The Essential

The Essential Guide - Central Queensland University

The Essential







Is CQniversity the right fit for me? . 3

CQUniversity Australia is not

like other universities. With

a presence spanning from the

northern tropics of Australia,

to the vibrant southern cities

of Sydney and Melbourne,

CQUniversity has one of

the largest footprints of any

university in Australia – and is

making an impact just as great.

CQUniversity prides itself on being one of Australia’s

most inclusive universities, catering to the highest

achievers while also offering a university education to

many who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Where can I study?. 4

Metropolitan campuses. 5

The career I want. 6

What can I study?. 8

Mode of study. 9

Support when you need it . 9

Dates, fees and how to apply . 10

International students at CQUniversity come from more

than 60 different countries, most notably from India,

China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East,

with many other nationalities in between.

CQUniversity also prides itself on the choices it offers

to students. With more than 100 different degrees on

offer (including 40 new programs introduced in the last

two years), and one of the best mixes of classroom and

workplace-based learning of any Australian university,

CQUniversity students have a plethora of study options to

choose from.

What’s more, international students have their pick of

multiple campus locations, from buzzing capital cities

to thriving regional areas. At CQUniversity, your study

options are almost limitless.

I encourage you to explore this guide and find out more

about what CQUniversity can offer you.

How to apply . 11

Parent’s page. 12

Useful links . 13


International students 7120

Total students 19 386

Academic staff 478

International undergraduate


International postgraduate


International enabling and

non‐award enrolments




International research enrolments 73

International Study Abroad students 26

International Distance Education



Professor Scott Bowman

Vice-Chancellor and President

Top five international countries

China, India,

Nepal, Vietnam,


Total alumni 74 500

International alumni 38 407

Statistics are accurate as at July 2012.


A CQUniversity education will inspire you to be what

you want to be. We are a public university and one

of the most engaged, supportive and responsive

universities in Australia. Our graduates are making an

impact all over the world and now is the time for you

to embark on your own learning journey and success


Read on to discover how we can help you achieve this.

Build a strong foundation with a quality


Explore the range of possibilities open to you and choose

from over 100 different programs covering pathways,

undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research

degrees. All our programs have been developed in consultation

with industry bodies to ensure that you are highly skilled and

work-ready when you graduate.

This means that whichever program you choose at

CQUniversity, you can be sure that you are building yourself a

solid foundation for a successful career.

For in-depth program information visit our student handbook at

Learn from top academic talent

Our programs are taught by highly qualified academic staff

with extensive industry experience. With qualifications

and experience aside, our academic staff are 100 per cent

committed to sharing their knowledge to enrich your learning

journey and providing you with the best support possible

whether you study offline or online. The Good Universities

Guide 2012 has awarded CQUniversity four stars for Teaching

Quality, positioning us into the top three universities in

Queensland and the top 14 nationally.


Watch a video on what our students have

to say about studying at CQUniversity.

Research with a global impact

At CQUniversity, we believe that no university can be truly

great unless it is a research intensive university. Hence, our

commitment to high quality research and innovation that have

an impact on the communities we serve and those around the

globe. We make the most of government, industry and private

enterprise partnerships to deliver world-class research that

spans across many areas – from economics to education;

health sciences to nursing, and engineering to environmental

management and sustainability.

Find out more about our research programs and current

projects at

Dedicated support for a diverse student


We have a reputation for cultural

diversity on our metropolitan

campuses and our commitment in

offering the highest levels of support to international students.

We are committed to understanding your individual needs and

endeavour to help you gain an academically, culturally and

socially enriching experience from your time with us. May it

be organising social activities so you can make friends from

all over the world or providing personalised English language

support, we are there for you.

Cultural Diversity

Life-long learning and partnership

When you study with CQUniversity, you are choosing a partner

for life. Ask an international student at CQUniversity what

makes their learning journey a unique one, they will often say

that it is the interaction and relationships they build with their

peers, lecturers and staff on-campus that often extend beyond

their time at university. Our graduates have gone on to be

successful in their respective fields of expertise. Their career

achievements epitomise our goal to encourage individuals to

pursue their passion on the foundation of a quality education.





CQUniversity is one of the few Australian universities to have established campuses in multiple Australian states. Choosing to study

with us means you can learn while at the same time explore some of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the country.

