Explore below the options available to anyone and those designed specifically for school leavers, international students or vocational training.
Alternate entry pathway
If you don’t meet the required entry score for your course of interest, starting another CQU degree can help you meet your preferred course’s entry score. After completing a year of full-time study, you will be eligible for a Selection Rank that can be used in any new application you make. You may even be eligible to apply for credit if the units you complete are part of your preferred course. Explore the related courses for your preferred degree and call 13 27 86 for guidance.
Pathways for anyone
Whether you're finishing high school, have had a gap year, or are returning to study after some time away, these options can help you prepare for university study.
Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS)
Gain the skills and confidence to excel at university with our enabling course STEPS. Enjoy dedicated support as you prepare for higher education studies.
TAFE Certificates and Diplomas
Explore our range of TAFE certificates and diplomas that give you a Selection Rank, and could provide credit towards a bachelor's degree.
Pathways for high school students
If you're in high school, you can get a head start on your studies by studying a TAFE course or university unit while still in school. Our Principal's Recommendation Scheme provides a pathway directly into university from high school without relying so heavily on your ATAR.
Start Uni Now
Study university while in school with SUN, our specialised high school program. Get a taste for university life and a head start on your dream career.
Start TAFE Now (STN)
Start your vocational education training while still in school with our Start TAFE Now program and gain credit for your high school certificate.
Principal's Recommendation Scheme
Read about Principal's Recommendation Scheme that provides an alternate entry pathway to uni for Year 12 students.