Facilities and Services

CIT has a wide range of facilities and services, offering students access to support for their studies, social events calendars, cafes, canteens, restaurants, child care services, career advice, affordable hairdressers, beauty or massage therapy, a fitness gym, naturopathy services, Learning Centres and even prayer rooms. All these services and more ensure students feel welcome, supported and at home within the CIT and Canberra community.

Bruce Student Services HubCIT Student Services

CIT Student Services is a one-stop shop for students to conduct the business of being a student. Supportive and friendly staff will give you assistance when you need it.

CIT Student Services are located at:

  • CIT Bruce, Ground Floor H Block
  • CIT Reid, Ground Floor A Block

Please see the CIT Student Services page for more information about what they can help you with.Hr Line

International Services UnitInternational Services Unit

The International Services Unit (ISU) is located at CIT Bruce. The ISU is staffed by personnel who are well equipped to assist students with any questions, problems or issues that they may have or experience while studying at CIT, such as stress, fitting in and adjusting to their new lifestyle.

The ISU office staff are able to access services to help students and they can also provide information about additional support services that are available.  The ISU Finance Office and the CIT Accommodation Office are also located at ISU.

For more information about the wide range of services ISU can provide please see International Services Unit.Hr Line

Massage ClinicCIT Fit & Well Massage Clinic

Need a boost in health and vitality? CIT's Fit & Well Massage Clinic i available to students and the general public at CIT Bruce. All treatments are provided by students and supervised by a qualified health professional in a caring environment. Students develop thorough assessments and offer the best treatment options available.

Massages provide relief from muscular tension, pain, postural problems, or for relaxation.

For Clinic opening times, any costs involved and information on how to book your appointment please see CIT Fit & Well Massage Clinic. Hr Line

Beauty at CITCIT Hair and Beauty Salon

Our CIT Hair and Beauty salon, located on the Reid campus, is open to the general public and staffed by supervised apprentices and full-time students who work in industry.

This enables you to enjoy a wide range of services including semi, demi and permanent hair colouring, style cuts, conditioning treatments and blow-dries. Pamper yourself with our range of body treatments, massage, facials, body-wraps, manicures and pedicures and waxing treatments.

All services are at very reasonable prices and it also allows students to get hands-on experience and feel confident and ready to enter the workforce.

For a list of services, prices and more information visit CIT Hair and Beauty.Hr Line


CIT Fit & Well at CIT Bruce is a fully student-run fitness centre which provides Sport and Fitness students with the opportunity to gain practical industry experience. CIT Fit & Well is open to staff, students and the general public providing quality fitness centre facilities at a subsidised price for members.

Opened in August 2009 there is plenty of equipment, a modern design and a range of group exercise classes held daily.

Please visit CIT Fit & Well to view their group class timetable and membership form. Hr Line

CITSA Cafe YalaCIT Restaurant

The CIT Restaurant is a fully licensed A la Carte training restaurant open to the general public located at CIT Reid. The CIT Restaurant offers casual dining with spectacular views.

Please see CIT Restaurant for further information on the menu and booking details. Hr Line

Regional at CITCIT Apprentice Kitchen

CIT Apprentice Kitchen at CIT Reid is a regional based co–operative retail and wholesale food outlet in CIT’s Tourism and Hotel Management Centre at CIT Reid.

CIT Apprentice Kitchen promotes and sells the marvelous produce of the ACT region and produce from CIT's own kitchens to Canberra food lovers.

All produce is available under one roof, customers are given a wide choice of quality products, with a changing range making each visit to the store different.

Please see CIT Apprentice Kitchen for further information. Hr Line

CIT TravelCIT Travel

CIT Travel at CIT Reid offers valuable hands-on experience for Tourism students studying at CIT.

Do you have the urge to go on holiday but just need to be tempted? Why not visit CIT Travel to enquire about your next getaway.

If you have an enquiry or require a quote, the helpful and friendly staff and students at CIT Travel are waiting to hear from you.

Please see CIT Travel for further information. Hr Line

CIT Plant ClinicCIT Plant Clinic

The CIT Plant Clinic at CIT Bruce provides expert advice on how to tackle problems in your garden while giving CIT's horticulture students valuable hands-on experience.

Whether you have something eating your vegetables, plants looking sickly or looking to create a garden free of chemicals come along to the clinic for help.

The CIT horticulture students are trained to identify plant problems under the supervision of qualified horticulturalists.

