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CQUniversity applicants enjoy the benefit of not paying an application fee. The average application fee for most Australian universities is A$100.

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All courses are open for application and there are no changes to the 2021 and 2022 intake dates.

If you are offshore and wish to study on campus in Australia, you may start your course online first, then transition to studying on a CQUni campus once the Australian borders open.

If you are offshore and wish to study entirely online, you can enrol as an online student and proceed with your study at CQUniversity as you would under normal circumstances.



Most courses have three intakes, so you can start at the beginning of the year, mid-year or towards the end of the year.

Intakes Term dates
Term 3, 2021 8 November – 11 February 2022
Term 1, 2022 7 March – 3 June
Term 2, 2022 11 July – 7 October
Term 3, 2022 7 November – 10 February 2023

Note: 2022 term dates are subject to change


There are multiple intake dates throughout the year. All English language courses are free for 2021 and 202 when packaged with an academic course. Send us an enquiry for details.


Be Different is CQUniversity’s next-level online learning platform with running intakes throughout the year. All Be Different courses are ultra-flexible, self-paced, accessible anytime and more affordable than standard online courses. Find out more on the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) and the Master of Educational Neuroscience.

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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. Some courses require higher than standard requirements outlined below.

English language requirements






Level of study

Certificate and diploma

Associate degree, bachelor and honours

Graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters by coursework

Masters by research and doctoral degree

English requirement (IELTS score of equivalent)


Academic requirement

Certificate: Australian year 10 or equivalent

Australian year 12 or equivalent; or AQF certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies programm

Australian bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution

Masters by research: Honours degree or a bachelor degree at a high level of academic performance in a relevant discipline

Diploma: Australian year 11 or equivalent; or AQF certificate IV or equivalent

Doctoral degree: 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 selected diploma courses will provide pathways into the second year of the related bachelor courses. Examples include Diploma of Digital Media, Diploma of Information and Communications Technology and Diploma of Project Management.

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.