alumni Awards
The prestigious Australia China Alumni Awards recognise outstanding work from Australian university graduates living in China. If you’d like to be considered for the Awards, ensure your location and employment details are up-to-date.
Lifelong email account
CQUni Mail is the name of the University's email system that is provided by Google. All recent graduates have a CQUni Mail email address which they can continue to use after graduation. If you graduated before CQUni Mail was in use and would like a @cqumail.com email address, please contact us.
Communications and Events
Alumni have access to a range of free communications to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, initiatives and opportunities. Events are sent based on the location recorded in our alumni database - update your contact and employment details to ensure you hear relevant news, initiatives and opportunities.
Moodle and ePortfolio Access
Course notes and subject outlines are available through Moodle for up to three years after graduation (this is dependent on the archiving schedule).
CQUniversity has launched Portfolium, a new ePortfolio tool which will replace Mahara. Mahara will be fully decommissioned and no longer available to access from 30 September 2020. Alumni have lifetime access to Portfolium, to help showcase your academic work, achievements and graduate attributes. This career support tool supplements the traditional resume by directly highlighting skills and capabilities.
If you are currently using Mahara for your ePortfolio, you will not be able to migrate this content to the new Portfolium. If you wish to retain content in Mahara, you can export a copy. Please visit Guide to ePortfolios for step-by-step instructions.
Access to Moodle, Mahara and Portfolium is via the student portal using your existing CQU Username and Password. If you can’t remember your username or need your password reset, contact the Information Technology Helpdesk. You can contact the Helpdesk on free call (within Australia) on 1300 666 620 or email: email@example.com. Please include your student ID number in your request.
CQUni Alumni receive free shipping (within Australia) on Bookshop orders over $25. Apply the discount.
Creative and Performing Arts Discounts – Mackay
The School of Education and The Arts, incorporating the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, encourages all CQUniversity Alumni to become a "Friend of the Conservatorium" to access advance bookings and special concession rates to a variety of concerts, master-classes and exhibitions presented by the School. Your support will benefit the next generation of performers studying at the Conservatorium.
Gym membership – Rockhampton
Rockhampton-based graduates can achieve a more active, healthy and relaxed lifestyle by joining the CQUni Community Sports Centre, located on the North Rockhampton campus. The Centre’s facilities include an indoor and outdoor gym, heated pool, a large variety of classes, free tennis court hire and an athletics oval. CQUniversity alumni receive a 10% discount on gym memberships. To access the discount or for more information, contact the Sports Centre on (07) 4923 2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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