On behalf of Central Queensland University, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and continuing students in 2001.
Central Queensland University, with approximately
More importantly, Central Queensland University enjoys a reputation
as one of Australias most progressive and innovative universities.
In both teaching and research, our highly qualified and internationally
recruited staff place emphasis on finding and challenging new frontiers
in our specialist areas of the natural sciences, information technology,
humanities, social sciences, media and communications, health and medical
sciences, sport and human movement sciences, engineering, economics,
business, education, and the arts
The Universitys motto is Doctrina Perpetua (Latin for Forever Learning). We expect all of our staff and students to fully explore together the richness, diversity and excitement of academic study and research. Our underpinning values are truth, accuracy, honesty, civility, and courage. Our aim is to prepare you for leadership in your chosen profession and in your community by providing an environment in which you can grow ever stronger intellectually, emotionally, physically and, most important of all, spiritually.
As either an undergraduate or postgraduate student at CQU, you are supported by a philosophy of commitment to quality research, teaching, community service, and ultimately to the success of our students. I encourage you, therefore, to make the most of opportunities available to you through Central Queensland University.
I wish you all every success.
Professor Lauchlan Chipman
LLB, MA(Hons), Melb; BPhil, DPhil Oxon, DipTertiaryEd NE, FACE, MACEA, Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong
Vice-Chancellor and President
Central Queensland University is tropical Australias leading
university in environmentally sustainable land and water utilisation,
industrially relevant engineering and contemporary communication,
with a commitment to continue proactive roles in promoting high
standards in indigenous and international education, innovative teaching
and quality research.
Central Queensland University (CQU) is a rapidly growing, progressive university which has campuses in Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay and Rockhampton, as well as the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Mackay. International campuses are also based in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, and Sydney, and the University conducts international operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Suva, Fiji.
Approximately 17 000 full-time, part-time and distance education students are served by almost 1200 academic, administrative and support staff.
The University is one of the nations leading providers of distance education. A significant number of programs are available through distance education study which caters for those who are unable to attend classes due to family responsibilities, work commitments or physical disabilities. These programs, in the main, are identical in content and assessment to those offered on-campus.
108 Margaret Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland which is known as the Sunshine State. It is a modern, growing city with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The city sits on the banks of the Brisbane River with a population of about 1.5 million people. Brisbane offers a subtropical climate and lends itself to outdoor lifestyles.
Brisbane International Campus is located in Margaret Street in the city centre and is host to approximately 500 international students from many different countries. Students are close to the city transport and recreational facilities. It is a short distance from the picturesque Botanic Gardens, the State Library and the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, and Southbank parklands.
It is a unique purpose-built campus equipped with on-site accommodation. This campus has been specifically designed to meet the needs of educating students in Unilearn Foundation studies and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs to full-fee paying students. The campus has leading edge technology with computer laboratories, an electronic library, interactive system-wide learning, lecture facilities, a Graduate Centre, and many other student areas. The campus has its own bookshop and student recreation area including student kitchen facilities. Students have seven days a week access to computer labs, Multimedia facilities and library.
Programs available at the campus include the Unilearn Foundation
program; undergraduate degrees in Business, Accounting/Information
Systems, Hospitality Management, Communication, Engineering Technology,
Information Technology, Informatics, Multimedia, Tourism, and Electronic
Commerce; and postgraduate programs in Management, Information Systems,
Business Administration, and
University Drive, Bundaberg Qld 4670
Bundaberg, with a district population of 82 000, is four hours drive north of Brisbane and has an ideal, subtropical climate. With safe beaches and reef diving less than 20 minutes away and several rivers within easy reach, it provides opportunities for students to participate in a range of water sports. The city is well supplied with playing fields and indoor sporting facilities and has a good range of restaurants and night spots.
Students may now complete full degrees in Aviation Technology Business (Accounting); Business (Information Systems); Business Administration, Business Administration/Professional Communication; Environmental Science; Information Technology; Nursing and Nursing Informatics; Learning Management; Communications; Media Studies; and Arts.
