CQUniversity Australia has a unique and interesting history. Founded in 1967 in Rockhampton as the Queensland Institute of Technology (Capricornia) we were among the first to introduce comprehensive distance education in 1974. Between 1978 and 1989, we established campuses in Central Queensland at Gladstone, Mackay, Bundaberg and Emerald and achieved university status by January 1992.
In 1994 with a full-time student load of 5000 we expanded, establishing our first on-shore teaching site for international students in Sydney, then Melbourne in 1997, followed by Brisbane in 1998 and the Gold Coast in 2001. An additional learning site was also established in Noosa in 2001. By 2006 we were acknowledged as the largest provider of education to international students studying on-shore in Australia.
||First intake of students to the then 'Institute of Technology' at Rockhampton.|
||First distance education course.
||First additional campus (Gladstone).
||Addition of Mackay Campus
||Addition of Bundaberg Campus.
||Addition of Emerald Campus.
||Full University status.
Adopted permanent name (Central Queensland University) and corporate identity.
First 'international' campus (Sydney).
||Opening of Melbourne International Campus.
||Opening of Brisbane Campus.
||Opening of Gold Coast International Campus.
||Won IDP Australian exporter of the year award for education.
||Good Universities Guide awards Central Queensland University seven 5-star ratings, the most top ratings of any regional university in Australia.
||Appointment of R.C Fritschy as Central Queensland University Chancellor.
Central Queensland University awarded the 2005 National Exporter of the Year (Education)
IDP Education Australia announces Central the number one destination and largest provider in the country for international students studying in Australia (Term 1 2006).
The Good Universities Guide 2007 awards CQUniversity five 5-star ratings including 5 stars for Positive
Graduate Outcomes. This is the third year in a row that Central Queensland University has achieved a 5-star rating for this criteria.
Central Queensland University awarded the 2006 regional exporter of the year award for education
||The Good Universities Guide 2007 awards Central Queensland University five 5-star ratings including 5 stars for Positive Graduate Outcomes. This is the third year in a row that the University has achieve a 5-star rating for this criteria.
||Central Queensland University becomes 'CQUniversity' in June. A fresh new look is launched for the University.