How to use the Handbook

Some basics you should know:

The Handbook contains information on admission, enrolment, examinations, student support and University programs and courses. It is the student's responsibility to read, know and understand the rules and requirements set out in the handbook that govern successful course and program completion.

Finding your program of study:

  1. From the Handbook homepage choose the type of study you wish to undertake from the options under the Programs menu heading - either Undergraduate or Postgraduate.
  2. If required, choose the Terminology option for explanations of the terms used in these pages.
  3. The undergraduate and postgraduate program listings are divided into subject areas. Choose the area you are interested in - for example 'Education' or 'Sciences'.
  4. You will now see a list of available study programs by that subject area.
  5. Select a program from this list to get more information.

The Program

Each program has certain standard information to help you gain an understanding of the study undertaken to gain the particular degree. The first section called 'Program at a glance' provides details on the duration of the program, the mode and location of study, contacts for further information etc. The next section 'Program outline' provides an introduction and general information on the program. 'Program structure' indicates how many courses, core and/or electives are required to complete the program. The course codes are linked through to course descriptions and availability at each campus. The program information may also include any entry or computer requirements for the particular program.

The Course

Course description and availability provides information on courses and electives available at CQU, and the availability at each campus.

  1. From the Handbook homepage choose the 'Description & Availability' link from under the Course menu heading.
  2. Choose the way you wish to view the course lists - by course code or by course name.
  3. Use the alphabetical lists at the top of these pages to go to relevant course codes or course names.
  4. Read the explanation of the course.

Important Information

The 'Important Information' section of the handbook has general information on Admission, Enrolment, Support etc. This section provides contact phone numbers, email addresses and website addresses for further information if you require it such as University policy or procedures.

Handbook Errata

This page lists the changes made to the online handbook since it was first published. Check this page to ensure that no changes or amendments have been made that may affect your program of study.

Academic Calendar

This is the calendar of principal dates for the University. The calendar shows the term start dates and other important dates that you should be aware of such as QTAC offer round dates and the last dates to withdraw from courses without HEC penalties.

Contact Us

This page, located under the Quick links section, provides further contact phone numbers and email addresses for general, student, research and international student enquiries. There are also contacts for each CQU campus and faculty.