About CQUniversity

At CQUniversity, we’re truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It’s why we’re a pioneer in online study — with two decades experience providing high quality online learning experiences — and we have more than 20 locations across the country. So whether you prefer to learn face-to-face, on-campus and attending lecturers, tutorials and workshops, or like to study when it suits you with access to the latest in online learning techniques, CQUniversity has you covered.

Regardless of whether you choose to study on campus at our convenient Sydney CBD campus or via our renowned online mode, you’ll enjoy smaller, more intimate class sizes with greater access to lecturing and teaching staff. We’ve designed our qualifications alongside industry to prepare you with up-to-date, real-world skills, and our award-winning teaching professionals are widely experienced with a practical approach and dedication to continual program improvements.

CQUniversity’s focus on our students’ needs is also about your experience with us. Our commitment to student success ensures that you’ll be supported on your student journey; you'll have access to services including on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor Program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support, access to scholarships and more. 

CQUniversity student cohort profile.

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants


If you receive an offer of a place at CQUniversity, you will receive communication that includes information about how to accept and enrol.


For an estimate of the credit you may be eligible to receive towards a CQUniversity qualification, visit the CQU website

The credit calculator is a guide only. Formal credits granted may differ, as credits are assessed on individual circumstances and documentation after the acceptance of an offer.

To apply for credit for studies or recognised prior learning and for more information, visit the CQU website.


Students may apply for deferment after formally accepting their offer through CQUniversity. The following courses cannot be deferred:

  • B Echocardiography (Cardiac Physiology)/GradDip Echocardiography
  • B Medical Sonography/GradDip Medical Sonography
  • B Podiatry Practice (Honours).

For more information call a CQU Student Adviser on 13 27 86.

Campus information


Each of CQUniversity's many locations has its own lively character and range of facilities and services as well as program and course offerings. 

CQU has 16 campuses including newly merged regional Queensland campuses in Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay and Rockhampton along with existing campuses in Adelaide, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Noosa, Sydney and Townsville.

To find out more, visit the CQU website.

Student and campus services

CQUniversity is widely renowned as one of the most accessible and inclusive universities in Australia. For more information on student and campus services, visit the CQU website.


CQUniversity has dedicated support services for students with disabilities and special needs. To find out about CQU's accessibility service, visit the CQU website


During the application process, you will be asked to nominate if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. If you indicate this Indigenous status, the Office of Indigenous Engagement will be advised, so that they can make contact with you to make you aware of the support you will receive as an indigenous student with CQUniversity.


CQUniversity is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network. Under this arrangement, CQUniversity students who are recognised as elite athletes, coaches or performers are provided with the assistance they need at university, so they can meet their educational, sporting and performance commitments. 

To find out more information on the Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Policy, visit the CQU website.

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

All CQU students must pay student contributions for a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP). When you study in a CSP course, you only have to pay part of the cost of your course (a student contribution) and the Australian Government pays the remainder of the cost. 

To find out more about course fees, visit the CQU website.


Students are also required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The maximum Student Services and Amenities Fee payable in 2019 is:

  • $302.00 for full time enrolments
  • $226.50 for part time enrolments.

To find out more about the SSAF, visit the CQU website.