About Central Queensland University
CQUniversity Australia has been on a phenomenal trajectory since 2009. A focus on excellence, engagement and equity has led to remarkable growth in student numbers, new courses, new campuses, infrastructure, research impact and reputation has seen the University emerge as one of Australia’s truly great Universities.
Originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967 as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, it was awarded full university status in 1992, and now has more than 30,000 students spread across 25 campuses and locations Australia-wide. This reach has firmly established CQUniversity as one of the largest universities based in regional Australia, with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville. Along with these campuses the University also operates study centres in Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers and Karratha, and delivers programs in Cooma and Geraldton thanks to partnerships with the respective University Centres in those communities.
Total students: 21,000 (26% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Central Queensland University performs close to average on most postgraduate outcomes and above average in employment and salary.
Overall satisfaction1: 82.0% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 70.5% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 79.4% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 89.2% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $96,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 81.2% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and you will be assisted every step of the way.
The application process depends on whether you are a domestic or international student, your educational background and the level of education and training you wish to pursue.
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More about Central Queensland University
In 2014 the University merged with CQ TAFE, bringing together more than 175 years combined experience in the delivery of education and training, and establishing Queensland’s first dual sector, comprehensive university.
A renowned research institution and a the benchmark leader for how Universities should engage with their communities, its record of achievement over the past few years is matched only by the ambitious aspirations it has set itself over the coming five years, with a continued expansion of student success, research excellence, social innovation and community engagement firmly in its sights.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.