MyCQU - Orientation Our Way

Orientation Our Way

Orientation Our Way is a personalised Orientation experience including compulsory and optional online activities such as the Orientation TV live webinar, Orientation Boost drop-in sessions, and the Orientation Online Moodle site.

To create your personalised Orientation schedule:

1. Attend your preferred dates and times for Orientation TV
2. Attend the Orientation Boost drop-in sessions based on what you need and want to know more about
3. Complete the Orientation Online Moodle unit.

Orientation Boost

The Orientation Boost series offers additional, optional drop-in sessions, allowing you to create a customized Orientation schedule based on what you need and want to know more about. These should be attended in addition to compulsory Orientation TV sessions.

Orientation drop-in sessions will be held during Orientation week and the first two weeks of term, starting from Monday, 6 July.

All students are welcome to attend, including new and continuing students from all courses, including TAFE.

Academic Skills Workshops

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) is a network of advisers located across the CQUniversity footprint who provide information, advice and resources to assist you with many of the requirements of study across four discipline areas.

The ALC is hosting Skills for Success workshops from 8 - 16 July, including evening and weekend sessions. Workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Understand what is involved in writing for university
  • Develop skills in research, referencing, and planning to write.
  • Understand the Science of learning
  • Learn how the Maths and Statistics team can assist with the development of your skills
  • Improve your skills using Microsoft Office software and Moodle

For all the details, please visit the ALC Moodle site or to read more about the ALC on the MyCQU Student Portal.

Researching for your assignments


Session 1:
14 July
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
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Session 2:
16 July
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm  
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Session 3:
21 July
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
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Session 4:
23 July
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
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PASSWORD: 690718


Our librarians are information professionals with years of experience in the online learning environment. They understand the challenges of our digital world where you are flooded with information. They have the expertise and knowledge to help you find the right resources for your assignments.

Join a range of sessions hosted by the Library to learn effective and time-saving research skills and find out how to access the Library’s online resources.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) explained

DATE: 14 July
TIME: 10.00 am - 11.00 am


PASSWORD: 475599


The Student Fees Team will provide some advice and information regarding the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This session will help students to better understand:

  • What SSAF is,
  • When it is due,
  • Eligibility for SA-HELP.

The Student Representative Council will provide an overview of how SSAF relates to students and the council, the important of SSAF funding and what students get out if it.

Advice on How to Prepare for Your First Term

DATE: 14 July
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


PASSWORD: 874991


Our Student Mentors, who have successfully completed their first year, will share some of the things you can do to really feel ready to start – as well as the things they didn’t find out until too late.

This session is perfect if you want to feel more prepared and to connect up with your fellow students!

Meeting People and Networking

DATE: 15 July
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


PASSWORD: 580604


CQUni Careers supports CQUniversity students in achieving their career development and professional aspirations through career education, guidance and information. We are about building employability so that you can be work-ready in your chosen career.

Come along to this session to discover the power of networking, the benefits of building your network from the start of your studies and the transferability of these skills of other aspects of your life.

This session will:

  • Provide the opportunity to speak with current Student Representative Council members
  • Give you an introduction to networking
  • Allow you to connect with fellow students
  • Build your self-awareness
  • Craft your own elevator pitch

Career Kick-off - Kick start your career in your first year.

DATE: 16 July
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


PASSWORD: 153445


Need help with your resume? Finding a part-time job? Meet the CQUni Careers team, as we provide an introduction to the wide range of career and employment services and resources on offer. Find out how to make the most of your time as a student as you work to achieve your career goals and prepare for life after university.

This session is will discuss:

  • Careers workshops and events taking place throughout the year
  • Boosting your employability while you study
  • How to tap into employment opportunities

Get involved: Opportunities to Become a Changemaker

DATE: 17 July
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


PASSWORD: 737265


Changemakers are people who have the creative problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence, agility, confidence, and desire to address social problems and drive real change. Hear from CQUni students from across Australia who are employed by the Office of Social Innovation as Change Champion ambassadors.

Participants will learn about:

  • Online events and activities that support your changemaker journey
  • Free competitions and certificates
  • How to build skills that will help you stand out from the crowd
  • Why social innovation is important to CQUniversity and how you can get involved.

Student ID Card Help

DATE: 20 July
TIME: 9.00 am - 9.30 am


PASSWORD: 865584


Samantha Baker, the Student Success Team Leader for Rockhampton, will be delivering information on student ID cards. Students can expect information on how to apply for a student ID card, what a student ID card is, what information a student ID card shows and what it can be used for.

ONEMOB Online Yarning Circle

DATE: 21 July
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


PASSWORD: 516199


The Indigenous Wellbeing and Engagement Team exists to support the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to access and participate in education programs at CQUniversity in physical and online spaces.

This virtual yarning circle will be a culturally safe environment for current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to foster creativity and collaboration through:

  • Expressing your ideas and thoughts.
  • Promoting reciprocal sharing and learning.
  • Facilitating communication, reflection, and mindfulness.
  • Building positive engagement.
  • Providing cultural learning experiences.

