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MyCQU - About us

About us


The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a collective group of students, elected by their peers, and appointed to engage with and advocate for the CQUniversity student community. Our members are organised, enthusiastic, dedicated and committed to their roles and responsibilities and are available to you to offer advice and support throughout your studies.

Members are elected to represent all course-levels and all locations across Australia. The SRC aims to unite the student body with fairness, respect and constructive progress, and directly contribute to enhancing the student experience.

If you have any questions contact us at


"The Student Representative Council (SRC), acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land and we wish to pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Council acknowledges the important role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to contribute within the CQUniversity community.

The SRC at CQUniversity has a proactive attitude, a student perspective and a team-based approach. All members of the SRC will be both visible and approachable for CQUniversity students and staff and aim to unite the student body with fairness, respect and constructive progress. Being a contributing voice at CQUniversity, the SRC will listen to and represent the student body with genuine interest and enthusiasm. Through developing professional collegial relationships with members of University executive management, your Council will directly contribute to enhancing your student experience and ultimately assist you with being who you want to be."



The Terms of Reference set out all the information about the Student Representative Council, including its purpose, functions and responsibilities, membership and reporting obligations. To find out more about the council view the Student Representative Council Introduction for Students.

The Student Representative Council Terms of Reference can be found here or at

SPONSOR - Deputy Vice-President, Students

Having commenced her career in the Hospitality industry, Joanne worked at several organisations in Mackay, during and upon completion of an Associate Diploma of Business (Hospitality Management) at Central Queensland TAFE (CQ TAFE).

Following a relocation to Rockhampton, Joanne completed further study at CQ TAFE in the business administration field. Joanne then moved into a role at Rockhampton based Swanwick, Murray and Roche Lawyers. After working as a Legal Secretary for several years, Joanne commenced in the Finance Department at CQUniversity in 1996. Since that time, Joanne has worked in a number of areas of the University including Chancellery, Corporate Communications, and the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

For most of her time at CQUniversity, Joanne has supported the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s as an Executive Assistant, Executive Officer or Director.

In 2017, Joanne took on the executive level role of University Secretary, in addition to her other areas of responsibility including the Student Representative Council, Audit & Advisory, Corporate Communications, Student Ombudsman, and the University Art Collection.

Joanne completed a Masters of Tertiary Education Management from University of Melbourne in 2014.


The Central Queensland University Student Association is established by and under the Central Queensland University Act 1998 and the Student Association Constitution can be viewed from the University’s Policy Portal


Our team comprises of staff, students and alumni. We aim to represent all students from all campuses and distance, so please email us at to talk to our team!

The office is located at Building 36, Rockhampton North Campus, under the Birdcage Bar deck. Feel free to drop in - we're available from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.