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Perth and Karratha now part of Australia’s largest network of university delivery sites

Friday, 7 November 2014

Source: CQUniversity

CQUniversity has added a Perth Distance Education Study Centre and is about to add a Karratha Distance Education Study Hub to extend its network of delivery sites throughout Australia.

The new sites have been established to support CQUniversity’s cohort of distance education students who reside in these regions, through face-to-face support, study resources and enhanced access to university systems.

These new sites expand on CQUniversity’s ongoing presence in Western Australia over the past two years, thanks to a strong partnership with the Geraldton Universities centre.

The new Study Centre is located within Perth’s Cantillon Institute  – a CBD-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO) established by CQUniversity alumnus Parampreet Singh.

It is being officially opened at 10.15am (Perth time) on Thursday, November 6, at 10 Victoria Street, with participants including Chancellor Rennie Fritschy, Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman, Mr Singh, Perth city councillors, CQUni students, local education and business representatives, and the Hon Simon Crean, Director of the Ashley Services Group (Holding Company of the Cantillon Institute).

The new Karratha Study Hub will be officially opened at 1.30pm (Karratha time) on Friday, November 7, with ceremony participants including Chancellor Rennie Fritschy, Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman, Karratha Mayor Cr Peter Long and local councillors, Pilbara Institute staff, education and business representatives, and local CQUniversity students.

Professor Bowman said CQUniversity was committed to expanding its physical presence across Australia, to both support existing distance students and to attract new students.

“Our aim by 2020 is to have 50,000 students studying with us - be it at certificate level or PhD, face-to-face or online. We also want to give these students the best experience possible to achieve success and be engaged with their university,” he said.

“CQUniversity is the only university in Australia executing an approach like this. By establishing the largest geographical footprint, we are connecting with individuals who might have otherwise thought higher education was inaccessible to them.

CQUniversity is now a ‘comprehensive’ university which delivers hundreds of programs, from certificate to PhD level, both on campus and online.

It now has 23 sites spread across five states. See http://www.cqu.edu.au/about-us/locations for details.