Accessibility - How we can help.

DATE: 22 July
TIME: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm


PASSWORD: 832758


Nat Vonthien is passionate about making change happen and supporting people to achieve their goals. As an Accessibility Consultant at CQUni, Nat works with students and academic staff to remove barriers to education and training. She enjoys thinking differently to find solutions to complex problems.

The Accessibility team provides a broad range of practical supports to assist students living with disability, medical and mental health conditions to achieve their study goals. Come along to this session to find out more about the service and hear from other students about how they manage their studies while juggling health, injury or learning challenges.

Find your campus session from the drop down below.

Get To Know Your Local Campus


DATE: 13 July
TIME: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm


PASSWORD: 324291


Jodie Duignan-George is the Associate Vice-President for the Cairns region. This session will welcome Cairns student to the campus and introduces Cairns campus support staff. Get to know your campus!


DATE: 13 July
TIME: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm


Chris Veraa is the Associate Vice-Chancellor for the South East Queensland Region and oversees operations on the Brisbane campus, which hosts more than 1,000 international and domestic students. Chris is an experienced senior leader with a background in media, communications, public relations, student administration and student services. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Veraa will introduce students to the CQUniversity Brisbane campus, via a virtual welcome, a description of CQUniversity’s Brisbane operations, and an overview of the following topics:

  • Opening hours
  • Campus facilities
  • On-campus services
  • Campus events
  • Transport options
  • Personal safety

Time will also be allocated to questions from the audience.


DATE: 15 July
TIME: 10.00 am - 11.00 am


PASSWORD: 202953


This session will welcome you to the Bundaberg campus and services. Tune in for introductions to a range of people and services on campus.


DATE: 16 July
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


PASSWORD: 315546

Mr Luke Sinclair, Associate Vice-President for the Gladstone & Wide Bay Burnett Regions will welcome you to the Gladstone campus. This session introduces you to the staff and services provided on campus including:

  • Campus Administration
  • Student Engagement
  • Library / ITD
  • Education Programs
  • STEM Central
  • CMERC (Coastal Marina Ecosystems Research Centre)
  • OHS/Accident Forensics
  • ALC – Academic Learning Centre
  • Engineering Programs
  • Careers Counselling
  • CLC – Campus Life Committee
  • AIME at CQU


DATE: 15 July
TIME: 3.00 pm - 3.30 pm



CONTACT: Annie Vassil

Lara Carton, Associate Vice-President (Victoria Region) & Director Social Innovation is responsible for the management of this vibrant, city centre campus in Melbourne, which is home to students from around the world.

Lara is keen to ensure that students benefit from everything that the city can offer in the form of career and volunteering opportunities, social activities and exposure to a range of diverse cultural experiences.

This session will welcome you to the Melbourne Campus. The session will cover information about:

  • Campus Life Committee
  • Activities that we have on campus
  • Social Innovation
  • Opportunities to participate in activities that support the University’s core values of engagement and inclusiveness

North Queensland and Hinterland Region

Watch Associate Vice-President (AVP) for the  North Queensland and Hinterland Region, Professor Pierre Viljoen, welcome you to the region.

Get to know your local campus by watching the videos below.


DATE: 13 July
TIME: 12.00 pm - 12.30 pm



Kim Harrington is the Associate Vice-President (AVP) for the Rockhampton Region and is responsible for the operation of both CQUniversity campuses in Rockhampton and the large cohort of online students in the region.

This session will include:

  • Official Welcome
  • Rockhampton campus facilities
  • Chaplaincy services
  • Rockhampton Campus Life


DATE: 21 July
TIME: 10.00 am - 10.30 am


CONTACT: Alison Hensely

Shehan Thampapillai is the Associate Vice President for the NSW Region. Shehan Thampapillai is responsible for and oversees CQUniversity Australia's operations in New South Wales. As part of his wider role, Shehan also provides business intelligence within an international context to the wider university community. He also oversees the strategy of the international marketing communications and acquisition operations at CQUniversity.

This session will include:

  • Introduction as the Associate Vice-President and welcome to all students
  • Campuses are still open and available for student use
  • Introduction to key on-campus staff
  • Introduction to campus-specific student services/opportunities e.g. campus-specific programs such as Univative
  • Specific Campus Life Committee activities and other leadership opportunities
  • Encourage students to interact and engage through questions
  • A brief introduction to the Global Development, AVP team
Check out the virtual tours of our campuses around Australia! Just select your study location on the map.

Orientation Online

Orientation Online is designed to provide you with all of the essential information you need to be successful at CQUniversity. Modules, videos and quizzes will introduce you to our learning management system, Moodle, as well as all the other essentials.

To visit Orientation Online, visit Moodle, log in with your student number and password, and select ORIE12345: Orientation Online.

Orientation Online is not automatically available to STEPS, TEP, ELICOS, or students returning after a leave of absence if they have previously studied at CQUniversity. To request access to Orientation Online, please email

For more information about Orientation Online, visit our website.