First year studies are available in Science with majors in Biology, Chemistry and Aquatic Resource Management; Science (Applied Physics); Business (Human Resources Management); Business (Marketing); Business (Management); Business Administration; Biomedical Science; Engineering, Engineering (Computer Systems) and Engineering Technology; Tourism; and Informatics. With the exception of Learning Management, programs are available by full-time, part-time and distance education study.
The campus is located in a spacious bushland setting one kilometre from a large shopping mall. Facilities include a 200-seat and 100-seat lecture theatre, bookshop, library, interactive videoconferencing equipment, teaching rooms, staff offices, campus refectory, four computer laboratories, clinical nursing laboratories and special facilities for electronically interactive lectures across all campuses. Two computer labs are accessible from 6.30 am to 2 am. Students are able to study and socialise in a friendly and safe environment where an active student committee has established several sporting clubs and organises other sports events, free film nights and a wide variety of social events.
Office hours are from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm, Monday to Friday.
Central Highlands College of TAFE,
CQU Emerald, together with the Open Learning Centre, is located in the Central Highlands TAFE College on the Capricorn Highway.
The campus offers the Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparation Studies (STEPS) for mature aged students preparing for tertiary study. STEPS is available on a full-time basis in the Autumn term.
The first year of the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Arts degrees are offered in both full-time and part-time modes.
Facilities at CQU Emerald include a 24-hour access computer room (through which students have Internet access), a comprehensive library collection and computer access to the Rockhampton library. These are in addition to the excellent computing and service facilities which the TAFE College has provided. The friendly and open style of this campus is enhanced by its small size and the close relationships between staff and students.
Students have access to the CQU/TAFE library and other TAFE facilities, and a Student Support Officer is on-campus to provide assistance to students. Office hours are from 8.30 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday.
PMB Government Building Post Office
The Fiji International Campus attracts international students from all over the world. Programs available at the campus include the Unilearn Foundation program; undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Business, Information Technology, Tourism and Health (Post-Registration); and postgraduate degrees in Management, Information Systems and Business Administration.
Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone Qld 4680
CQU Gladstone is located on the marina adjacent to the central business district. It serves as a focal point for students who live in the Gladstone, Calliope and Miriam Vale regions, and focuses on Engineering and Environmental Management in its offerings. The Campus has a very active research program operating from the Gladstone-based Centre for Environmental Management.
Facilities include computer rooms (one with 24-hour access), a library with computer access to the CQU Rockhampton library, studios, bookshop, two 200-seat lecture theatres, classrooms, teleconferencing, two videoconferencing facilities, an Interactive System-Wide Learning Facility (ISL), students canteen and dining facilities in the Gladstone Engineering Centre.
Full degree programs available at CQU Gladstone include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood); Bachelor of Business (Accounting); Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Communication; Bachelor of Information Technology; and Bachelor of Business (Information Systems). The campus also offers selected courses in the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op), Bachelor of Business (Marketing); Bachelor of Business (HRM); Bachelor of Business (Management), Bachelor of Informatics; Bachelor of Science (Applied Physics); and Bachelor of Tourism.
CQU Gladstone is an Open Learning Centre that supports the wide range of distance education programs offered by CQU and other universities.
Postgraduate programs in Maintenance Management, Process Engineering and Environmental Management are offered by distance mode from CQU Gladstone.
Students studying by distance education are encouraged to use the facilities. Some tutorial classes for distance education students are also held at the campus. A wide variety of continuing education programs are offered. These include home study programs, as well as face-to-face programs for the business community and general public.
The campus offers the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) and Extended STEPS for mature age students preparing for university study. STEPS is available on a full-time basis in Autumn and Winter Term of each year, and on a part-time basis throughout the year.
