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Orientation at CQUniversity includes completing an online, introductory Moodle unit called Orientation Online, as well as attending one of our Orientation events before term begins.

Attending an Orientation event is compulsory for international students. Domestic students have the choice to attend or only complete Orientation Online. We recommend that all students do both.

If you're a new student, we encourage you to join us at an Orientation event where you will:

  • Find out about the facilities and support staff available to assist you throughout your studies.
  • Meet and network with other new students from your location.

Feedback from past students has told us that attending an Orientation event is the best thing you can do to prepare for study.

For enquiries related to Orientation please contact
For all other enrolment and general student enquiries, please contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86 or

Term 1 Orientation events

Orientation events for Term 1 2019 will be held between 4 - 8 March at many of our campuses:

Online Nursing Orientation
School of Nursing and Midwifery Course Specific Orientation Day on Thursday 7 March 2019 – Schedule available here. Please note this day is additional to the main Orientation events offered at each campus and will be held online for all new Nursing students.

Important information about schedules
These Orientation schedules are subject to minor changes. Please check your student email for the official invitation and registration details closer to the date. Your student email can be accessed from MyCQU.

Please check the date, time and location for each session. If you are unsure of your School, please visit the Courses and Schools Information Sheet. Mackay students should also note if the session is held at Mackay Ooralea or Mackay City campus.

Attending Orientation
Campus maps can be found here.

Due to course offerings, availability of staff and other factors, we cannot guarantee a course-specific session at each Orientation event, or that academics will be in attendance.

CQUni is now a smoke-free university. All staff, students and visitors to our campuses are asked to comply with the introduction of this new smoke-free policy by not smoking anywhere on university grounds.

If you have a laptop or tablet device, it would be useful to bring it to Orientation. You should also bring your Student ID card. If you don't have a Student ID card, please bring along the student number found on your Offer Letter.

If you have a disability or medical condition, and require assistance with adjustments or access to Orientation, please contact us at or by calling 13 27 86.

ELICOS students
Orientation events for ELICOS students are generally held a few days prior to the start of your admit week. Dates for Orientation events may differ between campuses. Please refer to the dates on your Offer of Admission for more information.

Orientation Online

Orientation Online is compulsory for all new students. 

Orientation Online is an introductory Moodle course designed to provide you with the information you need to become a successful student at CQUniversity. It should be completed after you accept your offer and before the start of term. The video-based modules will help you to become familiar with our online systems, along with the support services available to you.

To visit Orientation Online, please click the banner on this page, log in with your student number and password and select ORIE12345: Orientation Online from the list. Orientation Online is not available to STEPS, TEP, ELICOS, or students returning after a leave of absence if they have previously studied at CQUniversity.


This year, the Office of Social Innovation are launching a brand new orientation program known as iChange®*.

This fun and informative online program will share inspiring stories of transformative change, and equip students with tools, networks and creative ideas to drive social innovation in their lives and communities.

Featuring six short video units presented by CQUni students, iChange® explores the history and future of social innovation, as well as megatrends, co-design theory, and social innovation ecosystems. The program is not compulsory and should take two hours to complete. It is designed to be completed before you start studying online or on campus.

Change your world and kickstart your career with CQUni’s iChange®.

*Registered trademark of Central Queensland University.

Term 1 2018 Orientation highlights

O-week 2018