New Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Students

As a commencing undergraduate or postgraduate student, you will need to complete your Enrolment and Check-in to get started on your study journey.

See the information in the enrolment and checking-in after arriving in Australia and preparing for studies tabs below.


All new undergraduate and postgraduate international students must follow the steps below to officially commence their studies at CQUniversity.


Your orientation will be held in the week starting 30 October. Please refer to the Orientation page for information about our Term 3 orientation sessions. Registration for each session is required.

Classes commence

Monday, 6 November

Last day to enrol in units

Friday, 17 November

Census date

Tuesday, 28 November

Census date is the last date for students to withdraw from enrolled units without academic or financial penalty.

Once you have been issued with your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), you will be able to access CQUniversity’s Student Portal. Your log-in details are:

  • Your username is your Student ID number, e.g. 12345678. It can be found on both your Letter of Admission and your COE.
  • Your default password is your date of birth preceded by a lower case 's’ and finishing with a '#' - e.g. when your birth date is 01/09/1978, your default Password would be s010978#.

Please note, your username and password are case sensitive.

The first time you log in, you should be prompted to create a new password and nominate secret questions and answers. Ensure you choose a password you will remember, but not one anyone else will guess. For a step-by-step guide on how to change your password and add your secret questions, please refer to the Help section of the CQUniversity Password Services website.

Easy Enrol

If you are admitted into one of the below courses, you will be able to enrol yourself using our Easy Enrol system. [Please note that if you have applied for credit, you will be pre-enrolled into units by our Course Advice Team – please see information below under Pre-enrolment.] 

To enrol using Easy Enrol, log into the MyCQU Student Portal and follow the prompts to enrol now.

Business and Law

  • Diploma of Business Studies - CL87
  • Bachelor of Business - CL86
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration - CC51
  • Graduate Certificate in Management - CH76
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting - CC38
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration - CC52
  • Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management - CC67
  • Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting - CC35
  • Master of Business Management - CL21
  • Master of Management for Engineers - CC74
  • Master of Professional Accounting - CC57

Education and the Arts

  • Diploma of Digital Media - CC25
  • Diploma of Music - CC41
  • Associate Degree of Digital Media - CC26
  • Bachelor of Digital Media - CC24
  • Bachelor of Music - CG51

Engineering and Technology

  • Associate Degree of Engineering - CC02
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - CC31
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - CQ18
  • Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management - CC19
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Systems - CC29
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology - CC28
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management - CC33
  • Graduate Diploma of Construction Management - CL83
  • Master of Construction Management - CL82
  • Master of Engineering - CV82
  • Master of Information Systems - CC53
  • Master of Information Technology - CC54
  • Master of Project Management - CV84

Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Agriculture - CV85
  • Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety - CQ26
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) - CB84
  • Bachelor of Oral Health - CB29
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) - CB85
  • Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) - CB86
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) - CC42
  • Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) - CB77
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) - CB87
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management - CC27
  • Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management - CC78
  • Graduate Diploma in Emergency and Disaster Management - CM39
  • Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology - CL19
  • Master of Applied Positive Psychology - CL41
  • Master of Clinical Chiropractic - CC71
  • Master of Public Health - CL45

Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Nursing - CL91


If you are not admitted into one of the above courses, or if you have applied for credit, you will be pre-enrolled into units by our Course Advice Team. The Course Advice Team will send you an email that contains your enrolled units for the term and a copy of your Course Planner which will show you the structure of your course.

Please read the email carefully as it also contains instructions on your next steps to prepare and commence your studies.


After you have been enrolled, either by yourself through Easy Enrol or by the Course Advice Team through pre-enrolment, you will be required to check in to your course and prepare for your studies. You will receive an email advising you of these next steps.

  1. After receiving your email, and after you have arrived in Australia, complete check-in by filling out the Online Check-in Form.
  2. Complete your class registration via MyCQU
  3. Complete any outstanding tasks in your MyCQU 'Today' view
  4. Attend on-campus and speak with Student Engagement to receive your ID card and access card.

Orientation events are not to be missed.

Orientation at CQUniversity consists of compulsory and optional events, allowing you to create a customised orientation schedule.

The Orientation TV (OTV) webinars provide essential information you need to commence your studies and are compulsory for all new international students.

One of the compulsory OTV webinars is called International Student Essentials and covers important topics including student visa conditions, adjusting to life in Australia, health cover and staying safe, your workplace rights, key dates, fees and e-forms, and international student support.

We also strongly recommend you attend the Campus Experience events for your campus, in addition to the OTV webinars. Campus Experience events are an important opportunity to meet fellow students and CQUniversity staff as well as be introduced to campus facilities and University support services.

In addition, you will be able to attend optional All About Uni Workshops that cover a range of topics, such as managing your enrolment, student fees, class timetables, work-integrated learning, and more. This allows you to create a customised Orientation schedule based on what you need and want to know more about.

Visit MyCQU for more information and to book your Orientation sessions. For help logging in to MyCQU, visit the student login details page.

Foundations of Academic Integrity

CQUniversity values academic honesty and integrity. As a student, we want to ensure that you understand CQUniversity’s academic expectations before you start your course. To help build your confidence and capacity, all new domestic and international students must complete the Foundations of Academic Integrity module. Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to access your unit content in Moodle.

Access to the Foundations of Academic Integrity module will be granted once you are enrolled. You are encouraged to complete this module when you receive your pre-enrolment email from your Course Adviser. For more information, please refer to the list of frequently asked questions on the Student Portal.

iChange: Social Innovation Orientation Program

CQUniversity wants to change the world for the better. As Australia’s first and only university to achieve Ashoka U membership, we want our graduates to be life-long changemakers. From 2018, new undergraduate students will be invited to begin their social innovation journey with iChange®* – an orientation to activate changemaking at CQUniversity. Your invitation to iChange® will be sent to your student email account after you have been enrolled. Visit Social Innovation for Students for more information about how you can get involved.

*Registered trademark of Central Queensland University.