The Mathematics Learning Centre also offers a short preparatory program, 'Enabling Mathematics', for students entering any course with a quantitative component. The program is open to both school leavers and mature age entrants and runs in the week prior to Orientation.
The office is open from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm Monday to Friday.
60 Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast Qld
CQU Gold Coast International Campus is located in the heart of the Gold Coast CBD, Southport. Situated directly across from the Broadwater, with easy access to facilities, beaches, parklands and sporting centres, CQU Gold Coast provides a stimulating environment for education and recreation.
The campus has leading edge technology with computer laboratories, an electronic library, extensive library lending access, an interactive learning system, lecture facilities and a student common room. All of these facilities are located in the campuss relaxed, sub-tropical setting. The campus is a short walk from the transit centre, movies, shopping and accommodation.
Boundary Road, Planlands, Mackay Qld 4740
Situated within an hour of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, CQU Mackay is the gateway to the heart of tropical Queensland. Mackay is surrounded by ancient rainforests, national parks and the reef, making it a wonderful recreational paradise.
Mackay city has a population of almost 80 000 with a regional population of around 120 000. The city thrives on the commerce of sugar, coal mining, beef, grain and tourism.Established at its Planlands site in 1992, CQU Mackay is a young and dynamic campus. Around 1100 students are enrolled at the campus in a wide variety of programs.
CQU Mackay is also home to the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), which specialises in producing music performers of the highest calibre. The CQCM has recently moved into a new, purpose-built facility at Planlands. The new facility boasts a 200-seat performance theatre as well as recording studios.
The Conservatorium presents a busy performance program featuring visiting international and Australian artists, and hosts annual conferences and seminars in such areas as composition, jazz, music theatre and instrumental performance. In common with conservatoria throughout the world, the CQCM is committed to the achievement of the highest standards in music, particularly through performance and composition, while developing the vocational needs of students who intend to become professional performing artists.
The incorporation of the CQCM with CQU Mackay makes for a unique educational setting. The campus offers full degrees in Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Information Technology, Multimedia, Nursing, and Tourism. First year studies can be completed in Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Health Promotion/Health Education and Occupational Health and Safety.
The Hannah Drysdale Library houses an extensive collection of books and reference materials. It provides access to a wide range of databases via the Internet and CD ROM. On-campus services include an Equity Contact Officer, a Nulloo Yumbah Support Officer, a Student Counsellor, a Student Association Liaison Officer and refectory facilities. The Student Association organises non-academic activities and support services. The Campus is an Open Learning Centre that supports distance education students in programs offered by CQU and other universities.
Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparation Studies (STEPS) programs are also offered on-campus. These programs are designed to prepare students for university life as well as to assist students with study techniques, essay writing, time management and exam preparation. On-campus accommodation is also available through the Mackay Student Residential College. The environment at CQU Mackay is renowned for its student-friendly nature, balancing a high quality education with a close-knit community, which ultimately enhances campus life.
108 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia with over 3 million people. Melbourne offers a temperate climate and excellent transport systems. The trains, trams and buses make it simple to access the city sites, central business district and the suburbs beyond.
Accommodation, food and general living expenses are very reasonably priced. Melbourne is characterised by established communities from many cultures of the Asia-Pacific region as well as a wide variety of restaurants and international food stores.
Situated in Melbournes city heart, Melbourne International Campus is host to nearly 1300 full fee-paying, local and international students. The campus has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of educating students in Unilearn Foundation studies and undergraduate and postgraduate degree full fee-paying programs. The campus boasts personalised tutorials and a Learning and Study Skills program to help all students for whom English is not a first language.
The campus facilities include modern lecture theatres, tutorial facilities, leading edge technologies and an electronic research library. CQU Melbourne also has borrowing rights at the University of Melbourne. The highly qualified lecture and tutorial staff at CQU Melbourne have extensive work and teaching experience and understand the special language needs of international students.