Rockhampton and regional campuses

Rockhampton is CQUniversity’s main campus. At Rockhampton,

you will have access to the ‘real Australia’ where the bush

meets the beach, while at the same time enjoy the satisfaction

of being able to choose from a diverse range of programs

including English, pathways, undergraduate, postgraduate

coursework and research.

Other regional campuses are Bundaberg, Emerald*, Gladstone,

Mackay and Noosa. These campuses offer programs in the

following areas:

• Education

• Engineering, Mining and Technology

• Health and Medical Sciences

• Music and Theatre

• Research Higher Degrees

* Programs offered at CQUniversity Emerald are not available

to international students.

David Ji Chen, China

Graduate Diploma of Information Systems Management

David Ji Chen completed his studies in 2002 and feels that his Australian study

experience helps him understand a different culture and people. This provides him

with the aptitude to fulfil his current position as Google’s Greater China Manager

for Media and Platforms Solutions. In his current role, Chen has generated a 220%

increase in revenue, grown his team size by 350%, and has been a driving factor in

Google’s success in the Greater China region.

Metropolitan campuses

CQUniversity’s metropolitan campuses are located in three of the best cities in the world for students, according to QS Best Student Cities in the

World 2012 – Melbourne 4th, Sydney 6th and Brisbane 22nd.

The three cities have also been rated as three of the world’s most liveable cities, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability

Survey 2012 – Melbourne 1st, Sydney 7th and Brisbane 20th.




• Newly refurbished campus conveniently located in the

heart of central business district

• Leading-edge computer labs, lecture facilities,

laboratories and recreational areas

• Dedicated level for student support services


• Convenient city location with easy accessibility to a wide

range of public transport options

• State-of-the-art lecture theatres and laboratories

• Close proximity to world renowned attractions including

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and State



The largest of metropolitan campuses located in the

heart of the city

The only campus offering the Doctor of Professional


• Close proximity to world renowned attractions including

Darling Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Rina Neoh, Malaysia

Master of Business


Rina built her career as an IT specialist,

but found an MBA with CQUniversity as

a gateway to broaden her horizons. Upon

completing her MBA, she was head-hunted

by a listed IT firm to be Vice-President of

Sales. This was where she met her mentor

with whom she later co-founded Mercatus

Capital, a company that services businesses in Venture and Angel

Funding, Securing Grants, Public and Private Equity, Mergers and

Acquisitions, Corporate Restructurings, Financial Advisory, Initial

Public Offerings and Strategic Partnerships.

Dr Theerarat Samrejvanich,



Dr Theerarat Samrejvanich completed her

doctoral degree in 2010. She was elected

to Thai parliament in 2011 as the Pheu Thai

member for Lat Krabang district, Bangkok,

under the leadership of Thailand’s first female

Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra.

Dr Samrejvanich’s remarkable achievement is testimony to the value

that the University’s doctorate programs offer.



CQUniversity has over 100 different programs for you to choose from. These programs open the door to many career options and

opportunities in Australia and overseas. Here’s a sample.

The Career you want The Next step The Program area

Building designer

Assistant building surveyor, building surveyor

Building contractor, building site manager, construction manager

Accountant, auditor, banker, business consultant, financier, financial planner,

financial accountant, forensic accountant, professional accountant, tax


Business manager, human resources manager, information systems manager,

logistics manager, marketing manager, operations manager, quality manager,

tourism specialist, business owner, entrepreneur, customer service manager

Accountant, business consultant, financial planner, forensic accountant, client

service officer, paraplanner

Business analyst, corporate communications manager, community relations

manager, events manager, human resources manager, journalist, marketing

manager, media liaison manager, promotion and publicity manager, public affairs

manager, public relations manager, writer, stage manager

Beverage manager, catering manager, event manager, hotel manager, public

relations manager, sales manager, travel and tourism manager

Business analyst, business manager, finance executive, marketing executive,

public relations executive, advertising executive, product manager, entrepreneur,

marketing professional

Academic, banker, broker, financier, insurance adviser, specialist accountant or

lawyer (if already qualified in those disciplines), Islamic finance specialist

Curriculum designer, early childhood centre leader/director, early childhood

teacher, preparatory teacher, primary school teacher, teacher at various locations

(depending on accreditation requirements)

Primary school teacher, teacher at various locations (depending on accreditation

requirements), teaching profession-related roles

Secondary school teacher, VET professional educator

Community educator, private or public sector educator/trainer, TAFE teacher,

workplace instructor/trainer

Education aide, early childhood centre group leader/director, teachers aide

Engineer (civil, electrical or mechanical)