Bring along any flowers, foliage, fresh cuttings (for identification) and any general gardening questions.

Please see CIT Plant Clinic for further information and to see the brochure. Hr Line


The CIT Student Association (CITSA) is an independent organisation on campus that represents all CIT students. Your course fees will include the CITSA Services Fee which gives you access to all CITSA services.

CITSA offers a comprehensive range of student support services and social activities to help you adjust to life in Australia. They also own and manage the commercial outlets on CIT campuses, including the Café Yala's, Canteens and Bookshops.

CITSA has a student representative council, made up of 9 students and 2 staff who are elected annually. On the CITSA Council, there is an international student who is also a representative on the Council of International Students Australia, ACT Branch.

Please visit the CITSA page for information about how you can get involved!Hr Line

Childcare CentresChildcare Centres

CIT has Childcare Centres at 3 campuses. A Childcare Centre is located at both CIT Bruce and CIT Reid. The Childcare Centre for CIT Woden is located within the suburb of Woden. Students who are studying at CIT can use this service which provides professional care for children up to school age. You must register your interest as soon as possible as places are limited. The phone numbers to contact your campus Childcare Centre are:

  • CIT Bruce: (02) 6251 7796
  • CIT Reid: (02) 6230 5660
  • CIT Woden: (02) 6281 3121

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Learning CentresLearning Centres

The CIT Learning Centres provide well equipped spaces for student learning and study, as well as accessible library and information services and resources to support you in your course. At your Learning Centre you can access space to learn and study including computers, access to the internet, areas for group and individual work. The library and information services available in the Learning Centres give you access to books, journals, databases and assistance with research. Drop-in Learning Support is available in the Learning Centre at CIT Bruce and CIT Reid. This service provides you with academic support on campus. For some courses, individual coaching programs may be available.Hr Line

Prayer RoomsPrayer Rooms

Each of the 3 main campuses where International students study have prayer rooms. CIT students requiring access need to contact the Estate Manager on their campus:

  • Estate Office CIT Bruce: Ph: 6207 4000, Room 15, Prayers are located in lower H Block
  • Estate Office CIT Reid: Ph: 6207 3540, G32. Prayers at held in Room 9, H Block

If the staff member on duty is roving, the above numbers will divert your call to the roving mobile. You can also call the Estate Office staff member on duty from the telephone outside each Estate office if you want to gain access. This telephone will divert to their mobile phone and the Estate Office staff member will provide you with access information.Hr Line

Counselling and EquityStudent Support Service

Student Support Services are a part CIT Student Services and assists students in providing personal and academic support, aiming to maximise student engagement, retention and success at CIT. All services are confidential and specialised staff are available to assist you with your individual support needs.

See Student Support Service for more information. Hr Line

Horticulture FacilityHorticulture Facility

In November 2009 ACT Minister Andrew Barr presided over the handover of the new $14.4 million CIT Horticultural Facility at CIT Bruce. Minister Barr took a brief tour of the facility after the official handover of the keys by the contractor. The exciting new Horticulture Facility was delivered on time and within budget, and has many environmentally sustainable features. The facility is used to train Landscape Construction, Horticulture, Turf Management, Floristry and Environmental Management students.Hr Line

Sporting Facilities and EquipmentSporting Facilities and Equipment

If you would like to play some sport to break up your study day, then go and see the CITSA Office staff on your campus and see what they have available. They can loan you a basketball, football, soccer ball, badminton equipment, cricket stumps or frisbee (check which equipment your campus has) and CITSA staff can give you access to the Sports Hall, or you can play outside. You will also find at CIT Bruce and CIT Woden other equipment you can use in your study break, such as a pool table or table tennis.

CIT Reid has 2 squash courts which must be booked through the Reid CITSA office if you wish to play. Call 6207 3600 to book, then you can borrow squash racquets and a ball and gain entry to the courts for an hour. Also check with your CITSA Office about whether they have any board games, like chess, which you could borrow. To borrow any CITSA equipment you will need to provide your CIT Student Card as a deposit, and it will be returned to you once you return the gear safely to CITSA.Hr Line

CSI School at CIT

Forensics Facilities

CIT is one of Australia's pioneers and current leaders in the field of forensic science education. We train crime scene examiners from every Australian state and territory police force and also train police forensic scientists from around the world, through the National Centre for Forensic Studies - our partnership with the Australian Federal Police and the University of Canberra.  