Programs available at the campus include the Unilearn Foundation Program; undergraduate degrees in Business, Communication, Hospitality Management; Management Studies, Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, Tourism and Multimedia Studies; and postgraduate degree programs in Management, Information Systems, Business Administration, and Arts Administration.
Bruce Highway, Rockhampton Qld 4702
CQU Rockhampton is located in the worlds southern most tropical city. Rockhampton is an attractive regional city with a population of approximately 70 000, and is based on the Fitzroy River and close to the Capricorn Coast along the Great Barrier Reef.
CQU Rockhampton has two precincts. The northern precinct is situated in large, attractive grounds on the north of the city. This precinct is surrounded by bushland but is also close to major amenities.
The University is administered centrally from Rockhampton, and the Chancellery, which houses the Senior Executive, is located here.
The southern precinct is located in Rockhamptons central business district, with teaching conducted in some of Queenslands most significant historical buildings.
CQU Rockhampton is the base for the Universitys distance education activities, and hosts the Universitys distance education centre.
Much of the Universitys main research activities are conducted at CQU Rockhampton, which currently hosts the Universitys research centres.
Most undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered in the on-campus mode by the University can be completed at CQU Rockhampton.
The Capricornia College, which provides residential accommodation for up to 350 students, is also located at this campus.
The campus comprehensive facilities include a large, modern library with audiovisual and computer support, numerous teaching and laboratory buildings and Student Association facilities, cafes and a post-office.
It is the site of a major sporting complex, including a pool, basketball courts, a baseball diamond and sporting fields.
Level 5, Imperial Arcade,
Sydney has a long history of dynamic multiculturalism and an international reputation for cultural and sporting events. The city has over 100 different language newspapers.
Sydney enjoys a temperate climate. It has excellent public transport providing easy access to the city and suburbs beyond. Sydney offers a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of activities and accommodation.
Situated in Sydneys city heart, Sydney International Campus is host to more than 1100 full fee-paying local and international students. This campus has been specifically designed to meet the needs of educating students in Unilearn Foundation studies and undergraduate and postgraduate full fee-paying degree programs. The facilities include a well equipped study centre with modern lecture theatre, tutorial facilities, computer laboratories and an electronic research library as well as borrowing rights at the University of New South Wales.
Programs available at the campus include the Unilearn Foundation Program; undergraduate degrees in Business, Accounting/Information Systems, Business Administration, Communication, Hospitality Management, Management Studies, Electronic Commerce, Informatics, Tourism, Health (Post-registration), Engineering Technology, Information Technology and Multimedia Studies; and postgraduate degree programs in Accounting, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Information Systems, Business Administration, and Arts Administration.
CQUs teaching operations in Singapore are derived from all five faculties. Students are enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs through CQU operations in conjunction with local partners the Hartford Management Centre (HMC), Altron Management Systems, and the Real Estate and Construction Centre (RECC).
CQU programs available in Singapore focus on multimedia, e-commerce, information technology, business, education, building surveying, construction management and quantity surveying.
CQU offers business and computing programs in Hong Kong at undergraduate and postgraduate level in partnership with the Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT). Students using the Universitys comprehensive study materials are supported by qualified local tutors.
Distance and Flexible Learning Centre
CQU is one of Australias leading providers of quality distance education. The University has conducted many of its programs by distance education for over 20 years, and continually strives to improve its provision of flexible delivery through strategic and directed research in the area of open and distance learning.
The Distance and Flexible Learning Centre (DFLC) assists Faculty staff in the design, development production and delivery of flexible learning materials.
The Centre is comprised of an Educational Design and Multimedia Unit, involved in the design and development of educational material, and an Operations Unit which encompasses the preparation and distribution of study materials. DFLC undertakes the printing and distribution of study materials to enrolled students and offers a range of administrative support services to staff and students enrolled by distance education.