Engineering technologist (civil, electrical or mechanical)

Railway signal practitioner

Power generation consultant

Maintenance planner, reliability engineer, reliability supervisor, asset

manager, condition monitoring technologist, specialist maintenance strategist,

maintenance engineer, maintenance manager

Building design

Building surveying and


Construction management



Financial Planning and


Professional Communication

Hospitality Management


Islamic Finance

Early Childhood Education

Primary education

Secondary and Vocational

Education and Training (VET)

Learning design

Learning management


Engineering technology

Railway signalling

Power generation

Maintenance management

Built Environment

and Design

Business and



Engineering, Mining

and Technology


The Career you want The Next step The Program area

Nurse, mental health worker, nurse educator/researcher, nurse manager, youth

mental health project worker, registered nurse, registered mental health nurse



Diagnostic radiographers

Sonographer, ultrasonographer

Chiropractor, chiropractic assistant

Medical laboratory scientist, pathologist, clinical psychologist, nutritionist

Physical activity officer, rehabilitation case worker, sports administator, sports

coach, sports development officer, sports journalist, personal trainer

Health professional, paramedic, ambulance officer

Speech pathologist


Accident investigator

Advertiser, arts administrator, editor, communications specialist, journalist,

researcher, writer, copywriter, desktop publisher, librarian

Psychologist , neuropsychologist, counsellor

Database administrator, systems administrator, systems analyst,

communications specialist, database designer, technical writer, programmer,

network administrator, application specialist, web designer, business analyst, IT

support analyst, security analyst, software developer, chief information officer,

systems auditor, IT project manager, IT researcher, enterprise/IT architect

Animator, art director, digital media producer, filmmaker, game designer/

developer, graphic designer, illustrator, mobile application developer,

photographer, project manager, software developer, video producer, visual

effects artist, web designer/developer, content producer, compositor

Aviation analyst, flight operations manager, flight scheduler, logistics operations

manager, rescue operations manager

Application programmer, database manager, IT project manager, network

engineer, software developer, software engineer, systems analyst, business

analyst, consultant, end-user support professional, systems administrator,

systems analyst, electronic data processing auditor, systems manager, business

intelligence analyst, senior information officer

Composer, music educator, performing/recording artist, professional musician,

recording/sound engineer

Actor, musical theatre performer, producer, private theatre educator

Arts administrator, arts manager, creative arts leader, events manager

Arts administrator, arts manager, creative arts leader, events manager

Agriculturalist, environmental scientist, ecologist, forensic analyst (depending on


Air quality control officer, environmental consultant, environmental officer,

environmental scientist, vegetation management officer, water management officer

Water resource manager, water resource consultant, hydrologist, water

management officer, water resource modeller, water supply planner,

environmental scientist, environmental consultant

Medical imaging

Medical sonography

Chiropractic science

Medical science

Exercise and sport sciences

Paramedic sciences

Speech pathology


Accident forensics



Information technology



Information systems



Creative enterprise (arts


Arts administration


Environmental science

Water resources


Health and Medical



Psychology and

Social Work

Multimedia and



Music and Theatre

Science and




Program areas

Pathway programs

• Built Environment and Design

• Business and Accounting

• Education

• Engineering, Mining and Technology

• Health and Medical Sciences

• Humanities, Psychology and Social Work

• Multimedia and Information Technology

• Music and Theatre

• Science and Environment


CQUniversity offers scholarships that are available in all program

areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level of study

and are provided in recognition of academic excellence and/or

research potential.







First Class/Upper Second





Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is a merit based scholarship

available to future undergraduate and postgraduate students. The

scholarship provides successful candidates with a 20% reduction in

tuition fees for the duration of their studies.

For information on the Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship visit


CQUniversity offers a series of pre-university programs which

provide an excellent pathway for those who are not able to meet the

minimum academic or English proficiency required for direct entry

into our undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

For information on academic and English requirements refer to our

website at

Learning English

Rockhampton and each of our metropolitan campuses have a

dedicated English Language Centre (ELC). The ELCs offer excellent

English language programs that will assist you in achieving the level

of competency required for pathway programs into undergraduate or

postgraduate studies.

If you are keen on improving your English outside classes, the

metropolitan campuses also run an English Conversation Corner in a

friendly and supportive environment in which you can participate.

Study tours

The ELC in Rockhampton also runs exciting Study Tour Programs

for high school and university students as well as special interest

groups. These programs combine English language classes with a

wide range of cultural excursions and activities.

