CIT offers a variety of courses to international students from Certificate to Bachelor Degree level qualifications. CIT's courses are industry focused and well-regarded in business and the community. CIT qualifications are accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that the qualifications are recognised anywhere in Australia.
International students can choose to study a course in the following subject areas:
Business and Information Services | Community Care and Social Work | Design, Music and Communications | English Language | Environment and Spatial Information | Hairdressing, Beauty, Health and Fitness | Information Technology | Science, Forensic and Engineering | Tourism and Hospitality
CIT's student population is a diverse, welcoming and energetic community of people from anywhere between 16 to 70 years of age. Their reasons for studying at CIT vary from wanting to start a career, to enhance or change a career, or to get their existing skills recognised. Whatever the reason, CIT has something to offer everyone.
Click here to read what other international students have to say about studying at CIT and living in Canberra.
Certain CIT courses 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. These Study Pathways give students the opportunity to reach their academic goals faster!
See Study Pathways to find out more or to search for CIT courses with study pathways to university.
CIT has proudly delivered high quality vocational education and training to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) since 2 May 1928. Over 80 years later CIT remains the leading provider of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Canberra, Australia's Capital city.
CIT is a reputable, award-winning educational institution and the largest vocational education and training provider in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). CIT has been particularly successful in engaging industry, enterprise and educational institutions as well as government departments in partnership arrangements at the local, national and international level. The willingness of so many organisations to enter into these arrangements with CIT is testimony to the quality and effectiveness of our products and services.
Winning the ACT's 'Large Registered Training Organisation of the Year' award for the fifth consecutive year means that CIT has successfully demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of the delivery of vocational education and training.
CIT prides itself on the quality of its teachers who have a strong reputation for their expertise, practical methods, qualifications and personal support. Many CIT teachers have industry experience and can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for the workplace and further study. CIT's courses are practical as well as theory-based, meaning students get valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a workplace environment.
CIT has four campuses and two off campus Learning Centres located in various suburbs across Canberra. Courses are offered to international students at the three largest CIT campuses: CIT Reid, CIT Bruce and CIT Woden.
The high standard of equipment and facilities at these campuses means that students can receive current and relevant hands-on experience and gain knowledge that will assist them when working within their industry.
At CIT we take pride in the facilities and services we offer to students and the general public. We are constantly evolving and enhancing to stay ahead of industry standards and student expectations. CIT has received millions of dollars in funding from the ACT and Australian Government to develop state-of-the-art training facilities and remain highly competitive in today's market.
"The funding helps ensure that CIT remains the premiere vocational training facility in the ACT and surrounding region" CIT's Chief Executive Adrian Marron said.
See Facilities and Services for a list of what CIT has to offer it's students and community.
CIT has a range of events happening throughout the year. So you should always be able to find something fun to do. There are market days, music festivals, barbeques, exhibitions, fashion parades, awards nights, student competitions and so much more. Get out there, meet some new people and have a good time ¨C because study should not all be serious. You need to have some fun too!
See CIT Events for more information.
The first international student began at CIT in 1988. This student was from Fiji and he enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Civil Engineering. Since then the international student population has grown substantially to approximately 1,500 students. CIT prides itself on offering an exciting and diverse multicultural environment with international students representing more than 86 different countries.
Visit the International Student Testimonials page to read about the experiences CIT's international students have had studying at CIT and living in Australia.
CIT offers a range of accommodation options for international and regional students including on-campus and off-campus accommodation. The CIT residences are located in close proximity to public transport, shopping centres and CIT campuses. CIT also organise homestay living with a Canberra family, which is a great way to experience the Canberra lifestyle in a welcoming and supportive environment.
The International Services Unit has an accommodation officer who can offer you support and advice in organising your accommodation.
CIT's International Recruitment Officers regularly travel throughout Australia and around the world. They meet with educational agents, attend exhibitions and talk with potential students about programs that CIT offers and the popular lifestyle in Canberra.
To find out when they'll be visiting your country next see CIT Overseas Visits.
See Working in Canberra for more information.
*Findings from December 2011, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) www.abs.gov.au
Canberra is one of the world's few planned cities, which adds to the ease of travelling around. Take a public bus, a taxi or a tour. You can be on the other side of Canberra in just forty minutes. Traffic flows are great with Canberra hardly ever suffering major traffic jams.
Canberra's public bus service, ACTION Buses, covers Canberra's major tourist sites and the suburbs. ACTION also provides buses to events such as major sporting events, Floriade and annual concerts. Tickets are available from bus drivers as you board the bus, or from any ACTION ticket agent.
See Transportation around Canberra for more information.
Canberra is a modern city with a cosmopolitan feel. The relaxed lifestyle in Canberra along with the natural beauty of it parks, gardens and lakes has earned Canberra the affectionate name of 'the bush capital'.
Canberra offers all the city services and lifestyle amenities of a world-class capital: an excellent transport network; great shopping; an exciting nightlife; and a stylish café/restaurant culture.*
Canberra is very family-friendly. As well as Australia's best education system and excellent health facilities, we have a clean environment, low crime rate, Australia's best roads and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths. It's a safe, relaxed way to live.*
See About Canberra for more information.
*Taken from www.liveincanberra.com.au