Study by distance education enables students to fit study into their lifestyles, as well as remaining enrolled in a tertiary program in the event of moving location. Students may transfer from on-campus to distance education study and vice versa dependent upon program rules. Students may also have the option of enrolling through a mixed mode which is a combination of on-campus and distance education study.
Some programs are only available in the distance education mode, and some are coordinated from campuses outside of Rockhampton.
Distance education courses use a variety of learning approaches. These may include teletutorials, videoconferencing, residential schools, and Internet tuition. Quality printed materials including study guides are provided to distance education students for each course of study.
Distance education students have access to the Universitys on-campus facilities, including libraries and computer laboratories. Students wishing to access Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne International Campuses should contact these campuses directly.
Not all CQU programs are available by distance education, and students should check the mode of offer details in this Handbook.
Program Coordinators are available for students to discuss study schedules, and seek advice about distance education options for particular programs.
An Australia Post shop is located at CQU Rockhampton (Commercial Centre). EFTPOS is available from the Student Association Shop and the BirdCage Bar at CQU Rockhampton; and at the Bookshop at CQU Mackay and Bundaberg.
Due to the inner city locations of CQU Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane International Campuses, students have easy access to all services.
Ngundanoo Imbabee is a childcare centre based at CQU Rockhampton (Darambal Road) (Ph: 07 4930 6880). There are a number of other childcare facilities in close proximity to the campus. Students should contact individual campuses to discuss childcare availability.
All campuses have a Student Association canteen or refectory. CQU Rockhampton, the largest campus, has a café/takeaway, an Asian takeaway, a Kebab shop, and a large Student Refectory. A bar and lounge are also features of the campus central Commercial Centre.
Due to the inner city locations of CQU Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane International Campuses, students have easy access to many cafés and eateries.
Student parking is available at CQU Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Emerald and Mackay. Students must park their cars in designated areas, or towing may occur at the owners expense.
Due to the inner city locations of Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne International Campuses, students are advised to use public transport.
CQU Rockhampton hosts a hair salon and, a travel agency, as well as a bookstore.
CQU Bookshops stock a full range of textbooks, stationery, calculators, software, general reading and reference materials. A special order service is also available for both books and printed music. The Bookshops maintain a global data base of books in print, benefiting those students seeking difficult to obtain reference material.
Bookshops are located at CQU Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, and Mackay, as well as Brisbane, Fiji, Melbourne, and Sydney International Campuses. A a bookshop service is provided at Emerald.
A mail order service is provided for all items sold by the Bookshop and all distance education students receive a catalogue and order forms prior to each term. Distance education students are encouraged to submit their orders early to avoid frustrations caused by delays during the peak period of the first two weeks of each term.
CQU Bookshops are wholly owned by Central Queensland University and all profits are reinvested in the University.
Bookshops can be contacted on:
Bundaberg 07 4150 7073
Rockhampton 07 4930 9421 or 07 4930 9609
Gladstone 07 4970 7230
Mackay 07 4940 7438
Brisbane 07 3295 4112
Sydney 02 9233 5305
Melbourne 03 9663 9728
CQU Rockhampton is host to the CQ Sports Complex, which contains a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool, undercover basketball/indoor soccer courts, and sportfields. The campus also hosts an international standard baseball field.
Sports at other campuses are organised by the Student Association. Contact the Student Association at each campus for further details.
CQU Rockhampton is serviced by regular bus routes throughout the city. The campus is also serviced by bicycle tracks.
CQU Bundaberg is served by regular city bus services within four bus routes during the morning and much of the afternoon each weekday.
Students at CQU Mackay, Gladstone and Emerald are advised to have their own transport.
CQU Sydney International Campus is located in the Pitt Street Mall in the Sydney CBD and is within walking distance from both the Town Hall and St James stations, and is well served by buses and monorail.
CQU Melbourne International Campus is located in Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne CBD and is well-serviced by trains, trams and buses.
CQU Brisbane International Campus is located in Margaret Street in the Brisbane CBD, and is well serviced by trains, ferries, and buses.