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CQUniversity has been participating in the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey, which is the largest survey in the world, aimed to collect feedback on international student experience and satisfaction.

The ISB results help us see areas where we’re meeting our students’ expectations, and areas which we can improve on to ensure the best possible experience for our current and future international students.


We are pleased to see that your satisfaction rate on key areas of your student experience at CQUniversity was well above the Australian university average. In many cases, you also placed us well above other universities worldwide.

Key areas

Aspects with satisfaction rate above the Australian university average

Arrival experience

Your average satisfaction rate with the arrival experience at CQUniversity was 91%. 

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Enrolment
  • Finding your way around the area
  • Formal welcome at the University
  • Introduction to campuses and facilities
  • Meeting academic staff
  • Virtual onboarding

Learning experience

Your average satisfaction rate with the learning experience at CQUniversity was 90%. 

  • Submitting work remotely
  • Expert lecturers
  • Course content
  • Communicating with tutors
  • Learning support
  • Quality of lecturers
  • Language support
  • Employability
  • Careers advice
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Learning spaces
  • Virtual learning environment
  • On-campus facilities access

Support experience

We were particularly pleased to see an even higher satisfaction rate around your support experience in comparison to our 2018 result.

Your average satisfaction rate with the support experience was 95%. 

  • Academic learning support
  • Counselling
  • Library services
  • Students’ Representative Council
  • IT and system support
  • Clubs / Societies
  • Careers advice service

Living experience

You placed us on par with the Australian university average. However, you let us know that we were above the national average on a number of key aspects including your safety. Your safety is our priority and we are pleased that 96% of you told us you feel safe and secure on campus.

  • Making friends from my home country
  • Making friends from other countries
  • Feeling safe and secure on campus
  • Worship facilities
  • The transport links to other places

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COVID-19 online learning satisfaction

You rated us well above the Australian university average in online learning during COVID-19 times. With over 40 years’ experience in delivering distance and online education, we are well placed to provide you with an online study experience second to none.

Value for money

You rated us well above the Australian university average in value for money; you’ve let us know that you felt your current course is good value for money. Our course tuition fees are some of the most affordable among Australian universities, 13% lower in undergraduate and 22% lower in postgraduate courses (StudyMove 2021). This does not compromise the quality of what you will learn and will take away with you as our graduate employment and starting salary outcomes are above the Australian average (ComparED 2020). On top of our already highly competitive fees, you will benefit further with our international scholarship which provides a reduction of 25% of your course fees.

Career goal preparation

You rated us well above the Australian university average in helping you prepare for the workforce and achieve your career goal. Our internship or work placement opportunity doubled with our comprehensive career services equip you for employment upon graduation. These are key contributing factors to our graduate employment and starting salary being above the national average (Good Universities Guide 2021).