Central Queensland University
Central Queensland University

Central Queensland University

400 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Sydney, Australia Visit web page

Originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967, as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, CQUniversity Australia was granted full University status in 1992 and now has more than 30 000 students studying online and on-campus across Australia.

We have firmly established ourselves as one of the largest universities based in regional Australia, with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, and Townsville. Along with these campuses, the University also partners with several of Regional Universities Centres (RUC’s) in regional and remote parts of Australia.

In 2014, the University merged with CQ TAFE to bring together more than 175 years of combined experience in the delivery of education and training and establishing Queensland’s first comprehensive, dual sector university.

The University now delivers more than 250 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

Study areas include apprenticeships, trades and training, business, accounting and law, creative, performing and visual arts, education and humanities, engineering and built environment, health, information technology and digital media, psychology, social work and community services, science and environment, and work and study preparation.

As a pioneer in the delivery of distance education, CQUniversity also continues to be a leader in this area with almost half of the current student cohort made up of students studying off-campus through online and mixed-mode delivery, many of whom are based in rural and remote areas.

After more than half a century working with stakeholders in regional Australia, our university is also a renowned research institution in several key disciplines and the benchmark leader for how universities should engage and collaborate with communities and industry.