CQUniversity's Vice-Chancellor has announced starting Monday 23 March, the University will begin the transition of on-campus teaching to online delivery for the remainder of Term 1, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Professor Klomp said that the University made the decision in the interest of student health and safety, and staff and community wellbeing.
"Today I have made the decision that from Monday March 23, we will commence transitioning all face-to-face teaching to online until the end of Term 1," he said.
"CQUniversity is an industry leader in online education and we are well placed to provide a quality online service to all our students. "In fact we have been delivering distance education offerings for almost five decades.
Professor Klomp also said that a major factor in making this decision now is to minimise disruption to the student learning experience, in anticipation of increased social distancing requirements.
"This call was made to ensure any possibe disruption for our students was minimised," he said.
"The current situation is impacting day-to-day life, so it was important to act now to provide some flexibility and certainty for students to continue with their studies.
"We expect this to be a relatively seamless transition for students and our teaching staff will work with them to provide guidance."
Despite classes transitioning from on-campus to online, all CQUniversity campuses will remain open as normal, and facilities and services will still be available for student use.
"Our campuses and contact centre will be open and operate as normal with the full range of student and academic support services still on offer," he said.
"Likewise, students will still be able to visit our libraries and use the computer labs and other campus facilities.
"We would like to thank all staff, students and members of our community for their ongoing patience and support as we manage our response to this issue."