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Central Queensland University (CQUniversity Australia)

554/700 Yaamba Road Norman Gardens View map


Central Queensland University Australia is the largest university based in regional Australia. Across our 20+ locations nationally, we offer an excellent range of vocational, higher education and research products, offering students from within Australia and from more than 140 countries around the world exceptional choice.

We offer a world-class education, ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and are recognised as Australia’s first and only Changemaker Campus by social innovation group Ashoka U. Plus, with locations right 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 providing up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills has seen us awarded five-star ratings for Full-time Employment, Social Equity and Starting Salary, 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.

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 at competitive and affordable fees.

We strive to achieve relevance in our research goals through links with industry, business, government and the community, and through collaboration with national and international researchers and research networks. Our research focus is in priority areas that directly contribute to the support and revitalisation of community health, sustainability and education.

We’re rated as conducting world class research in 14 different research categories, and well above world standard in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, Other Medical and Health Services, Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and 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 have the opportunity to 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 24 campuses and locations Australia-wide. We operate campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville.  We are leading the way when it comes to providing access to university level education across the country also operating or supporting study centres in Broome, Busselton, Cooma, Geraldton and Karratha.

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.

Each campus comes with its own unique character and charm, offering 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, take a 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, a multitude of eating-out and entertainment venues and, of course, the opportunity to shop ‘til you drop!


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, and 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.

Partner study hubs collaborate with vocational education providers and other community organisation partners and are located across the country at Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Cooma, Geraldton and Karratha.

For many of our online students, these hubs provide a base for services, support and staying connected.

CQUniversity provides you with the flexibility to tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. As one of Australia’s leading providers of flexible education and training, we offer hundreds of courses online, allowing you to balance study with family and work commitments. This also provides an opportunity, if you live in a rural or remote area, or internationally, to access university study without the need to relocate. Online students have the added benefit of accessing services and support at any of our national locations.

With a strong focus on student experience, CQUniversity helps you build study into your desired lifestyle. Each location has its own personality and range of social activities, giving you lots of opportunities to network with your fellow students and make new friends.

CQUniversity offers a vibrant and active campus life for students right across our entire campus network. Campus activities include pop-up bars, live music, networking events, free exercise classes, free coffee days, outdoor movies and more. Many of our locations also offer a range of student recreation facilities such as gyms and sports areas, food outlets, cafés, bars, games areas, and lounge and entertainment zones.

Services include orientation to assist your transition to university life, assignment and exam preparation and support evenings, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor Program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, career planning services.

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

Together with the Campus Life Committees and Student Experience teams across the University, we aim to provide ongoing support for all international students from arrival to graduation.

Support services include:

» pre-arrival information

» accommodation assistance orientation

» information on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

» student mentor and leadership programs

» career services

» confidential counselling and welfare services

» social activities and student forums

» care arrangements for students under 18 years of age

» students with families

» going home program after completion of studies

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

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

Find out more at www.cqu.edu.au/scholarships.

It is important to find the right place to live so you can focus on your studies. As an international student, you may choose from a range of accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.

Our preferred homestay provider is Australian Homestay Network who will facilitate the arrangement and ensure you have a welcoming, safe and enjoyable experience. For more information visit www.homestaynetwork.org.

Student Accommodation
Student One is the preferred accommodation provider for CQUniversity students in Brisbane. Our students enjoy an exclusive floor only in the Wharf St residence.
For more information visit www.studentone.com/cqu.

Urbanest is an endorsed provider of student accommodation to CQUniversity students in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. For more information visit www.urbanest.com.au.

Private Accommodation
Off-campus accommodation such as flats, houses and shared accommodation can be found in the private rental market. You may look for these rental properties through property websites such as www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au.

On-Campus Residence
Living on campus provides a great environment to live and study in. It offers ease and convenience to your university life.
Benefits include:
»    opportunity to make friends from all over the 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 and individually 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 ongoing pastoral care
»    reduced fees for gym membership.

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

CQUniersity Australia provides a huge range of study options, from vocational education to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.

Explore your options and discover everything you need to know about how to apply at www.cqu.edu.au/international-students.

At CQUniversity Australia, our courses are designed in collaboration with industry, allowing you to graduate work-ready. Our graduates are earning more, and find employment faster than their counterparts, with an undergraduate median salary $4000 above the national average and a postgraduate median salary $15 000 above the national average.

CQUniversity’s career services are some of the best in a university setting, with 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 searching and career development.


In the latest QS Stars rating system, CQUniversity has been recognised for the success of our graduates finding jobs and CQUni’s assistance in helping, with a rating of five stars for employability.

The Good Universities Guide recently released its 2019 star ratings, which show CQUniversity has achieved five stars in a number of categories including overall experience, teaching quality, graduate employment and starting salary. These ratings put the University in the top 20% of universities nationally.

CQUni graduates are in the top 20% in finding full-time employment in:

»    Business and Management
»    Communications
»    Engineering
»    Health Services and Support
»    Teacher Education.

CQUni graduates are in jobs paying higher than median salary in:

»    Engineering
»    Health Services and Support
»    Psychology.

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University Highlights

Total students - 9,018


International students - 3,463


Total faculty staff - 673


Total students - 9,018


International students - 3,463


Total faculty staff - 673



The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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