Central Queensland University (CQU) - Mackay

90-92 Sydney Street, Mackay, 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.

CQUniversity Mackay boasts a City campus and an Ooralea campus, including a $46 million Trades Training Centre and $16 million Engineering building. Many facilities are available including: lecture theatres and performance theatres, trades training workshops, computer and nursing laboratories, a training restaurant, hairdressing and beauty salons, recording studios, student accommodation, gyms, video-conference rooms, a bookshop, a refectory, a library, and much more.

Why CQUniversity - Mackay

  • Surroundings and Campus Life: The Mackay region boasts an enviable lifestyle and a buoyant economy with the benefits of a fast-growing coastal city. The region enjoys a subtropical climate, complimented by unspoilt beaches, a picturesque blue river, scenic rainforests and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays.

  • Facilities: The Mackay Campuses offer students a Trades Training Centre including purpose-built workshops, student support services, student common areas, purpose built 200-seat proscenium theatre with full height fly-tower and 17 fly lines on a 12-metre deep stage including professionally equipped lighting and sound, and state-of-the-art library facilities with access to an extensive array of online databases and special use drama and music theatre collections so students are able to source the latest information in their chosen fields.

  • 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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