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Members and Families

There are no lectures or tests, instead through a Passport to Learning children participate in fun, quality assured learning activities of their choice beyond the classroom.

Once members have earnt the required hours, their participation will be recognised through the award of certificates presented at a graduation ceremony.

These special ceremonies are held at the ECU university campus with families and guests, where graduating children are dressed in a cap and gown, just like older university students.

How it works


Being a part of Children’s University I have become more confident to try new things, learn new skills, and made new friends along the way. I have learnt that everything I do or am involved in, is an opportunity to learn. I now think that we really never stop learning, there is always something new and exciting to have a go at.

CUWAP Member, 2020.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child join Children’s University independently or does my child’s school have to be a member of Children’s University Australasia (CUA)?

A current CU membership must be linked with a partner school as many extra-curricular activities are already taking place in schools, and this is a great starting point for CU learning. Furthermore, School Coordinators are essential for the day to day running of the CU program and liaising with the CU ECU team.

Q. Is there a membership cost involved?

Yes. There is an annual membership fee charged to families for each participating student which is payable directly to their school.

Q. What is a Passport to Learning?

The Passport to Learning is a logbook where CU members ‘collect’ their learning. Each activity is recorded, along with the time spent, and validated with a stamp from the school coordinator or Learning Destination. As learning hours accrue, they build towards CUA certificates awarded at graduations.

Q. What is the student portal?

The CU portal digitally holds all of the information regarding Learning Destinations and validated activities, whilst also offering a range of online learning activities which children can complete online. Members are able to complete and submit online forms for review by their School Coordinator to earn stamps in their Passports to Learning.

Q. Do I need to create a portal account?

No. The CU team at ECU will create a unique username and password for all students and coordinators. These will be forwarded to the School Coordinator, who can then distribute them to members. Neither the username nor the password can be changed by the user.

Q. How do I access the portal?

Once the CU team at ECU have created your account you will need to enter your username and password to gain access. It is a good idea to record your username and password into your Passport Learning.  The portal can be accessed by visiting the CUA website.

Q. What if I forget my username and password?

Please contact your School Coordinator.

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