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Central Queensland University (CQUniversity Australia)

554/700 Yaamba Road Norman Gardens,
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Central Queensland University (CQUniversity Australia) is the largest regional university in Australia. Across our 20+ locations nationally, we offer an excellent range of vocational, higher education and research courses, offering exceptional choice to students from within Australia and from more than 140 countries around the world.

We offer a world-class education, are ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide for graduate employability, and are recognised as Australia’s first and only Changemaker Campus by social innovation group Ashoka U. Plus, with locations across Australia, you’re sure to find one that suits your lifestyle.

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements. Our commitment to making real-world knowledge and skills accessible to all has seen us being awarded five-star ratings for full-time employment, social equity, student support, starting salary and first-generation student ratio, placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in these categories. No matter whether you’re just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.


CQUniversity continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is providing regular updates to both current and prospective students based on information from federal and state government authorities. As industry leaders in online education, CQUniversity is well-placed to provide an excellent online service to our students and is now conducting all scheduled Higher Education classes online until the end of Term 2, 2020. We encourage both prospective domestic and international students to visit www.cqu.edu.au/coronavirus-advice for up-to-date information on entry requirements, applications, campus closures, support services, University accommodation and events.


International students have contributed greatly to CQUniversity over the years, enriching the university culturally, academically, and contributing to its long-term growth. The concept of international activity is not new to CQUniversity. Over the past 25 years, CQUniversity has grown from a small institution focused on education and industry in regional Queensland, to a multi-campus, multi-city university focused on preparing highly diverse learners for internationally-engaged and effective professional practice wherever they may be situated.

We welcome students from diverse cultural backgrounds, geographic locations and social-economic contexts. We continue to be Australia’s most accessible and inclusive university, ensuring that a quality education is accessible to everyone by offering seamless pathway options for career progression with competitive and affordable fees.

Our industry, government and community ties, along with collaboration with national and international research networks helps us produce research that answers real-world challenges. Our range of research higher degrees allow you to undertake research focused on a particular area of interest, and our research outcomes are both applied and have practical impacts on the communities we serve.

We’re rated as conducting world-class research in 22 different research categories, which includes the highest rating 'well above world standard' in Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Horticultural Production, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences and Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences.

CQUniversity has over 100 000 registered alumni across the globe so, no matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy the opportunity to connect and expand your personal and professional networks.  

At CQUniversity you can study courses online, on campus or a combination of both. We are a leading distance education provider and one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-mode study so you can study where and how it suits you.

We currently have more than 35 000 students spread across more than 20 locations Australia-wide. Whether you prefer the bustling city life or the relaxed pace of a regional location, we offer more than 20 study locations including campuses and study centres/hubs in Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Broome, Bundaberg, Busselton, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon.

Explore how you can be what you want to be at CQUniversity Australia. Visit cqu.edu.au.

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest national footprints of any university in Australia, providing you the opportunity to study at one of more than 20 locations across the country, with a range of state-of-the-art facilities available. We’re also one of Australia’s leading providers of online learning, with the resources and support to help you succeed.


CQUniversity provides you with the flexibility to tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Benefit from the support and expertise of a university with over 40 years’ experience delivering distance education. As one of Australia’s largest online learning providers, we offer over 200 courses online, allowing you to balance study with family and work commitments. With over half of our Australian students regularly choosing to study online, we are committed to providing a quality virtual experience. Online students have the added benefit of accessing services and support at any of our national locations. Plus, many of our courses are designed to allow you to move between on-campus and online delivery so you can expect a seamless transition between the two.


Each campus is unique and offers an assortment of on- and off-campus facilities and services, coupled with carefully-planned program and course offerings. If you want to live, study and play while taking in the bustling and diverse nature that is a city, look at our metro campuses spread across five of Australia’s capital cities. Alternatively, if you prefer the lower-key, relaxed pace of the countryside, we’ve got a regional campus that will suit you.


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney CBD locations offer state-of-the-art multi-story study and recreational environments, the convenience of public transport options, and a multitude of dining, shopping and entertainment venues.


Our regional Queensland campuses in Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay and Rockhampton boast some of Queensland’s most scenic locales, plus strong community and industry connections.

Northern Queensland locations in Cairns and Townsville offer you the perfect mix of regional living and city amenities with convenient CBD campuses.

Our Noosa campus offers an enviable lifestyle with pristine surfing beaches, national parks and fine restaurants.


