A University that knows YOU!

CQUniversity Australia is the largest university based in regional Australia, with locations in every mainland state. 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 when it comes to quality education.

A University that knows RESEARCH

Our learning and teaching is informed by our renowned research institutions across key industries including: Australian Indigenous health equity; domestic and family violence; future farming systems; intelligent systems; railway engineering; regional advancement of learning; sleep and physical activity research; and tourism and regional opportunities. 

CQUniversity also is also proud to beacknowledged by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2015) as conducting research that is ‘well above world standard’ and ‘above world standard’ in the following areas: agricultural and veterinary sciences; applied mathematics; environmental sciences and management; mathematical sciences; medical and health sciences; mechanical engineering; nursing; other medical and health services; psychological and cognitive services.

We have established ourselves as a research focused university with many research activities being informed by close collaboration and partnership with industry and community in the regions we serve.

A University that knows how to deliver to its COMMUNITY

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.

A University that knows its STUDENTS

CQUniversity is also proud to have the highest ratio of students from low socio-economic, mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family backgrounds. We define ourselves by who we embrace rather than who we exclude, and because of this are widely recognised as Australia’s most inclusive university.

CQUniversity students have some of the best graduate outcomes in Australia, with data released by Graduate Careers Australia indicating that we have an overall full-time graduate employment rate almost 10 per cent higher than the national average of for Australian resident bachelor degree graduates. Data released by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website also shows that we out perform the majority of Australian universities when it comes to study support, graduate employment and graduate salary outcomes.

A University that knows engagement and social innovation

CQUniversity is changing the world for the better and is driving this transformation through our social innovation agenda, our students, staff, academics, and communities.

We have embedded the principles of social innovation across our schools (faculties), and across our campuses and study centres and we have also developed a range of social innovation qualifications.  Working with government, industry, business and community we hope to empower students to solve real-life challenges locally and internationally.

The first and only Australian university to achieve membership, in 2017, CQUniversity took our social innovation agenda global, accepting the invitation to join Ashoka U, an exclusive international network of universities committed to social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact.

Vocational Courses

CQUniversity offers a range of vocational courses, including options in accounting and bookkeeping, aged care, beauty, business, childcare, community services, disability, education support, hairdressing, human resources, information technology, justice, management, nursing, paramedic science, project management, retail, training and more. We are one of only a handful of universities in Australia who offer both vocational and degree level courses creating broader opportunities for students to obtain a combination of practical and theoretical skills across their studies.

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate courses are offered across a broad range of areas including: business, accounting and law; creative, performing and visual arts; education and humanities; engineering and built environment, health, information technology and digital media; psychology, social work and community services; science and environment; and transport and safety sciences.

Our undergraduate courses are offered across our footprint, in most cases capitalising on the natural and economic features of the host region – for example engineering courses are offered throughout Queensland, where there are close ties to the mining sector and innovative tourism courses are available in Cairns where the economy is closely tied to the tourism industry. Students are also able to access our exceptional online courses and platforms, with more than half of the student cohort choosing to learn this way.

Postgraduate Courses

CQUniversity’s postgraduate study options reflect the undergraduate offerings in terms of disciplines and are popular with students who are looking to further their knowledge and improve their career prospects.  A great range of postgraduate study options are also available on our Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth campuses for international students.

Research Courses

CQUniversity offers a range of research higher degrees for students from academic, government or industry/practitioner backgrounds.  Courses include Masters by Research, PhD, PhD for international students, PhD by portfolio, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Professional Studies.  We can help you turn your passion and interest into a research project that can make a difference.

Locations

QLD

  • Biloela
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Noosa
  • Rockhampton
  • Townsville
  • Yeppoon
  • Charters Towers

NSW

  • Sydney
  • Cooma

SA

  • Adelaide

VIC

  • Melbourne

WA

  • Perth
  • Broome
  • Busselton
  • Geraldton
  • Karratha

Joining the team at CQUniversity Australia is about much more than a job, it’s about becoming a part of a new approach to Australian higher education.  

We are a values driven organisation, living and breathing our ethos of engagement, having a ‘can do’ approach, openness, leadership and inclusiveness. 

Whether you are interested in working as a professional staff member, a vocational teacher, an academic, a researcher or as part of our support team, enthusiastic and committed staff are always welcome at CQUniversity. 

Keep up to date with our current vacancies on our website.

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Key statistics

  • 13,770
    Number of Students
    (1)
  • 26.4
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 28%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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