CIT Bruce is used by the National Centre partners for practical, hands-on training and experience. CIT students studying Forensic Science can experience the real-life forensic house, where you can interpret bloodspatter in recreated crime scenes, use the 'polilight' to reveal hidden fingerprints, excavate buried remains and use the latest technology to analyse evidence. 

Our shared National Centre for Forensic Studies laboratory, also in Bruce, is equipped with state of the art instrumentation for the scientific analysis of illicit drugs, explosives, chemical and biological trace evidence and fingerprints.

Sustainable House

Sustainable House

CIT has built a sustainable house at CIT Bruce. This house has been built to demonstrate best practice sustainable design and construction techniques to electrical, plumbing and construction apprentices. The sustainable house is a great teaching tool, as well as a venue for running courses for people interested in making their house sustainable.

Solar passive design can make an enormous difference to the heating and cooling requirements of a building. The house faces north, allowing the midday sun to shine in the windows providing heat to the house. On overcast days the house is heated using hydronic inslab piping, with hot water running through pipes inside the concrete floor slab, heating the slab and the entire house. Simple yet very effective. This is one example of CIT’s interest in and commitment to incorporating as well as teaching up and coming professionals about the importance of sustainability in the current environment.

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Sustainable House

Sustainable Skills Training Hub

December 2010 saw the opening of another environmental initiative, the Sustainable Skills Training Hub, a $9.3 million facility at CIT Bruce. This innovative facility will enable support of additional trainees and apprentices in accredited science, engineering, building and construction programs. Importantly, the building design allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to new and emerging green technologies as they become available. This is another project CIT has worked on to include sustainability in their teaching methods.

On Monday 21 November 2011 CIT's Sustainable Skills Training Hub won the Energy Innovation category award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Sustainable Cities Awards.

The Australian Sustainable Cities Awards recognise efforts by residents, community groups, businesses and government agencies to protect and enhance their local environment to ensure its long-term sustainability at all levels.

According to the Australian Sustainable Cities Judge, Dick Olesinski: "The Canberra Institute of Technology's Sustainable Skills Training Hub demonstrates a collaborative approach to implementing sustainable initiatives within a stand-alone development."

"Their focus on creating a 'green' training centre went above and beyond the Territory’s requirements for sustainable commercial developments, whilst a minimal carbon footprint is achieved through high levels of energy and water conservation and by incorporating the latest sustainable materials and technologies throughout."

"Combining these and other innovative features, the Sustainable Skills Training Hub provides the setting for long-term skills training and knowledge, and sets the benchmark for other industry players to strive towards." Olesinski added.

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Careers Advice Careers Advice

CIT has two Careers Advisers who can assist you with information about the wide range of courses that CIT offers. Careers Advisers provide the following services to you:

  • Provision of pathway planning, program information and career advice
  • Advice on and assistance with information for skills recognition, and Overseas Qualification Translation

Current CIT students can access the CIT Careers Advisers by phoning CIT Student Services on 6207 3188 to make an appointment. Alternatively, students can email the Career Advisers at CIT.CareersAdvisers@cit.edu.auHr Line

Skills RecognitionSkills Recognition

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 further information about what kinds if skills you might already have that can be formally recognised, or to find out how to contact someone at CIT who can explain more about it, please see Skills Recognition.Hr Line

CIT Student Self Service (Banner)CIT Student Self Service (Banner)

CIT Student Self Service (previously known as ‘Banner’) is CIT's student information management system. CIT Student Self Service contains your personal information, admission records, your official academic record (your record) and indicates your current Fee account balance. All information stored on CIT Student Self Service is subject to the Privacy Act 1988.

See Student Self Service to access this information management system.
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eLearn is CIT’s online learning environment. The online learning environment has features including a place to access subject resources and learning materials, activities like quizzes and wikis, forums for discussion, real time web conferencing and interactive meeting spaces where teachers and students can work together online and communicate through web cameras and headsets with microphones. eLearn also allows you to access the Learning Centre’s library catalogue and wide range of online resources.

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Internet AccessInternet Access

Internet access is available for students at CIT free of charge. You can use computer facilities at CIT campus computer laboratories, as well as in the CIT Learning Centres. CIT also has free wireless (WiFi) on all campuses for CIT students. See Internet Access for CIT students to see how you can set up your device to receive Wireless internet service.