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Central Queensland University

Flag of Australia Queensland, Australia
School ID: SU610051
Rank: 801
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 0

Central Queensland University, known as CQUniversity Australia, is the largest university based in regional Australia, with 20+ locations covering every mainland state

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Central Queensland University, known as CQUniversity Australia, is the largest university based in regional Australia, with 20+ locations covering every mainland state. We offer an excellent range of vocational, higher education and research pathways, offering students from Australia, and more than 140 countries, exceptional choice when it comes to quality education.

Our students consistently achieve some of the best full-time employment rates and starting salaries in Australia. With some of the nation’s highest ratios of students from low socio-economic, mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family backgrounds, we are proud to define ourselves by who we embrace rather than who we exclude.

We are recognised by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) as conducting world-class research in 22 different research categories. We are a benchmark leader for how universities should engage with industry to deliver practical, applied research with true impact to local and global communities. Our renowned research institutions cover 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
  • tourism and regional opportunities. 

Social innovation principles are embedded across our courses, empowering students to solve real-life challenges. Our commitment to making a difference sees us recognised as Australia’s first and only Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, joining an exclusive international network of universities committed to social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact.

Why choose us?

With a reputation for high-quality student support, decades of distance education experience, and courses designed to meet industry needs, CQUni is proud to be recognised among the best universities in the world

CQUniversity graduates are highly-sought-after by employers, and our alumni achieve results in a wide range of fields in Australia and around the world. Our curriculum is designed in consultation with our industry partners, meaning our students are learning job-ready skills from the outset. Whether studying on-campus or online, our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on residential schools and work placement opportunities. Our focus on work-integrated learning means our graduates are equipped with real-world skills and workplace knowledge.

CQUniversity has been recognised in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings as one of the top 500 universities globally. These rankings are based on graduate employment rates, employer-student connections, university-employer partnerships, alumni outcomes and a university's reputation among employers.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) data shows more than four out of five CQUni graduates agreed their course improved their generic skills. We’re proud to be recognised year-after-year by The Good Universities Guide as a five-star university for full-time employment, which is based on our proportion of undergraduates who secured full-time employment within four months of completing their degree.

CQUniversity's commitment to engagement and social outreach led to CQUniversity being recognised as Australia's first and only Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group. Our social innovation initiatives, open to students in all disciplines, empowers our alumni to make a difference in their communities and workplaces. Could one of those workplaces be yours?

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Avg Cost of tuition/Year AU$32,112
Cost of living/Year AU$21,041
Application fee AU$100
Estimated Total/Moth AU$ 53,253

Main majors

  • Business & economics
  • Computer science
  • Social sciences
  • Life sciences

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