When you receive your Letter of Offer for a program that you applied for, it is very important to read and understand your letter of offer before you accept it.
On the letter of offer, you will be able to obtain the following information;
If you are applying to change to another program within CIT, you will need to complete a change of course form in order to receive a new Letter of Offer. When you do receive the new Letter of Offer, you are then required to sign, date and return it along with any conditional supporting documentation to the International Services Unit for further processing.
Please ensure that you have read and understand your Letter of Offer before accepting it. See Letter of Offer for more information.
When you have completed the steps and met the conditions outlined in your Letter of Offer (LOO) you will be requested to make payment. CIT will then send you a copy of the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment form (eCOE) on receipt of payment. See electronic Confirmation of Enrolment for more information.
CIT and the University of Canberra (UC), offer a number study pathways. Once you have chosen the CIT mainstream program you would like to study, the UC Articulation database will provide a list of choices available for you to continue studies in a Bachelor degree. Direct study pathways can offer from one year to eighteen months reduction in a Bachelor Degree. If you choose to apply for a joint offer, please submit both the CIT and UC application form and the CIT GTE and UC GTE form to email@example.com
Please refer to the following information regarding this full process cycle:
There are 2 ways you can apply to study at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
1. Apply through a CIT In Country Representative (Educational Agent)
They will be able to help you with any questions you might have about CIT, how to apply, IELTS, TOEFL or Pearsons testing, obtaining a student visa and traveling to Australia.
2. Apply directly
You can apply directly to the CIT by using the Apply Online option or filling in an Application Form and submitting it either by email, in person, mail or fax. At any time during applying you can contact the International Services Unit and they will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.
Certain CIT Diploma's and Advanced Diploma programs have formal credit transfer arrangements or "pathways" with a variety of Australian universities, meaning that students can receive recognition or 'credit' for studies completed at CIT and put this towards a degree at university.
Many of the courses available to international students at CIT have organised pathways with reputable Australian universities. See Study Pathways for more information or to search for a CIT course with pathways to further study.
If CIT does not have a formal pathway arrangement with the University you wish to attend you should contact the University to see if credit transfer will be considered for your CIT program.
CIT is a registered testing centre for Pearson's PTE Academic English test. You can register for the test through Pearson's website (www.pearsonpte.com/testme), selecting CIT's test centre as below:
Canberra Institute of Technology
Library, Block E Ground Floor
37 Constitution Avenue, Reid
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
If you are currently in Canberra, the closest IELTS testing centre is at the University of Canberra. Please visit the IELTS website for more information.
CIT is the first Australian TAFE to have on-campus accommodation for its students. Living in a student residence environment gives you the opportunity to live with others from different backgrounds and cultures. It is also a good way to practice your English and use it on a regular basis.
There are many options to choose from when deciding on accommodation.
It is a requirement of the Australian Government and a condition of your Student Visa that you must have Overseas Student Health Cover for the full duration of your visa. Overseas Student Health Cover will help you pay for medical or hospital care that you may need while you are in Australia. It also contributes towards the payment of prescriptions and emergency ambulance. You can find out more about Overseas Student Health Cover from OHSC Allianz
Allianz is CIT preferred OSHC provider. Allianz Global Assistance Overseas Student Health Cover Essentials policy is currently only available through selected institutions.
There is no deadline for International students to apply to the Canberra Institute of Technology. However, you need to be aware that obtaining a student visa can take some time depending on what country you are applying from. Intake dates for formal courses are in February and July and English start dates are offered every five weeks. Search for your preferred CIT course online to find out when it starts and make sure you allow sufficient time tot prepare for and obtain your visa. It is advised that you contact the Embassy you are applying through to ask what their processing times currently are.
We understand that sometimes you may be delayed by visa processing. If you are not able to arrive by the "Agreed Start Date", the latest date you will be accepted into classes is the "Default Date". Both of these dates are advised on your letter of offer. If you are not able to arrive by the default daye due to visa delays, you can defer your studies to the next available intake date by contacting the International Services Unit (ISU) Admissions staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must submit a new application form for the new start date and the ISU will then issue you with a new Letter of Offer.
You will need to submit the following supporting documents with your application:
Each student's case will be assessed on an individual basis and you will be advised of the outcome by the ISU Admission team.
Registered providers assess requests from students for a transfer between registered providers prior to the student completing six months of the principal course of study in accordance with their documented procedures. Therefore, you could be asked to provide a Letter of Release from your current Educational Provider.
You may also need to submit additional documents such as:
Each students' case will be assessed on an individual basis and you will be advised of the outcome by the ISU Admissions team.
Yes, you can. Credit Transfer or Skills Recognition is an acknowledgement of the skills you have learned from your work, from life experience, or from any previous training. Undertaking Skills Recognition means you can gain either a part or full qualification without having to re-learn things you already know. For more information on this subject and how to apply please see Skills Recognition.
No. By signing the application and/or letter of acceptance personally the applicant or student is acknowledging that they understand and agree to what has been written. If the applicant or student is under 18 years of age, the parents or legal guardian may sign on their behalf. With exception to this circumstance, signing on an applicant or students behalf will be treated as fraudulent which may result in your application being rejected or letter of offer being withdrawn. It is important that the applicant or student clearly understands what they are signing or seek advice to receive further clarification before signing.
The Letter of Offer which ISU sends to the applicant/student or agent must only be signed by the applicant/student, as the Letter of Offer is considered a contractual agreement which is a legal document.
Yes. The International Services Unit also offers day time and evening part time English courses to non-permanent residents. Please visit the English courses listed on our website, or call the International Services Unit for more information. International students studying on a student visa are not eligible to study in these programs.
CIT scholarships are not available for International Students. However, the Australian Government offers scholarship for International Students.
See Scholarships for more information.