04 Central Queensland University

Central Queensland University

CQUniversity Australia has a unique and interesting history. The University was originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967 and was known as the Queensland Institute of Technology (Capricornia). By 1974 it was among only a few Australian institutes to commence the delivery of distance education.   Between 1978 and 1989 further campuses were established in Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, and Mackay and in 1992 the Institute achieved full University status to become known as Central Queensland University. Along with locations in regional Queensland, CQUniversity has also expanded its presence throughout Australia with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Noosa, Sydney and Townsville, Study Centres in Biloela and Yeppoon, dedicated Distance Education Study Centres in Perth and Townsville and Partner Study Hubs in Queensland, Cooma, New South Wales, Geraldton and Karratha, Western Australia.   See why we are Australia‚Äôs largest regional university with over 35,000 students, 20+ locations, 300+ TAFE and University qualifications, flexible study options, practical learning experiences and pathway options.   CQUniversity has also established itself as a research focused university and in the 2012 Excellence in Research Australia rankings the University was rated at or above world standard in the areas of agriculture, applied mathematics, nursing, and medical and health sciences.   CQUniversity is among Australia’s most engaged universities and throughout the years has formed valuable partnerships with government, community and industry groups, right across the national university footprint and overseas.

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