The step between your application and offer is assessment. Learn more about how undergraduate or postgraduate degree applications are assessed before an offer can be made.

All applications for CQU courses are assessed against the specific course entry requirements. This is detailed in the ‘Entry Requirements’ section on your course page.

Admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate course is a competitive process and offers are made based on the merit of performance in meeting the entry requirements of a course as well as the number of places that are available in that specific course. This means that in some instances, applicants will satisfy the entry requirements but may not receive an offer as there are more qualified applicants than available places.

For undergraduate courses specifically, the assessment of your application is based on:

  • satisfaction of English Language Proficiency requirements;
  • achievement of Selection Rank standards, including evaluation of ATAR scores;
  • satisfaction of any prerequisite requirements which may include but is not limited to senior subjects, auditions, previous qualifications or statements of intent; and
  • the evaluation of any adjustment scheme factors such as regional or equity schemes.

Applicants to undergraduate courses (excluding the Start Uni Now program) who are under 17 years of age as of 1 November for the Term 3 admission period, 31 January for the Term 1 admission period or 1 July for the Term 2 admission period, who do not have a completed Year 12 qualification may only be considered for admission if their qualifications and level of attainment are acceptable to the Manager, National Admissions and Student Services.

Undergraduate applications submitted to a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC) are generally assessed by the TAC on behalf of CQUniversity.

For postgraduate courses, applications are assessed on merit in meeting

  • a required completed AQF academic qualification;
  • industry experience requirements;
  • other stipulated entry conditions.