CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in Australia, with campuses in all major cities including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and an extensive network of regional campuses across Australia. With over 35,000 students, 20+ locations and 300+ TAFE and university qualifications CQUniversity is your perfect partner no matter where you are in your career.
Located in the heart of the Cairns CBD near the beautiful Cairns Esplanade park lands, the multi-million dollar Cairns campus includes modern study and recreational spaces, high-tech classrooms, computer and videoconferencing facilities as well as purpose-built paramedic science, nursing and engineering labs.
CQUniversity Cairns supports a cohort of on-campus students across a range of disciplines including engineering, education, business and accounting, IT, nursing, paramedic science, professional communication, public health, tourism and creative and performing arts. The campus also offers support for the University’s extensive distance education courses including aviation, accident forensics, digital media, law, psychology, social work and many more.
Our award-winning academic staff and high quality research are making an impact on the communities we serve and those around the globe. Thousands of international students from all over the world have made CQUni their first choice, with 11 campuses offering courses in all study levels for international students, and two campuses delivering vocational training options for the trades and services industries. CQUni continues to build our international reputation as a provider of quality education accessible to everyone.
International Pathways - CQUEnglish
Our international pathway options include English courses offered by our CQUEnglish Language Centres, certificates and diplomas. These prepare you both academically and personally for university studies and your future career.
CQUEnglish is an integral part of CQUniversity Australia. It comprises four English language centres, conveniently located on our bustling metropolitan campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and our vibrant regional campus in Rockhampton North.
CQUEnglish provides excellent English language courses at various levels in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with quality facilities. No matter what your English needs, we can help attain your goals. We can also organise study tours, which are short-term programs tailored to specific needs.
CQUniversity's commitment to engagement and social outreach has led to CQUniversity being recognised as Australia's first and only Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group, made up of only 30 other high profile education institutions across the world.
All member institutions collaborate with each other to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.
Leading Student Outcomes
Graduates who study at CQUniversity are among the highest paid in the country, and CQUniversity researchers are rated as world-class in a number of disciplines, fostering a culture of success across the institution. In the QILT 2016 results, CQUniversity continues to provide some of the best student outcomes in Australia, achieving a Top 4 in Australia for full-time employment (80.7 percent). We are proud of our achievements and will continue to build on these prestigious highlights.
Top 2% by Times High Education
CQUniversity Australia has been named among the best universities in the world, claiming a spot within the Top 500 list of the prestigious and well-respected Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 – 17. The new ranking reflects our commitment to research, learning and teaching, international outlook as well as providing the best student experience.
Top 3% by QS World University Rankings
CQUniversity has recently been ranked within the top 3% of universities globally by QS World University Rankings after securing a place in the 601-650 rankings bracket.
This ranking system is based on six performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio, across four areas including research, teaching, employability and internationalisation. This outstanding result positions us among leading universities around the world.
Top 150 Under 50
The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016 ranked CQUniversity within the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old.
The ranking of 109 officially recognises the excellence of the world's 'young' universities and places CQUniversity within the top 100-150 bracket. This ranking system applies the same performance indicators as the over Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with young universities measure on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry outcome.