For information on the availability of English language programs and

their start and finish dates visit

Program availability Brisbane Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney

IELTS Preparation

General English

Study Tours

English for Academic Purposes 1

English for Academic Purposes 2

English for Academic Purposes Direct Entry



CQUniversity offers students the flexibility of studying on-campus or

off-campus (distance education). A number of our programs also offer

the option to fast-track by studying in Term 3. This means you will be

able to complete your program and start your career sooner.

Some programs are taught on a number of campuses, in a consistent

manner, allowing you to transfer between CQUniversity campuses

and see more of Australia.

Due to visa regulations international students studying in Australia

must study full-time on-campus.

Distance education

CQUniversity is among Australia’s leading providers of quality

distance education. We offer a vast range of programs to choose

from and you can enjoy a high level of personal support from the

moment you apply to the day you graduate. You will have access to

world-class online learning facilities and resources and lecturers who

are committed to providing you with the best support possible.

Due to Australian visa regulations international students can

only study distance education programs while residing outside of


Study abroad

Choosing to study abroad in Australia may be the most significant

educational choice and rewarding experience of your life.

Vu Thanh Tung, Vietnam

Master of Business


I’m confident with my English

skills. CQUniversity helped me to

attain this.

Kenan Kessler

Penn College, USA

Among the Study Abroad

programs at my school,

CQUniversity was the one that

jumped right off the page. The

coast of Australia has always been

at the top of my list of places to

go in the world. When I arrived in

Rockhampton, what amazed me

the most is the general kindness I

see in my peers. I was able to make

friends very easily here, which

makes it unique from the start.



You can be sure that studying abroad at CQUniversity will offer

you every opportunity to experience exciting academic challenges,

diverse cultures and the adventures of a lifetime.

For information on study abroad and how to apply visit our website at


Student services

Our experience as an international university has allowed us to

develop an integrated student services network that includes

personal, career and academic support to assist you throughout your

learning journey.

Some of our services include:

• Academic support such as academic writing, exam preparation

and study planning

• Employment and career-oriented services such as workshops,

individual career coaching, assistance with job applications and

information regarding part-time work

• Orientations designed to assist your transition into university life

and life in Australia

• Social events and activities

• Accommodation and airport pickup

• Library and computer laboratory access



Intake dates

Intake dates

Recommended arrival

(for arranging accommodation

on arrival)

Recommended arrival

(for pre-arranged accommodation)



Classes start

Term 1, 2013 4 February 6 February 11 February 25 February

Term 2, 2013 10 June 12 June 17 June 1 July

Term 3, 2013 7 October 9 October 14 October 28 October

Program fees

English language

English for Academic Purposes

General English

IELTS Preparation

Fees (AU$)

304 – 320 per week

304 per week

304 per week





Program area


Postgraduate coursework

Built Environment and Design 10 284 DE

Business and Accounting 15 120 – 18 210 8370 (0.5 year) – 17 940 BNE, MEL, ROK, SYD, DE

Education 17 400 8706 (0.5 year) – 17 412 BDG, GLD, MKY, NSA, ROK, DE

Engineering, Mining and Technology 25 608 9684 (0.5 year) – 21 540 ROK, DE

Health and Medical Sciences 21 528 – 24 408 16 980 – 19 380 BDG, MKY, NSA, ROK, DE

Humanities, Psychology and Social Work 17 400 – 20 568 8370 – 16 980 NSA, ROK, DE

Multimedia and Information Technology 15 120 – 20 568 8370 (0.5 year) – 17 940 BNE, BDG, MEL, ROK, SYD, DE

Music and Theatre 19 176 8370 (0.5 year) – 19 380 MKY, ROK, DE

Science and Environment 24 408 9690 (0.5 year) – 19 380 ROK, DE

Research higher degree

Master by Research 15 480 – 23 628 BDG, BNE, GLD, MKY, NSA,


Doctor of Education 15 480 – 23 628 BDG, BNE, GLD, MKY, NSA,


Doctor of Philosophy 15 480 – 23 628 BDG, GLD, MKY, MEL, ROK, DE

Doctor of Professional Studies 17 940 SYD


Fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

Fees are per annum unless otherwise specified. Fees and program offerings vary by campuses.

Some programs offered via distance education are only available on a part-time basis.

