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We believe education transcends physical boundaries. With our innovative and flexible online learning and teaching environments, there’s never been a better time to get a qualification, further your study or upskill to get ahead in your careers.

For over two decades, we have provided an opportunity for students anywhere in the world to gain a quality Australian qualification that is recognised worldwide without you having to be on campus. You will study the same units and graduate with the same qualification, all in the comforts of your own home. This is perfect if you need to balance university with work or personal commitments.


All courses are open for application and there are no changes to the application process or intake dates for our upcoming intakes in 2020. For those who are interested in studying entirely online, your study options and the processes remain the same. You will be able to enrol at CQUniversity as an online student and proceed with your study as you would under normal circumstances.



  • flexible study load (part-time or full-time)
  • no student visa required
  • professional recognition will not be affected
  • save AU$21 041 per year on living expenses
  • 24/7 access to online learning tools and study materials
  • shape your studies around your lifestyle and existing commitments


Strong Record

We have a strong record in delivering courses and units in highly advanced and innovative online environments. Join the thousands of students who studied or are studying 100% online courses in an accelerated delivery of three terms per year or explore our mixed mode offerings. By the end of 2019, we had over 17 000 students who studied online.

Diverse Offerings

Our online courses span many fields, from allied health, accounting, business, digital media, engineering, IT, medical science, psychology, service industries to transport and safety science. These courses are reviewed regularly so they stay current and in line with industry practices and online trends.

Online Courses



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Education and Teaching

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Science, Environment and Agriculture

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Three Intakes

We offer three intakes per year (Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3). This gives you the added flexibility of starting your studies in March, July or November – whichever suits you best. Many of our students have chosen to study in a non-compulsory Term 3 to fast-track their studies and get ahead sooner.

Advanced Online Learning

We utilise advanced online learning technologies including Moodle learning management system, Zoom video conferencing for meetings and online live classrooms, and other online tools to maximise staff and student interaction. Our online learning capability boosted when we migrated the Moodle learning management system to cloud infrastructure, resulting in a much faster and responsive web experience and consistent user experience for our students. By the end of 2018 our staff and students on average participated in over 3 500 video conferences per month, equating to about 9.2 million minutes for the year and making CQUniversity second in the sector for Zoom usage.

During a real-time lecture, you can use digital tools to ask a question or participate in a discussion, as you would in a physical classroom. Our library expanded its digital reach of services and collections, enabling increased student access regardless of location. Online video Ask-a-Librarian consultation sessions for students are also available to complement services offered in library spaces.

Extensive support

An extensive range of virtual support systems is available to you, including but not limited to the following:

  • exceptional online library resources
  • online or hard copy study materials
  • recorded lectures
  • study groups and online discussion forums
  • weekend or online orientation sessions
  • access to lecturers and experienced online education mentors.

Our Orientation Online platform is driven by short-form video content, featuring real CQUniversity students and employees advising students on key information such as navigating CQUniversity systems, participating in student mentoring, acquiring study skills, and accessing student support.

Our friendly team at the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) also provides online support through workshops, review of assignments, quick online query and one-on-one consultations with an adviser via Zoom. The ALC also offers resources in a few discipline areas on the ALC Moodle site, such as academic communication, computing, mathematics and statistics and science.

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