Established in 1967 in Rockhampton as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, Central Queensland University got its university status in the year 1992. In the same year, it was named the University of Central Queensland. In 1994, Central Queensland University was the name adopted by the university. Later in the year 2008, the university expanded and it became CQUniversity. The university now offers education to over 30,000 students and is recognized as one of the largest universities based in regional Australia. Students from Australia and over 140 countries across the globe are offered exceptional academic facilities.
The university has numerous campuses all over Australia including Rockhampton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Gladstone, Emerald, Townsville, Noosa, Sydney, and Mackay. Not just this, the university also maintains various study centers. The university provides research, postgraduate and undergraduate degree, short-term and certificate programs. Study subjects offered at the university include education and humanities, accounting and law, community services, apprenticeships, trades and training, psychology, health, performing and visual arts, social work, IT and digital media, science, and environment, and many more.
Apart from this, it provides education and learning through six of its schools. Also, the university works to achieve research objectives through partnerships with national and international researchers and research networks. Moreover, it houses a collection of almost 600 pieces of art, including Australian and international paintings and photographs. The artwork is lent to other establishments such as museums, galleries, and other organizations for temporary display. The institution proudly boasts of its 100 000+ alumni network. Most of its alumni across the globe are playing a significant leadership role in society. Some of the prominent alumni are Wayne Blair – filmmaker, Craig Zonca – breakfast presenter at ABC Radio Brisbane, Julian Assange – Founder of WikiLeaks, and Terry Effeney – CEO of Energex
Central Queensland University provides On-campus Accommodation to its students which provide outstanding learning support in an environment where academic and personal achievements are rewarded and celebrated.
Off campus accommodation
The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, and shared apartments
The average rent is 150 to 200 AUD/week
The student residences are fully furnished with all the basic amenities such as electricity, water and unlimited internet access included in the rent
Most of the apartments are located at a distance of approximately 7kms-10kms from Rockhampton
Central Queensland University Courses
The university offers Bachelor’s, Associate, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Masters and Doctoral degrees with a broad range of subjects to choose from.
Health, Business, Education, Law, Psychology, Arts, etc. are its most popular majors.
The university also provides flexible learning options so that the students can pursue their degree conveniently at their home town.
Moreover, the university also provides various short courses and various on and off campus certificates and diploma pathway programs such as Certificate II in Tourism, Certificate III in Tourism, Diploma in Arts, etc. to its international students.
INR 6.2 L (based on 51 colleges listed on Smilingeducation.com)
Average Admission Exam Scores
TOEFL: 77|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 56|GRE: 304|GMAT: 590
Part Time Work
Permitted Student Visas for Australia have changed with effect on July 1, 2016. The earlier Subclasses 571 – 576 have now been grouped under Subclass 500. As per the new rules, students going to Australia under Visa Subclass 500 are eligible to work for up to 40 hours in a fortnight while the course is in session and for unlimited hours when the course is not in session (during breaks). The only proviso is that the student cannot start working until the course commences
Post Study Work Permit
Permitted International Students must apply for and get a Work Permit to continue staying in the country for employment purposes. In Australia, students who have completed their studies in Australia can apply for a Post Study Work Permit or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). This visa has replaced the earlier Skilled Graduate Visa (subclass 485) and came into effect from March 2013.
Cost of Visa Application
AUD 620 = INR 34,775.8
Visa Application Process
Moderate As per the new guidelines in effect from July 1, 2016, the validity of the visa would be in accordance with the duration of the course the student is enrolled in.
Hot Job Sectors
Education, Healthcare, Construction, Architecture, Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. Australia too faces the same requirement, making ICT one of the leading sectors with a steady demand for qualified professionals. Forecasted to grow at a rate of 12 percent, the companies are forever on the lookout for fresh talent to accommodate the fast-paced technological changes.
Economy Growth Rate
The Australian economy recorded a steady growth rate of 1.9 percent last year (2019). Going forth, though the industries are shifting and unemployment is holding steady at over 5.3 percent (2019), the future remains uncertain. Given the ongoing pandemic, there is a huge ambiguity that looms over the economy, and it is difficult to predict how 2020 would pan out for the country due to the current crisis. Let us take a closer look at the Australian economy that was in 2019.