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.

Courses

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Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1) (069709D 0.8 Year AUD 13,280
Bachelor of Aviation - Commercial Pilot (097033M) 3 Year AUD 59,280
University Diploma - Information and Communications Technology (CG36) (063667B) 1 Year AUD 31,680
Associate of Information Technology (CA99) (079940C) 2 Year AUD 31,680
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (CG85) (069480J) 3 Year AUD 31,990
Graduate Certificate - Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry (CL02) (095595D) 0.6 Year AUD 14,520
Graduate Certificate - Public Health (CL46) (097513F) 0.6 Year AUD 14,520
Graduate Diploma - Public Health (CL44) (097512G) 1 Year AUD 29,040
Master of Public Health (CL45) (097511G) 2 Year AUD 29,240
Master of Research (Thesis) (CL80) (0100975) 2 Year AUD 34,245
Graduate Certificate - Research - Mathematical Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Physical Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Chemical Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Earth Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Environmental Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Biological Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Information and Computing Sciences (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Engineering (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Technology (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Built Environment and Design (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Education (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Economics (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Economics (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Commerce Management Tourism and Services (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Studies in Human Society (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Law and Legal Studies (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Philosophy and Religious Studies (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - History and Archaeology (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
Graduate Certificate - Research - Language Communication and Culture (CL58) (097842M) 0.6 Year AUD 10,663
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Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
English Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 35
  • Min IELTS overall: 5
Bachelors courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 75 (Min Listening: 17.0, Min Reading: 17.0, Min Speaking: 17.0, Min Writing: 17.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Listening: 5.5, Min Reading: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5)
  • Min PTE overall: 54 (Min Listening: 46, Min Reading: 46, Min Speaking: 46, Min Writing: 46)
Diploma Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 75 (Min Listening: 17.0, Min Reading: 17.0, Min Speaking: 17.0, Min Writing: 17.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Listening: 5.5, Min Reading: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5)
  • Min PTE overall: 54 (Min Listening: 46, Min Reading: 46, Min Speaking: 46, Min Writing: 46)
Associate's Degree
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 75 (Min Listening: 17.0, Min Reading: 17.0, Min Speaking: 17.0, Min Writing: 17.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Listening: 5.5, Min Reading: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5)Min PTE overall: 54 (Min Listening: 46, Min Reading: 46, Min Speaking: 46, Min Writing: 46)
Certificate Course
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 6.0, Min Reading: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0)
Master courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 79 (Min Listening: 21.0, Min Reading: 21.0, Min Speaking: 21.0, Min Writing: 21.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 6.0, Min Reading: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0)
  • Min PTE overall: 62 (Min Listening: 54, Min Reading: 54, Min Speaking: 54, Min Writing: 54)

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