Study@CQU 2003

Program Glossary

Program Glossary



Students are advised to make themselves aware of enrolment rules contained in this Handbook.

Students are also encouraged to contact their program advisors for advice or details of course requirements.

Faculties reserve the right to withdraw a course due to factors such as insufficient enrolments.

Summary Definitions

Duration: This is the minimum time required to complete the degree in either full-time, part-time, or distance education mode.

Mode and Location: This denotes in which modes of study the degree is available and at which CQU campus the student is able to study the degree. In some instances, programs may be started at one campus, but students may be required to complete at Rockhampton or as an external student.

BDG - Bundaberg
EMD - Emerald
GLD - Gladstone
MKY - Mackay
ROK - Rockhampton
BNE - Brisbane International Campus
FIJI - Fiji International Campus
GDC - Gold Coast International Campus
HKG - Hong Kong College of Technology
HTD - Hartford Singapore
HTHK - Hartford Hong Kong
HTM - Hartford Malaysia
MEL - Melbourne International Campus
POMDS - Pomona Delivery Site
SYD - Sydney International Campus
USCDS - University of the Sunshine Coast Delivery Site

Please note BNE, FIJI, GDC, HTM, MEL, SYD, HTHK and HTD cater only for international or full-fee-paying students.

Internal: Study conducted where there is a need to regularly attend a class(es) on campus. This mode of study may or may not involve some instruction through paper-based, external or on-line mediums.

External: Principally paper-based external study conducted where there is no need to regularly attend class(es) on campus. This mode of study may or may not involve some instruction through irregular face-to-face (e.g. residential workshops), online or other instruction (i.e. teleconference).

Multi-modal: Where a student may enrol in different modes of study for each course (i.e. internal mode for one course and external mode for another).

Online: Study is conducted 100% online and there is no need to regularly attend class(es) on campus.

Units of credit (uc): This is the minimum credit value completion requirement for eligibility to graduate. Details of the credit point load are contained in course information.

Faculty: This is the CQU Faculty through which the program is offered. Many CQU programs are run as a joint program, and students are advised to contact their specific program advisor with any queries.

Entry: This denotes the method of entry to the program. Most undergraduate degrees are entered via QTAC. For specific information regarding types of entry via QTAC, refer to Admission details in this Handbook. In addition to a QTAC application, some programs also require an interview or audition. In these cases, prospective students must contact CQU Admissions on 1300 360 444 for the relevant audition or interview information.

Most postgraduate programs are entered by submitting an application directly to the University. International students are also required to apply directly to the University.

Accreditation: This denotes whether the program leads to recognition or accreditation by registered industry bodies. Accreditation to the body named is dependent upon successful graduation from the suggested programs, and in many instances graduates must complete further training for full accreditation. Contact the relevant program advisor for further information.

Practicum/Work Placement: This denotes the minimum amount of practical or work related experience required to be eligible for graduation.

Residential School: This denotes the residential school requirements of a particular program. In many instances, this is dependent upon courses selected, and students are advised to consult the Residential School Timetable and Table of Course Availability to ensure that there are no clashes. Students are responsible for any costs incurred.

Exit Awards: This denotes any exit awards within the program, which are awarded to students who have completed study within a degree program, and are exiting from that degree. This exit award allows students to be recognised for work completed to a certain level within a particular program.

Interim Awards: An interim award is an award given to a student upon completion of a component of a degree program, while still remaining enrolled within the original degree program.

Contact: Students should contact the stated person with any queries relating to the particular program.

International Students: International students studying in Australia may only enrol in full-time programs that are registered with the government and display a CRICOS Code.

CQU CRICOS Provider Codes: As a provider of international education, CQU must register with Federal and State governments. Both the University and its programs must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Course identification codes used in this handbook have changed since July 2001. Course numbers are now a combination of Subject Area and Catalogue Numbers, eg ACCT1234. A translation table of old and new course numbers is available at

CQU CRICOS Provider Codes: QLD - 00219C; NSW - 01315F; VIC - 01624D

This handbook was correct as at: 16-06-2003

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