We strongly advise that you consult the International Fees guide or speak to an international



BNE – Brisbane, BDG – Bundaberg, GLD – Gladstone, MKY – Mackay, MEL – Melbourne,

NSA – Noosa, ROK – Rockhampton, SYD – Sydney, DE – Distance education

Scan to go to the full version of the

International Fees Guide.


How to apply

Action by you

Find a program that interests you.

Action by CQUniversity


Check that you satisfy English academic


Research applicants must identify

research area of interest and



Ensure all supporting documentation*

are certified and attached (refer to

checklist on application form).

Submit application for admissions and


• Online

• Email

• Mail

• In person at a CQUniversity campus

• Through an agent

Screen for genuineness criteria.


Accept offer of admission.

To accept offer, you must

• Return signed international student


• Return admission advice form

• Return COE checklist

• Make payment for overseas student

health cover or provide receipt if

existing cover

• Make first term tuition payment**

Assess application for university entry


Make offer of admission.

Offer of admission includes:

• Letter of offer

• International student contract

• Remittance advice form

• Electronic remittance advice form

• Credit card authority form

• Bank account details form

• COE checklist

Upon receipt of required supporting

documentation, issue electronic

Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE).

Apply for your student visa.

Make travel arrangements.

* Certification stamp must include the certifier’s printed name, title or position, signature and date of notary. It may be from a Justice of Peace,

Commissioner of Declarations, a contracted agent of CQUniversity or the issuing authority of institution.

** Payment in Australia – deposit required. Balance of first term’s tuition fees is payable upon enrolment. Outside Australia – first term’s tuition fees.

This diagram is only a guide.



Parents or guardians play a crucial role in helping their child make the

right decision when it comes to choosing what and where to study.

It’s important to discuss with your child their interests, personality and

aspirations and match them to a program that will meet their career

goals. In addition, you should also consider the university’s commitment

to international students’ welfare, diversity, campus location and

graduate outcomes.

When it comes to graduate outcomes we rank in the top 20 per cent of

Australian institutions for graduate starting salaries. With CQUniversity,

your child will achieve success.

Visa information

If your child intends to study in Australia, they will require a student

visa. The type of visa they need depends on what they wish to study.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is responsible for

providing advice and issuing visas on entry to Australia.

For more information regarding visas visit the DIAC website at

Health cover

Student visa holders are required by DIAC to have Overseas Student

Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their studies.

Students under 18

If your child is under 18 years of age, DIAC requires that they:

• Have an approved guardian until they turn 18 years of age

• Reside in a CQUniversity approved accommodation

CQUniversity has engaged the services of external parties to provide

guardianship and homestay accommodation for students under 18

years of age. For more information regarding these services contact the


Accommodation options

• On-campus – available at CQUniversity Mackay and Rockhampton

• Off-campus – renting a room, an apartment or a house

• Homestay – your child will be placed with a local family

Costs of living

Costs of living vary depending on the accommodation and lifestyle

your child chooses. It is generally cheaper to live in a regional city than

a metropolitan city such as Sydney.

Below is an estimate of costs which you can use as a guide to help

prepare a budget.

Suggested weekly budget

Accommodation/rent $180

Food and drinks $100

Public transport $40

Utilities $40

Mobile phone and Internet $60

Study needs – textbooks, stationery and photocopying $30

Miscellaneous – clothes, toiletries, medical and



Total $500

For more in-depth information regarding costs of living in Australia visit

the Study in Australia website at




English language programs –

Fees and entry requirements –

Financial assistance –



Future international students –

Handbook –

How to apply –

Key dates –

Meet our adviser –

Recruitment partners –

Research –

Scholarships –

Student support –

Study abroad –


Australian embassies and consulate overseas –

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) –

Going to Uni –

Health cover (Medibank Private) –

Homestay (AHN) –

My Future –

Study in Australia –

The Good Universities Guide –

Anderson Lie, Indonesia

Master of Information Systems

CQUniversity provides relevant programs that equip students with the

knowledge and skills that would benefit them in their future career. I’ve made

the right choice studying at CQUniversity. The staff here are welcoming and

professional and it feels like home when I come to campus.






Find out more

CQUniversity International




Outside Australia +61 7 4930 9000

In Australia 13 CQUni 13 27 86

Published by CQUniversity Australia (November 2012).

The information in this publication was correct at time of printing however is

subject to change. Contact the University for the latest information.

CQUniversity CRICOS Provider Codes: QLD-00219C, NSW-01315F, VIC-01624D


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