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.
Centre for Professional Education
The Centre for Professional Education provides a variety of professional development and continuing education opportunities for professionals across multiple disciplines, including health, education and others.
Customised programs and courses are developed in partnership with organisations or agencies to deliver quality professional development for their workforce. This is designed to enable employees to meet their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations in their profession.
Our range of courses and CPD
- Industry based short courses
- Continuing professional development modules
- First Aid
- Nursing Competency and Assessment Testing Service (NCATS)
- Registered Nurse ReEntry Course (online)
- Preparation for Success in Health (aimed at year 10, 11 and 12 high school students)
Access to all learning resources can be found at cpheonline.cqu.edu.au
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.
We offer free access to the following electronic databases - Informit (Australian content) and ScienceDirect.
To access the databases select the following links:
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 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 campus.Visit the library website for further details about alumni borrowing information and regulations.
Please take advantage of these opportunities, to help you progress, or change, your career path.
Australian Institute of Management (AIM) - Personal Membership
We are pleased to offer this excellent opportunity, in conjunciton with The Australian Institute of Management QLD NSW ACT NT. From new managers to leaders of business, AIM has more than 9,000 members in a variety of industries, in the smallest entrepreneurial endeavour to the big end of town. AIM offers training, events, networking, access to information, and professional manager post-nominals.
Young Managers (up to 30 years of age) may be particularly interested in the Emerging Manager member category. NB Employers may sponsor your membership as a Professional Development activity.
AIM and CQUniversity are pleased to offer alumni the following benefits:
- Waiver of application fee (normally $99) for all CQUniversity alumni on any membership level.
- New CQUniversity alumni members will receive 2 free tickets to the event of their choice
CQUniversity Career Services
A large number of FREE career services are available to graduates. This includes:
- Self-directed career reflection and planning
- Mentoring by fellow graduates
- Career counselling
- Resume and job application checking.
You can find out more about the special career benefits on the CQUni Careers page.
Employment Preparation Session - Participants are recommended to access the self-directed employment preparation material available on CareerHub before booking for this session. Please register for CareerHub via the CareerHub link below, and undertake the course. Alternatively, you can register direct by contacting the Careers Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CareerHub Job Service and Employment Search
In addition, a free online jobs board is available to all graduates. CareerHub enables graduates to search for full, casual or part-time positions; graduate recruitment; employer information; and receive resume preparation and selection criteria preparation advice.
If you're a graduate and also an employer, you are able to advertise employment opportunities for other graduates, FREE through CareerHub. Click here to log-on to CareerHub.
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.
As an alumnus, you have access to a range of free communications to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and activities you can be involved with.
Be magazineBe is your free bi-annual Alumni magazine. Please visit CQUConnect and keep your details up-to-date so you receive your copy. The magazine is available in both electronic and hard copy, so let us know your preference.
The Mortar Board Alumni E-News
The bi-monthly e-newsletter is your ticket to staying informed on new benefits and initiatives, networking opportunities, events, alumni stories and other university news. The Mortar Board is distributed via e-mail so visit CQUConnect and keep your details up-to-date. Each edition can also be accessed on our website. To view the latest edition, click here.
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
Connect now with social media and stay in touch with classmates and Your University. Whether your preferred platform is Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, you can share and be connected to general information and discussion topics regularly.
Achieve a more active, healthier 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, and large variety of classes, free tennis court hire and an athletics oval.
CQUniversity alumni receive a 10% discount on gym membership. To access the discount or for more information, contact the Sports Centre on (07) 4923 2159 or email@example.com.
The Development and Alumni Relations Directorate is the contact point for all alumni of the university, with assistance provided in alumni relations matters.
Our office aims to provide you with benefits and initiatives which will enhance your career progressions, whilst providing opportunities to keep in touch with your friends and/or to keep abreast of the latest professional development, networking and event information.
To ensure you receive these services, visit CQUConnect to keep your details up-to-date.
With hundreds of alumni residing in China, CQUniversity has forged a strong link with the Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA), established to promote Australian education through the success of alumni and supporting alumni via business and social networking. Members receive event discounts, special invitations to exclusive member-only events, monthly e-newsletters and other special offers.
ACAA established the Australia China Alumni Awards in 2009 and alumni living in China who are an Australian university graduate are able to be nominated for a range of categories. The awards recognise the success of the wide-ranging achievements of graduates living in China (both local and expatriate).
To take advantage of the range of benefits on offer, alumni of CQUniversity are invited to join ACAA.
Joining an existing club, group or society is a great way to expand your social or professional networks, and gain demonstrable leaderships skills. Meet like-minded people by joining a club, group or society. It’s free to join, and there are variety of groups based on interest and university discipline. The list of clubs and societies is constantly growing, so make sure you check back from time-to-time to find out about the latest additions. View the list of existing clubs, groups and societies here.
START A CLUB, GROUP OR SOCIETY
If your ideal club, group or society doesn’t exist, you can start one. It’s a great way to demonstrate initiative and gain experience, while meeting fellow alumni and students. For more information on starting a CQUniversity club, group or society, including club management, events and activities and promotion, view the Clubs and Societies Handbook.
If you don't have log-in details for My.CQU, To reset your password contact TaSAC (Toll Free 1300 666 620 or International + 61 7 4930 9090). For further assistance contact the Alumni Relations Manager.
CQUniversity is delighted to offer Alumni continued access to your Moodle Courses for up to* three (3) years after graduation. This will allow you to review your course content without all the stress of exams!
To assist Alumni with transitioning to the workforce your Mahara Student Portfolio is now available online for life!
Access to both Moodle and Mahara is via the My.CQU student portal using your existing CQU Username and Password. If you do not remember your log-in details, you will need to contact the Information Technology Helpdesk directly to have your password reset. You can contact the Helpdesk on freecall (within Australia) 1300 666 620 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your student ID number in your request.
* dependant on the archiving schedule