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Prospective students


Exploring your education and training options can seem overwhelming, but from your first enquiry to your first class, CQUniversity is alongside you every step of the way.

There is no such thing as the "best university", just the best university for you. Meet our Vice Chancellor and President , Professor Scott Bowman, and find out what makes us a great.

Our guide to Uni Speak includes commonly used terminology to help you navigate "uni-speak" with ease.

When you're ready to start your journey, follow this step-by-step process to keep you on track.


You may have a few questions before you're ready to apply. Here is how and where you can find out more information.

Course and career advice



Call our Student Advice Team on 13 27 86 to discuss your study options, or to make an appointment with a Course Advisor or Careers Specialist.

In Person

Come along to one of our Information Sessions or Open Days or drop into one of our locations' reception areas during office hours.

Costs and financial support

The cost of a course varies depending on what you are studying.

You may also need to factor in costs such as living expenses, stationery, textbooks and equipment such as safety glasses, laboratory coats, gym clothes or a uniform.

The Australian Government offers a number of financial support programs including VET FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and OS-HELP to support you while studying.

For other useful information about managing the cost of university visit:


The application process depends on whether you are a domestic or international student, your educational background and the level of education or training you wish to pursue.


All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships to help manage the cost of university.


CQUniversity has Student Residences available at CQUniversity Mackay and Rockhampton.

Accept and enrol

As a successful applicant you will be emailed an Offer of Admission or a Confirmation of Enrolment, welcoming you to CQUniversity and introducing you to our enrolment process. CQUniversity supports you to step through your first enrolment with a range of online and face-to-face services.

Policies and Procedures

CQUniversity has a range of policies and procedures that domestic and international students need to be aware of as they govern enrolment, refunds and conditions under which an enrolment may be modified or cancelled as well as avenues for complaints and appeals.

Credit Transfer

If you have already completed study or work experience relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.


As a student at CQUniversity you will have access to a range of support services to help you reach your academic goals, enjoy your study experience and grow professionally and personally.

Academic Learning Centre

The Academic Learning Centre is a one-stop-shop for information, support, advice and resources related to many of the academic writing, mathematics, science and computing requirements of study.

Student experience

CQUniversity's focus on student experience ensures that you will be well supported on your journey. Services include Orientation to assist your transition into university life, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, career planning services and more.

Indigenous Engagement

CQUniversity Australia's Office of Indigenous Engagement provides teaching, research and support activities to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.


At CQUniversity, we have more than 75 000 alumni members, located all over the world, who are staying connected with their alma mater. When you graduate, you automatically become a member of our alumni network.


We are very proud of our alumni. Their career achievements epitomise our goal to encourage individuals to pursue their passion on the foundation of a quality education. Each year, we recognise distinguished alumni through various awards.

As an alumnus of CQUniversity, we encourage you to stay connected to CQUniversity after you graduate, and to take advantage of the many benefits available to our alumni.

Lifelong Learning

Our seamless pathways from a number of certificate and diploma courses through to degree-level courses offer greater opportunities for career progression and lifelong learning.

You may choose to study a higher-level course to expand your knowledge and skills, or perhaps undertake a practical certificate or diploma course to improve your work-readiness.

If you do choose to pursue further study, benefit from our seamless pathways and the flexibility of distance education so you can start working and earn while you learn.