Pre-requisites are the subjects you will need to have completed in high school. The most common pre-requisite is English, with specialist courses sometimes requiring math methods and either biology, chemistry or physics. In some cases, there are courses that require no pre-requisites for entry.
Be sure to check your course page of interest for details before you begin your application.
If you can’t meet pre-requisite requirements from your high school studies, these can be met if you successfully complete selected units in our free STEPS pathway program.
If your course page includes recommended study, these subjects are not a requirement to gain entry to a course, however, if completed will better prepare you for your course.
If you are a current high-school student undertaking subject selection for Year 10 and think you may want to attend University, it is a good idea to visit the range of course options you may be considering, to check both pre-requisites and recommended study.
Explore additional information about pre-requisites and entry pathways at CQU. Our pre-requisite subjects page helps you see how our pre-requisites align state-by-state.
Explore our range of enabling and English language courses, providing you with a pathway into your dream university degree or TAFE course.
High School Students
If you're a high school student or know someone who is, find easy-to-access information and links about everything you need to know about studying at CQU.
Find out more about the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and how it can be used as an entry pathway for undergraduate courses.
Check the pre-requisite equivalent subjects and grade conversions if you have completed your senior high school education in a state other than Queensland.