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Benefits

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.

CQUni Cares Alumni Development Fund

Learning doesn’t stop after graduation, and neither does the support we offer our graduates.

We launched the CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund as part of our commitment to lifelong support for our graduates. 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.

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. Applications will open later in the year, and the Guidelines and Application Form will be available on this page.

How can I apply to the Fund?

Fund applications will open later in 2018. You can check back here for more information, or contact the Alumni Relations Team to ask to be notified when applications are open.

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.

Read the CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund Policy and Procedure

Study discounts

Centre for Professional Development

The Centre for Professional Development provides a variety of professional development and continuing education opportunities for professionals across multiple disciplines, including business, 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

Access to all learning resources can be found at cpheonline.cqu.edu.au. Alumni have access to some free and some low-cost courses,

Library access

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 Databases

We offer free access to the following electronic databases - Informit (Australian content) and ScienceDirect.

To subscribe to the e-Databases, please complete the form and return to the Alumni Relations Manager.

To access the databases select the following links:

Informit

ScienceDirect

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.

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.

Borrowing

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. Visit the library website for further details about alumni borrowing information and regulations.

Career development

Please take advantage of these opportunities, to help you progress, or change, your career path.

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 directly by contacting the Careers Team at careers@cqu.edu.au.

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.

Lifelong Email
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.
Creative and Performing Arts Events Discounts

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.

The CQCM events calendar can be found here. To find out more about becoming a Friend please visit the webpage.

Institute of Managers and Leaders - Personal Membership

From new managers to leaders of business, the Institute of Managers and Leaders has more than 9,000 members in a variety of industries, in the smallest entrepreneurial endeavour to the big end of town. They offer 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:

  1. Waiver of application fee (normally $99) for all CQUniversity alumni on any membership level.
  2. New CQUniversity alumni members will receive 2 free tickets to the event of their choice

Download the application form here.

Be Magazine, E-newsletter, Facebook and Twitter

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 magazine

Be 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.

Bookshop Discounts
CQUni Alumni receive free shipping (within Australia) on Bookshop orders over $25. Apply the discount.
Travel Deals
Travelcrew is a travel agent owned by CQUniversity. Subscribe to their fortnightly newsletter to receive the best domestic and international travel deals they can offer. Visit their website at www.travelcrew.com.au or email travelcrew@cqu.edu.au.
Gym Membership Discount

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 sportscentre@cqu.edu.au.

Alumni Networks

Gain access to professional and personal development, networking and social activities as part of an alumni network to help you build connections with fellow graduates in your area or discipline.

You can also join or start a University club, group or society for fellow students and alumni.

Visit our Networks page for more information.

Development and Alumni Relations Directorate

The Development and Alumni Relations Directorate is the contact point for all CQUniversity alumni.

Our office aims to provide you with benefits and initiatives which will enhance your career and help you stay connected with your classmates and the University.

To ensure you receive these services, visit CQUConnect to keep your details up-to-date.

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 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.

Events
A number of university and partner events are arranged each year throughout Australia and the world. We send event invitations based on your location details (the only exception is class reunions).

To ensure you receive relevant invitations, It’s important you keep your location and employment details updated, which you can do by visiting CQUConnect.

Moodle / Mahara Access

If you loaded course documents into Mahara, these are available online for life. Course notes and subject outlines are available through Moodle for up to three years after graduation (this is dependent on the archiving schedule).

The aim is to help you smoothly transition into the workforce by allowing you to review course content and documents to polish your discipline knowledge. Moodle and Mahara access can be useful after graduation when writing a resume or preparing for a job interview.

Access to both Moodle and Mahara is via the My.CQU 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: tasac@cqu.edu.au. Please include your student ID number in your request.