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Pilbara Universities Courses

Important Dates

11 June 2020        6 – 8 pm        STEPS Information Night   

18 June 2020       6 – 8 pm        STEPS Information Night

25 June 2020       6 – 9 pm        Careers Evening

4 August 2020     Census Date for Semester 2, 2020


Scholarships and Fellowships

Rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

Postgraduate and Research Scholarships

Capstone Editing scholarships available for PostGraduate and Research students.

Rural and Regional Scholarships

1,100 Scholarships Available for Students Commencing a Course in 2020

Scholarships are available to students who are living in regional and remote areas wishing to undertake study in any discipline.  These scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 for study from Certificate IV to PhD level through any mode of study, face-to-face or online/by distance.  Scholarship recipients may also receive $500 to support an internship during their studies.  For more information click here.


Australian Centre for Astrobiology

The brutal deserts of Australia may not be the first place you think of when you want to study life. Yet this harsh environment has helped propel the Australian Center for Astrobiology (ACA) to the forefront of its field by maintaining records of the youthful environment of our world and providing a stand-in for Martian exploration.  Read more here.

UpComing Events

Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) is an enabling course that provides a pathway for people wishing to gain entry to and excel in higher education.  It is a government-funded programme that focuses on empowering and preparing students for future university study by helping them become self-directed, active and confident learners who are familiar with all aspects of student life – from study habits, academic writing, and goal-setting to navigating University systems and support services. Upon successful completion of STEPS, students can apply for direct entry to almost anyone of CQUniversity’s undergraduate courses.

Our upcoming STEPS information evenings will be held at the PUC on Thursday 11 June and Thursday 18 June at 6pm, Level 1 The Quarter and will explain the STEPS programme in more detail, including eligibility, how STEPS is delivered at the PUC and testimonials from past and current STEPS students.

We would love you to come along to one of these events and for your assistance to help us spread the word throughout your organisation and community about this fantastic opportunity.

Register your interest here.

PUC Karratha

Completed in April 2020 the Pilbara Universities Centre’s Karratha campus boasts 316 square meters of stunning architecturally designed spaces that are light, spacious and purpose-built for the modern university experience.  The campus has several lecture and study rooms, meetings rooms, a modern library looking out over spectacular Nickol Bay, staff and tutor facilities, a kitchenette and lounge for students to relax in whilst studying in comfort.  The lecture rooms are flexible in size with a foldaway wall to accommodate different functional requirements, state of the art audio-visual systems and top-quality high-speed internet.  Located on Level 1 within The Quarter, overlooking the beautiful views of the City, the PUC Karratha study hub is a world-class educational facility dedicated to supporting Pilbara students.

Student Testimonies