Central Queensland University (CQU) - Cairns

Corner Abbot Street and Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia | Public University | Established 1967

About us

Central Queensland University is one of the largest and fastest growing universities in Australia with an international focus. CQUniversity is a leading university with a globally recognised standing, a culture of social responsibility, inclusion and community, and home to growing minds. CQUniversity believes that higher education is for everybody and aims to make education accessible so students can be what they want to be.

At CQUni Cairns, students enjoy a fresh and individualised learning experience coupled with small class sizes, the latest teaching technology and expert lecturers, all within a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The campus' teaching rooms are equipped with the latest technology including computer and video conferencing facilities to connect students with lecturers and other students studying across the CQUni network of campuses, fostering a culture of collaborative learning. The campus also boasts purpose-built paramedic science, nursing and engineering labs as well as modern recording and performance studios, for students to hone their practical and technical skills.

Why CQUniversity - Cairns

  • Surroundings and Campus Life: Positioned across from the beautiful Cairns Esplanade parklands and renowned recreational hotspot, the Cairns Lagoon, students can revel in all the Cairns city has to offer. Cairns boasts a diverse mix of experiences including a collection of cosmopolitan caf├ęs, dynamic arts and cultural scene, bustling bars and of course access to the bordering World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest.

  • Facilities: Officially opening in October, 2015, the Cairns campus supports more than 1,000 on-campus and online students across the Cairns region. Located in the heart of the Cairns CBD, the multi-million dollar Cairns campus features contemporary student study and recreational spaces, and state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

  • Research Excellence: Research at CQUniversity aims to work with community, industry and end users to understand problems and uncover solutions that are innovative, sustainable and accessible so that everyone can enjoy a better quality of life.

  • Pathway Options: Pathway and alternative entry options are available for students who may not meet the academic admission requirements. These options help make education more accessible and allow students more options when it comes to their studies.


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