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We offer three terms per year so you can start your course at the beginning of the year (March), mid-year (July) or towards the end of the year (November).

Intakes Term dates
Term 1, 2020 9 March – 5 June
Term 2, 2020 13 July – 9 October
Term 3, 2020 9 November – 12 February 2021
Term 1, 2021 8 March – 4 June
Term 2, 2021 12 July – 8 October

Note: 2021 term dates subject to change.

Tuition fees

CQUniversity is one of the few Australian universities to offer tuition fees at an affordable and highly competitive rate. Below outlines the fee range for each course level.

Course level Tuition fee range (AU$)
English language AU$ 400 per week
Diploma (higher education) AU$ 8 480 – 30 480 per year
Bachelor degree AU$ 26 880 – 34 080 per year
Graduate certificate AU$ 13 920 – 15 390 per year
Graduate diploma AU$ 27 120 – 31 110 per year
Masters degree (coursework) AU$ 13 980 – 31 110 per year
Research higher degree AU$ 26 880 – 32 928 per year

*The fees per year shown are estimates of the tuition fees for the first year of the course. These estimates assume a full-time study load.
Fees are reviewed yearly and are subject to indexation.

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Entry requirements

You must meet the minimum academic and English language requirements to gain entry to our courses. Our entry requirements ensure you are suitably prepared for your course.

English language requirements

English test Certificate or diploma Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework Research higher degrees
IELTS Academic 5.5 (with no individual band score of less than 5.0) 6 (with no individual band score of less than 5.5) 6.5 (with no individual band score less than 6.0)
TOEFL Internet-based Overall score of 65 with no score less than 15 Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17 Overall score of 79 with no score less than 21
PTE Academic Overall score of 46 with no score less than 42 Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46 Overall score of 62 with no score less than 54

Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge English: Proficiency

Overall test score of 162 (with no individual band score of less than 154) Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154) Overall test score of 176 (with no individual band score of less than 169)

Note: Some courses require higher than standard English requirements.

Academic requirements

Academic requirements may vary between courses. The following details the Australian academic requirements necessary to study at CQUniversity, as well as alternative entry options and recognition of prior learning. CQUniversity recognises qualifications obtained from overseas for entry into our courses.

Certificate Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent.
Diploma Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent.
Associate degree and bachelor

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement.

If you have successfully completed a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma (or equivalent) you may gain advanced standing into your CQUniversity course.

Graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters by coursework Completion of a bachelor degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognised higher education institution.
Masters by research Completion of an honours degree or a bachelor degree at a high level of academic performance in a relevant discipline.
Doctoral degree Completion of a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with first or second class honours; or a masters degree with substantial element of research work.

Pathway options

CQUniversity offers various courses including English language, certificates and diplomas that can be studied as pathways for entry to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Our pathway options include certificates and diplomas, as well English language courses offered by our CQUEnglish Language Centres located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton and Sydney. These pathways prepare you both academically and personally for university studies and your future career.

Completion of the below diploma courses will provide pathways into the second year of the related bachelor courses.

We also have partnerships and articulation arrangements with selected external providers in Australia and overseas. If you already hold a qualification from one of our external providers, you may use your qualification to gain entry into selected courses at CQUniversity.

Credit transfer

If you have previously studied at another institution, you may be eligible for credit, also known as recognition of prior learning (RPL), credit exemption and advanced standing. This will reduce the number of units you need to complete to gain your qualification.