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Annual Student Leadership Conference

CQUni Aspire
Become a Changemaker: Social Innovation in practice

'Be inspired and empowered to be the change you wish to see in the world.'

Join us in Mackay for the 2017 Student Leadership Conference. We invite you to take part in this life-changing event that boosts your energy, inspires action, and ignites your passion for social innovation!

Date: 31 October 2017 - 2 November 2017 
CQUni Mackay City campus

Proudly sponsored by Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd.

Registrations have now closed.

This year's program will feature guest speakers including:

  • Naomi Arnold. Naomi is an award-winning business and life passion coach, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, Engaging Women Ambassador, and human rights activist.
  • Tara Diversi. Tara has been a professional athlete, award-winning writer, specialist dietician, counsellor, executive coach and manager of a successful small business.

Travel Sponsorship Competition

The 2017 sponsorship competition has now closed. Thank you to all entrants!


Regardless of how you prefer to learn, this program will enable you to “dip-in” to engaging and exciting content when you need it. Recognised certification is optional, meaning there’s no pressure to complete the full program, but we know you’ll want to know more about the qualification on offer!

Upon completion of all modules in the program, students can submit reflective journals/ blogs and apply to “graduate”, whereby they would be awarded a certificate recognising their participation in the program.

Designed to complement your academic studies, the program will ensure you are career-ready, and have the skills and capabilities to graduate as a self-aware, high performing employee. Student Leaders also graduate as a socially responsible community member, with the capacity and enthusiasm to address complex issues of the future.

“I loved both the layout and the content of this course. I liked how both the videos and the writing catered for more than one learning style - what a thoughtful idea! The TED talks were fantastic, as were the other videos which really emphasised the course content. Well Done! I would recommend this course to anyone interested in building upon their leadership skills.”

Our program is available to all enrolled students of CQUniversity, regardless of location, study mode, or course being undertaken. For more information, please contact us at

Enrolled students can start their journey today by accessing the Leadership Hub.