Our study centres, located at Queensland’s Biloela and Yeppoon, are smaller than a campus. They include staff and teaching facilities, though usually don't have a full range of services, like commercial outlets or food and beverage venues.

With a strongfocus on student experience, CQUniversity helps you build study into yourdesired lifestyle. Lateststudent survey results also show the majority of CQUniversity students ratetheir overall student experience positively. Each location has its ownpersonality and range of social activities, giving you lots of opportunities tonetwork with your fellow students and make new friends.


CQUniversityoffers a vibrant and active campus life for students right across our entirecampus network. Campus activities include live music, networking events, exerciseclasses, free coffee days, outdoor movies and more. Many of our locations alsooffer a range of student recreation facilities such as gyms and sports areas,food outlets, cafés, bars, games areas, and lounge and entertainment zones.


Servicesinclude orientation to assist your transition to university life, assignmentand exam preparation and support evenings, ongoing assistance through theStudent Mentor Program, counselling services, support for students with adisability or medical conditions, career planning services.

Students canalso access our Academic Learning Centre, which offers information, support,advice and resources related to many of the academic communication, mathematicsand statistics, science and computing requirements of study.


Together withthe Campus Life Committees and Student Experience teams across the University,we aim to provide ongoing support for all international students from arrivalto graduation. Support services include:

  • pre-arrivalinformation
  • accommodationassistance orientation
  • informationon Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • studentmentor and leadership programs
  • careerservices
  • confidentialcounselling and welfare services
  • socialactivities and student forums
  • care arrangementsfor students under 18 years of age
  • students withfamilies
  • going homeprogram after completion of studies.


TheInternational Student Scholarship and the International Student Scholarship –Regional are CQUniversity’s merit-based scholarships that awards successfulrecipients with a reduction in their tuition fees. Other scholarships areavailable through the Australian government and external organisations:

  • Australia Awards
  • Endeavour Awards
  • Research Training Program
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs Indonesia.

Find out moreat www.cqu.edu.au/scholarships.


It is importantto find the right place to live so you can focus on your studies. You can choosefrom a range of accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.


Our preferredhomestay provider is AustralianHomestay Network who will facilitate the arrangement and ensure you have awelcoming, safe and enjoyable experience.


Student One is the preferredaccommodation provider for CQUniversity students in Brisbane. Our studentsenjoy an exclusive floor only in the Wharf St residence.

Urbanest is an endorsed provider ofstudent accommodation to CQUniversity students in Brisbane, Melbourne andSydney.


Off-campusaccommodation such as flats, houses and shared accommodation can be found inthe private rental market. You may look for these rental properties throughproperty websites such as www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au.


Living oncampus provides a great environment to live and study in. It offers ease andconvenience to your university life.


  • opportunity to make friends from all overthe world and local Australian students
  • learn about different cultures
  • save money and time on travelling to campus– no car or public transport is required
  • increased safety with campus security andindividually keyed rooms
  • opportunity to get involved with social,community and cultural activities
  • on-site manager and 24-hour live in staff
  • access to Residential Life team for ongoingpastoral care
  • reduced fees for gym membership.

Find out moreabout student life at CQUniversity Australia at cqu.edu.au/student-life.

CQUniversity Australia offers a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications with seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to help you be what you want to be.

Explore your options and discover everything you need to know about how to apply.

At CQUniversity Australia, our courses are designed in collaboration with industry, allowing you to graduate work-ready. Our alumni experience outstanding graduate outcomes year-on-year, with more CQUniversity students finding full-time employment and earning higher salaries compared to national averages. 

CQUniversity’s career services offer regular career support workshops and other careers-focused services including CQUni Career Connection, CQUni Careers and CareerHub to help prospective and current students and graduates of the University in their job search and career development.


CQUniversity continues to be recognised as one of the top five universities in Australia for full-time employment and starting salary for undergraduate alumni. We also rank second in Australia for postgraduate starting salaries.

CQUniversity postgraduate alumni earn 17 per cent more than the national average, with median salaries for full-time employees at $97 300 (national average $83 500) within four months of graduating.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 ranks CQUniversity as one of the top 500 universities globally. With more than 28 000 universities globally, this places us among the top two per cent for graduate employability. These rankings are based on graduate employment rates, employer-student connections, university-employer partnerships, alumni outcomes and a university's reputation among employers.

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Central Queensland University (CQUniversity Australia) is one of the top Public universities in Norman Gardens, Australia. It is ranked #591-600 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 9,455


International students - 3,884


Total faculty staff - 751


Total students - 9,455


International students - 3,884


Total faculty staff - 751



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